Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Happy 10th Birthday Grayson!

Gray is my 3rd Grandson with a Big personality....He has a love for animals like no other!  I really think he can talk to the animals and they understand.  His pet hamster Buddy joins him each morning for breakfast...Buddy is given a small piece of toast or bagel with cream cheese...and boy oh boy, does he enjoy it.  Gray giggles and watches his furry friend and beams with pride.  He also has pet gerbils named "Hazel & Snowflake".  Gray told me a long time ago that if anything happens to Grampy and myself, he would take care of our dogs....Gray might be a little smaller than boys his own age, but he has a gigantic heart.  Happy Birthday Graybee.....

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Happy 7th Birthday Miss Ivy LaRue

Miss Ivy LaRue is already 7 years old...The top picture is courtesy of Steph, taken at her Birthday Party with her friends.  I can still remember the precious little cry after she was born.  I sure do miss my playmate.   I am so proud of my grand-daughter and I wish her the happiest Birthday.  Why does Oregon have to be so far away?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Oregon Trip and other thoughts

Every time I start my post about my trip to Oregon over Mother's Day 2015, I have to stop.  Even though it was over 2 months ago, I can still remember as if it were yesterday.  I flew in to Portland, where Steph picked me up and we went to the best restaurant to eat before checking into our Hotel before getting ready for the Fabulous "Listen to your Mother" show in Portland.  It was a magical evening with some special friends.  Molly and her mother Fran met us.  Molly is one of Steph's best friends from Bandon.  We walked along the quaint streets of Portland before the show and found a Thai place to eat at.  I had never eaten Thai and it's now one of my favorites.  I had to eat very little because of the colitis I deal with, but the Pad Thai was excellent.
The next morning, Steph and I drove home to Bandon, where we were met by lots of loving arms.  Oh how I missed my Grands.  The next 10 days would bring lots of fun things including Ivy's dance recital and Gray's ballgames.  I tried to make every second count and prayed that time would stand still.  The day before I had to fly back home Steph, Noah, Ivy and I drove to Seattle for Noah's treatment the next day.  After his treatment, I had to be dropped off at the airport, which ripped my heart into pieces.  Saying "see ya again soon" were the hardest words to say to my precious family. 
Back to reality......
The next months would bring lots of preparation in getting my moms house sold.  Thankfully, most of her furniture had sold and the house was slowly emptying out.  We are very thankful a couple decided to buy her house and everything was falling into place.  Mike and I have worked so hard to meet the demands of the buyer in having certain things repaired and fine tuning things.  Mike has been my rock during all of this and I don't know what I would have done without him.  It's been just he and I.  The things that my mom did not want, I had a huge moving sale last Saturday and did quite well.  The leftovers were donated to a church.  The things my mom wants to keep are being driven down in a trailer next week to Louisiana to my sisters house, where mom now lives and is very content, (thank you Lord).  We still have some going thru of boxes and books to empty out the house before the closing on July 29.  It has been bittersweet for me.  This is the house I grew up in from Grade 8.  Lots of memories in that house.  But it was time.  Mike and I are in no shape to keep up 2 houses.  The young couple who bought it are meant to live there.  Life goes on....
During all of this busyness....Mike got a doxie puppy.  "Cocoa" first I was very against another dog after losing Halle.  I'm thinking, at our age, we don't have the time or energy to devote to a puppy.  Needless to say, she has fit in quite well to our household and is the lap dog that Mike has missed since Halle.  I have seen Mike start to enjoy life again and that makes me happy.  I guess I can overlook the puppy piddle pads and house looking like a toddler ran thru it...Life is short...enjoy it while you can even if it means picking up puppy poop. 
Happy Summer!  Count down to my 59th Birthday.....

Friday, July 10, 2015

Happy 13th Birthday Carter Wilson Precourt

How did this handsome Grandson of mine turn 13 already?  Carter is smart, talented, funny, the life of the party, helpful, the best actor, mature and I see him going places that are huge.  I loved hanging out with him in his room while visiting in May and watching him build his Lego creations.  It amazed me at his skills.  He actually built working machines that you put a coin in and candy comes out.  He made the Top Honor Roll in school with a 4.0.  He is my texting buddy!  We are so proud of him and love him so much.  Welcome to Teenager hood Carter Bear!  xxoo....

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Oregon bound in 9 days

Pinch me, am I dreaming?  My bags are almost packed and I have been ready to GO!  I pack in my mind before I drift off to sleep every night since booking my flight to Oregon.  I will be able to stay 2 weeks.  I am usually able to only stay 1 week, so I feel extra blessed. 
I will be flying into Portland airport and Steph will pick me up.  We will be going to "Listen to your Mother" in Portland that evening.  It will be such a special time with my daughter.  We will spend the night in Portland and head on to Bandon the next day.  Oh how I can't wait to hug "4" growing Grands and of course my son-in-law...who gives the best hugs.  It has been 7 months since I have seen all of them.   I miss them so much.  While I am in Bandon, I will be able to attend 5 of Grays baseball games and go to Ivy's dance Recital the weekend of Mother's Day. 
I hope to be able to walk to the Ocean daily, since it is so close.  I love to sit on the patio and just breathe in the Ocean air.  I will eat my favorite fish & chips at Bandon fish house and walk down the streets of Old Town Bandon.  I love to also visit Face Rock Creamery and enjoy the delicious ice cream and cheeses. 
Carter is going to teach me how to play Chess.  I will be playing many games of Old Maid with Ivy, I'm sure....and lots of coloring.  I want time to stand still while I am there...

Friday, March 13, 2015

Happy 8th Birthday Abby!

Princess Abigail turned 8.  We celebrated with a pizza party and delicious birthday cake.  Abby is such a fashionista.  She is always stylin'.  She reminds me so much of her Aunt Steph at that age.  Each piece of clothing must match and accessories to go with.  I love this little princess.  She brings so much Joy and Happiness in our family.  She has such a tender heart.  Happy Birthday Abby!  You are so loved!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy 14th Birthday Noah Jeffrey Precourt!

It's hard to believe that my first born Grandson, Noah turned 14 years old.  Can we please stop the clock?  I remember the minute he was born.  Jeff came barreling out of the delivery room announcing that he had a ball player.  I was holding up the wall in the hallway.  Noah had my heart the second I layed eyes on his sweet face.  I loved sitting with him on the floor in his bedroom before he learned to walk and just playing, reading books and singing praise and worship songs.  He brought so much Joy and Happiness and still does.   I love you so much Noah, and wish you a year of nothing but the best in everything!  Happy 14th!!  xxoo, Mimi

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Stephanie!

January 8, 1977 changed my world when I welcomed this beautiful daughter, Stephanie Ruth to our family.  This picture was taken on a visit to Bandon, Oregon.  Steph wanted me to experience Sushi...even though it was veggie only, I enjoyed it soooo much!  I miss Steph so much, but could not be happier for her Amazing life in Oregon.  I look forward to my next trip. 
Happy Birthday Steph!