Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Almost One!

Keelie took this today at the park. Precious Molly is soon to be one year old. Unbelievable!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Baby Jackson's Testing

Today, Jenna and I took Jackson to Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth for a second round of testing on his enlarged kidney. The first test included a sonogram with lots of pictures. He was awake and charmed the technician.

His second test was much more involved. He got two IVs and a catheter.  They ran fluid through him to watch for kidney reflux; this was for 30 minutes. Then they gave him a diuretic and watched for another 30 minutes. Can you imagine an hour long test with a little one on this table? Fortunately, he had enjoyed a little “extra” in his bottle and slept through the procedure.

We won’t get the results for another ten days or so. But he seems to be doing great and is so adorable!

P.S. Have I said lately how much we love Joe Pool Lake? It is such a nice camping area and five minutes from Jared and Jenna’s house.

Sunday, July 30, 2017


After church today, we left for Joe Pool Lake for a week. I  prefer to pull the RV on Sundays if at all possible; the traffic is less hectic and crazy. I'll be going with Jenna to medical appointments for Jackson, and then Marlow gets tubes in her ears on Friday. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Our July Birthdays

My birthday was on Tuesday, July 25. Marilyn and I began celebrating though on Monday. She had to go to Plano for a follow-up appointment at Key Whitman. So we took the opportunity to eat down there. I picked Pappadeaux’s Seafood. We shared a platter. This was MY half!

 On Tuesday, Marilyn and I went to play. No shopping for this girl! She later cooked a birthday dinner for me that included cake and homemade ice cream. Because Justin was off duty, he, Keelie, and the kids got to come.

Then we began celebrating Jerry's big 70th birthday! 

On Thursday, Marilyn and I talked him into going with us to do some historical stuff. First, we went to a site where “The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas" occurred. It seems through Marilyn’s research she discovered we had an ancestor to be hung there. 

Next, we went to a very old cemetery where our great-great-great grandparents are buried.

Today, Marilyn and I cooked dinner for Jerry. He had chosen homemade peach cobbler and ice cream for dessert. Let me just say Marilyn makes a fabulous cobbler!

Next up in one week ---- her birthday!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Jared's Grandmother 

This picture is to be treasured!

Jared's grandmother, "Nin," is holding Jackson (11 weeks old) with Marlow (19 months old) looking on. Jared and Jenna had picked up dinner that evening and taken it over to her house so they could visit. That was on Thursday, July 13. 

She died Tuesday, the 18th. She was sharp as a tack but her 92-year-old body gave out. We are so glad we got to know her.