Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Another Wedding In The Works

getting ready to open presents and enjoy the day

Went to a shower for Daniel's bride-to-be in Clearwater, MN. It was put on by her various aunts and cousins. She got some wonderful gifts and everyone enjoyed the time together. Even though Hannah is an only child she has many extended family that she enjoys at holidays, etc.

party guests

My mom was invited so it was nice for her to  get out and take a small "road" trip. She did real well overall.

Everything went well and we topped the day off with cake. Even the weather cooperated.

Hand embroidered kitchen towels

Hannah with the grandmas!

Next Sunday will be one that I am hosting with her various girlfriends from the area. Sure to be fun.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Timex Watch

Her cake. It was much larger that the picture appears

Well, she made it! Mom hit the big 9 0. When her cancer returned 9 months ago they gave her 6. I remember saying to myself that I would continue on as if she would take one day at a time. I continued with that theme letting her know where our Thanksgiving day would be and her comment was "I won't be around by then". She made that holiday and the one after that again stating she would be "gone by then".

Her goal was to make it to her 90th birthday. There were tons of cards, flowers and well wishes. She had a marvelous time with all her friends and family enjoying cake and refreshment.

Karen (daughter) and Dick (brother) performing for Mom

This may be her last big "holiday" however she is shooting for Daniel's wedding on July 13th. I wouldn't place any bets on her not making that event. I just told her to put one foot in front of the other and move along. Her best friend, Joyce told her to follow God's message: This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. All I can say is to refer back to my May 30th post. It truly is God's love for us and His grace and love for her that she is still with us.

Holding up the flashing ring she got as a gag gift from her best friend, Joyce Haha

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there and those in heaven like my own. I picked two pictures. One of him during WWII as an enlisted man in the Navy. Even though he disliked the service immensely (another story) I thought it exemplifies him as a man with much of his life ahead of him. He was about 25 years old here. The other one, even though it isn't the best pic of him I chose it because he LOVED swimming so it seemed appropriate for me to post him doing what he loved.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Daniel - the years go way too fast!

A little Rubi-cube time with Grandma Roby

Once again we celebrate Daniel's birthday, my youngest at 26 today. This is someone who understand the meaning of "work ethic". Hopefully someday he can slow down a bit and enjoy life the way the Lord would like him too.
Here's to you, Daniel. Hopefully some time soon you will have time to stop and smell the flowers! Life is too short. I know, because you are 26 and it seemed like yesterday you came into the world as my little 5 pounder. I'm including a great pic of what was one of your favorite pastimes that you enjoyed with Grandma when you were a little guy.  Between the two of you I don't know who loved playing those games more, you or her.