Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Birthday to Brian!

Happy birthday to my brother.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Check up!

Terry had a visit with the doctor Monday. There wasn't much change in anything. Terry tells the doctor how he feels, she views the report of the blood draw and checks for any other physical signs of change. The paper work shows that things are about the same as they were two months ago, just after his treatments. He feels about the same. So, even though this is the same news, I suppose we can call this good news. We will just keep on keepin' on. His next appointment is in October, so we'll update again after that appointment.

Sunday, July 19, 2009



Thursday, July 16, 2009


"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
Terry is my world! I am so grateful for him.
We took Terry to lunch and bought him a new phone. We have plans for the purchase of some truck signs too, but need more info before we can do that. He was able to relax a little and we had a nice day. Then back to work the next day! That's how life goes.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Summerfest 2009

Saturday was filled with heat and festivities. Royal City community days seemed a success from where we were standing. We had a few participants...

Anthony is riding his bike with the primary kids. This was his last year for that opportunity, because he will be out of primary in May.
Connor and Chase are shown here, playing in the HS marching band. We can see Connor fairly easily. Chase is right beside him, but kind of behind him in the photo. It's pretty hard to find your kids in the band when they are marching, all wearing the same outfit, and your looking through a 2 inch screen that you can hardly see because your eyes are not as sharp as they used to be. (Suddenly I'm reminded of a sign I have in my kitchen, that Terry gave me for Mother's Day - There will be a $5.00 charge for whining!)
BrittanyJo is here, walking with the middle school band. It's easier to see her, because they are not wearing any hats (or whatever those things are officially called) and I can see the drums fairly easily. So, she's in the back with a drum.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Day!

Happy Birthday to Adena and to Thaoe!

Saturday, July 4, 2009


A notion, a nation, a complete separation;
The former one, becoming now two.
With the U.S. independent from Great Britain
She could do as she wished to do.

The colonies going on their own, and alone
Was a prospect several did dread.
Most in favor, though a few were opposed
To the recent revolution and bloodshed.

But young and growing we started out,
With bandages on both of our knees,
Plowing ahead and plowing the ground,
And making homes from the fresh fallen trees.

The years went by, the work was hard,
And a problem was beginning to start.
A sickness then grew from down in our bowels,
Which spread to rend our young heart.

The North went free, the South was slave.
Abe Lincoln would even the score.
Could one man own another man? No!
Decided by our own Civil War.

More bandages were sorely needed
To heal the young nation thusly dealt.
The Yank and the Reb came together then,
No matter the difference once felt.

With conquering spirits the pioneers spread,
And invented, and overcame, and progressed,
And created a warm hospitable place,
To welcome and employ the oppressed.

Into open arms came the immigrants.
Each one from his past culture brought
A way of life and of being,
To form this great melting pot.

We too are the ingredients in this mixture,
Bringing to our nation, now more mature,
A diversity, an addition, and a compliment,
By each doing our part as before.

Now life's not as hard in many respects.
We can travel in less than an hour
What our father's past, toiled a day and a half
As they went by their own muscle power.

Our lives and jobs and businesses are blessed,
As we continue in this nation to grow
By the good deeds of others we remember today,
And may a deep gratitude show...

Not only today, but forever,
For those heroes, who in every way,
Assured that we, in peace, may assemble
To celebrate In-de-pend-ence Day.

That we too, recognize God in this land of ours,
A continuing blessing to give
To all of us who are the fortunate ones,
That in the U.S. get to live.

So a Patriot, a Citizen we must be proud to be,
An American, each one, through and through,
With love of God and of life and of land,
Independent, and free to be you.

Written by Terry, for July 1995 celebration.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Look what I got!

Happy Birthday to me!
Terry had to go to Quincy Wednesday, and came home with a surprise.
He purchased a birthday cake and icecream. The cake even has my name on it !!!! :) It was so pretty and exciting.

He also got a gift or gifts for me. They are so awesome.

Each represents a member of our family. (There is one more he had to order, because they didn't have it in stock.) It is so cool. What a great gift!!!!!

(BJo was the photographer today!)