Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Two Reasons to Celebrate!

1. Bride n Groom-kab Randy and Renee June 2011

Well, life likes to throw curve balls at you and keep you off balance. Yesterday was one of those days for me. After three years of being engaged my daughter and her fianc√© have decided to quit waiting until they have enough money for a wedding. She called me yesterday to tell me they are getting married in Colorado on November 3rd. They hope to get married at local park. She says “It is no big deal.” But it IS a big deal! So Gus and I are now making plans to attend and my mind is in a whirl!

2. kissing-kabRandy and Renee met each other 10 years ago when we first moved to Livermore Falls, ME. They were both seniors in high school and they graduated together the next June. We had a joint graduation party at our house there. When Gus, Renee and I moved back to Utah, Randy soon followed us there. The two of them moved into an apartment together and later moved to Colorado, which is where they currently reside. Now they have been together for 10 years! These pictures were taken 2 summers ago at their Wedding Shower in Maine. I have not seen my daughter since then, so these are the most recent pictures I have, but I’ll be getting new ones at the wedding in a week and a half! Congratulations Renee and Randy! I’m glad you pulled the trigger on this one!

3. Mom-kabMy Mom August 21, 2012, a Breast Cancer Survivor!

My other reason to Celebrate is that Mom just passed her one year anniversary of her breast cancer operation. Her newest mammogram shows no return of the cancer so she is currently cancer free! Congratulations Mom on your One Year Anniversary as a Breast Cancer Survivor! I am so glad that you are still here with me and I cannot wait to see your smiling face here in Tucson. I hope you can buy some train tickets to come see me soon!


  1. Congratulations to all of you! What a wonderful surprise even if it is sort of spur of the moment :-) Enjoy the trip!

  2. Kathie, Congrats to your daughter and soon to be SIL. And I am so happy to hear the good news about your Mom. Its time to celebrate!

  3. Wow! This is two big deals Kathie.

  4. Great news! All the best to Kathie's family!

  5. What a wonderful world it is. Your Mom glows with health and happiness and I'm sure you do to. A Colorado wedding should be fun.

  6. I am so pleased to see this picture of your mom—she and I had a great phone conversation a couple of weeks ago, and she sounds terrific! Congrats, too, on the upcoming nuptials. We all have reason to celebrate.


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