Monday, October 22, 2012

I'm back....again!

Okay....this time I really am back! Wow, what a few months we've had! First the surgeries this summer, then a looooong trip in September to spend time with my hubby's mother, who is not well at all. Then, when we got home, it was time again for doctors' appointments, and then my husband had a mini-stroke, or TIA, so now more doctors. Then I found out that I have diabetes. I've been borderline for about 25 years, but I finally crossed over the border. So a big lifestyle change is coming up. I have an appointment with my doctor on the 30th to discuss what those changes will be and how we will handle all this. That's not all, but it's enough! But I am back and I will stay back.

To start anew, I am posting some pictures of the September trip. Crackers went with us, and since it was the longest trip she had ever been on, she had to ride on the dash all the way there!

We headed due south into California to end up at my sister-in-law's home in Menifee, in southern California. We stayed two weeks with them, making daily trips to visit Thelma, my husbands mother.

My husband, Chuck with his mother,
Thelma, and Crackers, too.

This is my great-niece, Taylor, in front of her
classroom at school. With Crackers, of course!

We went from southern California east to Southern Nevada to visit our youngest daughter and two grandsons, along with two other grandsons who live with their dad, my husband's brother and family, and my brother-in-law, whose wife was in California with her mom.

Our daughter's apartment was bat-attacked!
Rafferty and Cyric in front of their school.
Isaac in his classroom. He is the son of my oldest daughter, Deseret.
Our youngest daughter, Amanda, with
 her dad and her best friend, our "other" daughter, Shelley.

Shelley's kids Shaylee, Brighton and Wesley. They
call us gramma and grampa, and we love it!

Crackers with Aunt Lois, one of my sister-in-laws.
 Her husband, Calvin, is my husband's brother.

Crackers with Uncle Jim, a brother-in-law.
His wife, Debbie, was in California with her mom.

Deseret's oldest son, Hal.

We stayed there a few days, went to soccer games and a barbecue and then went north to Elko, Nevada, where we have our two oldest children and their families.

Crackers with Cody and Jason,
my oldest son Dale's stepsons.

Hannah and Crackers at Hannah's soccer game.
She is Deseret's oldest daughter.
Hannah had a sleepover after the soccer game.
This is our youngest grandson, SJ. He's really a pistol!
Madison and Kacey, the daughters of
Deseret's boyfriend, Dustin.
After a few days there, another soccer game and the start of the balloon festival...........

....we finally headed home. We arrived tired and very happy to be home. We did have a good time, but it was good to be home and be able to sleep in our own bed!

Just one more picture I have to show you. It's sooooooo me!!!

So that's the trip in a nutshell! A lot has happened since then, but that's another story. I hope you all had good summers and are enjoying the fall.  Love to all.


  1. Very exciting!!! Looks like such a fun trip. I live in California and only about 15 minutes away from Menifee, in Lake Elsinore. :)

    ~j3ss1ca (Swap-Bot)

  2. as my oma always says, 'never a dull moment'. life is a journey, up and down, and all around. both your blogs were fun to peruse. you have a lovely family:)
    crackers is a hoot. love the legwarmers =D
    ~mamainshane, swap-bot, follow me #7

  3. Great road trip, sounds like such fun!
    Those are lovely grandchildren. What a lucky grandma you are!


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