Friday night was our weekly card game with my parents, and I am not sure what the deal is, but us gals just keep getting beat! haha...Truthfully though mom we are going to have to get our game on, because this is getting old. My stepdad is recovering from his surgery but is still out of breath pretty much no matter what he does. And now he is starting to have a problem swallowing. He has a doc appointment later today, so hopefully we can get some more answers. I am afraid the lung cancer may FINALLY be making it's ugly presence known. He was diagnosed 3 years ago this month and they gave him 4 months at the most to live. Guess he beat those odds now didn't he? Only proving in my opinion that no one knows the day or the time our souls are required but our God.
Sat. was a both a fun date time with my hubby, and a partial work day, haha. We went to lunch at Panera Bread and had a yummy bowl of soup, and then went and saw the movie Courageous. Let me just say if you get the chance... GO SEE THIS MOVIE!! It was wonderful. It is soo seldom of course that you get to see a movie where the Christians are the hero's and God's Word is freely preached, but on top of that the message of the movie's towards the responsibility of a father is totally right on . I'd love to get all of my sons to this movie....OH, and bring tissues, I cried through a great deal of it. After the movie we went to Home Depot as we needed to figure out a way to correct one of the few problems we have discovered after living in this house for a little over a year now. And that is the front porch. It has a patio cover on it. But it is one of those patio covers that is more for show than anything else as it is open and provides no real coverage from the sun, which is no big deal, but also from the rain, which is the problem...In the wintertime when it rains there is no protection at the front door. The door get wet, the welcome mat is wet, and therefore anyone coming in and out or just standing at the door is wet. Oh, and also tracking wet, sometimes muddy feet into the house. All not good. And if this wasn't enough of a dilemma, the porch itself was not put in right either as the water does not drain off it properly and there is an area where a LARGE puddle accumulates and sits. This happens even in the summertime etc., whenever I water my large Sega palm as well. And even if I could live with that, right on the other side of the puddle in the house, in the entry way of our home, we had to replace the floor boards and wood that were rotted from water when we were putting in the new tile. We wondered at the time WHERE the water had come from, but we know now... : ) The truth of the matter is what we REALLY needed to do is to tear out the porch and the cover and start over. But WAY too BIG of a project right now, and WAY too much money. Soooo, we came up with a brilliant solution I think. My hubby built somewhat of a ramp on the cover itself (up against the roof) and put in plastic ridged covers that drain off the end of the cover. It will work PERFECTLY for when it rains, and yet lets the sunlight through to the windows that are all around it. On top of that it was clear and you can't even really see it at all. It won't do anything for when I water my Sega Palm so I guess I can either move the palm somewhere else, or simply sweep the water off when I am done watering. Think I will do that for now....He got the whole thing completely done too, though it did take ALL of Sunday afternoon as well. We did not travel down to San Diego for church as my son wasn't there (still in Italy until Thursday) anyway, and this gave us the extra time. We turned our internet on and listened to our old pastor who you can always get live. It was a GREAT message as always.
Yesterday, I did a little sewing and ran a couple of errands and then headed over to my oldest son's house for dinner and to see the grands in their costumes before they headed out for a night of fun...I OF COURSE got some cute pictures. Here they are....
|Jeffie as Indiana Jones|
|Lindsey as a clown....LOOK at those eyelashes, sooo fun|
|A closer look|
|My sister Diane's grand daughter Priscilla as a darling little cow|
|The whole gang...minus Cody|
|Cody wasn't sure he wanted to be anything at all, haha|
|The girls love to "pose" They all looked soo cute!|
|And of course baby Sam as a tiger....he didn't go anywhere of course, but he was DARLING just the same!|
|He has soo got his mama's mouth, and it looks like he might have her big blue eyes too!|
|Pretty much the cutest tiger ever I am thinking...|
|His watching football outfit, haha|
|Right before his one month old check-up here....he looks soo big already, though he only weighs 8 pounds 13 ounces....a nice growth for just a month though.|
|Stole this picture too off of facebook just because I love it.....My oldest son's 3 sons....Evan, Jeffie & Cody|
Well now I decided to add on a few of our travelers....what a WONDERFUL trip this looks like it has been!! How blessed they are....Two more days till they are home....ENJOY
|I LOVE this! Tuscany..|
|How GORGEOUS is this??|
|Looks pretty perky for this meal doesn't he? haha |
|My son seems to be eating his way through this country, lol|
|Dream trip!! Her face says it all again...|