Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Watching the boys:

I am so far behind in my blogging, I can't remember dates of happenings.
One weekend in June, we kept the babies from Friday until Sunday afternoon.  To say we were tired is an under estimate.  lol
The boys were really good, we're just not used to continual care.  We actually enjoyed seeing the different changes in the babies.

I think Skyler is happy to have Daddy back.
Todd and Michelle have two foster babies and we have fallen in love with them.  They are more than likely going to lose them within a year for the Mom to get her life back together.  It's going to be so hard on all of us.  I know the goal is to reunite the babies with their biological mother, but there is so much emphasis put on rehabilitation, the babies get put on the back burner.  Their welfare should be the main focus.  Please pray for us as we enter this new territory.
So grateful and happy Todd and Michelle are the best foster parents they can be.

Friday, July 13, 2018

June 2nd, Iva's Birthday Party:

I'm so far behind on posting.
April had Iva's 2nd Birthday Party on the 2nd as Cash's first ballgame was on the 3rd.  Everyone had a good time at the party.

Cash came home with us for the night.  Him and Grandpa fed the cows and Cash rode in his truck.   We took him home mid-afternoon.  He cried as he didn't want to go home yet.  He was very tired and kept crying.  We went to the game but Cash sat on Dwayne's lap, he didn't want to play.  April and Mike were worried he'd be that way everytime, but he played all the other games and loved it.
I am grateful for this precious little girl to hit another milestone of turning two.  She is quite the little character.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pig Roast:

This was our twelfth year having the annual pig roast over at the lake.
Got up early and fixed my covered dishes to take for the Saturday night fish fry.  Mid afternoon, Michelle, the boys and I went over to Dwayne's cousin, Penny's house for a 50th birthday party.  They also surprised Michelle with a small baby shower for the boys.  I just love the Elrod family, so welcoming and making you feel special.
We went back to the lake for the fish fry.  A childhood friend, Chuck Jurgensmeyer, moved back to the neighborhood.  Him, his wife, granddaughter and his Mom, Beverly Jurgensmeyer came over.  It was so good to see Bev.   I was at their house a lot during my childhood.  I ran around with her daughter, Janet.  Sadly, Janet passed away a few years ago.  Everyone had a good time and luckily, no rain!!
The day of the pig roast.  Once again, no rain!  Last year, it rained all three days.
April had Iva dressed real cute with a red, white and blue top and little shoes that matched.

Dwayne went back over to the lake for cleanup day.  I went to Beverly Jurgensmeyer's for a fish fry for her birthday.  Several of the neighbors were there.  It was a nice afternoon for visiting.
Didn't do much the rest of the day.
I am grateful we had a nice rain-free Memorial Weekend.
Dwayne and I went earlier in the week to put flowers on the graves of our loved ones.  Always a bittersweet time.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The boys:

Last week I had the opportunity to watch Todd and Michelle's for the day.  They are pretty calm babies so the day went well.  I have a bench I keep a curtain on.  The oldest one pulled the curtain off and when I looked over he was laying on it and went to sleep.  So cute.
I needed to go into Rolla to get flowers for the cemeteries.  I called Judy to see if she would come over and watch them for awhile.  Lizzy came with her.
I brought home banana milkshakes as Judy makes the best banana ice cream.  We sat around visiting for awhile and had a good time.
After they left, I fed the baby and laid him down to sleep.  So sweet.
We are so falling in love with these babies in our care for a short time.  We hope and pray it will be long term as our hearts will be broken if we have to lose them.
Love these babies and the time spent with them.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

First Birthday:

I worked at the flower shop in the morning.  It drizzled some but then it cleared up.  I'm thinking, good, we'll have a nice day for the birthday party.  The sun had come out and it was beautiful outside.
We had three canopies set up for shade.   Everyone had just filled their plates and were happily eating away.  We could see the storm across the river but thought it would blow over.  Blow over, it did!  All of a sudden the wind started in and it started raining.  It blew one canopy over.  The guys tried holding down the other two but it was no use, the wind was winning.  A lot of us headed into the camper.  The camper had an awning on the front and the guys were trying to hold it steady.  It looked like something out of a storm on the sea.  I don't get scared in storms, but I definitely was scared that day.  Cash kept saying, I'm scared.  We all assured him everything was fine as we felt threatened with the camper rocking and swaying.  Quite the storm.  I had wanted to get a picture of the area after the storm to show how bad it was but Todd had already started to clean up.

We brought the babies home with us so Todd and Michelle could clean up.  They had a lot to pack up and take back to their house.  The boys did really well.  They're pretty easy to watch.
I am grateful for God watching out for us in this storm as we had no where to go.  Both Todd and Michelle saw a funnel cloud coming in from the west.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Mother's Day:

We went out to eat at Sput's and then stopped by Todd and Michelle's to see the babies.  The little one is already changing so much.
Dwayne had to work and I pretty much just lazed around all day.
Last year I treated myself to buying pizzas from Penelope's instead of cooking Mother's Day Dinner.  This year I decided we would just make it a tradition.  I tried off and on on Saturday to call Penelope's and kept getting a message that they appreciated their customers but due to a personal conflict they couldn't serve us at this time.  Fine, I'll just call back on Sunday.  Same message.  I would have thought their message would be more professional.  Personal conflict could have so many different meanings.
I called Alex Pizza and we were very pleased with the quality of the pizzas.  We were able to relax and not worry about dishes and cleaning up.

I wish I would have took a picture of Iva by herself.   She had the cutest red dress on.  Looked so pretty.
I am grateful each of my children plus my Dad were here to celebrate the day with.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Todd and Connie's Birthday Dinner:

April was a busy month and we didn't get around to doing our birthday dinner.  Todd's was on the 17th and mine the 19th.
Todd, Michelle and babies hosted a barbecue at their place.  There were several family members there.   We had a good time visiting and catching up with everyone.


I'm so grateful for another birthday and that Todd and I got to celebrate together once again.