Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It Won't be Long Now!!

Isn't she the cutest!! Definitely has the 'glow'. I am so happy to have her be part of our family! Becky's due in a short 2 1/2 weeks....I don't know if she will make it that long. She is still working her 12 hr shifts at the hospital. It was so nice to have her and Jessie up Christmas Day...the last time as a couple...the next time there will be 3 ♥
I Can Hardly Wait!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

♥ Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas ♥

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Makes me SmiLe♥

We sure did enjoy this little one last week!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mom's Memorial

Mom died Tuesday morning, November 15, 2011.
I am so glad that at last she will be at peace and whole again. I thought I would be ready...but I guess you are never really ready.
We will have her Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Saturday, November 26, 2pm at the Tonasket Senior Center
I hope Mom is having a good visit with Susan and Grandma!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

HaPpy BirThDaY JimmY!

I can hardly believe you are 25!!
You were the best present for your Grandma and Grandpa being born on their 18th wedding anniversary.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Emma's Nursery

I love that they chose the name Emma...it was Becky's Great Grandma's name and Jessie's Great Grandma's middle name as well as his Great Great Grandma's name....how cool is that!!
The nursery is coming along great!! It is so sweet in purples and pinks and butterflies. The mobile that Kelly and I made goes perfectly with their decor. I love the crib they chose, and the bedding will be here soon. We brought down Emma's car seat and baby swing that Sophia was using while she was visiting us.
Just look at that closet full of clothes...this little girl will be one well dressed baby!! I can hardly wait!

Sale Booty!!

Wow!! 90% off sale at Craft Warehouse.....You can't get any better than that!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Update

These are the pumpkins that are left by the road this morning. I sold alot then I put up a 'free' sign. If nobody picks them up they will go into the compost pile soon.

Rita and Dixie this morning waiting for a little breakfast.

Monday, October 24, 2011


This morning I hauled all of my extra pumpkins out to the road to try and sell. It is all on the honor system...I left a container for the pumpkin money to go in. It will be fun to see how this goes! I checked the container tonight and I had $9.00!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Just trying to Remember

Sometimes I can't even remember how mom used to be...the sound of her voice and her laughter.

Today when I went to see her I don't even think she knew who I was, I am not seeing that spark of recognition anymore. She can't feed herself and can barely hold a glass when it is given to her, her foods are pureed so she can swallow them. She is eating and drinking less. The sores on her feet are not healing...the infection is gone..but in her condition they will probably never heal. She can't walk, nor sit in a regular wheelchair. Her body is shutting down, little by little. She is off all medications...just tylenol occasionally for discomfort, which is a hard call too since you just have to read the look on her face. For the most part she is comfortable and being well taken care of. It is getting harder and harder for me to see her in this state but I feel like I need to be there for her, to make sure she is 'okay'. Sometimes she is awake when I go see her, so I sit with her and visit, other times she is sleeping so I just tell her I love her and leave.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Summer's End

It has been a summer to remember...we have been enjoying Kelly, Ryan and Sophia as well as their pups Nevaeh, Kyisha and Daisy. What fun it has been!!

We took a little trip down the Oregon Coast...as you can see Sophia is quite the traveler.

She is a computer whiz as well!!
♥ Too stinkin Cute ♥

Helping Grampa pick out ice cream at Tillamook
(back) Roy, Bill, Willy, Jimmy (front) Sarah, Mike, Kelly and Sophie
Uncle Jimmy and Sophia
One last hug before you go home to Portage la Prairie....We are going to miss you sweetie!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Afternoon in Winthrop

We took a little drive up to Winthrop for lunch and a little browsing and shopping. Grandpa and Sophia hung out together while Kelly and I checked out the shops. They had a pretty good time.
All of that shopping and sunshine tuckered little Sophia out...we had ice cream and let little sweetie take a nap.

I have never had a tattoo and thought maybe it was time to take the plunge....you don't think it is too much do you?

Sophia takes a Ride

Grandpa is giving Sophia her first lawnmower ride (no the blades aren't going so it isn't loud).
She thinks this is pretty fun stuff!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Another Update on Mom

It has been one of those weeks. Bill was here over the weekend taking care of Mom and visiting Dad, they always enjoy him. It has been getting harder to get Mom moved from place to place, she seems to not have much strength in her legs at all, plus she had developed a huge blister on the heel of one of her feet. Bill was great dealing with all of the new challenges though, and did a great job while he was here!
After he left her blister was not getting any better, one morning it ripped open when she put weight on her foot...DANG!! It looked soo nasty and painful! Later that afternoon while her feet were elevated I noticed another big blister forming on the other heel. I called the Dr to see what was going on and got an appointment for the next morning. I don't want to deal with infections and gangrene.
She was admitted into the hospital where they could take care of the skin ulcerations before any infections developed. Mom can't have any weight on her feet and has to be turned from side to side every couple of hours. She will probably be admitted into Extended Care ( the nursing home)next week. I just don't feel like I can give her the care she needs and deserves at this point. Things are continuing to go downhill at an alarming rate.
Dad is holding up okay. It isn't easy.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We're having a Baby Girl! ♥

Our newest little granddaughter!

♥ I am going to have so much fun with two little girls ♥

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mini Trip to Cashmere

This past week we took the Bounder for a little trip to Wenatchee, Sophia enjoys traveling in it. Ryan stayed home with their dogs, and looked after Mom & Dad. I wouldn't have been able to go if he wouldn't have helped...I really appreciate him! He made sure Mom got into her wheelchair and ate, then got her back in her easy chair. He brought them yummy dinners too...one was from Rancho Chico...it used to be Mom & Dad's favorite place to eat.
Jessie and Becky had a barbecue at their house, which was delicious! Becky had invited her Mom, Dad, Sister and her sisters boyfriend, it was nice to meet her family. They all were really nice! I'm sure we will all be seeing more of each other with the little one on the way! ♥
Jessie does so well with little Sophia, he and Becky are going to be great parents!
Jessie was able to take the next day off and hang around with us, Becky had to work :( .
It was a fun mini trip!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Grandma's Lil' Cowgirl

I Love You Little Sophia♥

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Missing Sophia!!

Sophia has been visiting her Nana and other family in Kelowna with her Momma and Daddy....it has been a week and we miss her!! It is going to be tough when she actually heads back to Manitoba to go home!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bonaparte Lake

Jessie and Becky went camping at Bonaparte Lake with Chopper and Reggie. They did a little fishing and we came up to take them to lunch at the resort a short walk way.
Becky's baby bump is starting to show!! She is around 4+ months...she looks so cute!! On the 30th we get to find out if they are having a boy or a girl....so excited!!
Mike is relaxing after his Hill Billy burger, a hamburger with cheese, a fried egg and all of the fixins & hand cut fries. Jessie had a BS burger, cheese, thick ham slice with all the fixins & curly fries. Becky had a cheeseburger w/salad and I had a hamburger w/salad. All of the burgers were 1/3 lb...HUGE!! Very good. Should have brought my camera.
Heading back down to the lake to do some more fishing...we walked down to the lake with them then headed home.
Good Luck ...Hope you catch some fish!!