|Jim Orris (donor), Dick Lehman & my mom celebrate my dad's new birthday as they watch new life pour into his veins.|
*if you compare this pic to the Thanksgiving photo 2 weeks previous, you will notice how much healthier and stronger he looks!
|We were excited to take advantage of a free kids art activity offered every Sunday in Greensburg!|
Last night, while aching for my biological family, it was wonderful to get to experience Jake's dad's family tradition...Valea! We traveled with Jake's brother and his girlfriend to Gibsonia to enjoy more time with Pap Pap and Gammy & many cousins. So many delicious traditional Polish foods, silly family traditions & wonderful people. Instead of feeling sadness over missing my favorite church service and Orris traditions, I truly was full of JOY and love.
That day started with Hazel seeing deer tracks in the snow and JOYFULLY exclaiming that they were "Reindeer tracks". Clearly Santa sent his reindeer a night early to double check directions to our home! Later she helped me prepare Santa's plate, complete with cheese for "Santa Mouse", a cutie for "healthy food" and of course a carrot for the reindeer. Before we left for dinner, SANTA HIMSELF CALLED FROM
|The best shot I could get of my sweater (dress) crew on Christmas Eve :) Dearest Heidi, for the jokester of the family, why don't you smile for photos?|
Much love and appreciation to all of you who visit my blog (and made it through this whole post)!