Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Loveland, CO

Today the Dane family lost our foundation. 

 Mom passed away this morning.    While we are devastated by losing her, she is no longer suffering.   Mom was a vibrant, extraordinarily woman.  She and Dad were married for 57 years during which they had many amazing adventures.  The two of them made a truly fantastic team. Meredith, Michelle, Brent and I could not have asked for a better mom.  She always loved and supported us, even when we made that hard to do.   She was Abuela to JP, Natalia, Joshua, Connor, Matthew, Coleson and Sara.  They were her magnificent seven.   She  has left a huge empty space that will never be replaced.  We are fortunate that our family is very close and we share many incredible family memories. 

For all of you who have followed her blog, Mom was always an amazing writer who showed her wit and humor. She so enjoyed writing her blog. Thank you for your friendship, love and prayers.

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15th

Hi Everyone!

We had a very busy time since our last blog. It was a wonderful visit with Lorri, Brent and Tucker. On Thursday was Mom's 80th birthday. Jim and Peggy drove up from Santa Fe for her birthday. Also, Connor and Taylor had their last finals and high tailed it to get here for dinner.  We had a great barbecue and the best time visiting with everyone. On Friday we had a relaxing visit in the afternoon with Jim and Peggy. It was wonderful spending time with them and hearing all the stories while they reminisced.

We spent the rest of the weekend resting!

I would like to say a special THANK YOU to all who sent Mom a birthday card. She loved every card and it really brighten her spirit.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6, 2017


Lorri flew in yesterday and had a wonderful surprise for Mom. She brought Tucker with her. Mom was so surprised!!!! Tucker jumped on the bed, laid next to her and let her pet him for a long time.

Then today she got her 2nd surprise. Brent flew in last night. He and Meredith came over this morning in time for breakfast. We have had a full day of visiting, sitting out in the sun and eating good food. She was really tired by the evening but loved having all her kids with her!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Lori here hijacking Mom's blog.  

Dad, Meredith, Michelle, Brent and I have a request.  Mom turns 80 on May 11.  Sadly, she isn't doing well, but we thought that birthday cards might lift her spirits a bit, especially funny ones.   The address is 1268 Tupelo Dr. Loveland, CO 80538.

This is a difficult time for Dad. Thankfully, he has Meredith and Michelle there with him providing emotional and physical support.  Thank you for continuing to read her blog, it was something that she loved doing.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday - April 23, 2017

Today is Sunday, we had to say farewell to Joshua as he is heading into the Army starting tomorrow.  Connor, Taylor and Buckeye are visiting for the weekend.  It is great to see them and I am happy that they got to see JC before he left.  Ron also made it home in time to see Joshua off.

Bill has recovered nicely from his oral surgery.  He started work on the large gate for the back fence.  I hope he will be able to finish it this week.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 16, 2017

From sunny Loveland, CO

I forgot to mention that we are going to be great grandparents! JP and Rosy are expecting their first child. We are so excited for them!

We have really warm weather. On Thursday Bill got his upper teeth pulled and mouth prepped for having a denture. Recovery has been slower then he wanted but he is doing good.

Happy Easter to everyone!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Two weeks later....

Hi everyone.....

I know it has been a while since we have blogged. Not much has been going on. You know the old saying "same ol', same ol'". That is our motto right now.

Meredith and Dwaine are vacationing on the east coast so we have Joey and Hapa for the next couple of weeks. They love being here and Tippy loves having them here!

We had snow most of the day. Yippie skippie!!!! Tippy makes a great "snow-o-meter"!