Friday, November 21, 2008

What A Week!!!

The G's bought them Holiday dresses that were kind of alike but not "just alike". Kind of like these girls who are kind of alike but not "just alike".

This is a dress to do Cambodian dances in. Nysa & Kaya showed us how to do a Cambodian flower dance with little petal holders in their hands.

Nysa and Kaya in their Barbie car.
Kaya is a crazy driver.

Spending time reading with grandpa Blimes
Nysa loves to have her picture taken.

What's it like to spend a week with 2 little angels? It was so much fun to spend a week with Chad, Nysa and Kaya while Savin was in Cambodia. Nysa went to school for part of two days and then I picked her up and was amazed at how much she is learning. Bill helped teach her how to count her 20's. Nysa enjoyed some alone time with her G's during those 2 mornings. She played quietly with gramps and her weebly wooblies.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Name Is Blimes!

Valentine's Day 2008
Kaya Blimes
Nysa Blimes

This is the week that we are babysitting our youngest granddaughters.
That means that I am taking a kazillion pictures but I do not have the cord to download them to this computer so I have to use these pictures from last summer. Look forward to seeing lots more of them next week when I am back home and able to download. After reading Valerie's blog I must say that I agree with her that it is the rule for children to distort their faces whenever they see a camera pointed at them. Especially when I am trying to take that one most adorable closeup portrait to save forever.
Dillon called and talked to Bill this morning. Yes, he is in South Korea. It was late at night there so he said he will call tomorrow and talk to me. He is doing well but he sounded tired - that could be the lateness of the hour or pure tiredness of his body, goodness knows which. At least now I know that he is okay, just very far away.
Thank you, Savin, for going to Cambodia so that I can spend this special time with your daughters. You are a fantastic mom. You and Chad have done a wonderful job training these girls in the way of truth. They have sang songs to me,
prayed with me and shared their hugs with me, thank you.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Look What We've Done!

My Wedding Day (I made this dress myself)
Mindi's family with Grandma Morris

Bill, Sylvia, Mindi, Chad & Katie
Kaya & Nysa Blimes

Jeremiah & Christina Szot

Bill sliding the garter off of my leg to throw at our wedding

Chad & Katie Blimes

While looking through our pictures I was amazed at the changes in our family group. We went from a young couple to a family of 5 and then to a family of 4 and back to a couple again. Yes, we take care of 7 girls now but we are more of a "couple" than we have ever been. We know each other so well that most of the time we can tell what the other one is thinking. Our favorite pastime is to lie in bed late in the morning and visit about what we are going to do next.

Children and grandchildren pass through my life at various intervals.

Sometimes I see them a lot but usually they are just on the fringe of my adventures. I wish that they were more a part of my experiences and that I could share what I think and believe with them.

Hopefully this blog will help me to impart a small portion of my thoughts to those who take the time to read it.

My children and grandchildren are loved as a part of our family but even more as a part of God's family. My daily prayer is that we will all go out and have adventures and return Home and share what we have learned.

Friday, November 7, 2008

I Hope You Dance!

I hope you still feel small, when you stand beside the ocean

Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens

Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the chance to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance

I hope you dance

Many years ago, Axal, told me that this was his mother's favorite song and he explained why. "Just listen to the words," he said. "You have to participate in life to get anything out of it." Axal has always asked us thoughtful, religious questions, like "where is my mom and what is she doing now that she is dead?"
Good question.
How glad I am to have the answer to that and to be able to assure him that she is alive and learning many new things with the help of those who love her and went on to heaven before her.
There is no doubt in my mind that she will be there to greet each of her children and the rest of us when our time comes to join her.
So this blog is for Axal, where ever you go.
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the chance to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It's A Small World After All

Since Savin, our daughter-in-law, is in Cambodia, Mr. Bill and I are going to go and help take care of 2 of our granddaughters next week. These are 2 of the most adorable little girls - and I am not even just a little bit prejudiced. All of my grandchildren are beautiful. It amazed Bill and I that two very ordinary looking people, like us, could create such lovely children and then they had children and we were totally blown away. Each one of our grandchildren are positively enchanting as babies and they they grow up to be beautiful people inside and out. Last fall we took Kaya and Nysa to a Princess Dinner at Disney and it was so much fun. We could not believe how friendly and interesting all of the princesses were. Nysa kept waiting for Princess Barbie to come through the door but we all enjoyed the attention that the big princesses showered on our little princesses. Wish that we could have done this for all of our little girls but each child gets something different from us and hopefully they will all remember us kindly when we have gone through that one way door into heaven. Not that I am planning on doing that any time soon but it does not hurt to be ready and accepting of what the future may bring. I plan on seeing many new places and having great adventures for many years because it is a small world.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Oh, Where, Oh, Where, Has Dillon Gone?

Where in the world is Dillon? Did he take his skateboard? Is he still as "buff" as he said he was after basic training? This boy that would not leave his room without kicking and screaming is now protecting his country in a foreign land. He told us he was going to South Korea with his army calvary unit. Like any worried parents, who don't know where their shipped out son is living, we sent a letter to him by way of the Army Location Department because that was what the Red Cross suggested we do to find him. Hopefully that will work and he will send us a snail mail address or email address so we can keep in touch with him. Every night I speak to my Heavenly Father and ask him to watch over my children and grandchildren. It is wonderful to know that someone all powerful, and who loves them no matter what they do, is watching over them in my place. I would not make it through this life with my sanity if I did not have my faith. I'll let you know when I hear from him.