Monday, June 29, 2009

A prayer for Cole is my request today.

On Sunday, while playing on playground equipment at a church picnic, Cole fell fell off of whatever he was playing on. He fell about three feet, hitting the back of his head on something ( they believe it was a bar). He was rushed to an emergency room, and later transferred to a children's hospital in Norfolk. They are keeping him for three days, as 72 hours is the most critical for the brain to begin to bleed. He has a 2 cm indentation in the back of his head.

He is a little cranky because of the pain, but otherwise is alert and talking. Carmen and Caleb have been with him most of the time. When the hospital changes shifts, they can't be in the room with him. So, today when the shift was changing, Carmen's best friend, who is watching Gioia, brought Gioia to the hospital so Carmen and Caleb could be with her for awhile and, at that time, they also got something to eat.

Their church family is helping them. Most of the church members were there to see this, and they all seemed to have offered to help. The remark I heard was that they have more help than they need. But, that isn't all bad.

They are asking for prayers for Caleb, Carmen, Cole and the doctors.

Monday, June 22, 2009

What a nice compliment!

Every now and then, someone does something nice. Today at the funeral home, I saw Joe Bonner. He made it a point to tell me what a nice young man my son Doug is. That he was at the visitation last evening, he called Brett after Jan passed to express sympathies. I was really nice of Joe to tell me, and even nicer that Doug is who he is.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

What a day!!

It's nice to have family home. Last Wednesday Dan and Lu Ann came to Lafayette. Before they came here they went to Indianapolis to pick up Carmen and the kids. Dan has a niece getting married today and Carmen is in the wedding. Also, her dress needed altering. The skirt has three layers and that outside layer is lovely, but the fabric walks when one is working with it. I measured it on her and marked it. Then I cut it and started sewing. But when I cut that outside layer of fabric, I cut it too short in the back, by about an inch and a half. Wow! Now what?

I worked with it all day yesterday. At some point Lu Ann called to see how the dress was coming. Finally, late in the day, she told Carmen. Carmen suggested she just wear flats instead of heels. GREAT!!! Problem solved. Within about one hour the dress was fixed. By this time my nerves were a mess. Then Carmen came and tried it on and it was perfect even with her heels. Apparently I cut it too long. What a mistake I made. I was thrilled to death. All that worrying for nothing. Yes! Yes! Yes! I still wasn't completely happy with that outer skirt, but that stuff is nasty to work with. She seemed happy with the results. At this point I'm not complaining.

Carmen had made an appointment with a photographer to have our "Four Generations of Women" picture taken. I will try my luck at posting whenever I get my copy. Gioia is just the cutest thing. She has big blue eyes and and the cutest smile and is just gorgeous. I know, I'm G-grandma, but when you see, you will agree she is just plain cute. The photographer was Ed Lausch and he really enjoyed doing this for us. He couldn't get over how well behaved her two children are. Lots of pics were taken. Even some with Dan, Lu Ann and the two kids. Those will be treasured photo's some day. They should be on Lausch's website about Wednesday. The username is Coston, and the password is the date. I'm not too sure how he does that, if there are dashes or just the numbers. I guess we'll find out.

I think Sunday night we are all going bowling. I don't bowl, so I will just visit. Dan and Lu Ann are taking Carmen and kids to the airport on Tuesday and then they will go home from there. A very busy time, but am enjoying it emensely. I always enjoy it when they are here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Company in Town.

Dan and Lu Ann are due in town tomorrow. A niece of Dan's is getting married on Saturday. Carmen is in the wedding and she and the two kids are flying into Indy tomorrow also. Dan and Lu Ann are suppose to get into the area in enough time to pick them up at the airport.

Carmen's dress needs altering. Guess who gets to do that!! She shipped it on Friday and it is to arrive today. Then I will really be busy.

Lu Ann has made an appointment for Thursday with a photographer to have our Four Generations of Women picture taken. I'll have to try to post it when I get my copy. I'm excited about this.

A couple of weeks ago Steve and Kristin and kids were in town and I was able to go eat with them. She brought me the fabric and patterns for the bridesmaids dresses for their wedding. So, that is now looming. Emily's I really can start for at least another month. The maid-of-honor dress I could start on soon. Just need to see how the pattern fits Carrie.

Steve is now an AFLAC agent. He has been trying to get accounts in Lafayette. He said that he would have a better chance of seeing family more often. I'm happy about it. Hope others are also.

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Picture or two.

If anyone would like to see a picture of Lyla, go to Annie's blog . Annie has a like to Carmen's blog, click on that. Carmen has a couple of pictures there. Whenever it is I manage to get my computer to work so that I can post pictures, I'll do just that.