Friday, January 29, 2010

Dear Blogger Friend:...........

Yes Dear Blogger Friends.....
Our world is a little topsy! turvy!
BUT.............We see sunshine at the end of our long tunnel.
Rob goes into hospital on the 25th Feb. for radiation treatment and will be there in isolation for several days.
The doctors have been worried because he has had two little strokes since Christmas but as they effect only his speech for several moments they have not put him in hospital these times.
We try to make our days busy as anything and have goes leaps and bounds ahead with our family tree..................Genealogy is a wonderful thing to spend some many hours researching together.
I am still at work and in fact are there at the moment 5.1/2 days a week while the boss is on holidays.
Rob is also back at work (some of the time!) He feels the need to do that and his new car is helping the travel ( a real smooth ride)
We have had grandchildren here for sleep overs and have been to birthday parties of them too. Gosh they are all growing far too quickly, why the oldest grandchild will be ten this year. and if that isn't bad enough for this grandmother his father will be 40!!! goodness me.
I have thought of my many Blogger friends over the past two months missing your Christmas displays and the wonderful table settings or even just who is doing what.........But I think of you all often and we know here things will be back to normal very soon and so will my blogging I am sure.
Below are some photos of our searching for family and it is amazing how many family members tell us O! yes I have a photos someplace of old auntie Lilias!! etc. Also the photo of Rob at the cemetery finding were the family are is were you will find us most weekends at this time it has been a wonderful discovery journey.

James Albert Hamilton (Rob's grand father)

Saville Hamilton (Robs Uncle)

Were an auntie is resting!

Another relatives resting place.

(This is a sad one) his great grand mother on his dad's side, his grand mother, and three unmarried aunties rest here with no marker or note to say..........we are going to fix that! straight after Rob has been in hospital.

Blessings to all on this Friday! a windy summers days in Victoria Australia!


Susan said...

It's always a delight to hear from you Lee Ann.

Annie said...

Leanne - so GOOD to see you here and Rob getting around. Thank you God. Now, keep it coming. No, I don't let up on God. Never. Consider yourself hugely ((((HUGGED)))))

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Glad to hear that Rob is doing better, and there is hope.
Staying busy and keeping your life on a schedule helps take your mind off the "what if's", I've experienced this first hand lately.
Lovely to see you back !

racheld said...

Oh, Lee Ann!!

It's SO wonderful to see you here again!!! I've missed your cheery posts and all the nice family times you write and photograph so well.

And it's lovely to know that you are having a time of quiet together, to get the family tree organized. I know that's a rewarding and satisfying AND illuminating task---I'll bet you've learned about relatives you didn't know you had.

Somehow I followed a lovely sponge cake to the rosy picture of your Mum holding it, then the link to her birthday, and the picture of you three "in the back having fun" as you all just smiled like you were in Heaven---I'm smiling right now, and my cheeks are getting tired from the contagious happiness.

Please keep us posted on Rob's progress---you are one of my favorite couples, and I love how you love each other and your family.

I thought of you today when Our Littlest Grand and I had tea at four---she had a cup of cambric tea, and drank from a real teacup for the first time. Mostly she stirred it---that's one of her most fun things.


Linda said...

How wonderful to read your post and get caught up with all your news.
We will pray that all goes well with Rob. How wonderfully you are using this time. I think it must be so interesting to research your family tree - a great project to do together.
I have missed you and thought of you. Praying all will be well.

Lanny said...

Oh what a wonderful time you have had with family, those living and in the past! Praying for the success of the radiation.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lee-Ann, So happy to hear from you. I pray the vest best for Rob's upcoming treatment. Wonderful to see these latest pictures and great that you two are enjoying your family history. You both are in my heart.

Daisy said...

Lee-Ann, it is always interesting to trace family roots and learn about your history. I hope things go well for Rob and his treatments.

Puss-in-Boots said...

It's good to catch with how you and Rob are, Lee-ann. I wish him all the best with his treatment...I'm sure it will be successful.

Prayers for you both...take care.

Gina E. said...

Phew!! We were getting worried, so I am very pleased to see a new post from you - glad to hear that you are both chugging along okay. Did you get my card?

Kerri said...

Dear Lee Ann, I'm so sorry to hear your world has been so topsy turvy during these past months!
What a blessing to know there's a light at the end of the tunnel though. My prayers will be with you and Rob.
The genealogy is a wonderful passtime for keeping you both occupied while trying to stay away from the "what if" thoughts.
I always smile at the old photos of very young boys in dresses with their longer curls. It's impossible to tell their gender by just looking :)
Yes, those grandchildren grow fast! Our youngest will be 6 in 2 weeks and we'll be going out to stay for his party weekend.
Blessings to you and Rob on this winter's day, February 1st. We have cold temps with light snowfall, but sunshine as well to brighten the day!
Sending hugs! xoxo

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Lee-Ann. I have been away for so long now after the falling accident that I had on Dec. 10th...I am so much better now...I see that Rob is having problems. Life is just like this..always something to keep us hopping!! Take care and I am going to try to get back into blogging.. Sandy

PEA said...

Dearest Lee-ann,

How wonderful to see a post from you, you have been sooo missed!! Please know that I'm keeping Rob in my prayers and will be thinking of him as he goes for his radiation treatment. It's good that you two have been going on with your lives and keeping busy, I think that's the best thing to do.

I've always been fascinated with Genealogy and isn't it just so satisfying when you can find a family member from days gone by and even find their final resting places.

Take good care of yourselves and looking forward to your next post, whenever you have a chance to do so. xoxox

Alice said...

Dear Lee-ann and Rob.....You are both such an inspiration to others. I'm glad you are finding such pleasure in chasing your family trees and finding so much family history.

Our prayers and good wishes are with you both in the next few weeks, and we look forward to the day when all these present concerns are well in the past.

Blessing to you both.

'Alice' and R.

Mountain Mama said...

I'm still praying for Rob's complete recovery. Hang in there both of you.

I have been doing more genealogy too. It's a wonderful hobby and certainly keeps us at the computer, sometimes until I can barely keep my eyes open!
God keep you strong dear. and

Tea and Margaritas in My Garden said...

Dear Lee Ann, so glad to hear Rob is getting better and you guys are in my prayers.


Joyce said...

Hey Leanne..
I've been working on my family genealogy right now too and it's held some new and exciting facts that I never knew before.
Hope you all are enjoying your warm weather.
Glad your husband is doing well...
Be blessed!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Just checking in and see that things must be about the same. Let me know how your hubby comes through all of this..Sandy

Jess said...

Glad to read your update...know that you guys are in my thoughts and prayers...i pray all goes well

Have a good week

love, Jess

Moineau16 said...

Best wishes to Rob as his treatment begins tomorrow. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Merle said...

Dear Lee-Ann I guess Rob is now having the radiation treatment and I do hope and pray that it all goes well. Genealogy is so interesting
isn't it. There are always more things to learn about our own family
Take great care, my friend, my thoughts are with you. Love, Merle.

Prairie Chick said...

Dearest Lee Ann,

I just wanted you to know that I have been praying for you. I don't have the time to visit all my blogger friends near as often as I would like but you are in my heart and prayers and I stop in as I am able. Much love and all my prayers...

Mountain Mama said...

You haven't posted in a while. I just want to say that I pray all is well.

Anonymous said...

Hello Lee-Ann, I just wanted to say I am thinking of you both. I am taking a blog break but will watch for any updates from you and Rob. Sending you my love across the miles, Mildred

Gina E. said...

Hi LeeAnn and Rob, just dropping in here to wish you both a very happy Easter. Not sure whether to do it here or email you direct! I guess you'll pick it up sooner or later! We've had a busy two days catching up with friends, and Sunday will be spent with Ken's family (here). Monday is free though - what about you guys?

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