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We love going to Southern IL to visit my son!My 2 kids:)Family Vacations in Florida!Trying to stay warm in IL with -25 degrees wind chill! Photo of myself, grandson Kohen, and daughter Kristin!My grandson spent the night and grandma was up for 1 hr. at 2am. I'm gonna be dragging today! Hoping to walk outside today 75 degrees!!the day with this cutie! Make it a great day Sparkfriends60 degrees today! I'm dreaming of going to the beach this summer with my hubby and kids. The photo is from last summer! :)Going with my family to Bass Pro Shop. Hubby and son getting ready to fish for trout! Have a blessed day!Cutting my dead ornamental grass and dead flowers. Hope to get a walk in. Enjoy your day Spark friends! The photo is my grandson Kohen.Have a blessed day! Attended our grandson Kohen's Baptism last night. Beautiful ceremony!Celebrating my daughters graduation today. She now has her Master's degree in Special Ed! Have a great day Sparkers!Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy time with your family!Have a blessed day! Had a fun weekend with my family!Three hours sleep last night. It's gonna be a long day! Very little sleep this past weekend due to celebrating graduation!Happy Memorial Day! Thanks to those that serve our country! Photo is me and my grandson.T.G.I.F.! Niece playing softball tonight! Have a great weekend Spark friends! Photo of my grandson!Have a blessed day! Enjoyed having my grandson and his dog over the weekend!Heading to St. Louis for a Jimmy Buffet concert! On vacation now until August when kids go back to school. Photo is my daycare boys yesterday!In St.Louis for a Jimmy Buffet concert. He was awesome! Date weekend with my hubby!Having a great weekend with the hubby! Photo is my grandson. To cute to not share! Have a great weekend Sparkfriends!Having a fun weekend with my hubby! Enjoy your day Spark friends! Photo of my grandson. To cute to not share!Enjoying vacation in South Carolina! Make it a great day!Having so much fun with my kids! Nothing better than a beautiful day at the beach!Have a blessed day! Enjoy your day!Fun day at Cubs game! Walked 14,000 steps!Sunshine in IL! Think I'll go to the pool today!Happy 4th of July!Sunny 87 degrees! Pool day! Have a blessed day Sparkfriends!Cleaning my house and pool day! T.G.I.F.!Enjoy your day Sparkfriends! Pool day!Have a blessed Sunday! Pic of my grandson!Going shopping in Destin with the girls! Guys are going deep sea fishing!Last day at the beach! Its been a fun week with my kids!Shopping with my daughter today! Hope to get lots of walking!T.G.I.F.! Enjoying a beautiful sunny day in IL!Enjoy your day Sparkfriends!Heading home! Have a blessed day!1st Birthday party for my grandson today! Where did the year go? Have a blessed day!My grandson's 1st Birthday!Spent yesterday at Curtis Orchard with my kids. What a fun day!Riding on our class float in our Homecoming Parade!Getting my hair done for my class reunion and shopping! Dinner & Dance tonight!Grammy's little dragon! Make it a great day!I had such a fun weekend with my family! My legs are so sore from hiking at the Holy Boulders in Southern IL!Had so much fun painting my snowman!I'm up way to late! Going to a huge craft show in the morning! Have a blessed day!Heavy rain coming to IL! The pic is what I made yesterday!I do not like heavy rain days! So gloomy!Spent sometime with my grandson, Kohen this past weekend. Still decorating for Christmas!Finally done decorating for Christmas! Love the Holidays!Dinner with family tonight. Have a blessed day!Working on my Christmas cards and writing my annual letter!Christmas letter done! Cards will be stuffed today. One less stress done!Need to start wrapping gifts! Hope my grandson dosen't unwrap then!Need to start wrapping gifts! Hope my grandson dosen't unwrap then!Today is my 54th Birthday! I can't believe I'm that old!Cleaning my house today and wrapping gifts!Rainy dreary day in Illinois today. Wrapping and cleaning my house! Pic is my tree!Chilly today in IL but forecasting no white Christmas for us! Enjoy your day Sparkfriends!Christmas shopping and Ugly Sweater party tonight! Pic is my Daycare gang!Shopping with my daughter & grandson. Love spending time with them!T.G.I.F.! So ready for the weekend! Pic is my grandson!Picture is grandson, Kohen hugging his new toy Grammy gave him. He makes me want to have better health!Our room at The Paradisus in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico is beautiful! Laying in the sun today!Going to downtown Playa Del Carmen sight seeing and shopping! Last night dinner at a hibachi Grill was great!Took a cooking class on making guacamole with the house chef. He then asked me to make a batch for the class!Happy Easter Sparkfriends! Have a blessed day. Grandson's gift!23 degrees in IL this morning! Dreaming for warmer temps! Photo-grandsonHad a great Mother's Day! Got a pedicure, two bracelets, beautiful potted plant, and several different Moscato!Last day of my 35 year daycare business! I will just keep my grandson in the fall. So hard to say good bye to my little ones!Taking my grandson to story time at the library! Beautiful day in IL!Grandson coming to play today! He keeps me on the move!ðŸ˜ƒGrandson coming to play today! He keeps me moving!Gardening, walked outside, and pool day! Make it a great day Sparkfriends!Bike ride and gardening this morning! I love Summer! Pic is one of my Fairy Gardens!Beautiful day in IL! Walking, gardening, and pool day! Grandson in pic!Enjoy your weekend Sparkfriends! Pool day! Pic is one of my Fairy Gardens!Today my hubby and I celebrate 36 years of marriage! Time flies when your having fun!Had an awesome day at the zoo! Got in lots of walking yesterday!Busy Saturday with a niece's Birthday and a good friends retirement party! Only 70 degrees in IL today! Pic is grandson & myself!Watching my grandson this morning! He keeps me moving!Have a blessed day! Photo is of my blessing grandson Kohen!Kenny Chesney was awesome! Fun times in St. Louis!T.G.I.F.! Cleaning my house this morning & pool day in the afternoon! Pic is grandson & daughter.Working on dead heading flowers & mowing today! Pic of my daughters family! Son-in- law works at Caterpillar.My happy place! Pool & beach day!Shopping in Destin & meeting my niece for supper! Pic is my grandson !Ate dinner at Red Bar last night. Fun day of shopping at Destin!Last day on the beach. Our week flew by with our kids! Love my family time! Pic is me and my grandson!Heading to Nashville for the weekend & then home. We had a great week with our kids!Heading home today from a fun week st the beach & Nashville!School starts here tomorrow. I'll watch my grandson while his mom teaches! Summer just flew by!Headed to watch my grandson. 5:30am alarm seemed awfully early! Pic is Kohen, my grandson.Looking forward to cooler temps starting Saturday! I have sore muscles from chasing my 23 month d grandson at the park!Another perfect day to walk outside! Loving it! My grandson and I were outside all day yesterday!Cleaning my daughter's house today. Trying to help her out before baby arrives in a few weeks. Doctor dosen't want her doing any thing unnecessary!So ready for some cooler temps on Wed.! My grandson would love to go play at the park! Pic is Kohen and his dog Levi!Ready for the weekend! Big family party tomorrow for my grandson's Birthday! Pic is what we gave him last night!Family celebration for grandsons 2nd Birthday today! Have a great weekend Sparkfriends!Gorgeous day in IL! Cleaning my daughters carpet today after the big party & playing outside with my grandson!Loving our beautiful weather in IL! My grandson will have me outside all day!Taking my grandson to storytime & going to see my grandson in the NICU!Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Pic is our grandson Drake! Got to take his first bottle yesterday! Hoping he comes home by end of the next week.Saw my new grandson last night. He may get two come home on Saturday. He is so sweet!Mall walking & visiting my grandson in the NICU! Enjoy your day Sparkfriends!Need to do some shopping today & Mall walking! Spent yesterday with daughter & grandson's!Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! My son-in-law hot second place in the 5k I worked at yesterday!Cleaning daughter's house today and helping with the kids. Pic is me & Drake!Cleaning and going shopping today! Have a great weekend Sparkfriends! Pic is grandson, Kohen, looking at his book!Rain today so no combining corn. I don't like dreary days! Helping with my grandson's today! Pic is Kohen 2 yrs. old!T.G.I.F.! Ready for the weekend! Went to a family Fall Harvest Party last night! We carved pumpins!Date night! Hubby is done with Harvest! Going shopping with my daughter and grandsons! Enjoy your day Sparkfriends!Cleaning at my daughter's and watching my grandsons today! Make it a great day! Big brother wants to be in all his old baby things!Taking my grandson to storytime! Rainy day in IL! Pic is grandson at the pumpkin patch!Chilly this morning! Make it a great day Sparkfriends! Pic is grandson Drake!Got a steroid shot in my knee and it already feels better! Eventually I'll have to have surgery. My knee cap tilts a little to the right so I have thinning of my cushion. Pic is my grandson! He was a backhoe for Halloween!Enjoying another beautiful day in IL! 80 degrees again today. My flowers are still pretty in Nov.Heading home after a fun weekend in Southern IL! Another gorgeous day in IL with sunshine & 70 degrees! Pic is hubby, daughter, and grandsons!Cleaning and watching my grandsons! Having my kids over for family dinner night! I baked them cookies last night & will send the leftovers with them! Pic is grandson, Drake!Cleaning and watching my grandsons! Having my kids over for family dinner night! I baked them cookies last night & will send the leftovers with them! Pic is grandson, Drake!Cleaning my daughters house and watching my grandsons! Took our grandson's on the Polar Express train yesterday!My Christmas tree is decorated! Now to work on decorating the rest of my home! Took me two days to get it done. I keep each ornament wrapped & boxed. Now I can enjoy it!Walking in the Turkey Trot today! Then we have lunch at my families & supper at my husbands families! Happy Thanksgiving Sparkfriends!Cleaning, shopping, and still decorating for Christmas! Pic is my coffee table decorations!Christmas decorating is finally done! Next will be working on Xmas cards and starting to wrap! Have a blessed day Sparkfriends!T.G.I.F.! Going to a Holiday paint class with my daughter tonight. We paint on wood. Love to spend time with her! Pic is my grandsons opening an Advent calendar!Have a blessed day! Snowing in IL! Need to put our Christmas lights up on the front of the house! Pic is my daughter & an myself at a paint class!Snow yesterday was beautiful! Winter finally found us in IL! Enjoy your day Sparkfriends!Cleaning and having family dinner night at my house. Working on my Christmas cards! Pic is a family members corn crib. First snow in IL!Burr 23 degrees in IL! Cleaning and playing with the grandsons!Cleaning & wrapping today! The weekend flew by! Pic is my daughter & grandson making cinnamon ornaments!Christmas cards finally done and in the mail. Wrapping tonight! Pic is my grandsons!Finally got sleep with no leg cramps! Got a new prescription and it worked. I'm so thankful! Enjoy your weekend Sparkfriends!Shopping & dinner with my hubby! Ready for all this ice to be gone! Pic is grandson, Drake!Still wrapping & helping my daughter wrap today! Almost done shopping. My knee hurts so bad that I can't take standing in long lines. Pic is grandson!Cleaning up after having the kids for Christmas! Hubby may take me to a movie! Pic is myself & grandsons!Need to do some shopping today! I will be Mall walking. Enjoy your day Sparkfriends! Pic is grandson Drake!Meeting some friends for lunch today! Cleaning my house this morning. Beautiful sunset last night!Vacation over & back to watching my grandsons! I've missed seeing them everyday over the holidays! Pic is my daughters family!T.G.I.F.! Wind chill -17 below zero in IL! Enjoy your weekend Sparkfriends! Pic is grandson, Drake. He's growing like crazy! Weighed 4 pounds at birth. 3 months old!Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Need to clean my house today. Forcing myself to keep moving even though my leg hurts. Pic is grandson, Kohen!Going to enjoy warmer temps today! Tomorrow it's going to be cold again! Pic is grandson Drake!Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Doing some shopping today. Saw Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder last night. They were amazing musicians!Cleaning today! Tomorrow I finally see the knee specialist. Praying he can help me with my pain. Pic is grandson Drake. Weighed 4 lbs at birth!Today is my son Andrew's 32 nd Birthday! Makes me feel old. Pic is my son & grandson!T.G.I.F.! Grandsons both have terrible colds. Hope I don't catch it! It's gonna be a long day as I up at 4 am!Loving the 88 degrees and beautiful sunshine! My knee has had me up most of the night with spasms. My view this morning! :)I'm a little sun burnt. No leg cramps last night woohoo! Hubby is going deep sea fishing today. I'll read a book by the pool!Getting in lots of steps as this resort is big and spread out. Wearing 30 SPF but still got sun burnt. I reapplied three times. My leg is doing okay. Had a few leg cramps last night.Last day in Costa Rica! We've had a great time, but I'm ready to see my grandsons!Heading back to St. Louis for the night. Driving home tomorrow! We've had a wonderful week in Costa Rica! Missing my grandsons!Going to watch my grandsons today! I missed them so much last week! Make it a great day Sparkfriends!60 degrees today and snow Friday in Central IL! Our high school basketball team is going to the State tournament for the 1st time ever! Pic is grandsons!?T.G.I.F.! Ready for the weekend! Going to a paint class with my daughter tonight! Have a great day Sparkfriends!Going shopping! Had so much at the paint party I went to. Pic is me painting!Cleaning my house today and grocery shopping! Have a blessed day! Pic is grandson Kohen singing to me! He is a blessing!T.G.I.F.! Ready for the weekend! I've been doing lots of Spring cleaning! Enjoy your weekend Sparkfriends! Pic is grandsons!This cold is miserable. My head is pounding and can't quit coughing. Pic is my fireman grandson Kohen!Cleaning at my daughter's today! Wishing some warmer temps would arrive! Pic is grandsons Drake & Kohen!Had a great day yesterday with my daughter and grandsons! Went to a Fairytale garden show. They had many activities for kids. Also went to the Mall!Another dreary rainy day. I'm ready for sunny warmer days! Would love to get my grandsons outside to play!Up at 3:45am with leg pain. It's gonna be a long day watching the boys! Pic is grandson Kohen 2 yrs. old!Pouring rain outside! Ready for sunshine! Kids coming over for supper. Making parmesan chicken, rice, asparagus, salad, fruit salad, Rice Krispie treats! Love to cook for them! ? Pic is Drake!Pre-surgery physical today. Surgery is April 10th. Getting a little nervous about it. Pic is grandson Kohen.Moving slowly but at least I'm moving! Going to St. Charles, Missouri tomorrow for my daughter's Birthday. Hope I can do this. Doctor wants me moving! Pic is grandson.Stormed all night in St. Charles, Missouri. Cabin we're in is amazing. Three floors all with patios. Now if only the rain would stop! Pic is my daughter!T.G.I.F.! Going to my nieces softball game tonight! Hope to work on my fairy gardens! Pic is grandson Drake.Going shopping with my sister to get Mother's Day gifts. Then working on my flowers! Pic is grandsons!Happy Mother's Day! Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Pic is my family minis newest grandson!Still working on my Fairy Gardens. Here's a pic of the Farm garden I did last night! Have a great day Sparkfriends!Loving our beautiful weather! Got all my pots planted last night. Pic is another Fairy Garden.Dr. sent me for a sonogram of my leg due to swelling. No blood clots. Need to keep moving! Pic is another Fairy Garden!T.G.I.F.! Rainy day in IL! Hubby has all our crops planted. So glad he's done! Pic is Camping theme Fairy garden!Baby shower and date night with my hubby! Dinner & Casino tonight. Pic is my last Fairy Garden!Going to a cousin's Graduation party later today! Need to go grocery shopping after our drive home from Southern IL. Fun trip! Pic is Drake!Looking forward to a sunny day and 77 degrees! Tired from a busy weekend. Pic is Kohen getting to do playdough with Grammy!Have a blessed day! Cleaning my house and grocery shopping today. Grandson Kohen is coming over to play! :)Have a blessed day! Gardening & cleaning my house. Pic is grandsons playing with their uncle's 33 yr. old train!Grandson is coming over to play this morning! Enjoying our sunshine today! Pic is grandson Kohen!Going shopping with my sister! Dinner at the Golf Course Clubhouse with my hubby! Pic is Kohen & Drake!Up since 3:30am. Leg and knee just throbbing. Must have used different muscles at therapy. Pic is grandson at swim lessons!Therapy this morning! Need to finish Father's Day shopping! Stormed in Central IL last night! Pic is grandson Drake!Watching my grandsons this morning! They keep me busy! Pic is Kohen drinking a strawberry soda from the Mexican restaurant! He said, "I love this pop!"Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Going to grandson Drake's baptism! Pic is Drake!Pic is grandson Drake's baptism. Godparents are my son & daughter-in-law. Make it a great day Sparkfriends!Physical therapy and hoping to get in to get s pedicure! We got much needed rain last night! Pic is myself & Drake!Working in my daughter's flowerbed weeding. My grandson is right by my side helping! Beautiful day in IL with sunshine and 75 degrees! Pic is Kohen sitting on Papa's mower!Celebrating our 37th Anniversary today! Time flies when your having fun!Had fun at the Cardinals game. Going to see REO Speedwagon and Styx tonight at Hollywood Casino! Make it a great day Sparkfriends!Loved REO Speedwagon & Styx! Pic is lead singer Kevin Cronin. Ready to head home and see my grandsons!Had a great holiday weekend! Physical therapy this morning. My leg is hurting and swollen. Pic is grandsons!Going shopping with my sister. Grandson Kohen & I made a cookie train yesterday. Used Funfetti cookie mix and a mold.Dreading the humidity coming back! Taking Kohen to swim lessons. He's a little fish in the water!Jason Aldean was awesome! Probably lost 3lbs from sweating do much! Enjoy your weekend Sparkfriends!Grandsons coming over today to play! Pic is Drake (10 mths) standing! Cleaning and gardening g before they arrive!Loving our temps and low humidity! Watching my grandsons this morning. Seeing my knee doctor later today,. Getting an injection in it. Pic is grandsons playing.Getting a pedicure this morning! Doctor gave me a steroid injection in my knee. Had an X-ray for possible knee collapse. If it did I may have to have replacement done. I pray it's ok!We made it to the beach! Ready to relax by the pool.Seeing some old friends tomorrow at the beach. We met them several years ago at the beach!Another great day at the beach! Going to Destin shopping today! Guys are going deep sea fishing!Raining in the beach. Probably do more shopping. The guys caught lots of fish yesterday! They had a great time fishing!Our last day at the beach! Our week flew by! We made some great memories!Dreading the 14 hour ride home! Loved our family time together on Vacation!Start watching my grandsons again today. My daughter is a teacher and has to get her new classroom ready!I weighed today and have lost 4.5 Ibs. I've really been counting carbs. Trying hard to lose the weight I've gained since I fell and tore my meniscus. Pic is grandson Drake.T.G.I.F.! Ready for the weekend. The grandsons have worn me out. Pic is grandson Kohen.Going shopping for jeans. Date night with my hubby! Enjoy your weekend Sparkfriends! Pic is hubby & Drake!Pulled a muscle in my leg going upstairs. I swear I'm falling apart. Hope I can keep up with my grandsons! Pic is grandsons 1st day if pre-school!Celebrated grandson Kohen's 3rd Birthday last night! Cleaning my house today!ZZ Top was wonderful! They are great musicians!Taking grandson Kohen to preschool. He cries and begs me not to leave him. Then when I pick him up he's smiling! Hope the morning tears stop soon! Pic is Kohen.Happy 1st Birthday to grandson Drake Dean! Had his party yesterday. What joy he brings to my life! He was a 4 lb. preemie! He devoured his smash cake!Up at 3:50am with back pain. I'm going to the spine clinic today. Think I need an injection for some relief. Pic is grandson Drake.Back doctor said I could get an injection. I guess now insurance has to approve it. Before the doctor could just do it. Hope I hear something soon. Pic is grandson Drake in our backyard!Getting an injection in my spine today. Praying it helps me! Next will be getting my knee replaced. Pic is my grandsons!Cooler temps today 77 degrees in IL! Ready for some beautiful fall days. Pic is grandson Drake in our back yard by the corn field!I think my back is feeling better from my injection. Now if I could sleep longer and get my knee replaced! Pic is grandson making muffins!Taking my grandsons to Prairie Gardens for there Fall Festival! Petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, and food! Should be a fun day!Going to Wagon Wheel Pumpkin Patch & taking grandsons to ride the combine with Papa! Pis is my daughter & family.Had a great weekend with my kids! Pumpkin Patch, farming, and dinner at our sons. Pic is taken inside the combine.Went to a seminar on knee replacement last night. So glad I went and got my questions answered. Pic is grandsons!Going shopping with my sister! Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Pic is Kohen (in blue t) getting ready for his first fun run! Quarter mile run. His dad ran a 5K.Very tired and struggling to get going this morning. Watching my grandsons so I have to get moving! Pic is grandsons & cousins!Cleaning my house and starting to put away some garden figurines. Pic is grandson Drake and niece Hadley.Cleaning & watching my grandsons today. Beautiful day 65 degrees. Pic is my grandsons!Cleaning and watching my grandsons. Pic is them from Halloween! Kohen's dad made his CAT dump truck!Have a blessed Sunday Sparkfriends! It's rainy in Central IL and cold. Pic is grandson holding a turkey we made! He was so proud of it!Started decorating for Christmas last night. It will take me several days to get done. I have 12 days to get everything done before my surgery! Pic is grandsons!All decorated except my tree. Trying to find a cheap tall tree. My tree is huge and I'm going to be using a walker after surgery. Need more space! Pic is my mantle!Shopping with my sister be today. Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Pic is a pot I put together for Christmas outside!Cleaning & grocery shopping today. Tomorrow is surgery day. Prayers are appreciated for a successful knee replacement! Pic is another decoration I created.Amazed at how well I'm doing. Therapist said on Monday I can progress to a cane. I'm reading a great book Wonder!Have a blessed Sunday Sparkfriends! Working on my Christmas cards & writing a letter to go in it! Enjoy your day! Pic is my 1st Santa my mom bought me. He's 56 yrs. old!My leg feels better but is still really swollen. Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Pic is grandson Kohen with his gingerbread house we made! We has so much fun!Went to my grandsons school Christmas program lady night. He did wonderful! I pulled another muscle in my leg. I have the worst luck. Staples are out. My doctor wants me walk as much as I can.Therapy today and grandson Kohen coming over. Enjoy your day Sparkfriends!Going with my grandsons to see Mr. & Mrs. Claus at our local hospital. Pic is my niece and my grandson. They make Xmas so much fun!Merry Christmas Sparkfriends! May you all be blessed with time with your family and friends today. My kids will be here for breakfast and lunch. Pic is me & Drake!Enjoyed a wonderful Xmas with our family. Picking my house today. Going to my daughters tonight for supper! Pic is grandson Kohen!Going to physical therapy this morning. More snow in IL today and tomorrow. Pic is my son & daughter-in-law.Happy New Years Sparkfriends!My knee is still bothering me a lot. I must have pulled a muscle in it. I really need to take down my Christmas decorations!Rainy day in IL. Grandsons coming today. Sure hope I can keep up with them! I watched them for a few hours yesterday. Gave their parents free time to do their shopping in peace!Grandsons coming today and therapy today. Flurries today and cold temps. I'm ready for Spring! Pic is grandson Drake.Well my therapist thinks I need a few more appointments. Hopefully my insurance will agree! Cleaning my house! Pic is Drake!Another rainy day in IL! Grandsons coming today. Need to dust today and vacuum! Pic is grandson cooking!Another rainy day in IL! Ready for vacation in Hawaii. Need to start packing today. T.G.I.F.! Pic is grandsons playing with a new water toy!Pic is the view from our room! Staying at The Westin in Maui. Sunshine is just what I need!Pic is from last night's Luau! We're having a great trip! Enjoy your day Sparkfriends!Going to a Lavender farm and a Botanical garden today. Pic is a beautiful black swan that lives here.The Lavender Gardens were amazing. They also grow many varieties of flowers. Such a gorgeous & peaceful place. Had lunch at Kula Lodge. Mic Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac was eating there!Pic is last nights sunset. Went to Whalers Village shopping and did some Whale watching!Yesterday we went to Pa'ia sight seeing. We saw waterfalls, surfers, kite surfing, and saw these huge turtles. Tomorrow night we fly home. Fun week but ready to see my grandsons!Flying home tonight at 7pm. We fly all night. I dread the flight. Pic is Twin Falls. It was so beautiful! Fun week but I'm ready to go home! Miss my grandsons!Watching my grandsons today! Weather is getting nicer everyday. Pic is grandson Drake!My husband was on the phone with our insurance company from 1 pm until 5pm. It's ridiculous how much time he's spent trying to get my surgery in network. He has to call again this morning. :(Going shopping with my sister. Cold And rainy today. Pic is a Easter craft we made.Got home from hospital around 6pm. Heavy traffic was so stressful. Glad to be home & only slept 3 hours. :(Happy Easter Sparkfriends. Have a blessed day. I'll be spending the day with my family! I got the grandsons a new picnic table for Easter.Got outside yesterday for a 15 minute but walk. The sun was shining, but the winds had me cold. My daughter brought the grandsons over with Chinese food for supper. It was a good day for me! 🌞❤Gardening again today. Going to our high school FFA garden sale today. Pic is my farm themed Fairy garden I did yesterday.Going to do some shopping today and clean my house. Pic is another fairy garden I made. Have a blessed day!Today I start watching my grandsons for the next three weeks. My daughter is a teacher so I have Summers off. Hope I'm ready for two busy boys! Pic another fairy garden.Seeing my knee doctor for my six months check up today. I'm having some swelling but no knee pain. My back is just killing me. I would love to have a good night's sleep. Pic is my grandsons!Didn't get to see knee doc as he was in surgery. They didn't call and change my appt. Going to an Extension class tonight about making beautiful planters. We make one there.We got much needed rain last night in IL. Now our beans will pop out of the ground. So glad I don't have to water flowers this morning! Pic is another fairy garden!Cleaning my house this morning. Grandsons have been really good this week. Enjoy your weekend Sparkfriends! Pic is grandson Drake.Woke up at 2:30am with a terrible leg cramp. I haven't had those for a long time! Loving our beautiful weather. My flowers are all looking so pretty!Grandsons coming over this afternoon to play. Need to go grocery shopping this morning. Have a blessed day!Tired from a busy weekend! Saturday I wasn't feeling great. Had a terrible headache. Went out side when I came back in I could smell a gas leak. Our new water heater had a broken gasket.Working in my flower garden weeding and watering! Trying to organize my garage. That’s a big task! Pic is my grandsons!Hoping we get rain in IL! Our crops could use a good rain. T.G.I.F.! Enjoy your weekend Sparkfriends!🌞. Pic is grandson Drake. He’s a wild one!Taking my hubby out for brunch at the golf course we belong to. Kids and grandkids are joining us. Happy Father’s Day Sparkfriends! Pic is hubby, me, and our kids!Cleaning and doing a little shopping today! Pic is hubby and grandsons playing. The train is 33 years old. It belongs to our son.Rained again yesterday. Sure hope we get some sunshine today. My flowers have had enough water! Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Pic is my grandsons & their daddy at a local rodeo parade yesterday95 degrees today in IL! Celebrating our 38th Anniversary in St. Louis this weekend. Pic is grandsons at the park yesterday!Working in my yard this morning! We had storms last night. 86 degrees today but lower humidity in IL. Pic is tugboat barges going up the IL river.Happy 4th of July! It’s hot as a firecracker in IL. Stay cool and safe today. Pic is from Fireworks last night.Going shopping with my daughter and grandsons! I’m a little tired from a busy holiday. 91 degrees and very humid in IL! Pic is my grandsons.We got 1 inch of rain last night and now cooler temps today! Working in my flowers this morning!💐 Pic is my grandson.Working in my yard and going swimming today! Low 80’s and low humidity today. Love it! Pic is my grandson in his first pair of glasses! He’s so cute in them.Took a paint class last night and had so much fun! Have a blessed day Sparkfriends!Woke up with a sore throat and a Charlie horse in my leg. Sure hope I don’t have to go to the doctor. Pic is my grandsons!My view at sunset last night! In my happy place with my kids and grandkids. Have a blessed day Sparkfriends!Little sunburn from yesterday! Grandsons swam all day. Love the beach!Had fun last night at Emerald Falls with my grandsons. They love rides and the game room! Pool day today!Heavy rain all day at the beach is a bummer. May go shopping if the streets aren’t flooded. I brought games and crafts to do with my grandsons.Raining again so to Destin we go to shop! Grandsons and my kids went on a crab hunt last night. They found several small sand crabs. The boys loved it as it was their first time to go! 🦀Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Need to clean my house today. Pic is my hubby and grandsons! They love to ride in the golf cart.T.G.I.F.! Ready for the weekend as the grandsons wear me out! Rainy day in IL. Pic is grandsons with play dough.Looking forward to a beautiful day in IL! I’ll be working in my flowers and playing with my grandsons. Pic is my grandsons!❤️Have a blessed Sunday Sparkfriends! Gardening, cleaning my house, and grocery shopping today. Pic is grandsons 1st day at Small Wonders Pre-School!Celebrating both our grandsons 2nd & 4th Birthday’s today! I got them new John Deer toys and a wagon for their toy gator. I made tractor sugar cookies for their party!Still have a headache! Today is our high school Homecoming Parade and football game. I’m going to go to the parade. Pic is my fireplace I decorated for Fall!Our grandsons had so much riding the gator and combine at the farm yesterday with their Papa! I love seeing their smiling faces! Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Pic is hubby, daughter, grandsons!Celebrating grandson Drake’s 2nd Birthday today! He is such a joy. Pic is Drake.Having my kids over for Italian beef and pasta salad tonight! Starting to feel pretty good from my hernia surgery now. Pic is hubby, daughter, and grandsons farming.Going to see my surgeon and hoping she releases me today. So hot in IL as the heat index is well over 100 degrees. Pic is both combines picking soybeans. Going to make cards today at a friends. Attending Hallmark Ornament debut with my sister! Pic is my grandson after picking girds and pumpkins in the field!Another hot day in IL! On Thursday temps will be in the fifties. That’s a shock to the body! Pic is my grandsons.Worked outside yesterday and now I need to clean my house today! Pic is my grandsons!Have most of my inside decorating done. The pic is my new tree in my bedroom. Done with buffalo plaid theme.Felt sick last night, but woke up feeling fine! Enjoying my Christmas decorations!Heard to Carle Spine Clinic to meet with doctor and hear about my MarI. Pic is Gingerbread House I made with my grandson Kohen!Headed to Carle Spine Clinic to meet with doctor and hear about my MRI. Pic is Gingerbread House I made with my grandson Kohen!Cleaning my house this morning! Pic is my grandsons on the Polar Express!. They loved it!Took a class to learn how to make a fresh evergreen wreath! So much fun!Going shopping with my sister, wrapping gifts, and going out for dinner with my family! Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Pic is my grandsons!Still wrapping Christmas gifts! Watching my grandsons slows me down. They are into everything!T.G.I.F.! After today I have two weeks vacation over the holidays. Pic is grandsons devsT.G.I.F.! After today I have two weeks vacation over the holidays. Pic is grandsons decorating cookies.Cooking this morning to prepare for three Christmas parties. Wishing all my Sparkfriends a very Merry Christmas! Pic is my grandsons crafting!🎄🎅🏼🎁I enjoyed every minute of Christmas! We are so blessed to have most of our family so close. Picking up the house today. Pic is me and my grandsons.Cleaning my house this morning Enjoy your weekend Sparkfriends! Pic is grandsons on their new John Deere toy we got them.Grandsons coming to play tonight while their parents go out! Love having them! Enjoy your weekend Sparkfriends! Pic is me and my grandsons!Snow and high winds in IL today. Two weekends in a row I’m stuck in the house. I get lots of cleaning done! Pic is grandson & nieces in a snow fort they made.Happy Valentines Day Sparkfriends! My hubby me gave a basket with red roses, carnations, and tulips that are about to bloom! Then later I can plant the tulips outside.T.G.I.F.! Ready for the weekend. I’m tired after I watch my grandsons all week! Pic is my grandsons and their dog Levi.We had so much fun last night in New Orleans at the Mardi Gras Parade!Going sightseeing today. Taking the trolley to look around New Orleans. Heading to shop at the French Market! My legs are so sore from walking so much. Pic is beads from the parade!We walked all over the French Quarter yesterday! My legs we’re very sore after walking 7 miles sightseeing!Vacation was fun but I’m ready to see my grandsons!Have a blessed day! Pic is my daughter yesterday at her Graduation. Now she can be a Principal!Hoping rain stays away until tonight so we can get more soybeans planted. Went to grandsons t-ballgame last night. It was so much fun watching them play!Took my grandsons to Elevate Jump Park. They loved it! Riding my bike today.Taking my hubby and kids out for a Father’s Day Brunch! Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Pic is hubby and grandsons.Spent the day at Devil’s Lake swimming and sightseeing. Grandsons rode in go carts for their first time. Had fun at Ho Chunk Casino.My coffee time view is beautiful this morning!🌞Heading down to the beach and pool this morning. Boys had fun at a big Arcade last night!Drinking coffee listening to the Sounds of the Ocean! The guys caught lots of Red Snapper yesterday!Last day on the beach! I’m sure going to miss my beautiful view! Pic is my grandsons!🌞🌴🦀Headed home after a wonderful week in Florida with our kids and grandsons ! Jason Aldean was so good! Up way to late!Welcome baby Hayes Emil Cothren who arrived six weeks early! He weighed 4.14 lbs Mom and baby are doing good!💕Enjoyed meeting our new grandson, Hayes Emil Cothren! He will be in the NICU for a couple weeks. He was six weeks early.Loving our lower temps and sunshine! Went to see my new grandson Hayes for the second time. He will be in the NICU a couple weeks.Going to our High School Homecoming Parade today! Grandsons will go with me. T.G.I.F.! Pic is my daughter & grandsons!My grandson got to move to the step up premie room! He’s doing awesome! Pic is Hayes wide awake! Can’t wait until I can hold him!Pic is my adorable grandson who is doing great! Have a great Monday Sparkfriends!In the past two weeks I’ve lost 9 pounds! Taking care of two houses had kept me busy! My new grandson is doing great! Hoping he gets home this weekend!Taking my grandsons to Curtis Orchard today! Loving our beautiful Fall weather. Pic is newest grandson Hayes!Helping my daughter get her house organized! Had a great time yesterday at Curtis Orchard!Took grandsons to farm with Papa yesterday! They rode in the combine for three hours! Love our farm boys!Having a CT Scan on my abdominal this morning. I’ve had a stabbing pain that won’t go away. Pic is grandson Hayes!Hubby will be done harvesting our soybeans today! We are so fortunate that we have great crops after a terribly wet Spring!Windy and warmer today in IL. 60 degrees Tomorrow temps drop again! Pic is two of my grandsons!Finishing our gingerbread house decorating today! The barn. Is done! Here’s a pic of the barn that my grandsons made with me!T.G.I.F.! Doing a little shopping tonight with my sister! Pic is my grandsons with the Gingerbread barn and house we made!Had fun on the Polar Express with my grandsons! Wrapping gifts today!Yesterday I made Christmas Ornaments with my grandsons ! They turned out so cute!Got everything I’ve bought so far wrapped. Taught my grandsons how to dip pretzels in white Chocolate. They put sugar sprinkles on them. We had a mess to clean up!Made a few Christmas globes yesterday. A friend had asked for one!Only need one more present for a family gift exchange to be done shopping! Everything is wrapped. Now to work on my menu for Christmas lunch! Pic is grandson with ornaments we made.Going to get my groceries for Christmas Day, Going to my daughters for breakfast and my kids will come here for lunch. Supper is at my moms home and Christmas Eve is at my in-laws. Pic is grandsons.Wishing all my Sparkfriends a blessed Christmas! Pic is our family Christmas last night. Vacation is over as grandsons come back today! School starts for the oldest tomorrow. My daughter has teacher workshop today. Pic is my Valentine’s tree!Did some crafting yesterday for Easter! Got lots of housework done too!Getting in over 3.5 miles of walking the past two days on vacation. Went to a Hawaiian Luau last night. It was so fun!Went to Ali’i Lavender farm, whale watched. Had lunch at Kula Lodge . Then went to Maui Wine, had dinner at Moose McGillicuddy’s, and watched the sunset’Watched surfers yesterday, saw huge turtles, shopped at Whalers Village! I’ve walked over three miles everyday on vacation!So good to sleep in my own bed! I have tons of laundry and unpacking to do! Our flight home was so turbulent that It was terrified!So good to sleep in my own bed! I have tons of laundry and unpacking to do! Our flight home was so turbulent that I was terrified!Have a blessed day Sparkfriends! Made several Christmas ornaments last night to give to my family!We had lots of snow in Illinois over night! Looks gorgeous outside!Have a blessed day! My view for the week! We got eleven inches of snow last night in Illinois! I’m over it. Bring on Spring!
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