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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Two Posts of Pictures Below

I have given up on tring to write a post and do pictures at the same time. Obviously there's something I'm missing. Hope you know the girls well enough by now to figure out who is who.

Elcie is the oldest - short, brown, very curly hair. Then Rochelle, the brown-eyed brunette. Last but certainly not least - just ask her - Rebecca of the blue eyes and pony tail. Of course there are a couple of pictures taken before hair combing. That's what they look like most mornings - especially Rebecca.

We had a very good Christmas. Most of the girls' packages were indeed clothes which was what they needed most. They are now outfitted from top to bottom and from inside (including panties and socks) out. Everything fit and my friends have a great sense of what kids are wearing these days.

Jim, Melissa, and Tim all made it for dinner and then went to a movie together. I have lots of leftovers but we'll make use of them.

Ray and I went to see Carol today. She was in good spirits and likes the facility. We took her samples of Christmas dinner since she's now allowed to eat whatever she's able to and that's what she asked for. She had asked for shampoo, etc. so we picked up those things as well. The facility provides most things but I thought she could use a little pampering.

She's able to go out with us still so we took her down to the store so she could pick out a couple of things for herself.

They seem to like her so unless something changes, I won't push to have her moved back here. They're doing a good job, the lines of communication have improved, and I can make the drive as long as I don't have to do it every day and the weather is decent. If she wants to be closer to home, she can let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Ray's birthday was on the 26th and it almost always falls through the cracks. I was too tired to do much of anything on Tuesday or Wednesday (never got out of the house) so today we stopped for dinner, just the two of us, on the way home. We don't do it often anymore and it was nice to be able to celebrate his birthday, even a couple of days late. Between my friend and the girls' mom, the girls were fine.

My friend Dawn's husband's birthday is the same day. She baked enough cake for both and sent us half of it. We were supposed to go there but it was cold and damp so I begged off.

And now it's after 11:00 and probably time for sleep.

Thanks to all of you for the comments. We're all doing okay, at least for now.


Puss-in-Boots said...

Belated birthday wishes to Ray. Sounds as if Carol is in a good place for her. Glad she's feeling a little better.

Your girls are so beautiful! They are very lucky to have you and Ray, Ann.

I hope you have a good refreshing night's sleep.

Talk soon.

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Susie said...

Hi Ann,
Just reading through a few of your latest posts. Looks like it was a wonderful Christmas for your family!
You deserve it so much..
Glad Carol is having some good days. I'll keep all of you in my prayers. I truly know how tough times like these are..
A belated Happy Birthday to Ray..
Take care of yourself Ann!

Gina said...

Yes, Happy Belated Birthday to Ray.

Glad you had a nice Christmas and all are doing as well as can be expected.

JunieRose said...


Happy birthday to your husband.

I have thought of you all a lot over this holiday tme.

Hope the New year is a good one for all of us!

PS- The girls all looks so pretty in the pictures! Tell them I said so, please! :)



Dee said...

Glad you had a good christmas and it is good to hear Carol is having some good days.

wolfbaby said...

i know what you mean about the birthday thing cookie monsters is on the 27th we just celebrate it later in jan so she has her own special day ya now? glad you had a good christmas..take care

WillowsBend said...

First time to visit. The girls look adorable.
We have 3 family b-days in January. You'd think I'd be ready for them... but sometimes I'm just too pooped to party. We always give them money but I like to make a little something to go with it.


Merle said...

Dear Ann ~~ Belated birthday wishes for Ray. I am so glad you two got to have a meal out together. Your Christmas sounds
great and the photos are terrific. How
great of your friends to give the girls presents to make it all happy for them.
I am so glad that Carol is comfortable
and content in both the hospital and the hospice. Also that you and Ray were able to take her out for a small trip to shop. I would like to thank you for your comments and to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and a very
prosperous New Year in 2007.
Lots of LOve Ann, take care, Merle.

HORIZON said...

Thinking of you all and Carol.
Have to say that the post below with all the photographs is great- the girls, all of them are beautiful!! Wanted to tell you - please pass on from me.
Waving hello and happy Christmas time from Scotland.

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

I'm glad Carol is doing okay for now, and I'm keep her and you in my prayers.

Happy Birthday to Ray, it must have been nice for the two of you to go out together.

Here's to a happy and prosperous New Year!

May this year be you and your family's year!