Thursday, December 31, 2015


 Christmas Week and A Recap of 2015

January
*Began 2nd year Participating in Quilting "Block of the Month"
*RV Trip to Joe Pool; Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

February
*Snow & Ice Days

March
*Girls' Trip to Phoenix
*RV Trips to Joe Pool and Ray Roberts
*Jenna & Jared sold their house

April
*NASCAR and RV
*Jenna & Jared announced their pregnant
*Jenna is selected/honored as one of the "DFW 100 Great Nurses" (Celebration held at the Meyerson in Dallas)

May
*RV Trips to Joe Pool and Ray Roberts

June
*Girls' Trip to Nashville
*NASCAR RV camping
*Jenna & Jared found out "It's a Girl!"
*MRI shows Rick's brain tumor has begun to grow

July
*4th Holiday Weekend/Fireworks Stand
*Family Trip to Lake Bob Sandlin
*Colorado Trip to ride ATVs (rode first day)

August
*Jenna & Jared moved into their newly purchased home
*RV Camping at Joe Pool
*Rick begins seeing a pain management doctor 

September
*Resigned from my part-time job
*Several baby showers for Jenna & Jared
*RV Camping trip to Colbert, Oklahoma
*RV Camping trip to Branson, Missouri
*Justin ordained as a deacon

October
*RV Camping at Joe Pool

November
*NASCAR and RV camping
*Jenna and Jared's anniversary -- 1 year
*An untraditional Thanksgiving
*RV Camping at Joe Pool as we prepared for "Marlow Mae" to arrive 

December 
*Marlow born on the 2nd
*Justin and Keelie announce they are having another baby
*Completed the Quilting "Block of the Month"
*Justin and Keelie's Anniversary -- 14 years
*Our Anniversary -- 38 years 
*Rick's brain tumor continues to grow; Dr. Mickey says time for surgery  
*Keelie's Christmas Girl Party
*Christmas

And Now....Here's to 2016!


Christmas Week











Monday, December 28, 2015

Our Crazy Texas Weather

Saw this today which perfectly describes our last few days here!


Our Christmas 

We had our Christmas on the 26th. It was Anja (15 months old) and Marlow's (3 weeks old) first Christmas.

We had a non-traditional meal and warm weather. It was in the 70s, and it was so muggy we had to turn on the air conditioner.

Didn't matter at all.....We had a great time celebrating together! Love my family!





Friday, December 25, 2015


Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Rick's Tumor

We had a very important MRI and doctor's visit this past Friday. We did not get the news we wanted but yet it was the news we were somewhat prepared to hear. Rick's brain tumor had grown even more since June. God and our doctor have delayed this for months, but the time has come. Surgery is now going to be required to attempt to remove as much of the tumor as possible. The doctor shot us straight on what is to be expected both during and post surgery. It is not an encouraging report at all. We know we are to trust that God has already gone before us and will carry us through this. We appreciate the prayers of our family and friends.


Another Baby!!

A week after Marlow was born, we were still with Jenna and Jared at their house. We got a text message from Justin and Keelie with a video attached. It was a video they had filmed as they let Jonah and Glory in on the announcement that they were getting a brother or sister! Rick and I will be blessed with another grandchild around August 2016.

Got to get another stocking on the mantel!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Our Baby!




Jenna was admitted and induced around 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2 due to low amniotic fluid. (Her due date was technically December 11.) Marlow Mae Hermann was born at 7:27 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and was 20 3/4 inches long. She is perfect, and we are all in love! Jared, Jenna, and Marlow are doing well.