Sunday, December 14, 2008

Back to Illinois

Well in November Joe and I flew back to Illinois to care for the Porter children while Meli & Troy went to Cancun. The Kids were just great and we had a lot of fun with them. When the kids returned from Cancun it was pretty close to Thanksgiving so we decided an stay for Thanksgiving. It was wonderful being with the kids on Thanksgiving and letting Melani cook most of the meal. Joe landed in the hospital for a couple of days with a superficial vein blood clot but he is doing okay for now. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Hello All, It has been a long time since I've posted anything so I'll try and catch up on a few things. In September Joe and I drove to Melani & Troy's and had such a fun time. We love getting to see new places and with Melani & Troy we've got to see a lot. We went to Navoo for a long weekend the Porter's and had such an amazing time. It was such a spiritual experience and I can't wait to go back again. We also went Carthage, Ill. and was able to visit Carthage jail. I'll try and post some pictures if I can remember how.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Crazy Summer!

Wow! What a crazy Summer this has been for us. First in June we had Melani & Troy's family here for 2 weeks, what fun that was, then Disnee and Brooke stayed 2 more weeks here in Az, and we were pretty much at their disposal, but boy did we have a lot of fun with the Porter's and hated so much for them to go back home. Then in July our Brother-in-law Lanar Cluff got really sick and so we went to Overgaard to be with Patti. We are sad to say that he passed away on July 25th and it was pretty hectic and somewhat stressful for awhile. We are still trying to be there for Patti for awhile, until she gets sick of us I guess, so we are still pretty much in Overgaard for awhile. I know it's been awhile since I've put anything on my blog but as soon as life gets back to normal I'll try to do better.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Here is a picture of our home today.

Handsome Grandsons

How exciting it is for our 3 Grandsons leaving on a Pioneer Trek this morning. I can't believe how much the boys are growing. The boys in the picture are Hilton, friend, Jake & Joey. What an experience to feel some of the hardships our ancestors had to endure.

We're Home and Anxiously Waiting

We are back from Illinois! We arrived home on Sunday evening and are happy to report that Troy is getting much better. They haven't found what exactly attacked him but he is responding to the treatment he is getting and feeling better each day. We are very excited that they are strill going to come to Arizona this Saturday. It's always great to be with Melani and her family in Centralia and we were happy to get to add an extra visit for the year. Thanks Pam & Dean for getting us tickets to fly out at a moments notice, I hate space available flying but it all worked out perfectly.