Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Unexpected Issue and Baby Update

We had truck issues today while we were out exploring a new area. We had to be towed into Grand Prairie to get the truck to a repair shop. First time to ever ride in a tow truck!! We will be "truckless" for a couple of days. So thankful though for a nearby reliable service center.


Jenna left work a little early to pick us up. We grabbed some lunch and went to her house. Then I went to the doctor with her.

Her doctor said she will be induced this next Tuesday if the baby doesn't come before then.

Excited!



Monday, April 24, 2017

Camping and Baby Watch

We had perfect camping weather this past week. On Friday, we went to the Ft. Worth zoo with Jenna and Marlow.


Yesterday we drove home for the day. We went to church and had a birthday meal at Marilyn's for Rick's birthday coming up. We were glad that Justin, Keelie, and the kiddos could come for dinner as well. We drove back to Joe Pool last night. So glad we get to continue camping!

Still waiting on our baby. Jenna goes to the doctor tomorrow.


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Weekend

We had an Easter meal together Friday evening. All my family plus Marilyn and Rickie were there. We enjoyed a night egg hunt (FUN!). Then we shot off some leftover fireworks (MORE FUN!).

Saturday we attended a birthday party in McKinney for Kelle and Shawn's twins. That evening we had another meal at the house; Justin missed this one as he was on duty.

Today we celebrated Easter at church with Jared, Jenna and Marlow. After a quick lunch, they headed home.

Then Rick and I packed up the RV for a week of camping at Joe Pool.



Friday, April 14, 2017

The Grands
Can't get enough of these kiddos!

Jonah and Molly
Glory

Marlow
Molly

And one more to arrive in three weeks or less!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Anniversary in Heaven

Today is Mother and Daddy's anniversary. They were married 49 years before he died in 1990. She lived another 15 years. Love and miss you!

(1941)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Camping, Twins, a Broken Arm, and a Migraine

Rick and I took the RV over to Ray Roberts on Monday. We had such beautiful weather. We walked and spent a great deal of time outside.


Tuesday afternoon Justin called to tell us that we had twin calves born. That night they called to let us know that they had gone to an urgent care center; Glory had broken her left arm (scooter accident). We felt so sorry for her. She was able to smile some though when she got the news that it was a clean break that would require no surgery. Praise God!




On Wednesday we left the trailer at our campsite but came home for the day. Rick needed to check on the twins, and I had my ladies bible study that night at the house. We did, however, go back over to the park after it was over.

Thursday morning Keelie took Glory to get her cast.



At noon Rick and I decided since Justin was at the fire station on duty we had better go back to check on the calves. So glad we did. The momma cow had basically left one of the twins, and it was in bad shape. Marilyn and Rickie came to help us move the cow and both calves down to the pen where we could try to save it. So....we bought a bottle and milk to attempt bottle feedings. We have had cows for all our married life but this was a first for us.

Yesterday I woke up at 1:30 a.m. with a migraine. Throughout the early morning I took tylenol and a pain pill. After being very nauseous (throwing up!) all morning,  I went to the doctor around 11:00. After two injections and some meds, I FINALLY got some relief about 3:30 p.m.

Justin, Keelie and the kiddos spent the night in the RV last night, and then they brought it home this morning. This afternoon we got the garden planted. And as I journal this, both little calves are alive.

What a week!


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Cousins Reunited 

On Saturday, April 1, Jerry, Marilyn and I went to Cleburne, Texas to meet three of our cousins and their families. In February when we found out that one of our older cousins had passed away, Marilyn and I decided we would try to make contact with all of our living cousins on Daddy's side. You have to know that Daddy was the baby boy out of 11 siblings. Therefore, his oldest siblings already had children of their own when he was born. That makes for a gap between all of our first cousins!

Anyway, I found an old business card I had kept and started with that. After several phone calls and messages through Facebook, we were on a roll. Our oldest cousin's daughter-in-law helped set everything up. 

Uncle Eustice's (Daddy's older brother) family was thrilled that we had made contact and wanted to meet up with us. Mary Jo, the  middle lady, is our oldest living cousin at 89 years old. She came all the way from Michigan with her daughter to meet up with us. Jane came from Branson, Missouri. Jimmie Charles and several of his children came from Burnet, Texas.

Thanks to Marilyn and all her work, we shared ancestry information with them. It was a great day!