Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day !!

I can hardly believe that it has been almost a month since I have posted anything.  I will admit that it's been a long month with too many changes.  It was really difficult losing our Cole, he was such a part of our family, and to be quite honest, I didn't expect it to be so hard.  I think that after losing my mom in October, it just knocked me down.  We also had a few projects going on, so I just didn't have a chance to get to everything I wanted to do.  But, I really did miss all of you!

I'll just share a little of the blessings I had last month.  My daughter sent these gorgeous flowers the day that Cole passed away...loved them!


On the same day, a sweet friend stopped by to bring me a beautiful pot of Mums, and this cute little, Willow Tree figurine of a dog.  She had no idea that Cole had passed, she knew he wasn't doing well, but didn't realize that we had put him to sleep that very day...tender mercies.


In April, Bob and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary!!  We had planned on going to Arizona, just to get out of the cold, but we both felt like like sticking closer to home this year.  Instead, we took a long day trip, and anyone who knows me well, knows how much I love a good day trip.  We decided to go have lunch at a sweet little grill about 70 miles from home, in Spencer, Idaho...it was wonderful!  But before we went to lunch we decided to go to, Lima, Montana, which is just up the road from Spencer.  I won't lie, there's not much in Lima, it's a very small, very quaint and quiet little town.  Forty Years ago a good friend of my husbands passed away and was buried there, So we decided we would go to the cemetery to see if we could find his grave site.  Despite it being such a long time ago, we drove right to it!  


I know it's kind of strange, but I love to go look around old cemeteries, actually any cemetery,  I think it's so interesting to see the different headstones and think about the folks buried there and what their lives were like, I find it to be very peaceful and comforting.  While we were walking around, we ran across a headstone of one of my husband's relatives.  We didn't know these people, so I did a little research and found out a little more about them.  He is my husband's 4th cousin.  They weren't from Lima, but had family there.  They loved this little community so much that they wanted their final resting place to be in this beautiful little valley.  They were both cremated, and from what I could gather, when his wife passed away, about a year after he passed, they desired their ashes scattered in the mountains surrounding, Lima.  Their headstone is still in the cemetery...very sweet.  It looks like a piece of petrified wood on top, really interesting.


This is a photo of the Lima Cemetery, very small, but very peaceful with the beautiful mountains in the background.
 

After lunch, we drove over to Driggs, to look at the Tetons, they were still covered with snow,  the beauty of these majestic peaks never disappoints!  


Mother's Day is extra sad for me this year.  This will the the first year in 63 years that I haven't been able to call my mom or give her a hug and kiss on Mother's Day.  I think mom was about 18 years old in this photo,  boy, do I miss her!
 

You will always be my hero. I miss you mom. Happy Mother's Day. XOXO

Hugs and Love,
Barb
 

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Easter . . .

Artwork by Mary Evans

  “On Easter Sunday we celebrate the most long-awaited and glorious event in the history of the world. It is the day that changed everything. On that day, my life changed. Your life changed. The destiny of all God’s children changed. When I think of what the Savior did for us leading up to that first Easter Sunday, I want to lift up my voice and shout praises to the Most High God and His Son, Jesus Christ! The gates of heaven are unlocked! The windows of heaven are opened! Today and forevermore, God’s grace is available to all.”
  ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf~

XOXOXO

Hugs and Love,
Barb


Friday, April 12, 2019

A Sad Goodbye . . .














On Tuesday, we had to put our Cole to sleep.  After a month of trying everything we could, we realized the kindest thing for him was to let him go...it was very hard.  He is so missed.

MY FAVORITE HELLO...
MY SADDEST GOODBYE.

Be safe.




Hugs and Love,
Barb