Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sam my Grandson the football player

 Sam with Jeff his coach & father

Here are a few photos of my 11 year old Grandson Sam
playing football at our high school "Paul Brown stadium"
It's been great fun watching him play..

Monday, October 10, 2011

Granddaughter Bella's homecoming dance

My 15 year old Granddaughter Isabella
attended her first homecoming dance..
she said it was amazing..
 Just wanted to share a few photos with you..

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Update on Bella my granddaughter.

 Bella first row first on the left.

74th out of 150..

 Bella #774

 #774 go Bella go!!
 What a cold wet day  it was
here in Ohio, temp was in the 40's
 Bella's shoes came off in the mud
she ended up running the last mile in just her socks..
 What a mess.

Bella at "Moose on the loose" day
Just thought I'd give an update on how Isabella my granddaughter is doing.
She suffers from JRA ..has had 2 surgeries.
She just turned 15 is a Freshman in high school.
 I'm so proud of her!
She's in all honor classes has a 4. grade point average
 is secretary of student council, in choir, on the swim team, plays soft ball.
In many other clubs.
What both she & I are most proud of
 is that she's on the varsity cross country team!
Yes she's a runner.. .
 This is a child that the doctors said
probably would never be able run or do sports.
 Thank you and God Bless Bella!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Me in my "Royal Wedding" dress year :-} 1966

Me in my "Royal Wedding" dress :-} 
Oct. 22, 1966

Thursday, February 3, 2011

awful ice storm here in Ohio

My back yard
Front yard
Ohio Ice storm
 Oh what a mess the weathers been here..
Our county Stark was the hardest hit in Ohio
 Many are still without power..
 This is day 3 with no school.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My cottage slip cover chair

above not sure what I was doing :-}
under the slip cover
  When my chair slip cover wore out and it 
  wasn't in my budget to buy a new one
 I made my own.
 I've slip covered child chairs, stools, & cushions 
 but never a large armed chair.
 Being concerned I couldn't tackle this project
 I still gave it a try..
Using fabrics I had I got busy.
 In a week-end my cover was finished.
 The cover is far from perfect
 but sure serves it's purpose! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

~Update about Bella's surgery~

My Granddaughter Bella had knee surgery yesterday.
She's home from the hospital and resting.
The Plica  problem has been taken care of 
 but the Arthritis is extensive and nothing can be done about that.
 Thanks so very much for your thoughts & prayers!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

~Prayers needed for my Bella's surgery~

Hello dear blog friends..
My granddaughter Bella's having surgery on her knee Tues. Jan11
 Could you please say a prayer for her.
 ....FYI about Bella...
 Bella has suffered with Polyarticular Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for years.
 JRA is a type of arthritis that happens in children age 16 or younger. It causes joint swelling, stiffness and sometimes reduced motion. It can affect any joint, and in some cases it can affect internal organs as well.

One early sign of JRA may be limping in the morning. Symptoms can come and go. Some children have just one or two flare-ups. Others have symptoms that never go away. JRA causes growth problems in some children.
No one knows exactly what causes JRA. Scientists do know it is an autoimmune disorder, which means your immune system, which normally helps your body fight infection, attacks your body's own tissues. Medicines and physical therapy can help maintain movement and reduce swelling and pain.Polyarticular (say: pah-lee-ar-tik-yoo-lur) JRA. Poly means many, so polyarticular means having to do with many joints. This kind of JRA affects five or more joints. Although this kind of JRA usually involves large joints, such as knees, wrists, elbows, and ankles, small joints of the hands and feet are also often involved.
 Bella's doing a bit better these days with the JRA but continues on medication with blood work and doctors visits.
 Bella also has Plica syndrome  this is why she's in need of knee surgery. She's been living with much pain/swelling..Surgery will be Tues morning. Will you please keep Bella in your thoughts & prayers?
Bella's such a great kid, I'm so proud of her! She was voted student of the month, is secretary of 8th grade Student Council, on swim team, volleyball, soft ball & choir. She keeps very active a must for children with JRA! She's also working for a place on Academic Challenge. Way to go Bella :-}


Thursday, January 6, 2011

My ruffled bag purse..

What have I been doing these cold winter Ohio days..
 Not much.
 Just sewing, reading, & waiting to have surgery Feb.2
 I needed a usable inexpensive bag/purse
so I made the one above.
 What have all of you been up to?
 Happy New Year!