Crinkled Oranges

Friday, April 28, 2017

The last few

days have all blended together.

Last night I was up until 3 am working on a photo project for Lydia's graduation.   In order to do it, I've had to organize all my photos, and it has been quite a project considering the number of times my computer has crashed and photos been imported and exported.   I plan to scan in all of the old photos from my albums and store them in a cloud and on thumb drives, so I don't have to do it again.

Thursday night I went to ER with my niece, Britt, with kidney stones.  She was in so much pain, and we were so glad once they figured out what it was and were able to control the pain.  She called me instead of her mom, because Lynn can't really leave Gary alone anymore.

He continues to fall and seems to be getting weaker.  It makes me heartsick.  He's bounced back several times, so I'm hoping that happens again.  He has faced this challenge of Parkinson's so gracefully, but I know it has been so hard for him.

I feel so blessed that I have been able to spend time working on his history with him.  It has been a very sweet time for me. We have been hanging out in the little room off the bedroom most of the time. We have made progress, but there are still many pictures to add and edits to be made.

Gary's brother in law, Bruce, snapped these pictures of us a few weeks ago when he saw us.  (They are staying with Gary and Lynn while they prepare to move back to California).  

 Life is so fragile, 
full of love, wonder, and sorrow
and priceless.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Throwback Tuesday -- Happy Birthday, Natalie!

 I'm going through old photos and scanned in these 1999 birthday photos of Natalie.

I thought I would throw in this picture of Tiffany cleaning out her ears the same year.

Here are photos from in 2002 before we replaced her bedroom door.  This is what it looked like before we installed a nice new white one.

Today we went to Carrabas for lunch and then came home and "seriously considered vegging" by watching two movies.

We love you Natalie!

Monday, April 24, 2017

We finished

up the school year with our BYU Young Single Adult Ward.   I wasn't prepared feel as emotional as I was.  It is the last time we will probably see these students, and the bishopric Gary was a counselor to was replaced.  We have really enjoyed our association with the members of the bishopric. We have made new friends that we never would have had a chance to know.  I continue to be amazed at how selfless people are who give everything in their church callings.  I am still serving as the stake communications specialist and we don't know yet where Gary will be serving, but we will continue serving there for 4 more years.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Well . . .

Since my oven has been dead since Easter (thanks Roylance's for cooking 3 pans of rolls for me), I've had an excuse not to bake for a week.  So we had crepes for Natalie's birthday dinner tonight.  

Saturday, April 22, 2017

It's been a very tiring day.

We started out at 8:30 am and finished by 8:30 pm.  We wouldn't have gotten nearly as much done without Jackson's help.  We enlisted him to help move the cement rims from where the tree was, but then he volunteered to come out and help Gary get the roots out.

He even proudly showed me big worm he found.