Thursday, January 18, 2018

Katie and Gwen Visit!

The highlight of January was when Katie and Gwen came to visit.

Gwennie loves babies so Grammy made sure we had plenty for her.

Every night when I would ice my legs Gwen and I would read books.

We went to the aquarium and saw lots of cool stuff.

This turtle was roaming around.

Gwen loved her papa to read to her too.

Saturday morning we went to a Bradley Cousin activity to make candles.

Gwen loves Dogs so we read lots of dog books.

Gwen loves her play room, being the only grandchild she is queen of the place.

It was great a long weekend, Rye and Steph came for the fun.
Sam and Rye are already vying for favorite uncle.
We went to see the movie "The Greatest Showman".
Gwen wasn't sure about a movie in the theater yet.
I didn't take any pictures of the whole gang.
Grandma Sid even came for a few days.
Family being together is what it is all about.

Grateful that these two came.
Love them tons and Jeremy for letting them visit.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year's Day

New Year's Day we had a family outing.  Sam, Rye & Steph joined us.
The last time we went the kids were little and it was on the horseshoe at the U.

The Museum was fabulous.
We need to do more field trips.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas 2017

In the season of low key holidays.
Christmas followed suit.
We did a few Christmas Decorations.
December sneaked up and was right after my second surgery.
I realized what we put out we had to put away.
So a simple year with simple decorations.

On Christmas Eve Mike read "The Night before Christmas"

I was the big winner in the envelope game.

The best part was waking up to a White Christmas!

We had a hot chocolate and game day.
Sometimes being home with family is the best.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017


Thanksgiving was a low key affair.
I took very few pictures.
We had the usual pumpkin waffles for breakfast.
Our tried and true tradition.
Made a grateful tree, another tradition.
We went to the Stephenson's (my sister Lisa) for dinner and had a wonderful time.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays all about being together and enjoying the day.

It was nice to have both boys home 
I made Riley's favorite breakfast - biscuits!

Another morning we ventured out to Criddles.
Always good.

Nice calm weekend.
Grateful for Family!

Monday, October 30, 2017

New Knees

The surgery date came quick.
It was time whether I was ready or not.
I actually appreciated the short notice, less time to fret.
First knee done was the right knee, we thought it was the worst knee.
Cool new joints below:

Six weeks later round two, the left knee.
This knee actually was worse, it had more bone missing than the right knee.
Same recovery, they get you up and walking within hours of surgery.

I knew all was well my room number ended in 13
my lucky number.

Ice at the hospital

Ice at home... 
Mike took very good care of me.
Filled the ice machines, helped me with my exercises, 
always encouraging me that we could do this.
My sisters were great, the first two weeks after each surgery 
they took turns to come take care of me in the day.

Now the proud owner of two gnarly scars

Lots of physical therapy, ice and then naps.
I was so grateful for the six week checkup on my second knee,
the doctor said I could be done with ice.
Slept great that night with my heating pad.