On A Personal Note January 18, 2011

On A Personal Note

This past month has been crazy!  Filled with the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Fortunately more of the good, than the bad and ugly.  We spent Christmas day traveling to Arizona to visit our middle son, Brian, and his family.  They had a new addition to the family 2 weeks before and we were anxious to kiss her cute cheeks!  Briley Nicole is beautiful and so good!  She joined big brother Crew – he is a bundle of energy and so much fun!!!.  We were able to stay about 9 days and thoroughly enjoyed our time with family.  There is nothing quite as rewarding as watching your children with their own little families and seeing the joy that it brings to them.  We have been very blessed with all of our boys and their families!  Wish we all lived closer, but it makes our time together that much sweeter!

On a different note – my father-in-law had a stroke last weekend.  It affected his left side and we were very concerned about his condition, but he is just stubborn enough to not have any of it!  He has made terrific progress and is currently in rehab.  My mother-in-law fell and broke her hip in November and is still doing rehab for that – so the two of them make quite a pair!  Nothing like these types of events to remind you how short life is and how quickly things can change.  We are grateful to still have them both around and hope to have them for years to come!

Still really struggling with the “blog thing” as opposed to the monthly newsletter – would love to hear your comments about which method you prefer.  On the plus side, I can write whenever I want to, I do not have limited space, and you can comment!  I know that some will never come to the blog however and want to stay in touch.  Thinking of doing a postcard every other month.  Would love to hear your thoughts…..

Have enjoyed your interaction on my blog – thanks so much!  Would love to hear things you would like to see me post…..Happy 2011 – hope it is going well for you all!