Monday, April 27, 2009

good bye and best wishes

My favorite teenagers in the world are fluttering off into the real world next fall. Our Seniors in Senior High Youth are graduating high school and I'm so excited to see who they become after a year on their own. Best Wishes to you!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I love my Grandpa. I've been thinking that a lot more lately. I'm pretty sure he knows I do even though it's not words that fly around our family loosely.

Grandpa found out a few months ago that he has developed a tumor in his esophagus. When I found out, I immediately went into prayer mode. God knows that I know how well it works. Once he went to have things evaluated, they discovered that it had moved into the lymph nodes and I was very sad to think that my time with him was getting short. I had reason to think so, my Aunt Esther, who I saw as a grandmother, lost her fight with breast cancer a few years ago once it had moved into that stage. My prayers got stronger...and I recruited others to help pray with my family. Not just for Grandpa, but also for Grandma...and their three girls.

Each time I see him, he looks more and more tired, more and more older, more and more unhappy. Why wouldn't he, he's going through Hell to kick this. Grandpa has always had coal black hair, perfectly coiffed pomp-a-door and a great big smile on his face. Always ready to tease. All those things seem to fade away each time I see him...

But today, I found out that all those things may be on their way to reverse themselves and I'm so thankful to God. I heard from Grandma that during his third round of radiation that he started just this week, showed that they couldn't find what they were suppose to be healing. He's a tough guy...I knew it. I have faith that he will continue to fight and hang in there and be back to his old self.

And I do pray that he gets his wish and that coal black hair comes back and it's curly...because he thinks it will be.

Look what the Easter Bunny brought!

We have a new addition to the Chipps family. NO, I'm not expecting...nor was I! We adopted a dog on Saturday for the girls. Mitch and I took Good Friday off for a little one-on-one time and decided to just head to the ARL and check out the pups. I knew if I went in there, I'd fall in love with one.

The one we went with is a Beagle/Spaniel they say. He definitely has some Beagle in him and is the best "new" dog ever! He is so good with the girls and loves to play, or just curl up on the couch and take a nap with ya.

The Rescue League named him "Red" but we changed it to "Meyer". I know...another M! Well, reason being was we had Meyer picked if we ever got a boy and he's it.

New business taking off!

I've been keeping busy...that's the only excuse I can use for not posting forever!

Chipparoo announcements is taking off on a sprint! I've done invitations for quite sometime but never really announced them myself. Well, here it is! I do all kinds of invites from weddings, birthdays, graduations, baby announcements, etc. Pass on the news if you know of anyone needing to get a word or two out!