Hello my friends! It has been a very long time since I have blogged and I have missed letting you know what is going on around here. I just seemed to be so bogged down in things for the last year and I could never seem to find the time to sit down at the computer - but so much has changed in just the last couple of months. I think that I am ready to come back.
As some of you know, Dan and I sold the house in Lake Placid and have moved back up to the North Florida area. We think that this is the best move for us at this time in our lives and we have brought my mom up here too. She purchased her own home and has been busy the last month getting unpacked. We (or I should really say I) have been in touch with an oncologist and they have requested all of mom's records from Watson Clinic. As soon as they receive them and a doctor reviews them they will call to set up an appointment for mom and we can go forward with her treatment. We are not sure, at this point, what the course of treatment will be but we do need to have the problem dealt with.
Dan and I are in a holding pattern right now when it comes to the house here. We purchased another foreclosure and we are trying to tie the remodeling money into the mortgage so we are waiting for the contractor to get all the paperwork filled out for the bank. He had a scope of work completed and then Dan decided to change up some things on the "new" garage and the family room. I won't take the time today to go into all the details of what we want to do to the house, but lets just say that we will pretty much have a brand new house when we are finished.
The hardest part of this move (for me anyway) is not seeing the babies every day. I knew I would miss them but it has been a lot harder than even I thought it would be. The one saving grace has been Skype - I am able to see them at least once a week - but it still isn't the same as being able to hold them and love on them in person. I can not begin to tell you how my heart swells when I answer the phone and here "Hi NANA!" - it brings an instant smile to my face! They are my loves and I miss them!
I really don't have much else to say today - I just wanted to let those of you that still read this blog that I am back - that I will be blogging about what we are doing and I'll have lots to say about the house remodel (when we ever get that started) and will even throw in some other stuff too. Next weekend is Autumn Fest and the car show - so I'll probably have some pictures then.
Until then - take care and I'll talk to you soon!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Thursday, October 30, 2014
It has been awhile since I have done a post.
I just find it hard to sit down and post during the
day with the babies here, but
the little one is asleep and the big one is watching
We have been busy with the "big" girl working on learning
our alphabet and numbers. I have a subscription on "ABC Mouse.com" and so far it it fantastic. Lorelai loves the games and songs and I think
she is doing really well with everything. You just can't sit around and wait for kindergarten anymore - as they expect the kids to know how to read when they enter kindergarten now - so, so different than it was when I taught. Anyway, we are working with her and we shall see how it goes.
I promised that I would add the pictures of the antique car
show that Dan and I went to the first part of the month - so here goes.....
One of my favorites
Our friend Neil
Our friends Carol and Neil
My guy standing by his favorite - a truck, of course!
One of my other favorites!
This is just a few of the cars -
there were over 200 cars at the show - two parking lots full!
It was fun to see all the different cars.
Two weeks ago they had the "pumpkin patch" in the circle
here in Lake Placid.
Not as big and fancy as some, but we got some
cute pictures of the girls.
Adalyn and Lorelai
Lorelai and her friend Kenzie
My little pumkin!
The girls with their pumpkins!
Ada with her pumpkin!
Well, I'll close for today.
We are suppose to have some really cool weather here
this weekend - lows in the low 40's and highs only in
the low 70's! Yippee!!!!!
Dan and I plan on going to a craft fair down in
Ft Myers so it should be a good day.
Hope you are having great weather
and I'll talk to you soon!
Monday, October 13, 2014
I am just heart broken.
Dan and I lost our sweet, beautiful
Samantha Ann a week ago.
It happened so quickly
and we just are
having such a
accepting that she is gone
I have never had a
dog that was as
much of a family member
as this sweet baby was.
She was our four legged baby
and you could never ask
for a better puppy.
I can not tell you how much we are going to
miss this sweet girl.
We love you Sammie Ann
and you will live
in our hearts forever.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Goodness, I don't like being sick!
Everyone around here has had colds - Ada started everyone
off coming down with a cold about three weeks ago.
Then Lorelai got it - followed very closely by
her momma, daddy, and me.
Dan was the last one to come down with it, but it
has hit him the hardest I think.
I went with Melissa last week when she took the girls to the
doctor - Ada also has an ear infection - so she is on
antibiotics. She should finish them up this week.
We all are on the up swing now - I still have a little bit of a stuffy nose, but Dan still has a horrible cough! We are getting better - guess it just takes time.
The girls had to go back to the doctor this week for their "wellness check" and poor little Ada had to get four shots while Lorelai had blood drawn and one shot. Melissa and I were so proud of Lorelai - she didn't cry at all when they drew her blood. We were both amazed, but she was such a trooper!
They are both growing sooooo fast!
Lorelai is 36" tall and weighs 32.8 pounds!
Talking up a storm and wants to
"do it meself".
(But she will let me "help")
Adalyn is 27" tall and weighs 22.1 pounds.
Not quite walking, but really close.
She is starting to let go of things when she
is "cruising" around on the furniture.
Don't think it will be long before I'll have TWO
Oh my goodness!!!!
They are both in overall good health -
(they still had a little bit of their colds and Ada's ear was
not completely well when we went back to
the doctor on Tuesday).
Other than all of us being sick, not much has been
We are thinking about going up to Dowling Park for the weekend NEXT week -
but we shall see. We don't know what we would do with the pups. We know that our friends that we would stay with wouldn't mind us bring the puppies, but we just feel funny taking them since Neil and Carol don't have any pets.
We would really like to get away for a weekend, but we shall see if we can figure something out.
Well, I don't have anything else to report - just wanted to check in and let you know that we are all doing okay.
Have a great weekend
(we have 70% chance of rain all weekend).
Looks like a quiet indoor weekend
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Well, here it is the first part of September
and I haven't posted anything since
July! I really have no excuse other than I can
not stand my new laptop computer.
I so wish we had not purchased it, it was not a
well thought out purchase, but I will now have to live with it
as it is too expensive to replace again.
I keep hoping that I will get used to it and I will start
liking it - but I really don't see that happening.
We shall see.
Anyway, other than that I really have no excuse for not posting.
We really have not done much around here - no new
projects going - just too hot (still) to do anything outside
and we don't have anything really planned for the
I spend the week keeping the little ones - they are both growing so darn fast!
It is hard to believe that Ada is almost 9 months old. She is crawling everywhere and pulling up. I think she might be an early walker, but I guess only time will tell for sure.
She does love to climb on everything and
followers her big sister around.
The picture above was taken about a month ago and she has grown
so much since then.
(I really need to be a better Nana and take more pictures of the little one).
Lorelai is growing by leaps and bounds also.
The pictures above were taken last week when we were in the backyard playing with bubbles.
She is talking so much more (and understandable instead of "Chinese").
They are both such sweet little ones but they do
keep us hopping during the week!
Now on to more mundane things -
we are having to replace the golf cart tires - they absolutely have
no tread left on them (the back tire had the belts showing this morning).
Dan has been saying for a couple of months that we were going to have a flat and end up stranded somewhere with the two girls. Not a good prospect - so he took two down today to have them replaced and then we will do the other two in a couple of months.
We did take a ride out when we had the super moon a couple of
weeks ago and I was able to get a few shots, even though it
was pretty cloudy.
Don't have much else to report -
hope you are having a great day!
Take care and I'll
try an talk to you soon!
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The last couple of weeks have been a little crazy.
Disclaimer: This post has a LOT of pictures of the two girls.
Let's start with last week.
Monday Lorelai had a make up swimming lesson.
(Please forgive the quality of the pictures - they were taken
with my phone)
Lorelai and Ms. Erin
Kick, kick, kick
She was not a real happy camper but she always did whatever
she was asked to do. She might be crying while she was
doing it, but she did do it.
Tuesday Dan had his second eye surgery. Both of the surgeries have
gone well and he no longer has to wear glasses at all - well,
he does need very low magnification glasses to read.
In fact, we just went to WalMart and got the lowest magnification
they had. So far, they have worked out well.
Wednesday was a "normal" day with the girls.
Playing in the family room.
Yo dude, what's up???
The little one is growing so darn fast!
Thursday, I had my eye appointment, so the girls were
picked up early.
The doctor's appointment went well.
The good news is I don't have cataracts therefore I don't need
surgery - but I do need much stronger glasses. I should
be getting the new ones this coming week.
Now, maybe I'll be able to read for longer than 15 minutes
without my eyes burning and tearing up.
Friday was Lorelai's final swimming lesson.
Not wrapped around Ms. Erin's neck -
just leaning over her arm.
She actually did much better. I don't know if she knew it was
her last lesson, but she didn't cry as much and seemed to
actually enjoy being in the water for the first time.
She still can't "swim" (she only had a week of lessons and those were not five days in a row), but she can "bob" under the water and
then grab the side and "monkey crawl" to the stairs.
She still needs more time to really get it, but
this was a beginning. Plus, she is only two.
We'll continue to work with her and
hopefully, next year, she will be able to
do more than just one week.
This week we have been back on our "normal" schedule.
We spent a lot of mornings outside in the pool.
It is just so hot we can't be outside in the afternoon.
(The temperatures have been 100 degrees or more every single day!)
My sweet, silly girl pouring water on her head.
Then there is my little
Look at those baby blues!
These two keep us hopping all week,
but they have also stolen our hearts.
And nap time is sooooo nice!!!
I am so looking forward to some cooler weather - and I'm
hoping that will happen in about six weeks. We should start to
have temperatures in the 80's in September.
There is a sure sign that cooler temperatures are not THAT
Next Sunday we'll be looking at some football.
Okay, it's only the Hall of Fame game - but it's a beginning.
The following Thursday is our first Thursday Night Football
broadcast - and yes, it's just pre-season - but it IS football.
That also should mean cooler weather is on the way.
We can only hope, right??
Hope all is going well with you that read this.
Have a super week!
Hugs to all!!!!