Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Quick Note

My computer has been sick so I will post this without any pictures. I guess I could come up with a catchy title like "Pictureless Thursday" or something of the sort.

Things are going well here. My mom continues to improve and is now allowed to sit up for twenty five minutes today. It is actually long enough to eat a meal on her own. YEAH! Food does go down much better than when one is lying flat.

Last Saturday was our grandson's high school graduation. I will post a picture of it when I can load the pictures back onto the computer. He heads off to college at Ave Maria University in Florida in August.

I will be off of the computer for about two weeks as we are leaving Saturday morning to drive back to Iowa to visit with relatives. Our #3 son, his wife and their ten children will accompany us this time. All are excited. Our journey will include the Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore, the Black Hills, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. It should be a great trip and I will post pictures when I return.

Meanwhile, I hope all will enjoy themselves while I am away and I will have a lot of catch up to do when I return.


  1. Thank-u so much for your sweet comment.I love meeting new friends!Hope you have a great trip! Blessings, Faye

  2. Be safe & have a wonderful trip ... TTFN ~ Marydon

  3. So happy to hear the good news about your Mom. It must be awful to have to spend so much time flat on ones back.

    Have a safe and great trip to Iowa. Will you have a caravan, a bus or what? That is a lot of people traveling together!!


  4. I am so glad to read that your Mom is improving daily and I hope her spirits remain high and full of hope. Have a wonderful trip to Iowa and everything that goes on along the way. You are stopping at some amazing places and I can't wait for pictures. Praying for safe travel for you and your family.

    Love and Hugs, Laurie

  5. How wonderful that your mom is improving and getting stronger.

    Your trip sounds that I hope to go on after I retire.

    You'll be missed while you are gone, but I'll look forward to details of your trip upon your return.


  6. I'm glad your mom is improving and I hope you have a wonderful trip!

  7. I hope you have a wonderful trip. You do deserve it. We will miss you.

  8. I thought I commented last night - must have dreamed it! Oh, my, to have my brain fully functional again would be so nice!

    I wanted to thank you for pointing out the goof in my post the other day - I think I was going to say, "He is not going to be much longer in this world," when I changed thoughts, but forgot to change NOT. Bad error as it turns out, eh?

    Kristen now has pleurisy - it just never ends. I know you'll keep praying for her!

  9. Oh, the Grand Canyons with grandchildren--what a great adventure!

  10. You will be missed, but I wish you a safe trip. I can't wait to see pictures of your trip.
    Glad to hear that your mom is doing better. Prayers for her.
    God bless.

  11. So glad your Mom is improving all the time and to be able to sit up for 25 minutes must have felt like heaven to her! Bless her heart, she has had a rough time of it. Good thing she has you and your sisters to hang in there with her.

    What a wonderful trip with your family! I'm drooling, I LOVE the Grand Canyon and haven't been there for quite a few years. I guess it was one of the last conventions that we had in Scottsdale. We rented a car and drove up on our own, J was with us so it must be at least 15 years! How times flies!

    Take lots of pictures so that I can drool some more!! lol!


  12. Hope you have a wonderful trip.

  13. Great that your mom is continuing to improve...and wow what a trip. I want to do that exact trip.... to see all of the northwest things we haven't seen...and the Grand Canyon up close and personal. Have a lovely time with your family.

  14. glad to hear good news about your mom!
    what a wonderful trip!!!

  15. Hope you are still having a wonderful time.

    Driving with 10 children I cannot imagine. I know your family are used to it though. Wonderful.

  16. Hello dear Mary:-)

    I'm finally catching up with your latest news...I'm so sorry for being such a horrible commenter lately, there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do! lol

    So wonderful to hear that your mom is feeling better every day, may it continue that way!!

    Congratulations to your grandson on his High School graduation:-)

    I'm sure you're having a wonderful time on your trip and I look forward to seeing pictures on your return!! So many fabulous places you mentioned that you'd be going to visit...wish I was there with all of you:-) xoxo

  17. Hope you have a most wonderful trip. Full of many good memories. What a treat for your grandkids.
    Glad you mom is doing better. May she continue to improve.