mothers day

Saturday, January 24, 2009


WOW!! there are sooooo many people here right now. But the weather is nice - it has been in the 70's almost every day although a little too windy. It rained off and on yesterday but still is warm. We have had fun shopping in the open bazaars - all the booths are crazy...and they are selling all sorts of fun stuff.

We bought a propane campfire that I am going to love. You can expect to get to roast marshmellows and hot dogs at grandma's house from now on.

We have tried all week to get online - the local library has Wi-Fi and we go and get the code and then can't get on because there are way too many all ready on line. I was lucky today.

I have taken time to read and comment on everyone's blogs and they were so fun. I am not even going to take the time to read my emails today. I've been here almost an hour just reading the blogs!

My Aunt Bonnie passed away - she is the one that lives in Littlefield AZ and we knew the end was near. We stopped on the way down and visited with her a little bit. She has had emphysema for years and now her poor heart simply gave out. Dad and I will drive up for the graveside services while Ed heads to Dayton Ohio. Littlefield is about 15 minutes from Mesquite.

Your cousin Sheena has thyroid cancer. I know very little about that cancer. Tbey removed part of her thyroid and when it was discovered that it was malignant they have set up another surgery to remove the rest of the thyroid. We will try and keep you all updated on it. SCARY and she is only 34! Same age as Mauri. Also, I just heard that Misty had a miscarriage on Monday and is broken hearted. Kevin's family are really suffering right now. Keep them in your prayers

I ran into a friend at Church Sunday that I worked with at Job Corps just before I quit in 04. Jana and her husband Jimmie also have 4 wheelers and we all went for a LONG ride on Wednesday. IT was great fun. Your poor grandpa was so totally exhausted - we were gone for five hours although we did stop at dripping springs for lunch and stayed about an hour there. So only four hours of riding. (He wasn't sure he could handle two!!) He was a trooper though and seemed to enjoy it all.

Well - I've been gone for almost four hours doing laundry, shopping and blogging. I better close and head back to the trailer.

We love you all and wish you could come down and enjoy the warmth for a few days with us. Take care - I love you all.



Kristanne said...

Sounds like your having a great time. That is too bad about Sheena and Misty. They are both such sweet girls (ladies?). Hope everything works out for both of them. Enjoy your time, were all fine. Just missing you.

Mauri said...

Quartzsite sounds wonderful...the weather is a little odd here...its been raining for 3 days straight, not typical january weather, lol.
Saying prayers for Sheena and Misty. I did a quick search and found that thyroid cancer is one of the good cancers (if there is such a thing) with a very high survival rate, like 95%.
Send some of that 70 degree weather our way, ok? and have a great time.

Melinda said...

I'm glad you got to see Aunt Bonnie before she passed away. I'm sure it meant a lot to her. And I'm so sorry to hear about Sheena and Misty.

Sounds like you're having good weather, and I can't wait to see what a propane campfire looks like. You guys certainly don't rough it!