Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Tracie!!!!

Gimme a "F"!
Gimme a "O"!
Gimme a "R"!
Gimme a "T"!
Gimme a "Y"!
Gimme a "ONE"!
What's that spell?????

Hope you have a great birthday!!! Pig out, relax, and enjoy!!

Love Ya!!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sunny California

I just looked at the forecast on my homepage that shows both Chino and Poplar Grove, we are only about 12 degrees apart and both are rainy!!!
You had better get out your long underwear and mittens...
you people just might die of frost bite!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

WE ARE #1!!!

It's official...Team Cale was the number one team having raised the most money for our walk in October. Our grand total was.....$3,300!!! Every single one of our team members are in the top 20 for individual donations (there were a total of 209 walkers)!! The entire walk raised a total of $36,090 which was just shy of the $40,000 that they were shooting for. Not bad if I do say so myself. This walk was for the year we are looking at doing the one for the JDRF. I just hope that everyone is as gracious as they were this year!! THANK YOU!!!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Little Pat

This is Ryan at the nursing home on Thanksgiving running around saying he was Daddy. IS HE EVER!!! This child has a stubborn streak that could choke a horse. He is always saying "I can do it myself" (I heard you love it Nonnie!) - which is fine and dandy, but god forbid you ask if he needs any help - he'll bite your head off. He is very adamant about what he believes to be true. If he asked you what color the sky was and you replied blue, he would say it was red and NOT BACK DOWN!!! (Auntie Lauren, remember the violin??) And to top it all off, Pat thinks it is hilarious!!!! Try dealing with it all day! Oh and he never backs down from a scuffle with Cale. He will fight it out ( how someone else I know was years ago...banned for life from the Gambler - TWICE). Lord help me when he is a teenager. I think by then Jack Daniels may be my best friend (and sadly his too!!)
I just need to always think about how he looks when he is sleeping (charging his battery as my dad says) and how cute he is and cuddly (not to mention quiet).

Monday, December 1, 2008

To those of you in California

On Thanksgiving, my parents, Lauren, Steven, Kevin and my family (Danny and Chris were at her parent's house for the holiday) went to the nursing home to visit Grandma. IT WAS A VERY GOOD DAY FOR HER!! She was very alert, knew everyone that was there (my Dad told us when we got there that when they arrived she said "Kevin, it's good to see you") and seemed very happy overall. She was talking and laughing with us (although she did get confused at times and did repeat herself.) It was so good to see her that way and I wanted to share it with all of you.

In my previous visits to see Grandma, she was very tired and didn't always know who was there. She would fall asleep alot and would only really eat breakfast. However, give her some ice cream or coffee and she is all over it!!! She had 3 cups of coffee over the 1-1/2 hours that we were visiting on Thursday and loved every sip of it!! She actually moaned with pleasure after almost every sip!!

Eventually, she started to get tired and we knew it was time to leave. She was falling asleep as my Dad was wheeling her back towards the nurses station. But she lasted well over an hour and that was great!!!