Monday, September 17, 2012

California Weekend Recap

Good Monday morning, blog friends.

I flew to California this past weekend to visit my mom, and boy are my arms tired. {Sorry, couldn't resist.} Anyway, let's get down to the recap, shall we?

My furry friends are wise to the suitcase. I have to keep it closed while in the process of packing, or this fuzzy boy would be inside rather than on top:

Friday was my nephew Stone's 4th birthday and I was happy that I got to help celebrate him. Uncle Doug and I gave him Lego's for his birthday and I think he's going to love them. {Sorry, Sis, for the 600+ pieces...}

I know, I'm a cat magnet. My sister's cat is a quirky little thing, but oh-so-lovable!

Stone's birthday was a cowboy theme, and here's what his party table looked like:

Cowgirls rule!

After Stone's party I headed to my mom's house...

We hate cancer.

Mornings are rough for my mom. After we got her settled I took a walk and found this field where I spent some time settling myself.
I am so grateful that my youngest brother {Tim} was able to travel with me this past weekend. I felt so blessed to have that time with him, and am grateful that we were able to support our mom and each other. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the thoughts and prayers of Team Teal carried me through this weekend. My heart is heavy this morning, but lifted in gratitude for your support.

This week is already full of blessings.

20 comments:

Lizzie said...

Good that you got to see family and spend some precious time with them - especially your mom. Cancer certainly is no picnic - I'm sure Marti is glad to see her children and feel that you all love her.
Great photos, Deb. xxx

Beverly said...

It seemed like I was thinking of you and yours constantly this weekend and with each thought I lifted a prayer. Looks like your sister is a master at entertaining, must run in the family!

Karen said...

I thought of you often this weekend, and knew it would likely be a difficult one. I'm so glad your brother was there, and that you got a chance to do some birthday celebrating as well. It looks like it was quite the party!

debs14 said...

I am pleased that the weekend held good times as well as challenging ones. I hope the memories of the amazing cowboy party carry you through the week!

JO SOWERBY said...

i have been so grateful everyday when i look at my team teal wristband. not only does it remind of marti and yourself but also of my own issues, and i am glad i am not alone in my personal fight against bipolar and u r certainly not alone in ur fight against cancer,
jo xxxx

Susan said...

Thinking of your today, my friend. Go TEAM TEAL! Hugs to you and your Mom! She is one tough cookie! xoxo

Irene said...

Oh How I remember those Lego's. My son will turn 20 tomorrow and I still find them coming out of the couch. LOL I couldn't wait to repay my sister-in-law by giving her daughter her own set of Lego's LOL

Becky said...

Glad you had some time with your family. My prayers are with you and Marti. Xx

Cheri said...

That photo of all the pill bottles is uncomfortably familiar. I'm glad you had the opportunity to see your Mom and to celebrate your nephew. My thoughts are with you.

Maria Ontiveros said...

oh Deb, all I can say is my heart is with you.
Rinda

Alison said...

You have been in my thoughts and prayers all weekend Deb..glad there are good memories too!
Alison xx

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Was thinking of you a ton this weekend. Was happy to see your photos, except the one of course.
So glad you got to spend time with your family this weekend.

Amy said...

You were in my thoughts this weekend too - I am glad that there was some levity with a birthday party to celebrate as well.

scrappyjacky said...

Thinking of you,Deb....and so glad you got to spend time with your family.

Margaret said...

You are a good daughter, and you are doing everything right.

Sian said...

We are all thinking about all of you. Hope you'll be able to spend more time with them soon x

Ruth said...

Oh, how I wish Florida was much nearer to Arizona ... you're all in my head, heart and prayers. xx

Karen said...

May God bless you and your family x

Gail said...

I've been thinking of you a lot the past few days. So glad that your brother was able to visit with your Mum too. Continued prayers.

Auntie Bliss said...

Ohhhh! I thought it was YOU with cancer when I saw this pic the other day. Glad it isn't you but I am sorry it is your mom.
Daddy had it and it was one of those things that happened to OTHER people...not us.

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