Friday, October 8, 2010

Something to celebrate, a day trip & and a finish!

Well, I forgot to add my finish for the week.
It's called Be Still and Know by My Big Toe.
A favorite verse of mine and got me
through some rough patches this year.
This blog post has been started,
deleted, restarted, drafted, and it's gonna'
go right now just like it is. Phew!

Grampa and Luke returning from their trip to Russell Cave. I'm taking the picture cause I
couldn't make the walk, but that' s ok...they're buddies :)

Tuesday the 5th was a good good day. No more chemo! No more blood tests! Well, not until
Dec. 13 for a pet scan, the 15th for colonoscopy and the 21st for consult. But that seems a life time away.

He shooked the doctor's hand and hugged all his nurses before he left the cancer center, but his favorite person, Hezekiah, wasn't there for him to say good bye. They sat in those recliners and got to know each other so well. I wonder, do people stay in touch? Herman will be off to Pennsylvania the day after his birthday which is Oct. 17th.

I hope he doesn't check in on my blog cause on the 16th my youngest daughter who is a photographer is trying to get this whole family together for a family picture out in the back yard. He thinks it's just for the picture, but they will have cake and all the fixings for his birthday. One will be absent for sure, our granddaughter in the navy, but Karen will phtoshop her in I'm thinking.

Our day trip to Chattanooga Choo Choo model trains and to Bridgeport, AL's Russell Cave with our grandson Luke was a fun fun day! There was one condition to him going with us....we had to be home by 7PM for the Alabama/Florida game...we walked in the door at his house at 6:55. He is a die-hard Crimson Tide fan and he just turned 9 last Wednesday the 6th...the Tide won so made for him a perfect day.

I call this pic on the left "watching the wheels turn". Luke loved working all the levers on this engine at Chattanooga Choo Choo. He told me if I looked close I could see the wheels turn.

On the right he's standing in front of one of the "coolest" displays at Russel Cave museum.

This is Luke and me showing off the fountain behind us...they just wanted me to be in at least one of the pictures :) I really am there.
And this last picture is my personal you see Luke in the upper corner? It's just a reflection of him as I took the blurred picture of one of the model train sets. My heart skipped a beat when I caught sight of his image.

Happy Stitching!


Brigitte said...

A very nice finish, Babs, And it's great to read about the end of Herman's successful cancer treatment.

Scattered Threads said...

Hello Ms. Babs,
So gald to read you are out and about and that DHs care is going well. Your stitching, My Big Toe, turned out very beautiful as all the others in your last post. You are keeping busy and that is good to read.
Take care.

Karen said...

Babs, I love your cross stitch picture, it's beautiful! I'm glad to hear you are having good times with your family, too.

April Mechelle said...

Babs, I just found your blog through Tonya- Sampler Girl !! I live in Alabama too. Chelsea, South of B'ham. I love that Be Still & Know That I am God. One of my Favorite Verses. If you get a chance stop by my Blog. I loved reading about you trip with Grandson. I have 2 grandkids. Love them so much..