Monday, January 13, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Voice From the Past Part 5

Grandma Helen's stories, still are bringing me so much joy.  Here is another one for you!

"Life in the U.S. Editor

Miracle in a Sand Storm

     We lived in a small mining town in Nevada.  About one hundred miles from Reno.  We had been to Reno to do our shopping.  On the way home I could see a sandstorm ahead of us.  Cars were coming out of it, so I thought it couldn't be to bad.  We had one hill that had a drop off close to the highway.  And that's were the sand storm was.  We got almost to the top when it hit us.  The wind was blowing so hard that it was blowing sand in thru the rubber of the closed wing window, right into my left eye.  I couldn't see out of it.  Then it was like some one had painted the windows black.  We couldn't see anything.  I couldn't stop, there were cars behind us.  But I was more afraid of going on.  I heard myself saying (Oh God help us).  All at once it was like a great hand scooped out the sand around us.  If I had gone about a foot more, we would have gone over.  It was like we were in a pocket.  I got the car turned and got going.  The pocket stayed with us till we were out of the storm.  All the way out we could see the sand fill in behind us.  I drove about ten miles before I pulled over and stopped, and just sat there.  One of the kid's said "Mom your hair is white! dad won't know you.)  I looked in the mirror and it was white.  But it was from the sand that came through the wing window.  Everyone had come up with a reason for the pocket.  But no one will ever make me believe it was anything but a miracle!

March 19, 1979"

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Another year...Just getting better!

Another  year has come and gone, Theron & I are still kicking it! Today, we have been married for 11 years and later this year we will have been together for 14....14 YEARS!! Holy Crow but that makes me feel old. ;)  It's ok because there is no one else that I would want to get old with. 

I am so grateful for every second with my wonderful husband....even the bad ones.  And trust me with two, very opinionated people like us there have been some shaky ones.  But they just make the good ones all the more sweeter.

Next year (2015), my parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  And Theron's are celebrating their 43 this year! What mentor's we have before us!!  I am looking forward to the next 40+ years with my guy!

Happy Anniversary Babe! I love you!

The blessings from the plunge I took 11 years ago!
Pretty Orchids my main squeeze brought home today for me :D

Christmas Break!!

Whew!! Christmas break is over but I am still trying to catch up on everything that I fell behind in.  Which was pretty much...Everything!!

December started off like any other month but I was soon emerged in candy making and present wrapping and getting a few last craft projects done and mailed off.  It was GREAT!!

Downside is that my genealogy got put on the back burner... :(

Then it was Christmas break and Theron & the kids were home for a full week with me!! It was wonderful...we went to my parents for Christmas and I can't tell you how happy I was to be with all of my most favorite people.  So lots of memories made!! Then on the 26th we had to come home so Theron could go back to work.  :( Sad, but we knew we couldn't stay there forever. 

The kids and I had a wonderful weekend after that.  Then Theron had New Year's off, and we brought it in in high home in our pajama's... :) Just the way I liked it!

The kids and I spent the rest of vacation just hanging out, working on crafts, watching T.V.   Really whatever we wanted to do.  I put all my orders on hold and my genealogy and just spent some good ol' fashion quality time with them.  :D

But here we are the first week back and I have been exhausted! I am trying to catch up and so far I haven't made it there yet.... I will make it there though...just give me another week. ;)

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and was able to make some beautiful memories!  And I hope this new year brings you such blessings...and new family members (they can be dead ones too)!