Happy New Year!

The end of 2012 has been a whirl wind...After all of the preparations and excitement leading up to Christmas...Mother Nature dumped almost a foot of snow mixed with ice on Little Rock...and all thoughts of Christmas quickly passed.

We always head over to Sister's for brunch and gift opening early Christmas morning. My niece and her family go to her in-laws for lunch...so we either hang out or go to a movie and start cooking late afternoon for an early family dinner. About the time we all took our seats, it started sleeting...We probably should have left then...but hey it was Christmas, and we had beef tenderloin,hearts of palm salad, potatoes and Croissant bread pudding with Caramel sauce to eat...

By the time we got to the pudding we were eating as fast as we could and literally jumped up from the table, threw on our coats and headed out the door. It was a blizzard...the snow was coming down so hard and the wind blowing where we could barely see the roads...We had to cross bridges over the river to get home...It was scary....But Don did a great job, and got us home safely.


We dropped Mother and Daddy off and headed on to our house to find we had no power. We got back in the car and slid back to Mother and Daddy's. All was well, we were warm and cozy.


We hung out together the next day and enjoyed a nice dinner. Daddy has prostate cancer that is now in the bone and has been taking chemo for quite some time. He didn't feel very well all day and by dinner he felt pretty lousy. When we all went in to watch television he had the chills and had to put his coat on....He decided to go to bed, and within 30 minutes we were taking his temperature which was very high and calling 911.

Because of the snow they couldn't even get a gurney in the house so they carried him out in a sling... a sight that will break your heart. It was 29 degrees and very icy. We slid behind the ambulance to the hospital...to find that he has pneumonia.

We left Mother and Daddy around 12:30 AM thinking that they would get them in a room any minute...At 3:00 the next afternoon they were still in the ER. There were no beds...so they finally but him in Intensive Care just for a bed. The hospital has been running on a generator because of loss of power as well. Thankfully after one night in ICU and Mother sleeping in the waiting room he has a private room...

Needless to say, we are looking very forward to 2013, but are still thankful for so many things...

Our readers and blog friends are very near the top of the list...We appreciate each and every one of you. You encourage and inspire, and make us better at what we do.

We have a lot of plans for the new year...our new website and online store will launch by the end of January. I can't tell you how excited we are about this. You will see a bit of a change in our focus in literally every aspect of our business.  This will be our new creed...

To get things right we'll introduce one change at a time, do some tweaking and keep moving forward.

We hope you'll like what you see, and will depend on you for honest feedback.

It's going to be a very exciting 2013.

The Sister's hope you will join us as we share our adventures...


Happy New Year!

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