Thankful Thursday

Okay so my sis began a wellness wednesday post that really inspired me. I really wanted to jump on the bandwagon but I feel that I am completely exhausted on every level that I don't have the energy to put into it. Being thankful comes a whole lot easier to me, these days especially, so I decided I would join momma with her thankful thursdays! So here goes....
Today I am Thankful for one of my very best friends....
Kari Kellenaers Gottschling!
She has been such a loyal friend since 5th Grade
and though we don't see each other very often
I know that know matter what is going on in her life, or mine,
she will always be there for me when I need her!
Thank You Kari Lou for your loyalty, honesty, for all your advice, care and concern, and especially for your treasured friendship.
Happy Birthday Bagonia I hope you had a beautiful day!!!!!!!
I'm sorry that I didn't call you today :(


Baby Presley Timmons

Welcome to the world sweet little Presley LaRen
7lb 7oz
20 inches
We love you sweet pea!!!!
Congrats Mandy and Scott!

The four-some at our best :)

Thanks girls, for your loyal friendship!!!!!


Tribute to Baby "boy" Feigy

The metamorphosis of the butterfly is a powerful symbol in so many ways for us when we are grieving. They are the beautiful tiny spark of life that came to us, lighted in our lives for a too brief moment before fluttering away. They are the hope that the transformation that loss brings into our life, can result in something different, something beautiful. We may not be the same at the end of our journey, but we have grown, we are able to see things that we could not before. They are the hope that we may swallow that butterfly soul searching for us, and hold a baby in our bodies and in our arms once more.
"All our Hopes and Dreams, now carried on Butterfly wings..."

"As a butterfly graces our lives with one moment's fragile beauty, so too has your baby's presence blessed you, and those that surround you with his short life, and unique spirit. May you find peace, and joy with each butterfly that passes, knowing that your baby lives on in the hearts of all he touched."
I love you guys!!!!!


You Say it's Your Birthday, It's My Birthday Too!!!!

A friend for life I always knew,
Look at us now, how time flew.

Barbie and the Rockers, playing house
Spying on our sisters, quiet as a mouse.

Skateborading down hills, flying off swings
what wonderful memories pain can bring.

Dressing the same, we are such a great team
A huge eyeball did you say you dream?

Laughing so hard, getting beaten with socks
I get folded in the hide-a-bed and somehow it locks.

Dances, boyfriends, fighting over the phone
Drivers Ed, you hit a cone!

Getting our license, you got a better score
but flunking that permit test we can never ignore!

Driving like a granny, very opposite of me
Somethings in life we never did agree :)

Forgotten hammer, what do we do?
spankings, hmmm.... we have had a few.

Getting older, sharing a room
Jon Bon Jovi was my doom!

Meeting new people, having a blast
then you wore that big purple cast.

California and Mexico, all the places we should go
Falling off stools, tires blow outs, with our luck you never know!

Volleyball every Thursday nights
Play until there are no lights.

Cover for me, I'll cover for you
I get caught, what else is new!

Hard Core, Corona, even a Bud Light
head in the toilet, what a great sight!

So many good times, You are a true best friend
with great thanks to you I send!

You have helped me through so many things
with the care your heart always brings.

I want you to know, I will always be here
I know our souls will forever stay near.

I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day
as you have meant, dear sister of mine, to me along the way!
I love you sooooo very much and cherish the memories we have made through our journey together in this crazy life.
Thank you for all that you bring to my world I am truly blessed to have such an amazing twin sister!

Happy Birthday!!!!

Day 2 of the 3-Day

The mini cheering section

Great Job Team Juanita....
Only two more miles to go!!!!!!
"I am walking for my girls"
more of the cheering squad
Grandpa responded with this in a prior post. It touched me so much and I thought it deserved it's own post. Thank you for sharing Grandpa!

Grandma was such an unassuming little lady, living her life in what she considered a small way doing what she could and never looking for accolades. In the 10 years since her death I think she must be dumbfounded at all the notoriety she has received each year in the past 3 years as family members have labored to keep her memory alive. In a small way she has become famous because of the signs with her picture on them studding the 60 mile walk for the last 3 years. As I sit or stand on the curb cheering the walkers on I hear people say "Oh I remember that sign from last year" or they say "Oh, I remember that name "Juanita" from last year". And each year for 3 years in a row our family has had 2 family members walking 60 miles in three days in Juanita's name. In that way she is not forgotten. And each year our two walkers have each exceeded the dollar amount they pledged to raise. Three years ago it was 2 of my granddaughters, Cory Decker and Jessamyn Rundio who walked and exceeded their dollar pledge and the last 2 years it has been Kenneth Grove and Kimberly Turgesen my son and daugher who have exceeded their pledge each year totaling in excess of $5,000 in 2 years time toward a cure for breast cancer. And members of the Grove and Turgesen family line the streets to cheer them on. Even our new born babies are there in their carriers to hear the cheers for their great grandma who will not be forgotten even by them as this story is told to them down through the years. I am exceedingly proud of my family. They say there will be no tears in Heaven but I could almost bet that Grandma Juanita is shedding a few tears of happiness as she looks down on the scene.
~Grandpa GG