Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Photo's!! Just a few!

Grams with my new MP3 player!! Kelly got me this! Now I have to learn how to use it!!!

The manager scene people are over 50 years old.
I got them at the old Ben Franklin store in Englewood in
Independence in 1958!

Kelly in her new PJ's
I know, don't faint I have the Christmas photo's posted already!! When I first started blogging I didn't know how to upload or any thing at all with getting photo's or linking and I have learned so much since I started in June of 2007! I didn't post a picture of Karen because I could not remember which one I could use!!
Bill,Becky,Jake, Sarah, and Kyle didn't get to come up here on Christmas Day so we are having our Christmas with them next weekend.
It has snowed every morning since Christmas.In fact it snowed most of the day yesterday!!We had a very quiet Christmas Day with just the four of us. We played games with Nancy. She got a board game, Trouble, Old Maid cards, and Don't break the Ice. She had a big time because Kelly was the old maid.
Wishing you all a Happy and Joyful New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Wishing you a wonderful New Year,too!

I was over at Shortybears Place and I read that her husband Eddie had a stroke. Please go over there and tell her you are praying. I am sure if you read her blog each day you have already heard. Our prayers are with you Denise and Eddie.

Our weather is to get bad by tomorrow afternoon! Calling for snow, ice, and everything in between!! I talked to my son Bill and if it is real bad they will come up the next day and we will have our Christmas then! I sure don't want them out on the roads with a snow storm going on!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ten more days until Christmas Eve!!

Here it is ten days until Christmas Eve! I still have some shopping to do. So does Nancy!She did get to go out to the Dollar General for a few minutes to get most of her gifts. She is almost done. We did get all her cards out and there was a lot to send! The tree is up and decorated and looks great. One of our kitty's does want to get into to it and the other one, our big brown cat just is to big and lazy to bother. Kelly is putting up the Christmas cards that have come in, up on your door. Where do you put yours? On the door or just in a pile or basket or maybe some special deal you have just for this.
I sure want to Thank everyone for your prayers for Nancy this past year and especially in Oct. when she was gravely ill. We are blessed to have her with us this year!!

Kelly hosted her work party at Karen house on Friday night and it went really well!! It looked so festive and Nancy and I got to have some of the goodies and they were yummy!!

I realize I haven't been a very good blogger lately but it is just to hard with Nancy and the way things are now..... I know everything will get better in time and like some of you have told me we will be here when things get better!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Some pictures of our Thanksgiving

My Son Bill craving the turkey

Sarah,Kelly and Kyle

Nancy and Rocksie Bill and Becky's dog

Jacob, Karen, and Sarah

Here are some picture we took at my son Bill's on Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful day and we had a bountiful dinner! So much to be Thankful for not only that day but each and every day!!
Nancy went in for labs today and her blood pressure was good! I held my breath as the nurse pumped up the blood pressure machine. I was so happy when it was almost normal.
Karen bought me a nice 4ft Christmas tree which is not live!! We had a live 3ft one last year and it was lovely but it was dry sooner than I would have liked. Karen took my big tree for her house and it looks almost little in her large living room!! It was almost to much in here so I am very happy to have this new one!!
Nancy is buzzing around so glad it is the first of December!! She started talking about Christmas like a couple of day after last years Christmas. It wears on you trust me when you hear the same thing several times a day. But this is the way she is and we just love her and take care of her! She loves to send Christmas cards so I must get this going for her again. She sent out last year with my help 32 cards I did the addressing, and she can sign her name. It brings her so much joy I can't find the heart to say no.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Girly Comments & Graphics

Happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends!
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving Day!
I have so much to be thankful for this year! I am so thankful that Nancy is with us to celebrate another thanksgiving!! We have a home to live in ,heat to keep us warm, lights to see by, clean water to drink the list is endless!!
Thank you Heavenly Father for sending your Son to save us from our sins!!
Now, I will try not to eat to much and sleep all afternoon on Thursday!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hi on Wednesday!!

My friend Pea over at PEA's Corner is having a Christmas giveaway!! Lots of snowmen!! Go on over and sign up!!!
It is another dark and gloomy day here! Sure looks like November! Nancy has another Dr's appointment soon from being in the hospital last week.. She has slept a lot today. I would appreciate prayers for her that her blood pressure will be normal. Thanks!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hi on Friday the 13th!!

I haven't been on for a week! On Tuesday we had to take Nancy back for her hospital check up and while we were there her blood pressure had fell again to 78/50 so we had go back up to the hospital. She was put on an IV for fluids and when they were better her blood pressure went back up. She came on the next day (Wednesday) She seems to be doing ok!
Yesterday was my son Bill's 50th birthday. He is having a problem. He has one eye that he is almost blind in and the other one is in trouble with to much pressure. He will be returning to see the eye specialist on Dec 3rd and I would love for you all the add him to your prayer list that is eyes will be healed!!Thanks!!
It is still pretty here! 61 degrees and windy but I think the weather man said there is going to be a change soon!!
I am sorry I haven't been out to visit! I will, when things calm down again.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hey I drove the car today!!!!

How about this!! Karen had me drive her car today!! I had not driven for a very long time!! I did just fine. We went to the post office and then to the gas station!! I was really thrilled to be able to get behind the wheel again!!
It is so pretty here today!! 72 degrees!! Doesn't get much better then this!!
Thanks for your cards and e-mails for Nancy!! She taking a nap right now. Doing better each day! Praise God!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Music to our Ears!!!

Great news!! Nancy came home from the hospital yesterday!! She has to be on oxygen 24/7 now. She was on this just at night time. The reason for the Christmas decoration is our local station Star 102 is playing Christmas music from Nov 1 to December 25th. This is a little early I think!! BUT Nancy just loves it and she had on her headphones singing off key with great enthusiasm all afternoon yesterday!! AND that is Music to our ears!!! SO happy to have her home again. She was so close to not to be able to ever come home again that we are so grateful for God's blessing us with her to be with us!! Thanks for your prayers!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Nancy out of ICU!!

Good Morning!! Nancy is so much better and out of ICU. She was moved up to a room. She is getting back to her old self!! She says, I need a diet soda, or wants something else but music to our ears!!
I am going up for the day so I must finish up and get ready to go. Thanks for all your kind comments and Your Prayers!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Nancy is in ICU

Hi, I wanted to give my blogging friends an update on what has been going on at our house. Nancy got sick on Tuesday night and I called the Doctor at mid-night. I had to take her into the office the next morning and she had a temp. of 103.6 she could not urinate and she thew up black bile while she was there. Also her blood pressure was 78/40.
The Doctor thought she was Septic and she was and he sent us to the hospital. At first she was in a room upstairs but real soon she needed to be in ICU but there where no beds available. The hospital is packed.
Nancy had to be in the post op. room the first night and then over to another place in that room and then into ICU. It could have gone either way but Praise God she began to make urine on Wednesday!!
Today, her blood pressure is normal she has no fever she is really making urine. She does have to have a blood transfusion this morning. Karen is with her this morning. I have been staying 12 to 14 hours a day and the girls said I had to rest this morning. I will go back up at noon.
This is from her tooth that they didn't want to take out because of the lupus. Please pray that the Doctors and us will have wisdom and know what to do about her teeth. Taking them out will cause major problems with her lupus, but this one tooth will have to come out.
One of her Dr's said it was amazing that she had recovered so quickly. She didn't call it a miracle but amazing.Thanks for your prayers.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Out to see the Fall Foliage!!

Karen throwing leaves on us

Nancy Grams and Kelly

Nancy and Grams at the Buckner cemetery
The trees were just beautiful there

Karen had gluten free cup cakes

Nancy had an Eclair

Kelly and I had Pumpkin cheesecake and
we all had a taste of a pumpkin bar

Grams at the Leawood City Park

Nancy at the same park

Yesterday we took off and went over to the Blue and Gray park at Lone Jack. Not really in Lone Jack but out in the country somewhere!!! I could not find it in a million years. Nancy wanted to go there because in the winter we were over there, and there were so many different birds.
Of course that day was the coldest day of the year with snow on the ground and the birds flying here and there,that day they showed up really good!
Then we took off for Liberty Mo and the bakery "Just Desserts" He is the baker who made the beautiful cake for my 70th Birthday party a year ago. I have posted the pictures of our desserts . His shop was so quaint, it is a block off the square and the trees around there were beautiful.
We drove around the Campus of William Jewel a 4 year liberal arts college that is really old and the architecture is so beautiful.
Then Karen took us to a park she sometimes has her lunch at when she is over at her work. It is the Leawood City Park and what a neat park. We had a fun day and I haven't seen the trees this spectator for years!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Here it is Wednesday already!! I spent most of yesterday helping my special needs daughter,Nancy to get all of her Halloween card ready get in the mail over the weekend. She loves to send cards!! She signs her name and puts stickers on her cards and I address them. She has return address stickers from the American Heart Association. She is so proud of them!!

Lots of flu in our community. My friend called me on Monday to tell me that she had a lab appointment and the Doctors office called and said for her not to come that the office was full of people with the flu.
An 11 year old boy at our elementary school passed away over the weekend. They haven't said on the news if it was from the H1 N1 virus or not. It is so sad.When I get finished blogging I have to call the health dept in Jackson County. The lady I talked to last week said to call today and see if she knew where Nancy could get a shot. Nancy has had her regular flu shot but needs the H1 N1 shot. She told me what they are giving out now has a live virus and would be harmful to Nancy, that we should wait until the shot was available. Nancy has lupus and her immune system is weak. The Pulmonary Specialist said we should get her the shot.
We have enjoyed beautiful weather for a few days but I think they said this is all to change this evening with a cold front and storms moving our way.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hosanna - HIllsong 2006

Just saw this cool video on Karen's Facbook page, she said they sang it at church today....

Quite a powerful song!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Carrie and Marcello!

Here is a picture of my daughter Carrie and her grandson Marcello. This was taken the first of the week when Carrie was babysitting just Marcello. He is almost 17 months old. He has a big brother,Kevin who is 2 and a sister Valerie who was 4 in August.

I am hoping to get some pictures of other kids soon. Marcello is really laid back and a good baby!!
Marcello has a cousin Mathias who is 8 years old. Mathias lives down there too. I am missing these Greatgrand Kids like crazy!!

It is warm and beautiful in Guadalajara!!It was another dark and gray day here!! They think we may have some sunshine by the first of the week!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I got such a kick out of my Faerie picture that Pea had posted for her Birthday Party that I had to share it with you all!! I laughed out loud and Kelly laughed harder then me!! Thanks, Pea for going to so much work to make us all smile!!

It is still chilly here 45 degrees this afternoon! It is suppose to be for this time of the year in the high 60's.

My granddaughter Sarah gave us the wedding pictures in frames for us! Beautiful frames and pictures!! She has a beautiful new home, her groom built just for her! Kelly was down there over the weekend and said it is really nice. I am wanting to go down there and see it too!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to Mary and Pea! Happy Birthday too!!

Happy Thanksgiving to Mary at Mary's Writing Nook and to Pea at Pea's Corner!! October the 12th is the Canadian Thanksgiving!It is also Mary's Birthday on the 12th!! So Happy Birthday to Mary!!
Pea's Birthday is on the 13th so a Happy Birthday to her, too!!!
It was down to 28 degrees this morning! Brr!I haven't turned on the furnace this fall. But more mornings like this and it is coming on!!
Kelly drove down to Sarah's yesterday afternoon and spent the night with them. Kelly's cats are used to sleeping in bed with her and in the night one of them pounced on my leg and thought it was a tree!! I had to get up and put her in the other room and I shut the door!!! Poor Kitty had to find another place to sleep!!

Karen has gone to CSMU to watch Jake run up and down the side lines at their football game! He is studying to be a coach!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Love Fall!

It is a beautiful fall day! 63 degrees! Nancy went to her pulmonary specialist yesterday and she is doing good. She had her flu shot,too. We have 5 specialist so we have appointments next month but with different Doctors. She also has lab work.
I am feeling better,I had that junk Karen and Kelly had last week.
Carrie and Aaron, John and Ale and Jey all left on Monday morning after the paper work they needed came in the mail. I heard from Carrie yesterday late afternoon and it was 102 degrees!! The AC had gone out of Aaron's car and they stopped at Wal-Mart and got some kind of something to help the AC. It started working again!
I am missing them. Carrie tried to get fall cleaning done for Kelly before she left! Kelly told her she was going to keep her here!!
Our leaves are changing and it looks pretty, I know by next week they will be in there full glory! Love it!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Love this weather!!

It has been so cool here and it has felt like fall!! I am loving this!!

But seems like in the fall sickness comes around and Kelly has a viral infection. Karen is much better so I am sure Thankful for this.

Carrie and Aaron are here for another day, I always hate to see them leave!

She has painted my bathroom, painted the railing on my front porch, painted the trim around the front door, and the deal that the steps are on.

She also cleaned Nancy's room! All of her dresser drawers the closet everything in her room!! We had 3 bags full for the Goodwill!! Nancy woke up the next morning and said " I love my room"! You never know how she will take something like this, so I was happy she took getting rid of a bunch of stuff so well!!

When our company has gone I will try to get out and visit! I have found that Facebook is easier for me with Nancy. But I love blogging, too!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Picture of my daughters and me!! Just wish Bill could have been there!

John and Ale
Ale said, "Grandma I want you to have these flowers"!!
Thanks! She is a sweetie!

Grams and her daughters

Carrie and Aaron had the reception for Ale and John last night. I thought it was really nice considering their wasn't any time to plan for this!! Nancy has an infection in her tooth. Kelly and I took her to the Dr. yesterday afternoon and she got an antibiotic for it and already she is better.
My son Bill is blind in one eye and it is so hard for him to see to drive after dark. Jake was going to bring him but he wasn't able to he had hurt his foot so bad. Bill sent a picture of his big toe were he hurt it.... I am not going in to details because it will make you kinda sick.... Bless his heart! He is studying to be a coach and he had to go to an out of town game today and stand on the side lines.
My other news is that yesterday Kelly made me a Facebook account!! I have found so many bloggy friends already on there or they have found me!! I am going to love Facebook too!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Wedding!!!

My Son-in law said he was coming up to the states to attend a conference in Wisconsin this weekend. My daughter Carrie said, I 'm going along and visit my Mom!! Jey hopped in the car too! Sofia and the kids stayed down there!

My other grandson John said, Ale and I are coming, too and then we can get married in the states! And they did, on the 23rd!! Our family will have a reception for them while they are up here. The big church wedding will be held in Mexico next month.

Kelly took everyone over to the Swope park and took these pictures, yesterday.

John & Ale

My other grandson Brandon and his wife Ale were not able to come up at this time. Yes, I now have two grand-daughters named Ale!!
Karen has walking pneumonia and has been off work for several days. She went to work today. Nancy has not been feeling very good so please pray for her, too.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Tonight is Homecoming between Oak Grove and Odessa! It has been a rivalry for years! Oak Grove Panthers meet the Odessa Bulldogs tonight at Homecoming!!
On our local channel 9 each week has the Game Of the Week!! The station received 36,000 votes this week and 19,000 were for the Oak Grove - Odessa game!! This means that our local hero Lenny Dawson from the Glory Years of the Chiefs will be at the game tonight reporting live on the 10:00 news. I always went to all the games when my son Bill played football .#30
Kelly was in the band we went again to the games. She was a trumpet player.
This afternoon was the big Homecoming parade! Nancy just loves getting the candy and she had so much that all the kids threw to her from the floats. We took little sandwich bags and filled them with candy and took the extra out to the folks at the library. Karen snapped these pictures with her cell phone and I am not a computer whiz so I don't know how to make them larger!

Nancy and her candy

OG marching Band

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

I haven't done a Thankful Thursday for a Long Long time so maybe today I should!!I see the subject is on Masterpiece. I heard this story years ago and I don't know if I remember it correctly or not. But here goes. When a potter makes a beautiful pot he throw away the broken ones and the ugly ones, etc you get the idea..... until the piece is perfect then put his name on his piece.

God takes us when we are sinners and gives us His Name and calls us His Master piece before He even get started on us!!! I love that story. I am so happy that God never gave up on me!! He keeps changing me from what I was to what HE wants day by day! Praise His Name!!

I am so thankful for His love, grace, mercy goodness,life,light,kindness the list is endless like His Love!

This fall at the Ladies Bible Study we are going to start a 6 week study on a new book. Our leader Joan has chosen the book "When Wallflowers Dance" by Angela Thomas. Last spring we did a study by Beth Moore, Esther, "It tough being a Woman." I really did enjoy the weeks we were going through this book.
Joan is a wonderful teacher and taught school for 30 years or so and know how to bring out the best in everyone.I love going to this Bible study. I don't get to go to church as much as I would like to and this is just great that I can go to this. Karen comes over and is with Nancy so that I am able to attend! That is some thing I am so thankful about.
This summer at Sarah wedding I met a very nice lady and she told me she also goes to Joan's Bible study. It is such a small world.
This book is about becoming a woman of Righteous Confidence. Here is a little blurb about the book.
Using both Scripture and story, Angela Thomas addresses the attributes of "becoming" and the freedom we have in Christ to keep developing the characteristics that reflect our God-given longings..... Sounds like something we all can relate too.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Oops! I clicked when I should not have!!

We did have a great time this weekend at Santa Cali Gon Days! One of my comments on my last post by our friend Linda said, "I can NOT believe the "Kelly getting LOST" story didn't make the Santa Cali Gon history!!! That was another "special memory" from that festival! Whew - we're sure glad she got found!!! I also hope you "dedicated" some of that kettle corn y'all ate to me! I haven't had kettle corn in about two years. I LOVE it - so luscious!

Yes, it is true we lost Kelly, for a few minutes when she was around 3 years old! I had her hand in mine and let go for one minute and she was gone and all around us were hundreds of strangers!!Talk about panic!! We started yelling "Kelly " "Kelly" at the top of our lungs!! I think it was Karen who found her not to far from us and relief swept over us and we were so Thankful!! I think I got a stroller for her and we use that for the next few years!

But when Kelly was 16, Karen had got a bunch of stuff and asked her to take it to the car and she couldn't find it! Well!!! For a while we didn't think to much of it but has the minutes turned in to like 30 minutes and then longer, we started to think OH MY GOODNESS! Is Kelly lost again!! or worse! She didn't come and Karen said," I am going looking for her Mom" and then we saw her coming down the street! So we always say, Now Kelly don't get lost! She just gives us a dirty look, nowadays!! Oh yes, we did have kettle corn!! We did say I bet Linda would love some of this!!!

I was out messing with my blog!! Oops!! I hit the wrong key I think ! Or I didn't read it very close where it said colors will disappear if you click this button!! So instead of a nice blue blog I have white one and I am to afraid to click any more buttons until Karen can take a look, and do some damage control!!!

The true friends who we meet online
Are a very special kind ...
They pierce your shields and see within
The corners of your mind.

They're always there when you're in need
With their power to discern;
They feel your pain, they offer hope
And genuine concern.

We bare our souls, expose our hearts,
And show our inner fears;
And then before you know it ...
The keyboard's stained with tears.

And if we could see them through that screen,
Then no one could deny ...
That to be a TRUE online friend,
They too must surely cry.
~ Author Unknown ~

Thanks again, Denise for sending this to me! I do love all my online friends!