Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year's Eve!

Had a wonderful New Years Eve.  Went to dinner with Alan, Brittany and my parents and had a great time. So nice to be able to celebrate with your family and enjoy good times together!  Nothing better!

May your New Year be blessed with peace, love, joy, health and happiness. Sending you my heartfelt wishes with joy that never ends. Wishing you a very "Happy New Year 2016"

New Year's Card I sent to my close family and friends
Mom and Dad at Dinner New Year's Eve

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy 17th Birthday "Brittany Alexis"

Happy 17th Birthday to you sweet Brittany!! We feel so proud to see that our little baby girl has grown into such a fine, beautiful young lady who we are so proud of. Remember, no matter how old you are, to us you will always be your Daddy's little girl and your Mommy's bundle of joy. We Love you!! Looking forward to celebrating with family! — celebrating her birthday with Brittany Paperin.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

My God daughter's 22nd Birthday

Happy 22nd Birthday to my God daughter and niece Ashley.  Had a great night celebrating you!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

May this Christmas fill your hearts with warmth, peace and joy! Have a happy and blessed Christmas. Looking forward to spending the day celebrating with my family! — celebrating Christmas.

David, Bella and Sophie at Nana and Pop-Pops for Christmas

Also got this nice message this morning from a good friend Jason!  We were so happy to give!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve 2015

Presents are all wrapped, Christmas music is playing, table is set for a nice Christmas Eve dinner. Sending warm wishes to you and your family during this Christmas Season and a Happy New Year! May your home be blessed with love and happiness.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

25th Wedding Anniversary Trip Booked

So excited. Just booked the adults only All-inclusive Le Blanc Spa Resort for Cancún for May 21-28th for our 25th Wedding Anniversary! We will also be renewing our wedding vows! We were there before once and just loved it. Pure luxury and relaxation! Thank you to my cousin Missy for your tip on how to book through eBay it saved us a couple thousand off direct pricing and now getting all VIP Palace Elite benefits!!  May can't come soon enough!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Happy 2nd Birthday Sophie Ana

Happy 2nd Birthday to my youngest Cavalier King Charles Spaniel "Sophie Ana" You are such a full of life dog who is so full of love. — celebrating another birthday.

So blessed to have such a wonderful dog!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Happy 6th Birthday "Bella Joy"

Happy 6th Birthday to my little Cavalier King Charles "Bella Joy". You are the sweetest dog! — celebrating another birthday.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Say A Prayer For Dad

Please keep my Dad (Robert Meissner) in your prayers today as he starts his weeks of radiation and his fight against this awful cancer. Please pray for his comfort and healing as he fights this battle. Love you Dad!  

He truly appreciates everyone who has been there for him especially those who took the time to visit with him. There are people in his life he would have been there for in a heartbeat and they couldn't even show up once.   It is sad in times like this you find out who true family are.    

Saturday, November 28, 2015

46th Birthday Trip Planned

Booked a getaway for 4 days in Savannah, Georgia with Alan in January on my birthday weekend. Staying at the Hyatt on the Riverfront in the historic district. Looking forward to it since it's a place I've never been and wanted to check out Georgia's Southern charm.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Lancaster, PA Trip

Enjoying our long weekend getaway with Alan and the girls in Lancaster, PA.  Stayed at our favorite hotel The Amish View Inn. We have had a nice day out shopping at outlets. Then went and did a nice horse and buggy ride.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy Birthday to a Special Dad

For You, Dad, from Your Daughter. If you ever find yourself wondering if I still need you the way I did when I was growing up or if I ever think about the little things and special times we shared...The answer will always be yes, Dad, because no matter what or how many years go by, inside my heart I will always be the little girl who loves and needs her Dad. I wish you much health and happiness and many more birthdays to come! I Love You! Happy 69th Birthday! — celebrating my dad's birthday.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Got my new Breville Smart Waffle Pro Stainless Steel 4 Slice Waffle Maker today. Making Waffles for dinner tonight. Yum!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Dad Update

He is coming along. Been in a lot of pain since the surgery.  Very down. He will start radiation in a few weeks for the other tumor that he has. He still has cancer and it is in his lymphatic system so he has to be watched very carefully. Unfortunately no cure for what he has. He is just fighting it the best he can. I keep praying my hardest every day for my Dad for healing and more time with him. Love him so very much.

Here is a note my Dad wrote to everyone:

Just wanted to thank my family & friends for their prayers, well wishes & masses that were said for me on Sept.30, while going through major surgery. I couldn't of done it without you. To my beautiful wife Loretta & my lovely sister Marilyn who were by my side everyday at St. Francis Hospital, you truly are Angels from Heaven. I would also like to thank all the Doctors, Nurses & Staff at St. Francis Hospital for all their wonderful care & concern. I still have a long road ahead of me,radiation treatments will begin in about 3 wks..I promise to fight hard to beat this cancer. Love You All Bobby P/S Please keep the prayers coming.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Prayer's for Dad

I am asking everyone to please pray for my Dad’s (Robert Meissner's) healing. Keep him in your prayers and/or positive thoughts as he goes through a huge operation at St. Francis Hospital this morning to remove a cancerous tumor that has been growing; it is in a very challenging area. I also ask you to pray for the surgeon who will be operating on him that he is able to find and remove all of the tumor. Following he will have weeks of radiation and we pray for healing for anything the surgeon is unable to remove. 

My Prayer: Dear Lord, please heal my father. He needs to live Lord. He needs more time. He needs to be with my mother (Loretta Meissner) and his daughter’s (me, Lisa Meissner-Scherer and Michelle Meissner) and the rest of his family who love him so very much. He has been a very kind person his whole life. He loves to help others and always puts himself with the lowest priority. He has such goodness and a gentle and giving heart. Since he found out of his cancer he has constantly reminded all of us of our good qualities his hopes for us for the future and how very much he loves us and telling us he is going to fight hard to be here as long as possible…bringing us all to tears. Lord, he deserves to be here as long as he has comfort. Please Lord, place your healing hands over him. Heal him and give him a longer time with all of us…this because I only have one father in my life…and I can’t live without him in it. I have faith in you Lord. Amen. I Love You Dad Very Much.


::UPDATE:: 6:30PM

My Dad went into surgery around 10:40 this morning and due to high amounts of scar tissue the surgery took nearly 5 hours. The surgeon was able to get what he said to be all of the large tumor out. The smaller one the radiation should get when he starts radiation in a few weeks. He is now in recovery and was taken off the respirator. He is on a tube that goes directly into his back to help control pain so he is very out of it to keep him comfortable. He will be going to the ICU to be watched closely. My Mom is waiting to go see him as soon as they get him settled. Thank you for all your prayers and support today it is surely appreciated.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Meet Our Kitten Lilly Mae

After our loss of Ellie Mae last week, we were all so sad not having a cat in the house anymore.  My kids and I have been crying for days. Passing places she used to lay.  Missing her greeting us at the front door,  her talking to me and poor Kaylee was crying so much in school I had to pick her up.  Ellie Mae's passing left such a void for all of us. So we decided to honor Ellie Mae we would adopt another kitten who needed a home. We went to the Long Beach Humane Society.  What a nice place where they don't keep kittens and cats caged all the time.  They are free to run around and play and interact with everyone.  Very socialized.

When we got there and everyone was so friendly.  We told them we just lost our cat and we wanted another.  So they introduced us to many of the kittens and cats they had.  They said just let the cat or kitten come up to us...that we would find the right one. Well we finally spotted this sweet little girl.  She was playful and cuddly.  She is a 12 week old Calico tri mix.  She is adjusting nicely to our home.  She was a little scared of the 3 dogs at first but now they sleep with each other.  I even caught the kitten grooming the cute.  We are so happy with our new addition.   We know she will never replace Ellie Mae but she sure has helped us with our grieving.  Smiles are back on my children's faces and that makes me a happy Mom.  Welcome sweet "Lilly Mae"

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Saying Goodbye

Our 10 year old cat "Ellie Mae" has had a cancerous mammary tumor that exploded open to a huge open hole I could see right into her stomach.  Alan found her laying on the couch when he came home from UPS overnight shift.  Ellie Mae rolled over and there he could see the huge hole.  He ran in and woke me up.  We knew for a while she had cancer but your never really prepared for when the time comes.  It was 4:30 in the morning and I called the animal hospital and we rushed her right over. Unfortunately, there wasn't anything the doctors could do to the open wound being necrotic and severe except to give her pain killers to keep her comfortable. We  were so upset be we had to make the unfortunate decision to put her to sleep.  The place we went to was so nice.  They had a special grieving room and they let us sit in there for as long as we wanted holding her and saying our goodbyes.  David held her in his lap and just sobbed.  As I tried consoling him I couldn't fight the tears either.  She was so happy and content how could I be doing this to her. I really didn't want to.  It hurt so very much. If I could stop it I would but it wouldn't be fair to keep her in pain. Finally we rang the bell that signaled the doctor to come in and administer the medication to put her to sleep.  She gave me one last look as I watched the light go from her eyes.  We held her for a few more minutes and her heart stopped.  They took her away and took her paw print and put her name on it.  Then placed her in a small coffin we got home around 6:45 am and Alan and David buried her in the back yard with our other pets. Going to miss my sweet Ellie Mae. 
Love you!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Happy Grandparents Day 2015

Happy Grandparents Day! There’s never a moment in life where grandma’s and grandpa’s special love isn’t needed. Thanks for always having open arms and an open heart. Just wanted to make sure that you know how much we appreciate you this Grandparents Day and everyday!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Happy 15th Birthday Kaylee Rose

Happy 15th Birthday to our youngest child Kaylee Rose! We always enjoy your love and laughter! You continue to amaze us everyday with your accomplishments! We hope you enjoy a happy and fun-filled birthday! You're loved so very much! Love, Mom & Dad 🍰

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sick and it's Not Good...

Went to doctor again today. Breathing is still not good from partial collapse of my lower lungs basically mucus that is trapped there and collapsed my lower airways. My white count and red blood count is high. She upped my steroids to a larger dose again to hopefully reduce that swelling and open my airways up! I'm blowing up like a balloon and I hate it...but gotta breathe. I am also on new nebulizer medications that I have to do 8x a day and a new corticosteroid to help with the air trapping problem I have in my lungs as well. (I'm not exhaling all the way). I'm having a feeling this is going to be a long horrible summer. I am home sitting on my but or laying in bed and can't do anything. Kaylee graduates on Wednesday and no matter how hard it's going to be I will be there for her that day. Just pray I get better soon.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day Husband

You're so much more than just a "husband". You're the partner in my life that I value and love more than you know. You're the father of our children whom I've watched you love with all your heart and give so unconditionally. You're everything I hoped for to help in raising our family. You work so hard to give us everything we need and then some. You're my husband, my best friend, the love that I'll always need. Happy Father's Day Alan! I'll Love you Always and Forever!

Happy Father's Day Dad

I love you so much Dad. I want to tell you how much I appreciate you for all you’ve meant in my life. I am so grateful that you have been the strong pillar of this family who is always there for me or anyone else who needed you with your advice and support. You have been one of my sources of inspiration and strength. I appreciate everything you have done for our family. I Love you! We wish you a very Happy Fathers Day! — 

Monday, May 25, 2015

In Hospital Again - Acute Asthma Attack

Had a horrible asthma attack and I am in Withrop University Hospital.  I couldn't breathe when I came in they did take me right away.  Started me on IV magnesium, that is after it took them three times to get a vein.   Then they gave me IV steroids which help some with the wheezing but I was still really short of breath.  They admitted me to 510 bed 1.  Stupid TV costs $7 a day it's all fuzzy and I get like 7 channels all the rest are screwed up.  This hospital sucks. Really need upgrading in rooms.  I knew I should have went to North Shore Hospital so much nicer.  Even Nassau University Medical Center is better.  It's real nice that they come and wake you up at 5:45 am to do vitals too but I guess that's anywhere. On the up side IV steroids have stopped my wheezing and calmed my coughing.

UPDATE May 26, 2015 :  Out of that horrid hospital that needs so much updating it's unbelievable.  Rooms, beds and pillows are a joke.  Maybe try some new paint and curtains that are falling down in the rooms. Also here's a major doozie.  I just found out from my x-rays that I had partially collapsed lungs from my asthma attack. Winthrop didn't even tell me this when I was in ER!!  How can they do that! They did this once before to me back in 2012 when I went to hospital with severe abdominal pain and they ended up sending me home only to find out that my cat scan showed I had a huge gallstone they didn't tell me about.  That I later had to have surgery to remove my gallbladder.   I would never go back to this hospital again.  It's a little further away from me but North Shore Hospital is much better.  Completely updated and a much nicer place to stay.  I couldn't wait to get out of Winthrop they even wanted me to stay longer and I was like no way.  Three days there was worse than 10 days I had to stay in North Shore Hospital.   Winthrop Hospital is horrible!!  Glad to be out of that place.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Please Help A Friend

People will let you down.  That's what my friend Jason said to me today as he removed himself from Facebook and emailed me as to why.  Yes there were people who came together and gave to help support him and his very sick little boy born with down's syndrome and now fighting for his life with leukemia.  He also said there were others and I know at least one of them (ex-friend now) who emailed him for his address and said they would send something and never did.  How cruel of a person do you have to be to do that.  If your not going to do something don't ask.  It's rude.  Why give them hope that you want to help and don't.

Now he has lost his job because of so many days off from work to be with his sick son and they have taken away his company car.  They just lost their electric and are hoping social services can help. Please he and his family really need the help.  I know he is too proud to ask so I am asking please help him if you can.   Any amount will help.  $1, $5 dollars.  Thank you!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Fence

Had our new fence installed this week by Nassau Fence Co.  They just finished today.  We had an old cedar fence we had up about 14 years.  It looked tired and worn.  So we decided to go with the PVC Lattice Fence.  Looks really good.  Plus since it is set in cement it is considered a capital home improvement. We are happy with it.  Here are some pictures.  I think it will help make the yard look nice when we replace our patio next year with pavers.  So much updating to do when you have a house.

We also had the sprinkler guys here today to do the turn on for our in-ground sprinkler system.  The grass is nice and green.  I have the Gardner coming in a week or so to plant some nice trees out front and put flowers all in the flower beds.  I'll take more pictures when that is done.


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