Monday, July 29, 2013


I don't have any recent photos at my current location, but here are the ones I found.
Happy Birthday, My Glenna! I love you so!

Can't wait to see God's plans for year SEVENTEEN!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Kids and Spaghetti

Before Dad complained of terrible back ache and was taken to the ER on June 14, he was living with my cousin, Norm, and Norm's wife, Vicki. 

Vicki had a great idea to borrow the dining room of the nursing home and bring in spaghetti and bread. Aunt Sandy and I were in charge of fruit and salad. Almost all of Norm and Vicki's in-state children and grandchildren came (their son, Norman III, is serving in the Army). Jacob had to work.

Anna-Alise, daughter of Norman III and Melissa

Her brother, DJ, in the Superman shirt (because he IS Superman)

Stinkin' cute Riley, son of Jared

My cousin, Norm, is standing in the background. He's a big-ol Teddy bear.

Jade, Riley's big sister

It was a glorious din of kid noises, not usually heard in a nursing home. Comically, some residents kept coming up to the door and peering through the window to see what was going on. =) Dad seemed to enjoy all the company, but naturally it wore him out.

Sunset on the way home

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Old Town

My brother and I hoped to speak to Dad and find out how he was feeling/thinking about things. He seemed to be in a lot of denial about the seriousness of his condition, so we were hoping with just the two of us there we could talk more openly. It turned out he was mostly out of it the entire visit, so we didn't get to have that conversation.

Tyler would have to leave the next morning, so we sent the kids to Old Town, Albuquerque. Love the photos from Glenna!

I don't really buy turquoise anywhere but New Mexico or Arizona. It's just too expensive anywhere else.

This is a book my Mom sent me, featuring the ranch where she and my step-dad, Jeff, lived for a long time. Glenna was thrilled to find it in Old Town!

Glenna's name is NEVER on the cute little license plates, so she decided this one would represent her instead. 

Cowgirl Dental Floss. I wonder if I should tell Dr. D about this?

The John Wayne section

Lunch at La Placita! It has a tree growing in the courtyard.

A band!


So thankful for the time they were able to spend together. So sorry that our Brown-Eyed Girl had to miss it!


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