How To Hurry Through The Year!
Trip Start Jan 01, 2012
2Trip End Dec 31, 2012
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Where I stayed
Fred and Mimi's Place
What I did
Family and Friends!
This has been a banner year for personal changes. Mimi and I became an official family as of Oct29. Her family is now mine and my family is now hers. It is a sweet thing when this occurs. We are sure that some are still pondering the idea of adopting us, but all seem to be well among the new family. I have met almost everyone including Mimi's daughter Denise, and son-in-law John. They live in Lakeville outside Minneapolis. Their dogs Dana and Rhona are great fun. Rhona loves a good scratch and Dana is a wild girl who loves every second of life. Their two cats Troll and Kanga(Kanga jumps around like a kangaroo) are true cats! After two Summers, Troll has now decided I am possibly an OK guy and was all over me during one of our last visits
Between moving, marriage, great blessing, and minor mishaps, Mimi and I are actually seeing a gradual steady change in our schedule from psycho crazy to sanity mixed with comfortably quietness! Mimi has been deep into choosing what to live with and what to discard since our return trip to Mesa, Arizona from Benson, Minnesota. She is a professional rock hound and retired silver jeweler. My personal battle for good health involving prostate cancer, has so far been a great success! Mimi has been an absolute angel in helping me through all that I had to face in 2011. It is so rewarding to have her in my life. Someone who really fights for my best. We were married two months ago in a very small ceremony on our back veranda at our Mesa home. The weather was more than perfect. I would say, perfecter!? A week after our marriage Mimi went on a previously scheduled trip to Dubai with her bridesmaid Lucerne. After a weeks trip she returned with more great memories to share. Since then, we have enjoyed a wonderful sense of unity including sharing three weeks of colds. Sniff, sniff and away we went Christmas day to my daughter Shannon's house in Snowflake, Arizona. Shannon's daughter Leah was also be there. Leah is "with child" and will make Mimi and I great grandparents in May. We wanted to rock hunt while there but the weather didn't permit
We are now home for the New Year and looking forward to doing nothing super heavy in 2012! Mimi will "occupy" her art studio making some wonderful types of creations and I will be in my "guy" shop tearing apart something important with the high hopes that I don't have to put it back together. :-(
My sister Pat still lives close by with her husband Bob. Their new little pup Ben is a real joy in their life. We are ALL loving cute Benny!
We just took my grandchildren out on a one day 200 mile run to In 'n Out Burgers properly covered with greasy French fries. Yep, it was so bad it was great! Cory(15), Levi(15), Riley(13), and Cameron(11) were full of energy and other interesting stuff! Leah(18) is living in Snowflake with her Mom Shannon(42). (Can't believe I have a daughter that old!)
Mimi and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all a very happy, prosperous new year crammed full of blessings! God bless our country and God bless us! Love, Fred and Mimi