Friday, January 17, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The last couple of months have been trying and painful. I had a stint inserted for glacoma and a new lense with cataract removal. Something went wrong and I had a painful headache and pressure in the eye which resulted in blindness in my left eye. Unfortunately, there has been some terrible pain as well. The Dr. gave me three injections and a biopsy in my eye which hurt more than I thought possible and the eye was better for a while, then began to hurt again. Dr. Britton then went in and cleaned out the back of the eye and found it worse than he has thought and the retina was detached and not able to be fixed. I came out of surgery hurting even more. I am taking a lot of pain medication and trying to stay positive and pray for strength to endure this eye problem. Fortunately, I have a terrific husband, children and wonderful friends in the neighborhood and ward. who have visited, brought food, flowers and expressed their love and prayers in my behalf. I know I am blessed and am trying to understand what I can learn from this experience. The doll in the picture was a doll given to Amanda when she had surgery as a child. She brought it over to give me while at the hospital - just a sweet and thoughtful daughter! Also had a visit at the hospital from daughter, Valerie. Mal stayed overnight at the hospital until I could come off the IV and take meds home.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
|Malcolm with a big bear at the University|
Creamer's Dairy near Fairbanks, Alaska - We had milk delivered
from this dairy when we lived in Alaska
|Patsy sitting in Santa's Chair at North Pole, Alaska|
|A Moose at Santa's House at North Pole, Alaska Near Santa's House|
|Malcolm near the Alaska Pipeline|
|Flying on Alaska Airlines|
Malcolm in Santa's seat at Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska
This is where we started at the University of Alaska
All of our children and most of our grandchildren planned a surprise 50th Anniversary for us in Sonoma at Train Town, then to Mary's Pizza for dinner. We were totally surprised. We had a planned activity with Dan and his family and had just purchased tickets for the train ride when all the other children just walked in and surprised us! What a wonderful day we had. Valerie ordered some delicious cakes and Amanda took many terrific pictures of all the families, couples and groups of us and of course some candid shots. Perfect day with a fantastic family!! Thank you to our Children!!!
Monday, August 5, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I just finished canning chili sauce, tomato soup, zucchini relish, peaches, plum jam, beets and more jam. I feels good to have the shelves filled with canned veggies from our garden and some good fruit too!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
We had a wonderful and full vacation the past couple of weeks. We first wanted to visit my Sister Val in Sequim, WA but they had a family emergency and had to drive to Arkansas, so we visited the town anyway and enjoyed the quaint little town. We stayed in Olympia for a couple of nights, then on to Malcolm's Sister Kathi's in Arlington, Washington. We were there for a few days and saw the Chilhuly garden of glass and attended a Giants/Mariners ball game. We ate out and saw some sights in a small village and generally just enjoyed ourselves, ending up with ice cream and strawberries. Then we went to Todd and Billie's in Tillmook and spent a couple of days with them, eating, visiting, sharing photos , eating out and enjoying their home. Todd had built a garage and apartment so it was fun to see the improvements. We ate out one evening;, had a barbecue, the had breakfast at the Tillamook Creamery. We stopped on the way home and saw Brittany and Jim on our way home in Monroe, Oregon and had a good visit with them too. We enjoyed the cool and rainy weather in Washington and Oregon while it was hot at home. Great Trip!!!