Just can't seem to be able to post with out a picture.. So here is Ben posing for another picture.. He is such a sweet boy. Haven't seen him for awhile and I really miss him.. He is with his Dad this week-end and he'll be back to his Mom's this evening.
Yesterday was Dave and mine 51st anniversary.. What a celebration we had all day.. Lazy in the day watching the movie "Marly and Me".. Oh my goodness that was a sad movie. I think my favorite movie that Mrs. Wittenburg lend me to watch was Simon Birch.. I thought this was such a sweet movie and want to watch it one more time before I give all the movies back to her.. Mrs. Wittenburg is the teacher that I have been helping Mon. and Thurs. with the 2nd graders. I went to her class this last Thurs. morning for a visit.. Hadn't been there for over 6 weeks and the kids were so excited to see me.. They ran to the door with lots of kisses and hugs. I was so happy to see them.. I stayed until 11 and then went back home. I was tired..I plan on going Monday. I told her I wouldn't promise how long ~ She was excited to see me again and told me she was glad I was able to get out again.. ME TOO~!~!
Last night our church held a Valentine's Dinner at the restaurant in Springville.. Shelly's. There were 50 people there and it was good to get out of the house. They all wished Dave and I a Happy Anniversary. It was a wonderful evening and we had a great time. The food was so good and for dessert we had cherry rhubarb pie and vanilla ice cream.. there was just plain cherry pie also to choose from..
This morning I woke up early and went outside and fed my birds, burned the trash and got the Sunday paper.. It 9 degrees and well go up to 30 today.. It was really nice outside with hardly any wind blowing.. It feels so good to be able to walk outside again.. Still have to be very careful that I don't fall. Knee is doing so much better.. I now have a bend of 117 and working on the straightness.. Lots of work.. Lots of pain.. But that all goes along with having a TKR.. (total knee replacement). I'll just be glad when everything is back to normal..
Today is my son's , Richard's birthday.. what a joy he is and a great young man, dad and husband.. He is 48 today.. WOW~ that doesn't seem possible.. I'm sure in Illinois where he lives with his family there will be birthday celebrations ~ tomorrow his daughter turns 13. Kelly is now going to be a teenager. Yikes~! February is a big time birthday month for our family. and anniversaries.. One doesn't get older we just get more valuable.. I love my birthday and my children do too..
Oldest daughter, Jodie and her husband Mark are at Tybee Island for a month. That is in Georgia.. Oh how nice is that to be able to go where it's somewhat warmer than what it is here in the North. She calls me almost everyday and it sounds like they are having a great time. They are 4 blocks from the ocean and she said they walk everyday . They have rented a 5 bedroom house for a month. They took our grand-cat with them on this trip.. She said Calvin is enjoying himself with his new stuffed mice that some one made for him.. Catnip I think is so fun for cats to play with. Makes them go looney and they get lots of exercise chasing the mice around.
Going to church this morning and Dave and I are going out for lunch.. It's going to be another wonderful day~!
Have a Tiggeriffic Day ~ ta ta for now from Iowa:)