Sunday, April 13, 2008

The bbq bday party was a hit! We had a great time..totally relaxing and enjoyable. Sat outside for a lot of it, the weather as amazing. Matt made beer up the butt chickens, 2 cinnamon chipotle ones and one regular herb one. DELISH!!!! Chris grilled up some of the biggest steaks I'd ever seen. Mom had her yummy veggies going and some baked beans, we had bean salad and lots of snacks..crackers with all sorts of different dips and cheeses for them..had the curry chicken salad I made and some baguettes. Then we finished if off with my Mafioso family chocolate cake. You should ask me for the recipe. You'll be addicted.

After that, we all went over to Gramma and Uncle Don's to visit and bring them food. Gramma looked pretty good. Gave me some more stuff :) I already have her wedding ring b/c she couldn't fit it over her knuckles anymore (arthritis), but today she gave me the silver one she bought and has been wearing as her wedding ring for no longer fits, either. She gave Jon Grampa's watch. I think it meant a lot to him. He loved his Grampa so much. Anyway, Uncle Don said that why she almost had a stroke was b/c they were having her take water pills with her bp medication and I guess that's not a good thing. He said that that's what had given him a stroke was the same exact combination. Doctors sometimes, I swear. I know they are wonderful and I trust the ones I've been to. But, after the way they treated Grampa and now this with's like once you get old they just kinda guinea pig you out. Anyway, Gramma said she wasn't scared, she thought she was gonna die and she didn't care. Uncle Don said he was scared. He's lived with the grandparents basically his whole adult life, taking care of them, giving Gramma a beautiful yard to look at..then Grampa left us last year, I believe 2 days after their anniversary. So I can imagine how scared he must have been to almost lose Gramma yesterday. Anyway, for now, she's doing well. Thank God. She was wearing a cute pink long sleeve shirt and some teal colored pants, with big pink fluffy slippers.

Oh, yeah, and Charlie got hit by a car yesterday! He has to have surgery tomorrow as his pelvic bone is broken. Please pray for the little guy. He's a real trooper. For those of you who don't know, Charlie is Jon & DeAnna's mini yorkie, weighing in at barely 5 pounds.

Now we're home, relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet. Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes. I can feel the love, and I appreciate it.

Love you all



  1. Sounds like fun was had by all and that the day was filled with sunshine, love, laughter and good food...perfect!
    Thanks for the pic of your dad and J - I'm guessing J was being his usual helpful self for the present opening???

    Sleep well.

  2. J and Grampie are joined at the hip..