Welcome!! Grab a cup of coffee and visit with us! We hope you enjoy our story! (((HUGS)))

Welcome!! Grab a cup of coffee and visit with us! We hope you enjoy our story! (((HUGS)))

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Was it only 3 years ago wetook these pictures? And 4 years ago that Mary Anne survived pneumonia and ARDS only to bounce back to our loveable spunky gal.
And now she's gone...............
This was taken at the Lake in the Bunkhouse.

Me- "Mary Anne you are a nut!"
Mary Anne "What kind of nut?"
Me "Cashew!"
Mary Anne "Bless you!!!"
That was her favorite joke. We still say it to each other just to "hear" it again.

Oh the JOY of having her in my life. Even the cruel jealousy of her sisters and brothers and nieces and nephews could not steal that JOY! Here she's "giving the eyeball"!!

She loved us. And if she loved you, you were loved by every ounce of her being. She was fair and just. But when she was angry, and she could swear like a Sailor, you had it coming if you made her angry!

                                                  If I could only (((HUG))) her once more.

 SP looking pretty darn good here. Since she has a big health issue now she has aged more rapidly. SP is my sweet grumpy smarter than me friend of 28 years! :o)

I LOVE you Mary Anne! I thank God for you, He truly gifted me with the second half of your life, age 30 to 60. It was such happy years of my life!

 SP and the girls outside. She wanted to go in! ;o) Fresh air is good for us! Glasses are in a safe place so they don't get broken.
Just remembering today.
And spoiling SP as she eats ice cream, pizza, pop and coffee every day of vacation.
Life is short. (((HUG))) everyone!

God Bless (((HUGS)))

Friday, July 14, 2017

Trip number 2 to the Woods

 We arrived at 11 p.m. last Friday. (the 7th) Moses was very excited! He loves camping! Everything is set up now when we arrive. So they all had a snack and climbed into bed. They sleep in their clothes up here. We all do. Comfy tshirts, stretchy pants.

This is one of Noah's "funny" faces he likes to make. :o) He's not upset. He's such a goof with a wonderful sense of humor. Since he quit home therapy and started therapy at their location he's really blossomed! Jakie too!

 Julius sitting on the back pack he loves so no one else can take it! This is his "goofy" look where he tries to distract you from what he's up to!

 Pauly cute as a button but having a hard day. He's having a sedated MRI at the end of the month to see the effects autism is having on his brain.
He hates change. He's camped at the lake 2 years, stayed home 1 year, come here 1 year while it was chaos, and now to get him to accept the final result this is it, here now, may take a while.
When he gets home he's so cute, he walks from room to room checking if its still the same! LOL!

Mercy is just happy.
We found 2 incredible supplements that help her feel good! That is a gift from God and a miracle! She came to us addicted to Risperidone. We weaned her off. After we had her DNA checked they said Risperidone was one of the worst meds for her to tolerate. Last year she was on a supplement that I found and liked. She liked it too! This year her Dr called our old Psych who is super excellent with kids and meds. And he suggested the second supplement and a drug. I said lets just try the supplement first without the drug. It worked amazingly! Praise God! My baby is happy!
Now she follows her big Sissies copying everything they do! LOL! So cute!

That darn  cat! We brought her bigger cat cage from home up here. She never uses it at home anymore. We took the smaller cat cage home. We put her in it at home if we all have to leave the house, which is rare. The boys and Mercy LOVE this cat! They are so entertained by her! They like the dogs and pet them. But Violet excites them with her antics! (She does not excite me! LOL)

 Pauly sleeping in his little nest. He feels safe to sleep here. The big bunks make him nervous.

 Noah fast asleep in his big bottom bunk bed.

 Mosie sleeping in his trundle bed. He loves it. He peeks under Zay's curtain (left) and looks in his bed! LOL!

 Jacob was sitting up on his bottom bunk- Zay told him to lay down!

 Julius on his top bunk "pretending" he was (not!) sleeping!

 Miss Mercy in her bed on wheels that she rolls around the room and climbs in and out of just for fun!
She always covers her head when she sleeps. She stole Zay's blanket.

We got 2 new TVs. One for SP to watch her movies, movies that I don't allow the kids to watch. And a bigger one for us. They were really cheap at Walmart. We just play DVDs on them. Tom did get SP an antennae for hers to get a few channels. It rained here for 3 days and in that time Moses decided he likes TV now! LOL!
At home he watches signing time on TV with Samson. But not much else. Up here he hands us DVDs ordering us to put them in! The sun is out again so we tell him later! ;o)

Tom helping SP eat. As soon as we get here SP asks "What movie can I watch? When are we going to get ice cream and pizza?" So we look in the fridge to find something to tide her over until the ice cream store and the pizza place are open! I quick make a pot of coffee (decaf), her favorite!

Hope you are having as much fun as we are! (((HUGS))) God Bless!