Friday, May 18, 2012

Surprise Party:

My Aunt Fern - 79 Years Young:

We were invited to a big surprise birthday party for my aunt combined with a Feeler Family Christmas Reunion on Saturday night. We weren't able to make it when it started but luckily I was able to get pictures from my cousin of Aunt Fern coming in. They actually surprised her. A friend of Aunt Fern's was (supposedly) having a Christmas Party and had asked Aunt Fern to bring four dozen deviled eggs. Aunt Fern had commented she didn't think she'd ever get that many done in time to go. She said of all the covered dishes she was asked to bring that was the most time consuming. Hmmmm, maybe that was the idea to keep her home and busy all day. lol
They had a dinner and dance afterwards. There was so many relatives there I hadn't seen in a while. I had a wonderful evening. It seemed I table hopped all night trying to visit with everyone.

What, oh my....

I had never noticed a resemblance between my brother, Russ and my cousin Steve before. I was kind of shocked when I first got a glimpse of this picture as I knew Russ wasn't there.

We finished off the evening by going to a friend's house for their Christmas Party.
We seldom go out and it was such a fun evening. I would love to have more outings like that.
Sunday, I was tired!! Saturday was spent shopping with April for a wedding dress, lunch out and a little Christmas shopping. Then the whole evening and night visiting, this gal isn't used to so much activity all in one day anymore!! lol

As my blog title, I am so grateful for the life I've been given.

Mom & Dad:

Mom and Dad before Mom's surgery on Wednesday:
(Mom is smiling in the picture but was in a lot of pain. 
 You can see the worry and fear on Daddy's face)

I love my Mom and Dad, plain and simple as that. On June 1st, they will celebrate 65 years of marriage. As you can see in the pictures above, their love shines through. Momma had several falls about a month ago and has not been in good health. We learned last week the "compound fracture" in her back was actually a burst fracture and bone fragament had dislodge and causing pressure toward the spinal column. She had a surgical procedure done on Wednesday and I am happy to say she is back home and doing well. Tough few days, lots of prayer. We have had quite a few trials/tribulations in our family the past month. (thus, the lack of posting..........)

I am grateful for each day and most grateful for the healing Momma has received this week.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Parker Bradley:

Isn't he a doll? Meet the newest great nephew, Parker Bradley, son of my great neice, Kara. Poor baby and Momma had a rough delivery but thank God all turned out well. I'm so grateful for each of these little additions we get in the family.