Saturday, December 31, 2011

Welcoming the New Year

Happy New Year!!  We are hoping that 2012 will be as enjoyable as 2011 has been.  We had a fabulous year of travel. We spent two months in Yuma, Az, two months in California, two and a half months in Oregon, one and a half months in Idaho.  Followed by time spent in Wyoming, South Dakota and then back to Tx . In November we headed to Santa Rosa Beach Fl for our annual work camping  gig at Topsail, then headed back to Tx to take care of lots of dr appointments and spend Christmas with our daughter and her family. I had a few tough months in the fall with illness, but all is well now.  A few days after Christmas,  we left Tx once again ,and we are currently in Georgia, where we will volunteer at a state campground golf course for three months.. Our plans are to travel up the east coast, once we have finished here April 1st.  We are looking forward to being back in New England and visiting with family and friends…..

LIG

Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Favorite Time of Year

I love Christmas time..I love the lights, music and decorations, but most of all the memories...  I do most of my shopping online, I do love the hustle bustle of the stores just a bit.. I have learnt to try to get the shopping out of the way, so I can enjoy the season.  The greatest part of course, is remembering the reason for celebrating.  I try to talk to the grandkids about the true meaning of Christmas..The birth of Jesus.  DSC_0015 (My mom made this many years ago and remains a treasure to me)

We were not back long, before I had our home on wheels decorated.. DSC_0011 DSC_0012 DSC_0013

 

The weather here in Texas this year has been really really nice. We did have about a four day cold spree a few weeks ago. In fact our hose froze up once, during the night. As soon as the sun was out it was fine.  Kevin went out the other day and drove around the neighborhood to take foliage pictures. Yes, there is foliage here in Texas but it’s a bit late getting here.

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Between Kevin & I we spent 7 days for dr and dentist appointments. Several days, there were double appointments. I am feeling back to normal finally, and all tests came back good. Kevin has had alot of knee pain lately but the xrays don’t show much, except lots of arthritis.  He has also done alot of wheezing lately and although his xray isn’t normal, there is nothing serious that requires any treatment. Lots of scarring, most likely from years of smoking.. Hopefully that is over..

We have babysat a few weekends. Last Sunday I took the boys to a schoolmate’s open house, for their lighting of their house..

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Friday was the last day of school for the boys. Brady had a program at his preschool.. He is the blonde curly head, second row up.. We love hearing the young children perform. DSC_0088 

I had a girls night out and lunch out another day with a friend. My son in law took Kevin golfing for his birthday…

This weekend I had a big surprise in the planning. I had hopes of flying to Boston to spend the weekend with our son and family. It was also a family get together Saturday night. I was all ready to go, but once at the airport the flight didn’t look good, due to another one cancelling. I was disappointed, but always have to be prepared for this ,when we fly for nothing..

All in all, it has been a great month. We only have a week left here in Texas, and then we will be heading to Georgia for the winter.

Our Grandkids…

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Christopher and Kailyn… (NH)DSC_0099

 

                                         MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE