Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day

Over 30 years ago.....I fell in love with this Navy guy!

And here is my son and his wife last week!

Happy Veterans Day to all who served past and presently!

Monday, September 8, 2014

San Diego's Accessible Beach

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that San Diego had these chairs free of charge to make their beach accessible. 

My mother in law and I raced around like kids on the beach with our family!  It was one of the highlights of our trip out west!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My Vacation Pictures

I am back from my vacation of a lifetime!!
I will start with my favorite picture......me spending time with my grandbaby!

we saw many mountains

Storm as we were heading into Texas

My niece took this out West somewhere

California Palm trees

Son with grandbaby 

Pictures cannot show how grand the Grand Canyon is!

My mother in law and my niece looking over the edge!

I wear sunglasses because I have dry eyes (not trying to look Hollywood)

My daughter was glad to make it to the Grand Canyon before dark!

I tried to take my grandbaby home but his parents did not agree!

Crossing the Mississippi River 

loved loved my granny time!

I kept thinking of the song "America The Beautiful" as I rode 5000 miles in the RV camper!  

I did not get overly tired, felt pretty good actually.....

I highly recommend seeing the world around you whenever you can!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Vacation of a Lifetime

This will be my new home as we drive across America.....in the next few weeks.
(Leaving my home in the good hands of many sitters for my beloved dogs!)

My hubs has talked about doing a RV road trip for 25 years......funny how I finally got on board now........since I have a reason such as a grandbaby clear across the country in California!!

I am no Lewis and Clark so I hope to get plenty of rest in this nice Winnebago we rented.......

as we venture across America!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

My Dog Saved My Life

I was driving my power wheelchair fast down this ramp to get to my backyard....when I heard my dog barking frantically behind me, I looked back.

and there was a gray snake uncurling from the gray brick wall on the ramp 

as far from me as where you can see the dog collar lays at in the pic above....

I had just passed by a snake and did not notice it!!!

I think uh oh as it starts slithering down the ramp toward me....I have nowhere to go!

quickly my mastiff horse dog went after it and bit the snake almost in half!
dogs collar after he fought snake

When hubs finally got out there he said the snake was a 3 ft water moccasin....he pushed the snake off the ramp.....so I could get back in the house.

I felt so protected after it was all over last night!

 I Thank God for watching over me! And my horse dog too.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My Dads One Year Passing

My dad passed away one year ago today.....it still hurts and I still miss him everyday!

One year later a plant that was sent to his funeral.....is blooming so pretty now.

I see it as a message from him.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Things Can Change

When I feel like I am growing to the couch and my back aches........I am so thankful I can get up and walk like the net image above............walking sure does make me feel better!

I am loving July nowadays when I used to dread it because the heat makes me melt.

And now I even love silence!  When I used to think it was so sad.

So Hang on if you don't like something cause it could change!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

My Daughters CPA Goal

I am so proud of my daughter for becoming a CPA!

in the back of my mom mind I think

I had MS before she was born....

I am so Thankful.....that it did not hold her back from achieving her dream!

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Cutest Grandbaby Ever! Part 2

Please Indulge this skype granny!

 I felt like I got to visit my grandbaby, and finally figured out how to get a few screen shots.

He must think, oh, granny is a ceiling fan light??

I see he is teething bad....at 6 months old 

I do believe he was hungry.....

Loves his mom!


What a joy it was for me to visit with them...

In the far far away land of California to me since I am in Georgia!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Cutest Grandbaby Ever!

This picture has brought me many smiles!   It is my patriotic 6 month old grandson at the Wounded Warrior Event on Memorial Day....

I think he Nothing but a doll!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day

I had so much fun going back to my aunts lake house for a cookout.....yesterday.

It was so nice to see my cousins hair growing back after fighting cancer....
(we took a pic with our matching T-shirts) 

After a fun weekend....I will need to rest today.....but have a lot of good memories! 

And always grateful for the sacrifices that were made for my freedom!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Two Dogs

I was sitting watching hubs mow our grass when I captured this moment.

I now have a sweet little girl dog that plays well with my protective horse dog.....they are funny together.

I enjoy these simple pleasures!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spiders and Spring

I don't remember ever enjoying the beauty of Spring as much as I have this year!

Maybe it is because I am aging?.....
or maybe it is because the Winter was so long?

or maybe it is simply because I stepped on a spider last year for the first time in 40 years!
 (It may sound crazy but somehow I think it helped free me of my fear of spiders)
last years spider inside flower

This year I am noticing more of the beauty around me
since I am not constantly obsessing over spiders!

I encourage others to try stepping on the 'spiders' in your life!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Good News For Me

After the doctor did a biopsy on a lump I had last week....

It is such a relief to hear.....

Your test came back with No sign of cancer!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Flooding outside my window

We woke up to this in Georgia this morning

Our little boat was floating away....with the rising water!

So Hubs is going to rescue the boat!

He is getting closer....

He said the water was really cold as he tied up the boat....

I feel so blessed to be able to sit in the window safe and dry....
and take pictures when the floods do come!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

What Makes Me Smile

I have this picture as my wallpaper on my iPad....

Me and my grandbaby

It makes me smile every time I see it all during the day!

my son and grandbaby
Nowadays I also smile to see this picture of my son with his little family in far, far away California....
but out of Afghanistan.

That sure makes this mom happy!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Encouraging Spring

my friend Cindy took this pic in North Georgia

The hill of dead dry kudzu has sprung forth a cascade of flowers.

I find the beauty of Nature to be so Encouraging in the Spring!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kind People

Donna, my sister Teresa, my uncle Charles

When I saw my uncle Charles a few months ago....

I was reminded of all the years that he would daily stop by and check on many, many of our family members as they grew older and sicker....

(Including my dad)

Small acts of kindness mean so much to me!!

Friday, March 7, 2014

MS Awareness Week PSA

Here is a link to an MS connections PSA one minute video..

I felt it portrays some of the realities of MS very well.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Sons Homecoming

After my son waited through 3 flight cancellations in Afghanistan .....
And one flight cancellation in the states.....

He finally got to meet his son!


my daughters birthday party

son at park

cousins having a goodbye meal
Aunt Sue and Oma

good times during beautiful weather

Pam back home from chemo

Jacob driving away 

After many, many fun get-togethers, precious baby time, all our dogs barking, and a house full of family.....
I sure need to rest now but have bunches of good memories!

My son, his wife, baby and 2 dogs 
are traveling across the country to get back to his base in California this week.
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