Monday, October 29, 2007

~Trick or Treat....Oh what fun!~

This adorable photo Halloween wreath greeted us as we entered my Daughter Michele's house

Halloween photo of Michele at age 2 with costume I made her

Some of the treats being passed out

My Daughter Michele's house

Ghost peeking out side of porch

Samuel as Jack

Isabella as Sally

Our local police handing out candy

Each year we all go to my Daughter Michele's house for trick or treat.. she gets a huge number of kids and we all love it! We either hang out on her front porch or walk with the kids.. Michele's hubby Brian has the fog machine going and the spooky music playing..I walk with the kids and Mothers for an hour then come back to watch the candy, toys & dog biscuits being passed out.. Oh what fun I had! Then after the treaters are all gone (3:00-5:00pm) we rest and eat. This year it was home make Chili with all the fixings ...cheeses, onions, sour, cream.. crackers, olive bread.. also dips, Cheese Queso , drinks, and desserts..Oh it was all so yummy!... This year Peg Michele's Mother-in-law tried counting all the kids she got to 650 when she stopped counting! Hope you all have and will have as much fun as we did. Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

~Isabella Samuel & the MRSA staph "super bug" infection~

Isabella and her rheumatologist Doctor Mary Toth

We're so lucky too have these precious children in good health again! You see both Samuel 7 and Isabella 11 had the MRSA "super bug" staph infection just 2 months ago. At the time we did not know that it was MRSA. Not until Isabella ended up in the hospital did we find out. I remember one of the nurses at the hospital telling us to read the article in Readers Digest about what Isabella had, but not until Isabella went home. Samuel got MRSA from attending a football camp..then Isabella got it from Samuel. Isabella ended up in the hospital see my past posts. She had to have emergency surgery on her leg. Isabella who suffers from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis went to her rheumatologist this past Fri. for her regular check up. Doctor Toth told Isabella's Mother (my daughter) how very lucky Isabella (& Samuel) are to have recovered from the MRSA infection. I'm sure many of you have heard on the News about the children who have recently died from this drug resistant staph infection. How awful...Samuel did not have the problems Isabella did. Isabella is immune suppressed because of some of the 6 medications she takes like Enbrel and Methotrexate for her JRA. All this started from a tiny piece of artificial turf stuck in Sam's leg. We through it was just a splinter at the time. Isabella's infection got in via a skinned knee. It's amazing how something as simple as a skinned knee can be so life threatening... I'm so glad Isabella & Samuel's Mother is always on top of whatever goes on with them. Thank you God for healing my precious grandchildren!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

~Postcard from Mary who's in England~

Today I was so thrilled to receive this beautiful postcard from Mary of Across The Pond. Oh what charming cottages! How I'd love to be with her and Bob right now..

~Ronnie's surgery~

My friend Ronnie is in ICU and doing fine so far after surgery. Surgery lasted almost 9 hours! They removed his entire stomach, 4-1/2" of his esophagus, the tumor and some lymph nodes. It will be a few days to see if the cancer was also in the lymph nodes. He will be in the hospital for at least 10 days, with a feeding tube. They are concerned about bleeding and infection.
Will you please continue to keep Ronnie's in your prayers..
Thank you all for your emails and concern. What would I do without all you wonderful blogger friends. I love you all! God bless you~Mary~

Friday, October 26, 2007

~Ronnie's in surgery right now PLEASE pray for him~

My dear friend Ronnie has esophagus cancer and is having surgery right now.. 10:45 EST
Sherrly just phoned me from the hospital to tell me they have taken Ronnie to surgery early, it was scheduled for this afternoon. Ronnie needs our payers right now. PLEASE....
Ronnie, Sherryl, and their son Jason all need our prayers..Thank you so very much. God bless you~Mary~

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The winners for my banner give-a-way are..all 14 comments!

The winners of my banner give-a-way are all 14 of you that left me comments! I think I've left a comment on all 14 of your blogs.. If I happened to have missed someone please email me at and let me know. I'll get to your banners starting with the first comment moving on to the last.. just give me a little while to get them all done..Thanks Gals!

Monday, October 22, 2007

~Lets please pray~

I've been watching the devastating fires in Southern California. My thoughts and prayers go out to the firefighters who are risking their lives right now. I also pray for those who have been affected by these awful fires. Let's please keep them all in our prayers.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

~Blog Banner/Logo to10 bloggers~

I'm doing a free banner/logo give a way.
Time for me to pay it forward :-}

I will draw 10 names from the comments left

on my blog within the next 2 days, ending Tues. at 1:00 pm EST

I will design a banner/logo for each name I draw

I will design a banner/logo that I see fitting to your blog

You must be able to put the banner/logo on your blog yourself

Give me sometime to get them done, first come first serve please

Let me know if you want a regular banner/logo or one for the holiday

Above are just a few of the banners/logos I've designed for myself

Your banner/logo may look something like one of these.

Thanks so much! ~Mary~ :-}