Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Family Update...

For those of you who faithfully follow my blog, my sincerest apologies for being so missing in action this month. Since my husbands amputation in late October I've been really bogged down with responsibilities here at home. I'm so happy to share that he is progressing very well, and looking forward to the day when he can lay his crutches aside and begin to walk on a new leg. He was hoping by Christmas, but that remains to be seen. His spirits are high, this attitude is fabulous, and he's so grateful to be out of the pain he was formerly experiencing.

I haven't been totally away from my crafting table though. I'm deep in the throws of creating a very labor intensive project for the now passed Magnolia-licious blog hop! I knew I would not be able to craft this month and Diana very graciously gave me the month off to tend to hearth and home...ummm....no more hearth!!

Today we went to the twins Parent's Day Out little Thanksgiving feast and program. Their class were Indians and the older class were Pilgrims. Totally adorable. Here are a few pictures of them. Jordan's class didn't have a Thanksgiving anything, so no pictures of him...let's hope at Christmas time....

Here ya go!

They started out with a wonderfully prepared Ham and Turkey Dinner...here is Brielle enjoying her roll. She surprised us both by NOT eating her veggies, which she simply lives on! This was the only part of the meal she ate...

Josslyn picked and poked away, but in the end ate nothing...of maybe a bite or two of Turkey...

Sometimes they pose well for the camera! Here they are and if you look you can see that the ladies at school took the time to braid their hair and even used pink bands on Brielle and green on Josslyn. Brielle on your left and Josslyn on the right...

Their costumes were made out of pillow cases. They really put a lot of work into them and even beaded the bottoms. The necklines were cut a little bit too large and they had a hard time keeping them on. Brielle is on the left and Josslyn on the right...

This is Miss Ginger! She is an absolute gem! The girls really adore her and she adores them. This is such a fabulous Parent's Day Out program I couldn't be happier. This time Joss is on the left and Brie on the right! What a pair!!!

Here they are on the way home. We installed a DVD player for them and got them headphones so we don't have to listen to it! Smart, huh??? Joss on the left and Brie on the right. They have been in this order almost everywhere we put them since they were infants. They get upset if you put them in each others "spots".

Happy Thanks Giving to everyone, we have so much to be thankful for!



  1. Wonderful photos Barb, and so nice to see you pop in...so glad things are working well at home with your husband and that he has a strong and positivre attitude.
    The children are growing up so fast...so cute in their costumes, and what a great idea with the earphones..lol..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Glad to hear your husband is doing well! The twins are adorable :O) Take care of yourself, I'm sure you are worn out. Love, hugs & Prayers Leah Ann

  3. Welcome back Barb and I am happy that your hubby is doing so well!!!!! We missed you here in blog land!!!!! The pictures are so sweet and the girls are little dolls!!!!!

  4. Hi Barb,
    I am so happy to hear that you husband is doing well. I am sure he thankful for the loss of pain.
    The girls are so precious!! Love all the pictures :o)
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Hugs, Candy

  5. Thanks so much for the update Barb, I've been Praying for you and your lovely family and I'm so pleased to hear that things are coming along so well. Great photos of the girls, they look like they had a wonderful time.
    Take care, can't wait to see your wonderful creative project for Magnolialicious
    Hugs Julie P

  6. Awwwww- the kids are getting big- how fun to see them in their Thanksgiving outfits! Glad Hubby is coming along- I will pray for healing and for your sanity!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Barb!

    So happy to hear that your hubby is doing well since his surgery!

    The girls are adorable as always, too :)

  8. Hi Barb, just wanted to drop by to wish you and your family a Happyh Thanksgiving. Wish everything is well for you all :o)

  9. wow lady you have had a lot to deal with and what a brave man to stay that positive
    your kids look adorrable
    hope all will get better for you now in the future

  10. Howdy Barb!
    It sure is so good to hear and see that things are now going well with you and your beautiful family. Praise the Lord that you DH is on the mend and free from the horrible pain! Those twins are soooooo adorable and I'm sure they had a festive time! Just wanted you to know that it sure was great to see you post again. I've missed you! Welcome Back!
    Love with hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  11. Wonderful photos Barb, and wonderful news too. thank God, you hubby is well, and his attitude very positive under the circumstances. Cute to see the twins, and so good to her from you. Take care, and looking forward to see a near future post with your lovely creations.

  12. I sure did enjoy the photos of the girls and it is nice to hear your smiling voice! Glad Bill is progressing. Looking forward to seeing that project!!!!!!!

  13. Hi Barb!! I've had loads of computer issues, so I was so happy to be able to get on today and find your update!! I am so glad to hear everything went well and is continuing to work out!! So very happy to hear Bill has such a wonderful spirit!! Must run in the family!! The girls are absoulutely adorable!!! What a fantastic program they are in!! I can't believe how much they've grown up!! So darling!! Hope I get my computer fixed so I can be on more!!
    Many hugs!!

  14. Glad to hear things are going well with your hubby Barb! Hope he continues to make good progress.

    Thanks for sharing your photos, they're lovely!


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