New Family Photos

My eldest Shawna and her new beau; isn't she beautiful?

My eldest Shawna and her new beau; isn’t she beautiful?

 

 

Emily Grace and Christopher James; her babies

Emily Grace and Christopher James; her babies

 

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My youngest beauty, Sara Jayne with one of her many hair coloring jobs.

My youngest beauty, Sara Jayne with one of her many hair coloring jobs.

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Us three girls and one of the few photos that you will ever see of me, lol!

Us three girls and one of the few photos that you will ever see of me, lol!

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My second child; son Blaine and his wife Cait.  Another gorgeous couple if I do say so myself :)

My second child; son Blaine and his wife Cait. Another gorgeous couple if I do say so myself :)

 

If you are wondering about the tat's:  that's a Gaelic cross  in the center and the Serenity Prayer on his shoulder

If you are wondering about the tat’s: that’s a Gaelic cross in the center and the Serenity Prayer on his shoulder

 

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Their eldest son Trenton is in the yellow tank top; with cousins Emily and CJ and someone I don't know.

Their eldest son Trenton is in the yellow tank top; with cousins Emily and CJ and someone I don’t know.

LIlly Jo

LIlly Jo

Hayden Ray

Hayden Ray

Twin love

Twin love

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As Neil Diamond sang “Hello Again, Hello!” To All American Heroes; Home and Abroad!!

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It is been quite some time since I’ve had the energy/inspiration to write.  I wanted to say hello to you all and wish you a happy holiday weekend, even though it is now almost over.  I was watching movies today while laying around on the couch ( seems to be a daily thing of late ) and I said to Mark that I didn’t know why I started watching one movie in particular because it always tares me up every time I see it; Ladder 49.  I’m sure many of you know what I’m talking about but, for those of you who don’t, it has a stellar cast led by one of my favorite actors – large_An6ECPfiWWlh6k412QyTwr1WLjs (1)John Travolta – and chronicles the life of firemen at one particular fire station.  The main focus of the story is on John and Joaquin Phoenix’s characters.  I’ve watched it enough times to know how it ends but not enough to remember the journey between start and finish.

Now I remember why I don’t ever watch it when I see it’s on; I balled my eyes out through the majority of it and ended up with a head ache!

But, having said all that, it did remind me that I need to be more vigilant about honoring the everyday American heroes that are walking our streets night and day with only one goal; the saving of lives.  I have seen it and experienced it personally more than once; Mark has told me; my children, brothers, parents, cousins, friends…

No one that I know has come through this life without having been touched by one of these heroes whether it be Police, Fire Rescue, EMT, Nurse, Doctor, etc.  The list goes on and on.

So, in addition to my usual Military Honors given throughout the year, I want to add all of you Everyday American’s who are also our heroes and deserving of the same level of respect that we give the military.

Those of you who have personally touched my life and those of my family, a special thank you goes out to you with every blessing of God bestowed upon you and yours!!

Peace and love,  Terri

 

PS:  BTW I consider my cyber friends out there who have been so supportive and loyal to be my heroes also.  There are many days that I would not have made it through had it not been for your kindness and love!!  Cyber buddies, sweeties, and baby girls: I love each and every one of you!!!!  xxxxxxxxxxxx

Some New Pictures to Share

Hi everyone!  My hand is healing slowly and it still is hard to type but I thought I had better jump on here and let you know that I am alive, lol..  I’ve been doing well with my sales at the local hand made  shop, yippee!  I even had a commission for a candle holder to encase the large sized Yankee candle order and she was so thrilled with it that she promised to be back for more.  Lucky me, I have recently had the pleasure of shingles for the second time :(

Please say a prayer for my eldest brother, Kevin, the one with cancer.  He has been in the hospital for a week now.  He went in with pneumonia, original diagnosis, but now they can’t figure out why he is so sick.

I have some new pic’s of the grandkids and the latest masterpieces I’ve created, also a few that are still not quite finished.  I’m most proud of my owls, my new style of dragons and the one for Sara to give her boyfriend for his birthday..  :)  Much love and many blessings to you all!!  Terri

First for family bragging:

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Next for the Artist in me:

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Quick Update

I had surgery on my hand a week and a half ago, so typing isn’t very easy right now.  I had “trigger finger” in my thumb and it was causing me all kinds of problems but the surgeon said that he has never had anyone come back a second time after having this procedure done.

I was also on one of my MS sleeping jags again too.  Last week, I believe, I averaged being awake for maybe a total of 4 hours each day :(  I’m hoping that’s coming to an end, although I have been fighting to stay awake several times today.

I know, through the grapevine, that my brother finished up with all of his chemo for now.  Praying it worked.

Dad and mom have been back from Florida for about a month now, both are doing good.

Mark had a new ultra-sound done and it showed some improvement in the inflammation of his heart.  We figured that was probably due majorly to his now working.  Mom said that will make him harder than ever to control and I agreed.  I catch him doing things that he shouldn’t be often and have to remind him that he can’t do anything he wants to anymore.  Today I had a can-nip fit about him carrying a TV in from the Jeep.  He was pretty winded when he was done and I think he realized I was right ;)

The twins are both well over 7 lbs. each now and doing great!

Looking forward to my other two babies (Emily and Christopher) coming over to spend some time with grandma and papaw in the next couple of weeks.  Emily was on the A Honor Roll last semester!!!  I was so proud of her.

That’s about all my hand can take for now.

Peace, love and blessings to you all,  Terri

Best Man

Best Man

Time Running Out

Game of the Life

And Three Became Five

Once there had been three
grandchildren to me
But now, man alive
the three became five!

On April 25th, my son and his wife had twins!!  A boy, Hayden Ray, and a girl, Lillian Jo.  Both are healthy (over 5.5 lbs each), although Lilly Jo was breach and broke her collarbone on the way out :( but is now moving her arm like nothing ever happened.  After all of the depressing news we’ve had over the last 6-9 months, this is a much needed breath of fresh air.  Here are some picture collages I made of our darling beauties!

Love and hugs to all, Terri

Grandpa Fred, Hayden, Lilly and Mom (Cait)

Grandpa Fred, Hayden, Lilly and Mom (Cait)

Daddy (Blaine) with his babies

Daddy (Blaine) with his babies

Mom, big brother (Trenton), Daddy, cousins (Emily & Christopher)

Mom, big brother (Trenton), Daddy, cousins (Emily & Christopher)

My eldest two (Shawna & Blaine), grandchildren (Emily, Christopher, Trenton, Lilly Jo and Hayden Ray

My eldest two (Shawna & Blaine), grandchildren (Emily, Christopher, Trenton, Lilly Jo and Hayden Ray

Big brother gives mom and dad thumbs up on his new brother and sister!  How adorable can you get?  I have some beautiful family, if I do say so myself :)

Big brother gives mom and dad thumbs up on his new brother and sister! How adorable can you get? I have some beautiful family, if I do say so myself :)

An Honor Due and Some Food for Thought

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Killing Shot

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Military Honor Day Today

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