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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We’re Feeling Old

After landing safely in South Carolina, the fun has begun with our visits to grandsons Andrew and Owie.  They’ve been growing like weeds and continually amaze us with the things they do.

Andrew has developed some amazing interests.  At eight years old, he thrives on studying math and science and loves to watch TV shows on Animal Planet, Discovery and NatGeo.  He has even taken up a serious passion for chess.


Yep, he kicked my butt, and I’ve been playing for over 40 years (sniff).

Owie is ever the funny man.  He loves to laugh and have fun.  He can’t wait to go to Disney World, he was even modeling one of Pa’s desert hats that he’s going to wear to keep cool.


Of course he gets tired of Pa trying to get the perfect picture.


Tonight we attended a musical put on by Andrew’s school.  It was lots of fun.  Marti was snapping away with her camera in an attempt to get the most memorable shot.


Andrew sang his heart out and it was so much fun to see another one of his talents. (He’s in the top row, right).


I was able to snap a picture of this little girl.


Who is she?  Why she is Andrew’s girlfriend!  Boy do we feel old! :cO

Just one more thing, an update on our granddaughter, Taylor.  Last week, due to a very bad ear infection, her eardrum ruptured.  It ruptured so badly, the entire membrane was destroyed and the doctor referred her to an ENT specialist.   Yesterday, her parents took her to the ENT appointment and her eardrum has completely healed, the membrane is completely intact with no holes, plus a hearing test revealed no hearing loss.  It has been a miracle to behold and we want to thank everyone for their positive thoughts and prayers.  We are very grateful for your support to our granddaughter.


Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.



  1. That is wonderful news about Taylor!! Yahoo!

  2. That is the greatest news about Taylor. Love to hear those things. Keep up your strength, I think you're going to need it.

  3. That must have been so painful for her and a big worry for you and her parents. So glad it came out well!

  4. Grandkids are the light of our lives. Great news about Taylor's ear drum being healed.

  5. Great news about Taylor... isn't the power of prayer wonderful. We're so glad she's okay.
    You're NOT OLD, you're seasoned!!! :c)

  6. WOW Paul how did it just heal itself. That is amazing but then the body is just that amazing.
    Good news for sure.

    Tell Andrew I think his girlfriend is mighty pretty and I'll bet she's smart too.

  7. I had a ruptured eardrum as a kid and much like Taylor's it healed up fine................although I do miss some of the things Brenda tells me to do.

  8. God heals! So glad to see you are enjoying the boys!

  9. Maybe his chess brain cells are just moving faster than yours:)

  10. The best is about Taylor. Prayers are answered.

  11. Wow, that's amazing news about Taylor - it really pays to be young!

  12. amazing news about Taylor!!..have fun with Andrew and Owie!..I am sure there will be many tales to tell!

  13. Wonderful news about Taylor...she is a cutie:o))

    Looks like the fun has begun with the boys!!!

  14. That is really good news--glad to hear Taylor is on the mend!

  15. Great to hear that Taylor will not have to undergo a painful surgery. You guys are going to have some fun at D world - you might want to buy new sneakers to keep up :)

  16. Great news about Taylor. That's amazing that it was able to heal on it's own. Enjoy the time with the kids. They look like they will be a lot of fun for you both.

  17. Thank goodness Taylor is doing good. The healing power of the human body is amazing, especially in little ones.

  18. butterbean carpenterMay 25, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Howdy Marti & Paul,

    Prayers are too answered!!! All you gotta do is ask!!

    Thank God from whom all blessings flow!!! So glad!!!

    Go back to singing, Taylor!!!

  19. I praise God and thank Jesus! Blessings, Lynn