Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Finding Hope

I hope you can take a minute to watch this inspiring video. It helped me to remember...

My Volleyball Princess and her brother

V and I enjoyed attending one of Madison's volleyball games.
It is amazing how the smell of a gym is the same no matter where you are, or if you are in a new school or an old one.
And the athletes smell the same too.
The opposing team is in the background. They shudder and hide their faces every time Madison got to hit the ball. Her serves gave her team the win!

Madison's biggest fan is her brother, Jack.
Stay tuned for more entertainment from Jack.

Isn't she so innocent and beautiful!! Oh, I love her!
Madi gives her ALL for the team!

While the teams were in a huddle, Jack performed "the worm" for us.

Isn't this the cutest bottom you have ever seen (or pinched?).
The Killer Serve!
I love you sweet grandkids!

What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas

Dr. Ronald Shelley, the Sr. partner of
Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry
and my friend.

Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry attended a seminar given by Dr. Paul Homoly. As usual, we were well taught and learned much. The knowledge can be given in the dental world, and also in our personal lives. Here are just a few faces that gave me joy over the weekend. (The sad faces are not shown, as cameras in a casino are frowned upon.....)

The gang that attended.

Dr. Paul Homoly and Dr. Dustin Putnam.
Dr. Homoly joined our office for lunch.

Michele, Carol and Kristina.
What wonderful friends, who will last a life time!

The Dr.s treated us to a dinner at Margaritaville.
Trisha brought a friend from high school.
Carol, Dr. Putnam and Tawnya
We were celebrating September birthdays...
Why isn't Kristina in the picture with us?
Brenda and Tawnya

Dr. Fellner.
He is one of the greatest men I know! What an inspiration!

Dr. Putnam and my buddy Amanda.
Amanda and I assist Dr. Shelley at work.
We make a great team! (did you know she reads minds?)
Dr. Shelley, my boss, my friend, my mentor, and my spiritual inspiration and conscience to do what is right. (Even when I don't want to!)

There are many photos, but these were some highlights for me.
I am sure Dr. Shelley has plenty of "evidence" to blackmail us for the rest of our lives with his photos and video.
Remember Dr. Shelley... I love you, I love you, I love you.... as a boss friend (really Darlene, that is all it is!!!!)

Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11=60 years old today

My best friend, in the world and throughout eternity, turned 60 years old today. He started his typical work day.... very early. He and his carpool buddy, Dave spent the morning and the evening together as they chatted to and from work. (Tonight Dave shared with me that he and V have spent 480,000 miles together in distance, and 2 years in time together!) Dave has spent more time with my friend than I have, during busy weeks. And if I couldn't be with him, I will be eternally grateful that Dave could. What a wonderful man to be buddies with.

My best friend chose me over 40 years ago. He was 19 years old when he put a ring on my finger. What was he thinking!!! We were so young... and now we are a little older, a little wiser, and still very much in love. In fact, it has gotten better as the years pass, and the children have grown and left the nest. It is just the two of us. We can talk, and not whisper so little ears won't hear. We can eat in the living room and not worry that we are setting a bad example to those who were never allowed to do that. We can stay up late, and sleep in. And wake in each others arms. We can spend hours and hours together, and never have to say a thing. We can look at each other, and burst out laughing, because we know what the other one is thinking, and the wonderful fact that "they get it!"

This evening we spent with friends and family laughing and celebrating this wonderful man. (I learned something new about him... I didn't know he liked Red Lobster) Thanks to those who took time to celebrate with us tonight. And we missed those who couldn't make it.

I could go on and on.... for there is no end to the goodness of my best friend., my love, my reason for breathing. Just know how very much I love him. \

Happy 60th Birthday Varce.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rug Braiding

In the beginning:
I enjoyed a Saturday in Pine, Arizona, with Nikki and learned how to weave/braid rag rugs. We had so much fun and we were so excited to make rag rugs, similuar to what Grandma Walters made. The longer I worked on mine, the more I wished I had chosen additional colors to add. So I purchased some black, cut the strips of fabric, undid most of what I had done, and added the black. I liked the look of it much better.

I hadn't thought much about leaving the loom outside the RV, as I had put it up on top of 2 chairs. I (how silly of me) thought it would be ok, and Nikki and I went inside and had a good nights sleep.
The next morning the loom was fine. We took our dogs on a short walk, about 20 minutes, and when we returned, we found our little squirrel had visited our camp, and enjoyed munching on the warp of my rug! The rascal also had chewed a long strip of fabric and it was no where to be found.
The rug was not turning out as well as I had hoped, so I was forced to cut all the warp off the loom and start, yet again, my rug. Well, a week later it was completed, and it still a "beginners" rug. But what a story it tells!

My world is full of squirrels

Last week my clothesline was eaten by a little "beasty". I am sure the nest it lives in is well decorated with soft cotton twine. I was inside the RV to take this photo.

Turn on your sound. The first little "barks" you hear are the squirrel..... Then you can hear Zoey as she patiently sat and watched our camp being attacked. But Zoey didn't go after the squirrel. I was surprised! I kept thinking Cash and Connor would love this!!

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