Thursday, July 25, 2019

BABY! (but no name yet)

Baby Boy arrived just in time for breakfast.
He was delivered at 8:00 on the dot!

This is Steph, Todd and me in the delivery room.
Holding baby for the first time.
He weighed in at 11 pounds!
“Biggest baby delivered in months!”, said the midwife.

Here we are visiting (I went back “home” to rest and freshen up)

One very happy Ommie

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Almost Baby Time

Tom snd I are in Seattle right now.
Stephanie, our DIL, is expecting at any moment.
Todd, Steph and I are ready to head to the hospital.
Tom will be taking care of Trey snd Scarlett.

Next post, BABY BOY!!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

We Are Done!

Good-by inflammation!

 This is a picture of us right before we drank our 
last juice drink, on our fast.

We were delighted to be done but we aren't finished.

Let me explain and go, day by day.

Monday. day one  
Bought a lot of produce and
made the days worth of drinks.
Excited for this adventure.

Tuesday two
Cooked dinner for our daughter and family
Was hard not to nibble
Feeling good, not hungry.

Wednesday, day three
Got up 5 times during the night!
 Lost 7 pounds, though.
Daydreaming of eating, but not hungry

Thursday, day four
Lost 10 pounds (I'm sure it was all water!)
Stood up from a chair...NO PAIN in my knees!
Can't stop thinking about eating but 
was so happy about NO PAIN!
Not hungry.

Friday, day five
last day
Thrilled about spots, gone on my legs,
 no pain in my knees.
stomach is feeling good 
and still daydreaming  obsessing about eating,

Decided to keep on juicing,
We will do it for one meal a day,
Eat small amounts.
Fast for only 3 days, only once a month.

Reasons we did this fast:
To feel good - check
To detoxify - check
For our health - check 

This link talks about her 
adventure with a juice fast, 
Her thoughts are similar to mine.


I'd do it again, knowing what I know now.

We are now ready for 
Seattle and Salt Lake City!

Thank you for ALL your prayers!!
We are leaving with love in our hearts.
Prayers, that cover us.
And our God who is guiding us.

All Glory to God!

(Gone for awhile but will report back 
as soon as possible.)


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

While Waiting...

This summer,
I didn't plant any vegetables or 
put out Humming Bird food.
Because we planned on being gone most of the time.

But my garden surprised me.
These Lilies have popped out!

It's been fun to give them out to family and friends.

Speaking of giving.

My friend Mary (her blog) made these
 Lip Pouches,
 for all our grandchildren!
I can see these being used for so many things.
They'll have fun picking out which one they want.

This is how thoughtful she is!
She even made me a crossover bag.
Which I'm going to use for 
all my Doula tools, when we go to Seattle.

PLUS, she made a Tag Blanket for our newest 

This week Tom and I have been on a Juice Fast for five days.
(as of this writing, we are on day 2  😲 )
So far, so good.

The idea is to get healthy and stay healthy,

 When we get back from Seattle,
we'll be traveling to Salt Lake City 
for Nathan's surgery.

Grandma and Grandpa NEED to be strong and healthy.

Vegetables and fruits only!

All washed.

Tom is now a pro at this juicing thing.

We juice a full days worth of drinks and have them
labeled, in disposable coffee cups.

Grab and go!

When I was at the check out line,
buying all our produce,
the store had a different idea of
Grab and Go.


"The Lord is my strength and shield; my heart trust in him and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy and with my song I will praise Him."

Psalm 28:7

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Old Fashion, But Never Out of Style

The 4th Of July

We have been going to the small town of Melba
for several years to watch their parade.
(Population 500 but during July 4th, 20,000)

It started with a "fly over" an A-10 Warthog, 
from the local U.S. Air Force.

Plenty of tractors, local merchants and of course
the local Fire Department with hose to spray us.
It's always a welcome relief from the hot sun.

This year we parked out RV in a prime spot for 
watching the fireworks.

We left it there and went back home to do some
swimming in the pool.
Followed by a BBQ!

Our RV came in handy for sitting or
for potty breaks!

We had the most perfect spot of watching the fireworks.

Kimmy took these pictures.
This one below shows how close we were.
We were even lit up!

Isn't that a wonderful word!

We are blessed to be free!


Now the Lord is in the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."
2 Corinthians 3:17

Monday, July 1, 2019

In The Mean Time...

We have a new surgery date for Nathan!


So many of you have showered us with
 your prayers and it has warmed our hearts.

We will be going back to Salt Lake City.

But in the mean time...

Trey 6 yrs.  and   Scarlett 3 yrs.

Tom and I are going to Seattle to see these two 
cuties and meet their new brother!
Baby # 3 (we call him Rockey),
 due July 21st. 

Stephanie (daughter-in-law) and Todd (son)
have asked me to be their Doula, again!

This will be our 9th grandchild  
and I have been a Doula
 for all of them, so far.

Truly Blessed!

Not knowing when Nathan's rescheduled surgery would be,
I wasn't sure where I'd be...
Seattle or Salt Lake City!!!

Now I know ...BOTH!

But we did have another surgery!
It was
Ila May.
Here she is leaving hospital.

 It was Lulu's turn to help Ila, recover.

The picture, below,
was taken when Lulu had her surgery,
 a few months ago!


So, I'm resting up for a power packed
 end of the Summer.

In the mean time...

I've visited my girlfriend, Didi in McCall...

Spent time in the pool...

Admired my roses...

Watched clouds...

Enjoyed looking for funny signs...

But best of all,
I've spent time with my very funny, husband, Tom.
You never know what he will do next.

This morning I looked up at our kitchen table and
he was ironing a pamphlet that was wrinkled.

Thank you. ALL,
 for supporting our family
during this season of surgeries!
You never know, until you go through something like this,
how much it means!


"Let each of you look not only to his own interest, but to the interest of others."

Philippians 2:4 

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