Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Truitt, Wimer Holidays!!

Cannot believe how fast this year has flown by, and we have once again celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with our family.  It is a time that I always really look forward to, being able to see our kids together which doesn't happen very often with these busy times and many relatives and in-laws to share the time with.  Family is so special, and I thank God for the beautiful family that Bob and I have together.  Most of them did get to come, but Terry's family and granddaughter, Sarah and husband, David, weren't able to come, and they were missed. This year it was a little more of a rush getting things done, because right after Thanksgiving Bob had to have open heart surgery and had 5 bypasses done, so with recuperating, rehab, trips back and forth to OKC, it hasn't really been a time when I could just enjoy the magic of the season and the blessings that the Lord has given us, but He has blessed us with Bob doing well from his surgery, and everyone had recuperated from the flu and colds and had safe travels back and forth. I'm looking forward to the new year and what the Lord has in store for us and know that whatever the new year brings He will be with us in it all!! The following are a few pics from our holiday get togethers!!
 Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and has a joyful New Year!!   

Wimer Family Thanksgiving

Wimer's gathered for Thanksgiving.  Our numbers were short because Terry's family didn't make it and Cody and Chelsea couldn't come, but we enjoyed plenty of food and fellowship!
Brad and Scott checking out the latest on Scott's Iphone.  Technology is amazing, and addictive!!
Marshalene and sweet little Remington posing for mema!!
Remington loves his Uncle Scottie!!

Wimer Family Christmas

Think these little guys are ready for something to eat!!

Mommy and Remington resting from all the celebrating!!

Little Saylor taking a little nap and getting some cuddle time with mommy!

Brad sweet talking his sweetie!!

Granddaughter, Chelsea, and her beautiful family, little Saylor and hubby, Cody!

Mommy and her little boys!! Had to take a lot of pics to get these little guys all together!!
Mema getting to spend some time with the babies!! They really do make the holidays special!!

Grandpa Scott and his sweet family!! Think I see a proud daddy & grandpa!
Papa and Remington visiting!!
Papa is getting over open-heart surgery, so he couldn't  stand and hold the babies because at this point he can only lift 5 lbs. until his chest heals.  So glad he is doing well.
Grandson, Kyler, looking forward to spending his gift card!!
Hunter was really tickled to get the remote helicopter he had been wanting!!
Winston just taking his time checking it out!!
Saylor likes the bags the best!!
I think Remington is a little overwhelmed by all this commotion!!
Bet he'll figure out these toys pretty quickly though!!
These two are a hoot!! Think they are really going to be friends.  Saylor loves to give kisses!!

Grandpa Scott and his precious baby girl!!

Whew!  We're ready to relax and watch a little "Bob The Builder"!!

 Truitt Family Christmas

Sweet family, Brenda, Kevin, & granddaughter, Katie!!

Katie checking out her Vera Bradley bag!!

Grandson, Thomas has plenty of ammo now! 
Alison got a couple of good books!! I've already put my name on the list to get to read them when she's done.

I think, granddaughter, Micah, is happy with her money gift!!  She will be able to use it on her mission trip this summer!
Don't think Tate will have any problem spending this!! He may have to watch little sis, Michaela, she may want to borrow some!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ups & Downs

This last month and a half has definitely been full of ups and downs!  We have gone to some awesome football games watching grandson, Gage, and his team work their way to the state finals.  So exciting to see your grandkids having fun and excelling at something that they love! These football games culminated last night at Stillwater, Oklahoma with Gage's team, the Blanchard Lions, beating the, Kingfisher Yellowjackets, 28 to 21 to win the gold ball.  We are so proud of Gage and his team who worked so hard to make this happen, the last time was in 1979, so it was a very  long dry spell for them.  We did not get to go to the game because of the down side of the last few weeks.  I did get to watch it livestreaming on my computer, though!
Bob had an appointment to have an angiogram done the Wednesday after Thanksgiving due to the fact that he had been having chest discomfort most of the summer.  We went to that appointment in Oklahoma City expecting possibly stints and an overnight stay at the most.  When the doctor came in and told me after the test that all his major arteries were major blocked, I was totally shocked.  He said that we were looking at possibly 5 bypasses, and possibly a two week stay in the hospital.  We were not prepared for this situation at all.  For one thing it is a 100 mile drive back home to Fairview, bills needing to be paid, a house cat, Sissy, who we needed to make arrangements for care, Christmas just around the corner, shopping not done, etc.  I can drive in OKC, but do not like to, and it makes me very nervous, so there was that lurking in my mind on how to get back home and get the necessary things for an extended stay at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, but the really big upside to all this is the support and prayers from family and friends that we had from the word go! The day of the angiogram when we found out the news, our pastor, Bro. David, friends, Galen and Sharon, Bob's boss, Bill, Bob's brother, C.A., our kids, Brad & Marshalene, Lawayne, Susan, and Sarah were all there to help Bob and I through this.  They all helped make the decisions needing to be made.  Then our friend and neighbor, Charlie, took over kitty duty at home, visiting and feeding her everyday that we were gone and just more or less  house sitting for us. Don't know what we would have done without her! The minute the news hit Facebook we had scores of friends praying for us all through the surgery and time in the hospital.  We totally believe that those prayers are what brought Bob through surgery just fine, (5 bypasses).  He was in ICU only 2 nights, and walked all the way from the ICU room to his regular room which was a long ways.  They said that he was ahead of schedule on how well he was doing, and by the 3rd day we were hearing rumors from the nurses that he might get to go home very soon.  On the 4th day, Bob's birthday,  the doctor came in and told Bob he probably would get to go home soon.  Bob told him it was his birthday, and he'd hoped to go home, and the doctor looked at him a minute then said "I think we can do that"!! Amazing a possible 2 week stay down to 4 days!  Only by the grace of God could all of this have worked out this way! Prayers, loving family and friends, blessings that cannot be bought.  What an awesome way to close out this year of ups and downs!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Two years ago last May I was diagnosed gluten intolerant, and for quite some time it was a huge adjustment for me to find recipes, especially dessert recipes that I could eat.  It is getting easier as they are marketing more and more gluten free foods as this problem seems to be coming more  known, and more people being diagnosed with it.  If you are gluten intolerant you know how difficult it can be to diagnose, and how badly you felt before they found out why you were feeling so awful all the time.  I just know that I feel so much better now, that I am not even tempted to eat foods that I know have gluten in them.
Betty Crocker has come out with some really good gluten free dessert mixes, cakes, brownies, etc., and I can highly recommend any one of them. 
This is a Betty Crocker recipe made with gluten free bisquick mix that sounds so good that I just had to share it!  I am planning on making this one soon!  Gluten free Bisquick mix makes awesome pancakes too, yummy with Dutch honey!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

1 cup Bisquick Gluten Free Mix
5 tbs. cold water
3 tbs. sugar
4 ozs cream cheese. softened
2 tbs. sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  Dash of salt
1 cup canned (15 oz can) mashed pumpkin
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 egg slightly beaten
Whipped cream ,if desired
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease 9" pie plate. In Medium bowl, place bisquick mix. Cut in butter with fork until mixture looks like fine crumbs.  Stir in water, shape into ball with hands.  Press dough into bottom of pie plate.
Bake 10 or 12 minutes until lightly brown: remove from oven. Cool while preparing cream cheese and pumpkin filling.  Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees.
In small bowl beat cream cheese, 2 tbs. sugar, and the vanilla with mixer on low speed until well blended. Add egg yolk, beat well.  Spread mixture on bottom of partially baked pie crust.
In large bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, pumpkin evaporated milk, and egg.  Carefully pour pumpkin mixture over cream cheese mix.  Bake at 350 degrees.  Cover crust edge with foil to avoid crust getting too brown.  Bake 30 or 40 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely, then refrigerate 2 hours.  Then enjoy!!!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Football, Grandkids, Holidays Nearly Here!!!

Haven't been on here for awhile and with the busy days ahead it might not be easy finding time to blog.  Picture taking has been few and far between lately also. So proud of grandson, Gage and his Blanchard Lions football team.  They beat Madill Friday night 60 to 7 to move on to the 3rd round of the state playoffs!!  We didn't get to go, but watched live streaming on the computer.  Love technology!!! 
I stole a sweet pic of little grandson, Remington, from Marshalene's blog to put  on mine.  Love this little tuffie.  This pic shows a little attitude, and his personality is really starting to shine through.  I say watch out because he has two big brothers to teach him all the ropes.
Last but not least we are gearing up for the holidays.  Meals are being planned, the cleaning is nearly done, now for cooking, baking, and oh yes, eating!  Weightwatchers here I come! 

Gage preparing to kick off to the Tuttle Tigers!

Gage #88 in action!  They actually lost this game, their only loss of the season, but went on to beat Cushing and Madill to move them into the state playoffs.

This little guy just cracks me up!! He is just a chubby little bundle of energy, and you can't help but want to cuddle and love on him!
His daddy got this cute shot of him!

Yep, here we go into the holiday season!  With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we know that Christmas is close behind.  Even with all the work, these two holidays are so special. God has blessed us in so many ways the most important being that precious little baby, Jesus,  the most awesome gift ever!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Grandbaby!!


Oh, my, what a difference a few months makes.  This little sweetie, Saylor Grace, is now one little chunky monkey, and the happiest little gal you ever saw.  She had a rocky start being born too early and a sick little girl, but it didn't take her long to catch up.   She brings such joy to mommy & daddy and of course all the grands and aunts and uncles.  She and mommy and daddy will soon be moving to Ardmore, so it won't be as easy to just jump in the car and go see her.  Missing her already! 

From this at 3 weeks,

To this at 7 months!!
Aunt Marshalene sure looks good holding a little girl!!

Funny girl found her tongue!

Can you tell mema loves her?

1 month later at 8 months, and she loves her bouncy toy!!

And she's reading!!
What a smart little girl! Go Saylor!



Fall Fun Times


Days are getting cooler, and there are lots of fun things to do. At last the HOT days of summer are behind us, and we're digging out the jackets for our road trips. We headed to Weatherford a week  ago to check out the activities at a pumpkin patch east of Weatherford. There actually was a little pumpkin patch. I just didn't get any pics of it.  I was holding little Remington while Hunter and Winston picked out their pumpkins. Needless to say, we all had a fun time!!   

Here we go!! Looks like fun!

All Ready For This Train Ride!

Bet You Can't Find Us In Here!!

Don't Think Hunter Is Too Sure Of This View, But Uncle Jared And His Girlfriend, Jamie Will Keep Him Safe!
Mommie & Remington Having A Special Moment!  Think He's Cutting Teeth, Sure Loves To Chew His Fists!
Sweet Little Winston Enjoying The Swings!

Jamie Giving Mommie A Break Toting Chunky Little Remington!

Okay, Now How Are We Going To Do This?


Made It To The Top!!
Whew, Tuckered Out!!

Okay, Mommie, Now How Do You Play Checkers?

Think This Little Guy Is About Done!
This One Too!
The Road Home!
Almost Ready For A Nap!