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  • A great time with the GC

    1/21/2017 11:15:03 PM, by MSLZZY

    I had a wonderful time with the GC, watching movies, playing games and keeping them entertained. I did all of DD's laundry, washed, folded an... Read more

  • Babysitting overnight

    1/20/2017 10:16:07 PM, by MSLZZY

    I left the office early so I could drive to DD's house to babysit the GC. I was running late but it didn't matter. The kids were so ready for... Read more

  • We Love You Drew

    1/19/2017 9:32:46 PM, by DEB2448

    This afternoon at 2:15, Drew entered into Paradise and Heaven has gained an amazing angel. Rest In Peace. Read more

  • Hold your horses!

    1/19/2017 7:43:16 PM, by MSLZZY

    Before you move to the "Sunshine State", as we were called years ago, remember that warmer temperatures can create fog. And it did in spade... Read more

  • Plenty of sun today

    1/19/2017 12:17:18 AM, by MSLZZY

    Lovely sunny day with lots of melting. Expecting fog in the morning but it has been a treat to have the January thaw. Spark a great Thursda... Read more

  • The ice that was

    1/17/2017 11:28:57 PM, by MSLZZY

    The day turned bright and sunny and reached 32 degrees. School started 2 hours late so the bus drivers would have an easier time getting th... Read more

  • The ice storm changed things

    1/16/2017 8:30:30 PM, by MSLZZY

    The freezing drizzle started before 6 am so the streets and sidewalks were too slick for driving or walking. It pays to take your time on d... Read more

  • January 15th Update on Drew

    1/15/2017 11:02:51 PM, by DEB2448

    Like normal I am just going to copy most of Heidis caring bridge post, as that way I do not get things wrong. I do still plan on sharing the res... Read more

  • A full afternoon by design

    1/15/2017 10:40:50 PM, by MSLZZY

    My slightly over-active mind has a min of it's own. Once it decides what to do, it is up to me to keep up. First I picked up the fallen branc... Read more

  • A mild January day

    1/14/2017 11:58:11 PM, by MSLZZY

    A rare mild day in January and the perfect time to get outside. DH and I had planned to clean out the barn and move the chicks out where th... Read more

  • In the Hospital Again

    1/13/2017 10:00:27 PM, by DEB2448

    In the next day or two I will share some more of the amazing make a wish trip, but todays news is not so good, part of this is from Heidis carin... Read more

  • Friday the 13th and oh, what a day!

    1/13/2017 8:54:03 PM, by MSLZZY

    I have really been feeling the pressure to get a lot done in the office but when it is Friday, the 13th, it seems like something has to go aw... Read more

  • One more day until the weekend

    1/12/2017 11:33:52 PM, by MSLZZY

    Need I say more? HUGS!... Read more

  • Disney World Day Three Part Two

    1/12/2017 8:27:32 PM, by DEB2448

    In the afternoon they did some of the activities at the Give Kids the World Village! Read more

  • Lots of sitting today

    1/11/2017 11:08:01 PM, by MSLZZY

    But at every break time, I walked the halls of the convention center. One, to break the monotony of a power point presentation and two, to st... Read more

  • Disney World Day Three Part One

    1/11/2017 8:19:53 PM, by DEB2448

    Day 3 (Friday) they spent the morning at Sea World. Read more

  • Tip top Tuesday

    1/11/2017 12:09:03 AM, by MSLZZY

    SIL has started a new office procedure with rules and expectations. Both the other secretary and I were a bit stunned but it is doable. We wi... Read more

  • Disney World Day Two Part Three

    1/10/2017 8:49:19 PM, by DEB2448

    Before I share the last of the photos from day two, I wanted to let you know that the last time I talked to Heidi, they had landed in Minneapol... Read more

  • The farewell

    1/9/2017 10:28:20 PM, by MSLZZY

    Those two youngsters took the parting well and DH and I did fine. It was very obvious that they had discussed this transition many, many ti... Read more

  • Disney World Day Two Part Two

    1/9/2017 8:47:52 PM, by DEB2448

    Heidi said that even though Drew did a lot of "boy" things, he liked meeting the princesses almost as much as Molly did! Read more

  • Missed blogging last night

    1/8/2017 10:44:46 PM, by MSLZZY

    It totally skipped my mind. We will be gone tomorrow morning to see College DS off to basic training. He says he is ready but I sense that ... Read more

  • Disney World Day Two Part One

    1/8/2017 8:22:49 PM, by DEB2448

    Day Two (Thursday) was Magic Kingdom day! ... Read more

  • Disney World Day One Part Three

    1/7/2017 9:43:19 PM, by DEB2448

    Heidi said that this park in Give Kids The World is right across the street from where they are staying! It sounds like they do the carousel-rid... Read more

  • One last night of entertainment

    1/6/2017 10:47:17 PM, by MSLZZY

    DS came home to play with the high school pep band tonight so we sat on the side of the gym where the band was playing so we could talk wit... Read more

  • Disney World Day One Part Two

    1/6/2017 9:22:41 PM, by DEB2448

    Today I am going to share some pictures of where they are staying in the "Give kids the world" village! Heidi said Drew was napping when she took... Read more

  • Yes, it is cold but I remember when..

    1/5/2017 10:56:15 PM, by MSLZZY

    our oldest son was born. That was the year when we had more than 30 days when the temperatures were below zero. We needed to replace our ol... Read more

  • Disney World Day One Part One

    1/5/2017 9:06:44 PM, by DEB2448

    Tuesday night they they went to Minneapolis and stayed in a Motel to be at the airport early Wednesday morning. These pictures are of the limo ri... Read more

  • Ready to sail away...

    1/4/2017 10:57:36 PM, by MSLZZY

    To a nice warm place but being land-locked in South Dakota, I think I will just wait out this cold snap. By Saturday, the worst should be ove... Read more

  • Even the cat enjoys the wood heat

    1/3/2017 11:38:18 PM, by MSLZZY

    Joker, pushing 15 years, has taken to retiring for the night in front of the register in the kitchen. It is warmer there that laying on our b... Read more

  • The wind and the cold-what a combination

    1/2/2017 10:30:40 PM, by MSLZZY

    The wind arrived first but now the cold has arrived too. Over day highs tomorrow will be 13 but the next 3 days will be colder. This blast wi... Read more

  • Happy New Year's Day!

    1/1/2017 11:18:22 PM, by MSLZZY

    We decided to take down the Christmas tree at church as everyone will be working the rest of the week and Saturday had too many commitments ... Read more

  • Ring out the Old! Ring in the New!

    12/31/2016 10:52:24 PM, by MSLZZY

    Happy New Year to one and all. As we close the books on 2016, think back to all the non scale victories of the past year. Lose the doubt an... Read more

  • Make a wish Reveal Party

    12/31/2016 10:39:11 PM, by DEB2448

    The make a wish reveal started yesterday at the Austin John Deere dealership. Drews favorite thing right now is farm equipment! They 1st gave Jos... Read more

  • Fun with the GC

    12/30/2016 11:26:55 PM, by MSLZZY

    Babysitting the GC tonight so not much Sparking but what a sweet way to pass the evening. It is SIL's birthday so he and DD are out on the to... Read more

  • Poor internet connection

    12/28/2016 11:39:53 PM, by MSLZZY

    Can't seem to stay on long without getting an error message. Will try again tomorrow.... Read more

  • ER Visit

    12/28/2016 8:44:34 PM, by DEB2448

    Last night Drew became very restless and was obviously experiencing more pain than he had been. His eye was really swollen this morning so they ... Read more

  • Blogging early

    12/27/2016 6:55:36 PM, by MSLZZY

    Missed blogging on Christmas but it was a wonderful day. We had rain off and on and acquired over a inch. Odd for December. Monday was spen... Read more

  • Merry Christmas Eve

    12/24/2016 10:06:51 PM, by MSLZZY

    A whirlwind day of preparations from changing the paraments at church, deep cleaning in the dining room, wrapping presents and making chick... Read more

  • Holiday baking

    12/23/2016 11:28:57 PM, by MSLZZY

    The last batch of raisin cookies are done. The first batch of bread is coming out of the oven and the last 3 loaves go in now. The laundry ... Read more

  • DS and his wife are here

    12/22/2016 11:26:52 PM, by MSLZZY

    The cats are happy and officially their responsibility. Just hope those 2 know how lucky there are (the cats, of course). I think the huma... Read more

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