Thursday, October 31, 2013

My Niece,Nicole had her baby girl this morning.:)

Congratulations to my Niece , Nicole and her hubby,Troy, on the arrival of their baby girl this morning.:) I don't have any photos yet but Mama left this on Facebook for the family and friends...

Clair weighs 6,lb 11 oz, 20 1/2 in long, and Tionie (my sister) said she is very beautiful.

Jim has been sick the last couple of days. Yesterday was a rough one. He started out with sore throat,coughing and a fever and the fever kept going up as the evening drew closer. It got up to 103.2 and that's when Christy and I started rubbing him down with cold wet wash cloths and added some alcohol to the water.He didn't care for that much..but after a while..his temp went down a bit when the ibuprofen kicked in too.:) His fever broke sometime in the middle of the night and he is now just really weak. Gonna stay home from work today to get his strength back up. I want to thank each and every one of you who prayed for him during this time.THANK YOU! :)

Hugs,
Valinda

Monday, October 28, 2013

Nicole's Baby Shower :) My Niece...

 I borrowed these top two pics from someone else that was at the party and put these together. Such CUTE ideas for this party. My sister made the stroller and I thought it was adorable!! The mason jars etc across the mantle have assorted lace wrapped around them and candles inside to make them light up and the mirror reflected them perfectly.:) BTW...we have been told that she is having a girl. Can you tell?LOL

 It was a really GREAT baby shower. LOTS of family and friends from both sides of the family.Couples were invited..so Jim and I were able to attend it together. It was hosted by my sister and my Niece..Nicole's Mother in law. It was at her Mother in law's home.

 This was our gift to Nicole and Troy. A baby girl scrapbook with the pages set up so all she would have to do is add pics and some journaling. The card is similar to the one I posted a while back for a little boy. I changed the main background to pink instead of blue for this one and added a beaded swirl to the bottom.
                                        I just HAD to show you this display of gifts for the guests.

 My Brother in Law,Ed, who is Nicole's Dad..made these CUTE booties and filled them with a little pillow stuffing and some thin strips of paper which were crinkled and then he added the dinner mints to the top.You see the up close display below.

 The mason jars were filled with the dry ingredients for cookies. The tag attached has the recipe and instructions for making them. I always LOVED this idea and was thrilled when my sister told me to take two..cause others had skipped taking them.:)

 This is my sister and Nicole..her daughter. Nicole is due to have her baby on Nov.2. Not very far from now. Nicole's side view below.:)

 I thought you might like to see a couple of close up pics of some of the CUTE decorations.

 Update on Dad's recovery. He was able to come home this last Friday. Terry, Jim's sister is monitoring his vital signs and sugar etc. She said he is doing really well.:) Thank you once again for your prayers. They are much appreciated!! Hugs!

Love,
Valinda

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Update on Jim's Dad 10-23-13

We got word from Jim's sister and here is what she posted on Facebook for us. :)
  Dad had his first official after surgery check up with Dr. Kim...he said everything looked good..said he didn't see any fluids on his lungs and everything was healing as it should be..if all goes well he'll be coming home Friday..Praise the Lord!!!.
Yes! Praise the Lord and THANK YOU sooo much for your healing touch!!! <3 br="">
  I want to thank each and every one of you who have prayed for Jim's Dad. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Huge hugs! :) 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Another Update on Jim's Dad.:)

Good morning.:)

   Just wanted to pop in to *THANK YOU* for your prayers for Jim's Dad. He has been moved from the hospital and into rehab.:) How long he needs to stay in rehab depends on how well he follows instructions and how his body progresses in healing.:) Your continued prayers will be MOST appreciated!


Hugs,
Valinda

Friday, October 11, 2013

Another Update.

Good morning !
   I got a call from Terry,Jim's sister, a few days ago and she told us that Dad had a problem with an
irregular heart beat so they couldn't move him into a private room until they found a medication that would work to lower the rapid beat. They finally found one that worked and put him in a private room. Yesterday, Terry called again and told us that Dad's heartbeat was irregular again and that they had to give him two things of blood because his blood count was low. I talked with a friend who's Grandma had a similar heart surgery and he told me that it is normal...because they don't know how much blood Dad lost during the surgery and they replace it as they are able to determine how much is needed. I sure hope he is right.:) Dad said he is tired and I can imagine that is SOO true! Jim was able to chat with him on the phone for a few minutes...but didn't want to keep him up too long.

   Your continued prayers will be much appreciated! Thank you so much!

Hugs,
Valinda

Monday, October 07, 2013

Good morning.:)
  I just wanted to let my friends and family know that Jim's Dad had a massive heart attack Thursday morning. He had to have a quadruple bypass.Jim and I went to Florida to be there.They had already done the surgery by the time we got there. Good news! The heart surgeon asked Dad if he could pray with him before the surgery and of course Dad let him.:) God is AWESOME! The surgeon was able to find an artery past the completely closed one too that he has had for four years. Dad is recovering so great that the nurses are even surprised! Jim's Dad will be 82 this Dec. 4th. The surgeon told him this was his only option so naturally..he chose to do it. :) Two days after surgery..Dad is eating solid foods..sitting up and taking walks! Praise the Lord for his goodness and mercy! We continue to pray for Dad's recovery. There are a lot of things that could still happen..but with the grace of God..none of them will.:)

Thanks for stopping in and your prayers would be greatly appreciated.:)

Jim and I left Florida and started home Saturday evening. Jim had asked the nurses if they thought it would be okay for us to leave and they said "He's doing GREAT!" :)

Hugs,
Valinda