Sunday, March 30, 2014

Roosevelt Lake

I have many wonderful memories of my childhood. Many of these memories were made at Roosevelt Lake. We'd go there every Spring Break. We'd camp, we'd fish, we'd play in the lake, drink soda, eat fish...MMM, what wonderful memories! We love to keep building those memories with the nieces and nephews too. So this year, since I was close, I took time to fly down to Arizona to spend some of Spring Break at the Lake!
 The kids flew kites!
Triesun loves to have pictures taken, and he's super cute!

 I love this photo of my beloved father. Nothing like being relaxed and at the lake!
Papa let all the kids play with waterdogs that the camp nearby gave to him. Of course it was at lunch time and they got perilously close to me and my lunch...ICK! I hate slimy things!
 Kaely was having a ball with hers! The poor tortured creatures!
 Papa and I fishing...brings back a LOT of memories! :-)
 Getting ready to head out for some boating fun with Cousin Jolynn's family!
 Chilling around the campfire...wonderful stories and time spent a night around the campfire!
 Nothing beats the beauty of an Arizona sunset.
 Papa getting ready to head out fishing. Many a bright and early morning I'd see this sight as I was the only one willing to get up that early to go fishing!
 But it paid off! Look at this beautiful black crappie that I caught! :-D This is one happy girl!!!
The grandkids love to hold up the fish for photos. I think it's SO cute!
I'm grateful that I was able to go down and spend this time with Bridgette's, Rudger's family and my beloved parents. I hope there are many, many, many more times like this developing such wonderful memories.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Being sick is not fun for anyone, but poor Adaline caught RSV. So for the last week, I've been helping Ruth with watching Cordelia while she took Adaline to the doctor and the hospitial.
It started out on Tuesday, when Ruth, Kelsie and I were together making strawberry jelly. Adaline was sick, and you could tell that she was not feeling well. She'd laid down to take a nap, and when she got up, her breathing was really labored. I told Ruth it that her breathing was too labored and that she should take Adaline to the doctor. I patted Adaline's back to try and break up some of the congestion because Ruth or Kelsie didn't have sinus/congestion medicine.
Ruth was able to get her into the doctor that evening but Adaline was breathing a lot better. Well, as life goes, she woke up in the middle of night having a very difficult time breathing, so they rushed her to the emergency room. When I woke up, I had two missed calls, so Cory brought Cordelia to me to watch while they were at the breathing unit at the hospital.
Adaline was diagnosed with RSV and Ruth and Cory have been watching to make sure that they keep her breathing under control, and watching Cordelia for any signs. Hopefully Cordelia will avoid getting sick and the ten days will pass quickly and Adaline will be better again.
I'm just grateful that I was nearby to help out.