Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Spring

I have a hard time deciding what to blog about so I end up not blogging at all!  For the people who read my blog from other countries, I so appreciate you, and it's pretty easy for me to think about what I can blog about.  Things here are foreign and different to people who live thousands of miles away.  For people who live in my hometown, this is where I get into trouble.  People here know everything that is going on, it's boring to them and they don't realize how many people from different countries make it to this blog.  I feel like when the people were talking about Jesus saying " no good thing can come from Nazereth."  So sometimes hometown friends this blog will bore you and I'm sorry!
                      On the up side, spring has sprung in Oklahoma!  I sometimes think spring is God's way of reminding us that we made it throught another cold and bitter season and just look what we have in store!  It is my favorite time of the year by far.  This year, Dennis and I have much to be thankful for because last year he was so sick and I really didn't think he would be here to see another year.  See that post HERE.  Thank you Lord for sustaining us and making us strong again!  Some of my bushes are starting to bloom, they are so pretty and fresh.

The canola fields are blooming!

Warmer weather and with all that in Oklahoma comes WIND.  Fierce wind.  We are so dry here in northwest Oklahoma that when the winds come so does fire.  It's horrific and terrifying.  Our firemen have worked long and tiring hours.  They are fighting one as I am typing this blog. 
This fire spread through 620 miles in Oklahoma and Kansas.
We are praying for rain bu there is not any in the forecast. So keep us in your prayers.
Much love, Cheri
 

Monday, January 25, 2016

New Wheelchair Time!

We finally got Dennis's new wheelchair after 5 months of red tape and putting together the chair.  Keith, from Tulsa came over and delivered the chair on Wednesday.  It takes a lot of patience and tinkering to get the chair where you want it. 

 
After many hours of tweeking we got it somewhat to where we wanted it, or so we thought.  Keith left and the next day was a little sketchy getting him in and out of the chair.  We don't have an attendee driving stick anymore because Medicare doesn't care if they pass out and you need to take over!  They assume you will be staying home and never go anywhere.  So we do have a kill switch to stop him from plowing into something.  We also don't have any front hooks to bolt him down in the van.  Medicare (the government) wants you to please stay home, why do you need to go anywhere??  The little black box where we can plug his vent into his chair batteries was also out of pocket ( I won't even tell you how much this little black box cost cause you wouldn't believe it.)
So the days after they came we have been working on getting the chair to where we want it.  We had a rough day at church Sunday but our friend Max (Mr. Wizard) and Dennis's dad Larry worked on it some more.
 
 We had a little mishap evolving my coffee table and some things on top!
Hopefully, things will get better!  We still have our old chair because now insurance (the government) will no longer let them sell reconditioned chairs, so it justs sits there.  Ugh!  I could go on and on but we are blessed with this chair and I am praising God that we have it.  Many blessings, Cheri
 
 
Deacon was not impressed with any of it!
 
 
 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Post Christmas

Dennis and I had a great Christmas.  Everyone was in good health and all my family was here, except for one of my nephew and a great nephew and niece.  One of my other nephews is going to have a baby, so great news!   Last Christmas we had a similar annoucement so this is becoming a tradition!  Lots of fun and games and laughter.  I had this picture taken of my family before the chaos started!


 
 
 
This is a photo of my mom and my siblings!  Love them all.
these are the grandchildren that were there.  I am not quite sure why I didn't get a great grandchildren photo, but I will next year!

I felt so blessed the Christmas, last Christmas I was sick and then Dennis got so sick.  God kept us under His wing this Christmas and I am very grateful.  His grace and mercy is something we worship at Christmas and every other day.  The fact that He sent His son so that we could live eternally with Him is something we should celebrate every day of the year.  Much love, Cheri
 
P.S.  This is my favorite picture of my daughter Whitney and her husband Nick.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Many Blessings!

                                                    Much love, Cheri

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmastime!

I have seriously been neglecting my blog and I apologize.  I feel we are so blessed because right now everyone is pretty healthy (a far cry from last year).  I have all decorations up and all present bought and I am really enjoying the season.  Last night my place of employment went to see Mannheim Steamroller for our Christmas partym and we all had a great time.
Dennis is doing very well and they had their FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Christmas pizza party on thursday.
We had an ice storm in the last week of November.  For those who do not have someone who is disabled this is an inconvience, for us it's major!  To get ready for an icestorm you have to make sure there is plenty of gas for the generator.  We have an outlet in our bedroom for Dennis's bed and suction machine and cough assist machine and oxygen.  I have to go and run cords in for the fridge and T.V.  We have a fire place for warmth.  We were blessed this year because some were out for weeks but we were only out for hours.  My poor tree was not so fortunate.

Right now it is in th 70's, very unusual for Oklahoma in the winter.  I believe we broke some records, and I am not complaining.  We are praying for continued health and praise God for looking after us.  Much love, Cheri
 


 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Homecoming in a Small Town

We have had the best weather and a very busy week and weekend.  This week was Homecoming and our niece Karley is was up for Homecoming queen.  She was a gorgeous candidate and although she didn't win Homecoming queen, she is a winner!!

 
Small town Homecoming parades are fun and everyone gathers for the festivities!  We had some very cute cheerleaders by us!

The weather was so nice even Dennis got to get out and enjoy.

 
Love our small town!  Much love, Cheri
 
 
 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Quad wife tip #398

If you are a quad wife, you know the evils of "the bag".  Our backpack consists of literally everything you can think of and more.  So when your husband needs gum you go through 6 zippers of stuff until you find gum.  If you need tools same thing.  So I decided to take inventory and name what is inside each hidden pocket. It may not be pretty, but it is going to save me lots of frustration!  It's the little things.... Much love, Cheri