Friday, January 04, 2008

Normal, Whatever That Is!

My Special New Year's Visitors!
Josh, Josh, Jewel, Jayde
Align Center MY "GROOVY" SON STRIKES A POSE!
Well folks, I think things are just about to get back to normal around "La Casa de Rios"!! Whatever normal is. Actually, I've heard it is highly over rated! LOL

I (we), had a fun visit with our two nieces over New Year's. They came over New Year's Eve and spent two night with us. I was so blessed to have them here, even if it was for a short while. Jewel was a wonderful nurse to me after the house cleared out around 3 a.m. on New Year's morning. I had overdone it and had a terrible flare up with my RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis). Jewel rubbed my wrists, knees, ankles with an arthritis rub, brought me meds and water, helped me change into my gown, and spoke soothing words the entire time; saying things such as, "Everything looked so pretty!" or " You did a good job Aunt Pam. The food was really good. Everyone had a good time". She was a real encouragement to me. What a sweetie! She tries to act tough and tomboyish at times, but deep down - she is a comforter. (Sorry to let your little known secret out Jewel!) She plans on becoming a nurse. After my experience with her on that early Tuesday morning, I can see she will be a swell one!

My younger niece, Jayde, kept Shane entertained all the next day as I rested in bed most of it. Those two get along so well! I love seeing them together! Even though Shane is younger and a boy, Jayde is so very patient with him. She is always teaching him new things.

I was also happy to see my nephew Josh and his new fiance, Naomy, for a couple of hours. It was the first time I had been able to see them since he had popped the big question right before Christmas!

Then my favorite visitor of all was my Groovy son, Josh!

I've gotten almost all of my Christmas decorations down and boxed up. Today that should get finished. I love Christmas! I feel I wasn't able to share much of our festivities with you this year due to my computer giving up the ghost and dying right around the first week of Dec. But I must have been on Santa's good list this year, for he brought me a new laptop and an all in one printer. I still need to set that one up! I can't wait to play around with it! In all seriousness though, I'm so thankful for God's bountiful blessings upon us this past year. I know all good things come from HIM!

9 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm glad you had a good time with Jewel, and Josh x2 LOL
And i am sooooo happy Jewel was there to help you! She's so sweet, I miss her like crazy!
OH HAHA I remember that pic of Josh! I took that! Those clothes were supposed to be a joke...but he actually pulled them off and looked cool. LOL

Amity said...

How cool that you got a laptop!!! The pic of Josh is very funny, LOL. How sweet Jewel is to take care of you like that :-)

Daughter of the King said...

what sweet family....ahhh..Pam...so glad that you are back....wooohooo.
Deby

Pat said...

YAY!! Our leader hath returned...hopefully for good!!

Glad the young ones had such a great time (I know you are a great hostess!!)

Jewell has a servant's heart! What a tender loving young lady she is!

Love n hugs...
P.S. Did I tell you how greatly I have missed you????

justabeachkat said...

Sorry to hear about your flare up, but I'm glad you had a loving "nurse". Cute photos, especially of your son.

Hugs!
Kat

Jungle Mom said...

Normal is just our own kind of weird!!!

Amber said...

Sounds like you had a good Christmas. *snicker* Mrs. Pat called you "our leader." LOL Well, I will give you props for encouraging me to join blogspot and abandon my seven other blogs elsewhere on the wed. ;) Anyways, good to hear from you! I'm singing tomorrow; you're coming right?

Jungle Mom said...

{{{{YOU ARE OUR LEADER}}}}(weird alien voice)

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