A Quick Update

We wanted to pop in here to thank you for all of your caring and supportive comments. Your powerful thoughts and prayers are working! My father is home now and is recovering remarkably well from surgery. Much of the girls’ artwork was proudly displayed in his hospital room, and we printed out all of the wonderful comments from this post for him to see.

Our local MOMS club was also a huge help, and many members dropped off meals for the girls and Mark while I was away. We are very grateful for all of their help and support! And someone… we still don’t know who…. even shoveled our driveway during the intense snowstorms we had here. We feel truly blessed to have so many people looking out for us!

Yesterday was Mark’s birthday, and we went to a Chinese restaurant to celebrate! Hence, the photo above.

We’ll be back Monday with our usual adventures in frugal fun!


  1. An Almost Unschooling Mom says

    Glad to hear your good news 🙂

  2. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    Oh, I'm so relieved for you! You've not been far from my thoughts. (And I'm not ashamed to say I'm looking forward to your resuming posting :>))

  3. Katie's Nesting Spot says

    I am so sorry Valerie! I've been wrapped up in our own issues and didn't even realize all this was happening. I am so sorry to hear about your dad and thankful to hear he is on the mend. My belated get well wishes.

  4. Yabba Dabba Doo- so good to hear Pop is doing better!

  5. great, best wishes for you and your family

  6. So glad to hear he is better!

  7. Glad to hear he's doing better! And what a cute photo

  8. Glad everything turned out well for your father, God bless you all!

  9. Meal Planning Magic says

    I am glad to hear your father is on the mend! MOMS Club is wonderful, isn't it? I've been a member for nine years now and can't imagine not having my chapter friends! I have really enjoyed all the great ideas you have here and look forward to many more!

  10. Mama to 3 Blessings says

    That's awesome news! I have missed your posts! I look at my blog roll daily hoping to see new posts from you – glad to hear the great news! 🙂

  11. I'm so glad to hear that he's on the mend.

  12. Raising a Happy Child says

    I am so happy to read good news I am sure the girls are happy to have you back!

  13. I'm glad to hear your father is feeling better and how wonderful to have such a strong community of support. That's fabulous. I'm looking forward to hearing about his complete recovery and seeing you get back into the swing of things.

    Happy Birthday Mark and I love the theme dressing. Amareah should have went with you 'cause she has a kimona-style gown.

  14. Thank you for the update. I'm glad to hear that your father is doing well.

    Happy Birthday Mark!

    Emily looks adorable, as usual!

  15. Thanks for the update. Great news.

  16. Just Breathe says

    That is wonderful news on your dad.
    How sweet to have meals brought over. Happy Birthday to Mark and I love the picture. God Bless.

  17. Val in the Rose Garden says

    So glad to see you sister. I have missed you! I am glad your dad is doing better. 🙂 Give me a call when you get a chance.

    Love Val

  18. So glad to hear you and see the great news. All the bes, my prayers are with you!

  19. So glad to hear he is recovering in the comfort of his home! We missed you.

  20. I am very relieved to hear that your father is now recovering well.

    What a sweet picture of your daughter.

  21. So glad your Dad is recovering so well.

  22. So glad to hear that things are going well and your Dad is recuperating!

  23. Glad to hear the good news! You have such a wonderful family. Much blessings!