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Monday, September 8, 2014


I think life is starting to get back to normal (or at least a new normal).  Mom is doing pretty well and her and dad are now staying at home alone.  We're stopping in and checking on them, but they are doing fairly well alone.  We just need to make sure they take the medicine and eat.  God has been good and mom has very little pain.  She just needs to build her energy back up.  We actually take her this week for a follow-up with her surgeon and heart doctor.  I'm looking forward to hearing what they have to say.  Thank you all for all your prayers.  We really appreciate them and know it was only because of God's grace that she has done as well as she has.

Kelli seems to be pretty well settled in in her apartment with her friends in Florida.  We talked the other night via Google Hangout.  It was fun seeing her and getting to see her bedroom.  She didn't take us around the rest of the place this time.  She seems happy.

Kerri is still all about her wedding...and seems to be getting it all planned out.  She's having so much fun with it all.  I'm happy for her and Charlie.  They do really well together and I think they'll do really well as a married couple.

Tracy and I finally bought a vehicle.  It's a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew.  We're really happy with it.  It's very comfortable and doesn't look bad either.  lol  I'm just so thrilled the decision is made and we can quit looking for a vehicle now. 

We made our vacation reservations last night and I'm so looking forward to some time in Myrtle Beach in November.  It'll be nice to drive that van.  I told Tracy that now I'll be able to buy anything I want down there because we'll have plenty of room in the van to bring it home.  I'm not really too sure that he's as thrilled about that as I am.  haha

We started early in the summer watching the Harry Potter movies with Kelli.  We'll, we didn't get through all of them while she was here (she's seen all of them anyway).  This weekend Tracy and I watched the last 2.  I really enjoyed them.  I can't believe it took us this long to finally get to the end.  haha  I always seem to be so far behind everyone else.  ha

Well, that's about all for now.  Hoping I'll be able to blog a little more often now.  Have a great day everyone!


  1. Glad to hear your mom is doing well! So hard this season of life, isn't it? Is your husband marrying Kerri? I loved our sons wedding, but am so happy it is over. ha! so much work and stress before hand. :)

  2. I was just thinking of you yesterday & wondering how everything has been.

  3. I'm so glad to hear everyone is doing well! I hope your mom gets a good report from her drs. this week. We are in full on wedding mode here too, but it's fun. Have a nice week!

  4. Glad that your mom is doing well ... praying for a good report from her doctors. I'm SO glad to hear that you've got a beach trip coming this fall! Woo hoo! We have a Dodge Grand Caravan Crew, too ... well, I do ... for hauling grands. I really like mine.

  5. Thanks for the update. Lot's going on! Wedding plans are the best to work on. Your trip in November sounds perfect. I haven't watched all the Harry Potter movies, only one or two when they started. I should do that sometime. Congrats on the Caravan. Glad to hear your mom is doing well along with you dad. Keeping them in my prayers. Have a nice week.

  6. I have never read the Harry Potter books nor watched a single one of the movies. I think my daughters disowned me. LOL So glad your mom is doing well. Hope the healing continues and her energy level comes back strong!

  7. Don't you just detest car shopping? I can think of a million and one things I'd rather do! So happy you found something that suits your needs. Glad your mom is doing well! God is GOOD, isn't He?

  8. I'm stopping by to catch up. So glad to hear the good news concerning your parents :)
    Congrats on finding a vehicle! I hope you enjoy it--and you are right, you'll be able to bring all sorts of things back from Myrtle Beach! LOL

  9. Very happy to read your mom is doing well. Open heart surgery is a very hard thing to recover from. Glad they have family close by to help out! My hubby has tried talking me into a car for awhile. I prefer my truck to haul home all of the extras I find. November is right around the corner!