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Birthday dinner at Cascade’s (Linda had to work so we brought dinner to her at the hospital), second night dinner at home, Plaza lights and lights at the National plus my birthday gifts.


Home made dinner- homemade pasta- little fail- clogged machine so used some pasta from Italy- 3 pasta & 3 sauces.


Mimosa’s, Poinsettia, fruit roll ups, making pasta…Yum Yum!


Trying the homemade noodles!



This was definitely a weekend to cheer about!~



So much fun, more later on…tired and going to bed.

Family News


Linda will have her surgery on December 15 24 (it was this date or Dec. 24- hospital said they were too busy on the 15th- assholes!). The will be replacing the knee replacement which went bad. Happy Birthday & Merry Christmas!!!


Packages are mailed: Sent to Beth for the Culver’s, Kevin’s House, Kris’s House, Kay’s House and Mom & Dad (they will bring the Bailey/DiSanto and have DiSanto Jr. House). This packages include Delaney’s Birthday and Kameron’s Birthday. Kay I heard from an elf there is an orange package coming your way!


Finished our tree and house decorations- now just a few more gifts I’m working on (will be sent separate).


Silvie says HELLO!

Family News


Linda has been going through tests on her knee that was replaced (a lot of pain lately). Doctors told her 1 of 4 things- all require surgery…

  1. Infection (don’t think this is it due to some nuclear medicine tests)
  2. Device is loose causing pieces of bone to break off and cause inflamation
  3. The device is defective- this is what they are leaning toward- will need to be taken out and replaced
  4. Her body is rejecting the knee- allergic to device

So she goes back agin next week and they will determine how to treat it or when to operate- this means another 6-12 weeks off work (means no Spring Break or Summer trip to New York) also she will lose pay so budget will be tight.

Next week she also works Thanksgiving so… with an upcoming unknown future, we decided to decorate for Christmas (Darian helped give me the itch) and tomorrow we are having our Thanksgiving. We will decorate the tree to the smell of turkey!

12So- please say a prayer for Linda- (this is a painful process) for strength and a quick recovery. We still have a few things to finish in the decorating but will finish tomorrow. We are having a healthy meal of turkey, dressing and some vegetables. Over Thanksgiving I will bake cookies for the veterans. This week I hope to finish up the wrapping and mailing of packages. Let the holidays begin!

Family News


Ok this is Phillippo our waiter from Florence he was studying civil engineering at Duke University and will be finishing degree at university of Florence here in Italy He loves the states and is 25 years old He thinks Darian Scutella is pretty cute hmmmm… Italian an engineer giving your mother wine and ravioli I think it is a match made in heaven!! For those who don’t know- Kris and Bev are in Italy!


Linda and I went to the river- here is trip #12. There were trees being cut down- it was quite entertaining. Bear really enjoyed rolling in the sawdust. Worst part of the trip- my crown feel off- I was just at the dentist last week for a cleaning-I’m blaming it on them.


Here is the tree falling…it shock the ground…


Here are the pictures from this trip…


And I know I have to catch up on Silvie…she is learning to wave bye-bye, still chasing Clyde, at the farm with Ella & her aunts…she is growing big!


It’s Sunday…football time!


Retired the 8 car of the Wheeler Racing team tonight with a win!!

culversThe Culver’s trip pic…

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Camping Photos

Today we got outfits…


We had friends/neighbors offer to sing live at the wedding…they just got married Aug 13 and are the ones who helped us get a minister


We ordered a cake topper…


We changed the menu and added antipasto…that changes everything!




Linda went to the doctor today- she has a perennial tear- 4 weeks in a boot (50/50 chance of healing). If not- surgery. She did this doing physical therapy in a pool!

Family Fitness/Health

trip9Left Friday evening to go back to Lloyd’s place on the river. Saturday was beautiful- we went on an ATV ride, saw a crop duster and beautiful sunset.9picsTook a hike and shoot some new pictures…waterRelaxing and just what we needed!


Our first trip of the season…cut short by RAIN! Left Friday when Linda got off work, came home Sunday afternoon just beating the storm. Saturday was very hot- Heat index of 103. This was the first time we went camping and no one else was at the river (brother came just for a couple hours). We got to do all our own cooking, no internet or comforts of the cabin (everything moved out because it flooded) so everything was done in our RV!


We went on a hike (our goal for every trip this year)- took some pictures.


Some things never change- Bear always has to pee once we get on the road so we stop to accommodate and we seem to always stop at DQ.

This trip we did have a new friend- Baxter came along- he had a lot of fun and fit right in.