Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Some people have asked how the dogs are doing with the cats....they are ok.  Here is Mobi eating dinner when Dale comes up for a drink.  At first he looks wondering if it is safe...

 Yep safe....
 She really is a good dog, and very sweet and gentle. 
 One of the things she loves to do is look out the window in the dining room.  In fact, she rests her chin on the window sill and looks out.  So today I go into the dining room and find this. 
Yep a ball resting on the window.  She must of been caring it when she looked out.  Silly dog. 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Joslyn turned 4

Sunday we attended a birthday party for Joslyn.  She is now 4!

The cake: 

Opening presents...important stuff

 Both Joslyn and Harlow got hoola hoops....Harlow wasn't so sure...

But Grandpa Doug decided he could show the girls how it works...

Our Selfie....

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thank you

I wanted to thank everyone for their kind thoughts the last couple of weeks.  We have had an abundance of kind words, cards and flowers.  I just wanted to share some of the beautiful plants and flowers we received.  And I wanted to share a couple of pictures of my dad we found recently.

So many people have commented on how my dad was always happy and smiling.  I have learned that he was quite mischievous at work, and he always made people happy.  These two pictures show what I mean. 

Sunday, June 9, 2013


We all know I LOVE going to Orlando.  My latest trip wasn't any different.  I did have a great time.  However, there wasn't any "Mickey" time.  It was a work trip.  A quick one.  We flew in on Wednesday and flew home Friday morning.  This was my meeting.  I was able to bring my entire leadership team (all my chairs and assistant chairs and directors) together.  This was the first time we had been together in one location in over three years.  This was the first time we had been able to meet some members of my team.  Just look at us.  I am so lucky to work with such great people! 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It is hard to say goodbye to a loving father.....

This is a hard post to write. 

Some of the posts below were set to post (pre-dated) before this occurred. 

My dad passed away on Thursday May 30 in the afternoon.  He had worked really hard to be able to come home.  He wanted to be home very much.  He had been home for one week.  He had been doing well and it was quite a shock to all of us.   He was working hard and doing additional therapy, and we were just beginning to be in a good routine with his eating etc.  On Tuesday we were working to take him to the doctor when he collapsed. 

However, he was home where he wanted to be, my mom, my brother and I were all with him at the time, so we are thankful we were able to spend time with him.  His mind was always sharp but his body just could not function any longer.  We will have funeral services Friday June 7, at 11 am.    

If you would like to read the obituary please email me.  

Monday, June 3, 2013

Was Kevin in trouble?

No he wasn't in trouble.  We actually had just cleaned the bed and such and Kevin was putting it all back together.  This is Mobi's kennel...so like Mobi, it is huge.