Saturday, July 30, 2011

Great was yours?!

Today was an awesome day! Woke up to two smiling faces & asking "Nanie, can we make muffins?" How can you resist that? so Banana Nut muffins it is! I love the smell of baking in my kitchen...especially with grandsons waiting to start baking! The middle one needed some running shoes so we went to Dick's Sporting Goods in Riverdale Shopping Center. Got some free stuff & what we stoppin in there for; Zigtech shoes! He's thrilled!!
Picked up my first Vera Bradley tote bag & I love it. Makes me feel like a grandma! I love the whole "No Place Like Home" in the Maple Grove Main Street area. You should check it out!!

Then Hubby took me to buy some running shoes because I told him early in my cancer treatment that.  I wanted to become a runner (what was I thinking!!!) so I started out briskly walking today. Did a pretty good job I thought.

I've been feeling really good today & yesterday. Feel almost normal. We went to a friend's home to celebrate with him. One year ago he had a liver transplant & is doing phenomenal!! So we have proof that being a donor really does save lives!!

Took a good walk tonite (quite briskly) & did good. I'll work my way up to running...eventually!!
                                    Boys at the cabin & waiting for the Moose Lake Parade to start!! 

        The gang having bagels before the parade starts. We had so much fun on this day; as usual!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Love being a Grandma!!!

What a great day I've had! I've felt really good all day & then to top it off; I got to spend the evening with my grandsons!! Mama came over just for a few minutes & we got to keep the boys for an impromptu movie night...popcorn & all!!! Have you seen "Tangled"?!?! It's amazing...even the boys liked it..."just too much singing" they said. Ollie calls it "Tangled Up". What a cutie!!

So this has been a great week so far! No treatment this week...plans to spend time with my kiddos...plans to get together with with some girlfriends later...LIFE IS GOOD!!!

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 Racing sticks on the Kettle River.
Waiting for the 4th of July parade in beautiful downtown Moose Lake!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hello again!

Hello followers! So sorry I've been off the radar for the past month! Oh my, I didn't realize it'd been that long. Lots of things happening & our family stays pretty busy, especially during the summer months! Lots of baseball games (2 grandsons playing), trips to the cabin, "spa" treatments, & down days.

This last treatment has knocked me for a loop so I've been laying low the last couple days but I think I'm on the mend. Feeling better & looking forward to the end of my treatments on August 8th!!! Finally, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Pray it's not another train!!! ;-))

We've had lots of celebrating to do in our family too the past few weeks. 2 grandsons have celebrated birthdays in the past month. Both are unique & so special to us in his own way. They are sweet, cuddly boys & we love them so much. We treasure our regular Friday night sleepovers & any time we get to spend with them. The two older ones are headed to church camp at Flaming Pine Youth Camp tomorrow for a week! Keep them in your prayers as they learn to rely on each other & God this week.

Our big celebration for the summer will be our middle child's wedding on August 19th!! She is marrying a wonderful man & he seems to compliment her perfectly. They are very happy & excited to start this new page in their story. Lots of family & friends are planning trips to Minnesota to help us celebrate. Please keep them all in your prayers also.

We have had some wonderful weekends at our cabin in Moose Lake this summer! We are planning on adding onto our little "heaven on earth" soon. We want to add a bedroom because this woman isn't going to be able to climb into the loft bedroom forever!! We are very excited to have this opportunity to enlarge & share more of what we've found. Eventually, we will add a large greatroom/family room also. Looking forward to spending some Christmases up there!!

Just a quick note to those who have made hats for me; I am really trying to get some pictures on here this week. My amazing hubby bought me a new computer & I haven't transferred all my pictures from the old one. Please be a little more patient with me; I will try to get it done soon.

Thank you for stopping by & keeping an interest in what's going on with us. Please keep our family in your prayers as we continue this journey toward good health for me & a new member of our family is added in a few weeks!!