Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CUTENESS Might Be The Cure!

Even in the midst of illness
there are many things 
to make us smile.

Our youngest granddaughter 
is such a 
BRIGHT SPOT 
in our lives.

We had a special event the 
first week in January
that I will share a bit later.

Little Miss
BRIGHT EYES
was dressed for the occasion.
The photographer
 said our little
Anna Ireland (Bright Eyes)
got on the "stage" 
with no prompting 
and proceeded to ham it up.
Here are just a few of the many pictures
she took.

HERE I COME!
TAH-DAH!
What? What?
Sure I can dance!
What? What?
You want to see me 
SPIN?
Okay- Here I go!
HEY!  Even the
BEST DANCERS
fall down sometimes.
Just ask my Nana-
She's fallen on her butt 
a few times but you won't
be seeing any pictures of that here!

Okay- That's all the cuteness
I can pack into one post!

We have a long day yesterday.
We were at the cancer center for about 
SEVEN HOURS-
Chemo, radiation, Dr. appointments
and assessments.

Thinking of this cute little face  
kept us smiling all day!
Hope YOU ALL have a great week
with lots of smiles thrown in for good measure!


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128 comments:

  1. Hello Diana, wow Bright Eyes is just beautiful and adorable in her cute outfit. Keeping you and your husband in my prayers.

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  2. Oh my goodness! She is so adorable that she looks like a real live doll! :-) Thanks so much for sharing and starting my day with a great big smile. I'm still praying for you all. God bless!

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  3. That little bundle of joy would bring a smile to ANYBODY'S face...thinking of you....

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  4. I'm my she really is a bright spot! She's adorable and I love how she's dressed. I know how tough those all day hospital and doctor visits can be. Thinking of you often, take care. Liz

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  5. another beauty!... love the outfit too.... Hope all is going as well as can be expected for your Hero....

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  6. just too dang adorable...

    bless that youngin'

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  7. Bright Eyes is a Darling! Dressed to fit her beauty!
    Love our grandchildren,they do make us Smile!
    Hope your day is filled with many smiles and blessings,Diana!!!

    Hugs,Sylvia

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  8. Diana, Bright Eyes is just beautiful. She does look like a little ham that would bring smiles everyday. I'm praying for peace as you walk through your days, dear one. xoxo ♥

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  9. How is John doing with his treatments, Diana?

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  10. Balance. A long day of treatment and medical stuff, balanced with adorableness and love from grandbabies. I think about you and John a LOT, hoping that the two of you are doing okay managing his diagnosis and treatment. You have so much love behind you, Diana dear. There's a whole heap it of coming your way from Virginia.

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  11. Oh she is absolutely precious!!! Sending prayers and hugs your way, Diana xo

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  12. Oh, my how cute is she!!!! Thinking of you both.xoxo

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  13. She is precious. She is dressed to play with royalty. I love this traditional clothing for special events. xoox Su

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  14. Oh.my.gosh!!!! These are such adorable pictures of that sweet little lady. She looks like she has a lot of spunk. Hmmm....where might she have inherited that quality? I am sure you and your hero are exhausted these days. Hoping the prayers and thoughts from your family and friends help put some wind in your sails! Jane

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  15. Hi Diana, Bright Eyes is adorable and how sweet she is in her darling outfit on stage for the camera. Thinking of you both during the long hours of treatment and appts. So glad this darling grands smiles and cuteness help to keep you thinking positive through it all. You both are an inspiration to us. Your strength and courage are amazing.
    The prayers continue! Love and Blessings xo

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  16. YOu're right about the bright spot in a day...she is adorable.

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  17. Nothing more precious than a child doing their thing. She is definitely a ham strutting her stuff. So thankful she can put a bright spot in your life at this time. Hang in as it will get better. Think of you everyday.

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  18. Your still in our prayers my dear. You and your Hero.

    Oh my your dolly Granddaughter is adorable. On my look at her do the walk.

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  19. She is adorable and a great inspiration for smiles and laughter. Keep looking for the bright spots in your life, there are so many. God bless you and your husband and family.

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  20. She is adorable and quite the ham. Love that hat and coat. You must be exhausted. I can't wait until this is all behind you. Hugs and prayers

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  21. Bright Eyes sure can brighten anyone's day with that sweet smile and those rosy cheeks. Continue to keep you all in prayer!

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  22. This little grandbaby-is a doll! A living, breathing, adorable doll!
    Thinking of you always and sending prayers.
    xoxo
    Jemma

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  23. She is beautiful!!! I love that outfit so very precious!!! Would certainly bring a smile to anyone's face, so precious. Thinking of you and continuing with prayers!!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  24. Sooooo cute! She is an adorable little girl. I can see why she would brighten your day. And prayers are still going up for John. I hope he's feeling well and the treatments aren't making him sick.

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  25. Thinking about you so much my friend. Your little angel up there is absolutely adorable! She looks like a life size doll! Keep focusing on the beauty like you are doing Diana….Praying hard for you all….Nicole xoxo

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  26. She is a living doll...especially in that sweet outfit. I knew that those grandchildren and their smiles would provide some powerful medicine! Just what the doctor ordered!! Xxoo

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  27. She's more than cute, she's gorgeous! She looks right out of a magazine, simply precious. This little cuties are the ones that brighten our lives no others can. Tomorrow my friends and I will be praying for your John.
    Thanks for sharing and I bet she even made gramps laugh too.
    Have a nice week my friend.
    FABBY

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  28. Bright Eyes is just a doll! She looks so pretty in her little outfit and hat to match! So adorable! I can see how that would brighten your day!
    Continuing to pray for you and your hubby!
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs, Amy

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  29. Bright Eyes is just a doll! She looks so pretty in her little outfit and hat to match! So adorable! I can see how that would brighten your day!
    Continuing to pray for you and your hubby!
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs, Amy

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  30. what a sweetheart and a joy! she's a natural beauty and full of light. Blessings to your family and continued prayers.. reading your hero's devotion was a blessing.

    hugs,
    Tamara

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  31. oh what sweetness and a little bit of a ham bone and she is a lot like her grandma LOL
    I did appreciate seeing a bright spot on your blog this morning! Still praying for you both!
    Thinking of you! Hugs, Roxy

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  32. She is so adorable, full of personality, and such a sweet blessing. Sending prayers, Diana! xo

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  33. What a doll baby and doing her part to keep everyone cheered. I know that I am wearing a grin. Praying that that long, long day will be manageable and go by more quickly than you imagine. Sending love...

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  34. Oh my goodness this is over the top CUTENESS! She reminds me of the old shirley temple movies in this outfit!

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  35. Oh my goodness this is over the top CUTENESS! She reminds me of the old shirley temple movies in this outfit!

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  36. Such a precious photo collection of your youngest granddaughter. She is wearing the most exquisite outfit and your photos caught such great poses. Hugs and Prayers continue.
    Joy

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  37. What a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful angel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can tell she would be a big help! That was a long day - I hope the news was good.

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  38. What precious thoughts, she's absolutely adorable! Hugs and prayers for you and your hero. Love you.

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  39. What a little cute deva to bring you joy. Just precious. 7 hours is a long time.
    Hugs, & prayers.
    JB

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  40. Hi Diana
    I was so happy to see your post just now. I've been thinking of you guys, what long days at the cancer center. Wow, what a little cutie pie! She is just a doll! I love her oh so fashionable outfit, and her sweet expressive face! I wore patent leather shoes like that when I was little. I do believe she looks alot like her Nana:) Praying for you all.
    big hugs, love you!

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  41. That adorable child would brighten up anyone's day. You all are in my prayers every day. xo Laura

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  42. Hi Diana, She is so adorable and growing way to fast. They do give us something else to think about and I know you both love watching them. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend. Shirley

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  43. oh my gosh she is adorable!! I keep you all in my prayers,,

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  44. Oh, Bright Eyes looks precious in these pictures, Diana. And she's wearing all white with a baby blue rose on her hat, I love it! What a cute outfit. Thanks for the update on your husband - I bet you're exhausted. Saying prayers. :)

    love, ~Sheri

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  45. What a little cutie pie! Keeping you and your hero in my prayers. xx

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  46. What a little sweetie pie! She brought smiles to many faces, she's adorable.

    Love, hugs and continued prayers ~ FlowerLady

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  47. Diana, Love that you have grands that make you smile and bring joy in the midst of trials. Sending you hugs and prayers for you and your man.
    Noreen

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  48. What a sweetie! And a ham too. Wouldn't take after her nana would she? No, I didn't think so. No wonder you had a smile on your face all day.

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  49. Precious. They make our lives bright don't they?

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  50. One big 'awwww'! She is a real characterm! Well done for keeping the chin up today; praying for you both.

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  51. You and hubby are on my prayer list. Praying daily. Keep that smile. I know that your sense of humor and good nature and your faith are pulling you through.

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  52. Definitely some great memories on that stage!

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  53. Darling, precious, just adorable, oh my, I just want to squeeze her, she is so cute! I know this had to bring lots of smiles to your faces, through the long hours at the cancer center! I think she has a whole lot of her Grandma in her, she is quite the entertainer! Thank you for taking the time to share these pictures today.. they brought a smile to my face too :) Keeping you and John in our prayers!!!

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  54. Oh my goodness, Diana! She is just too cute for words! Yes, that would bring a smile to anybody's face!! I continue to hold you and John in my prayers! -xo Nellie

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  55. She is a cute little girl.
    The almost smile is sweet.
    Merle...............

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  56. So glad there is a precious bright spot in your life like her. How darn adorable! Thinking of you sending many hugs and prayers

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  57. So glad there is a precious bright spot in your life like her. How darn adorable! Thinking of you sending many hugs and prayers

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  58. Oh goodness.....How adorable! She would make anyone smile...Hang in there Diana

    Carol

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  59. Diana,
    Precious photos of your darling Grand. Sending my love and prayers,
    Vera

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  60. Diana, what a little doll. It's not often that you see little girls dressed in those coats and bonnets nowadays. Maybe you do, but it reminds me of an outfit I had on about that age, and I know that was a loooooong time agooooooo!. She could certainly brighten up anyone's day..Hope you get a lot of bright days..Judy

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  61. She is just gorgeous and your commentary is perfect as always..What a darling..She's the best medicine..xxoo

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  62. Precious, darling, cute, beautiful, adorable and happy all wrapped up in one special gift to you all!
    Your little "Bright Eyes" has just enough of her grandma to sweeten and help you all through this time. God's wonderful blessing for sure.
    You have put a big smile on my face, dear Diana.
    Your faith, both John and yourself, is quite a beautiful testimony.
    Continuing to hold you all up in prayer.

    Much love, Debbie

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  63. What a cutie!! keeping you and John in my prayers.
    ~Cindy

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  64. Oh my gosh but she's cute! I'm sure you've heard it before, but even though she's your granddaughter, she looks just like YOU. Bet both sets of photos at that year of life look alike, true? Wow, soooooo darn adorable!!
    Diana, yes, we all need bright spots in our days and you especially right now. You and John are still in my active prayers. Won't stop XXXXXX

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  65. Awww..she is a ray of sunshine for you guys :) Also keeping you guys in my prayers.
    warmly,
    deb

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  66. Diana, it seems like she was just born! She is beautiful! Very photogenic!... Keeping you and John in my prayers!

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  67. Diana, it seems like she was just born! She is beautiful! Very photogenic!... Keeping you and John in my prayers!

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  68. She is beyond precious! I adore her old fashioned outfit. She looks like someone from years ago (like you would see in black and white photos). If you would look at her in pictures in the future you wouldn't know what era she was from because it's classic. It's good to hear that you're finding ways to bring you happiness in spite of the difficult time that you're going through right now.

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  69. What a cutie!! I was smiling the whole time. :)

    As always you guys are in my prayers. I would like to put your names on our "prayer roll" at church.
    Take care, Janet W (((BIG HUGS)))

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  70. Beautiful is an understatement.
    She is a precious little doll.
    I know that you are proud of her.
    Hugs and love,
    Jackie

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  71. She's a real cutie Diana. These will be more precious every year. Good thoughts being sent your way. Still have all my Christmas lights going.

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  72. She is so adorable! She could do commercials!

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  73. She is so precious!! Been thinking of all!!

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  74. She is so precious!! Been thinking of all!!

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  75. Oh, she is just darling! Such a little blessing! Keeping John and your family in my prayers. Hugs xo Karen

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  76. She is adorable and brought a huge grin to my face.

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  77. WE love our grandpies dont we! she is stinking cute as a button! thank God for all of our blessings.. there are so many even in the midst of trials. Hugs to you! and continued prayers! (and I really do pray!)
    happy day
    xoxo
    vivian

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  78. Diana, I can see why this little sweetheart can bring a smile. She is so cute. Your family needs these happy things to ease some of the stress. I have been praying for all of you daily. May God bless you all with faith and strength. Love, Susie

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  79. What a beautiful little precious cherub!

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  80. Oh, Diana, she is beautiful! You had me smiling through this whole post. Sooo cute! xxx Maria

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  81. OH, MY DEAR!

    If ever there were a magical medicine, antidote, treatment, panacaea, or elixir to counteract any illness, THAT would be it. What a bright sweet girl, just shining out for you both as you confront and conquer this illness.

    I'm simply so uplifted by your sweetie, and even the air in this room is smoother and sweeter, for having seen her.

    This must be the picture in God's Dictionary, right beside "light at the end of the tunnel."

    rachel

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  82. Adorable...perfect medicine...

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  83. Oh Diana, she is so beautiful. Her clothes, the smile on her little face. She sure reminds me of you. So glad she is bringing happiness to you and John. that is the best medicine. Take care of yourself my dear friend.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  84. Bright Eyes is so adorable in these pics! That outfit is perfect too! Glad she's able to provide some sweet smiles for you all. Take care! xoxo

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  85. Bright Eyes is a living doll, Diana! What an adorable little girl. She must bring you and John so much joy. You have been so blessed with all your loving grandchildren! Still setting time aside for prayers for John and you also, Diana, as you need to keep your strength up.















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  86. She is adorable !!!!!! I have all grandsons 7 in total

    so sorry you are still hanging out at the cancer center, may God heal your husband in Jesus name

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  87. Thinking of you, and praying for you, the day after...I hope the effects will be quickly gone. Bright Eyes is a darling!

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  88. She is a darling baby doll. Love her little outfit and her bright eyes and smile. Enough to make any Nana happy. Continued healing thoughts and prayers for your hero. xo

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  89. She's truly a real life doll! Hugs to you and John...hang in there and know that I send love and prayers for you both.
    xoxo, T.

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  90. She's truly a real life doll! Hugs to you and John...hang in there and know that I send love and prayers for you both.
    xoxo, T.

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  91. Beautiful little girl! She looked like she was having a blast.

    Those days with chemo, radiation, assesments, etc are always so long. I hope all is well with you both, even though this is so hard. Prayers for the two of you.
    Sorry I haven't checked in lately. Mom lost her fight a week ago saturday. But she was reasonally good until the last 10 days.

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  92. Thinking about you, your John, and your family. Thanks for sharing your sweetie's poses! Darling! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  93. Such a beautiful little one. Continued prayers for ALL of you.

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  94. Well, that little Miss Anna is too stinkin' cute!! She would keep me smiling too! Praying for you and John! Blessings, Cindy

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  95. Oh my gosh, she is a living doll!! Seriously, she looks like a porcelain doll up there doin her stuff! Easy to see why she is a bright spot in the middle of hard times!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  96. OMGoodness, little Anna is darling! Those little ones can be such a wonderful distraction. Hang in there, Diana!

    Warm hugs,
    Carol

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  97. Wow---what a little doll. Her knee socks and shoes had me smiling from ear to ear. What a charming outfit. You have every reason to be chuffed and sharing with us.

    I pray all is going well with you and your sweetheart. I remember the days of chemo---four hours. I packed a large tote with sandwiches, goodies, water bottles, the newspapers, our Nooks and anything else I thought would help pass the time. He mostly slept but I, too, managed to learn how to sleep upright in a hard chair---no sympathy here, you learn to do what you have to do. I'm not sure what your set up is at your clonic/hospital. At one point at the end of my husbands chemo, his oncologist asked for his opinion as to how to make changes in the area, they had gotten a grant. He asked for a little more privacy...curtains, small cubicles during the chemo. There were people in dire straits and others just hoping to get well in a few weeks. It was all very confusing and intimidating. i have no way of knowing if Northwestern has implemented any of my husband's suggestions. How do you feel about that?

    Love and prayers as always, dear.

    Jane x

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  98. She's a doll for sure! Happy moments in the midst of difficulty - yes. Prayers.

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  99. Hello my love, it's good to be back in touch with you again but sorry it's under such trying circumstances. Hugs to you all.

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  100. She looks like a child from those old Victorian pictures... adorable!

    Still praying for all of you.

    (((hugs)))
    rue

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  101. Precious! Truly puts a smile on your face and gives hope for the future...

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  102. Yes, I can see how that face would cheer your heart!!! So precious. I am remembering you and hubby in prayer this morning. Bless you.

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  103. Hello Dianna girl !
    Bright Eyes is just adorable in this outfit .. what a sweet little doll she is .. I know this must lift both of your spirits to see her. I am so hoping that John is on the road to much better health and that you are feeling strong enough for both of you. This is so hard to get through but being such a strong couple together you will both beat this!
    Thank you so much for your kind words about my garden .. to have time and energy enough to visit us out here in blog land is amazing .. you are such a generous person , thank you !
    Joy : )

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  104. Oh Diana, what sweetness! She is simply precious, my friend.

    Wishing you a blessed day. Thinking of you and sending love your way!

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  105. Greetings Diana, what an adorable set of pictures to brighten your day. I am hoping John's heath improves each day.

    Hugs Diane

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  106. Greetings Diana, what an adorable set of pictures to brighten your day. I am hoping John's heath improves each day.

    Hugs Diane

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  107. I had to look twice to check it was not a real dolly... what a lovely set of pictures... I am glad she makes you happy and smile, even in this hard time of caring for your darling.. I hope all the treatments work and that he will be back to good health soon... we are all praying for you and himself,, all the best and millions of positive thoughts being sent over in the next meteor shower, from over the pond, j

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  108. Hello My Friend,
    Oh my, what a cutie.
    I do love her smile.
    I am praying for you all.
    Carla

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  109. Oh, she is such a little doll! She looks like she was born to be on the stage! I can see why she is such a bright spot in your lives. Blessings to you all. xoxo

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  110. How adorable!!! She is beautiful! I'm praying your husband will be back to good health soon. I'm always keeping you
    and your family in my thoughts.

    Kathy

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  111. Cutie patutie! I just want to bite her little face!!

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  112. She's adorable. this part of John's journey will have an end, even tho it seems like it's taking forever. Your hero be home and life will go on just like BC.

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  113. Cuteness with a capital C! I love to see it when they ham it up. I know I've told you a few times, but I'm going to say it again.....that child looks so much like you!

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  114. She is adorably cute!!! There is nothing better than the grands in the whole universe!

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  115. Diana, she so cute and adorable... awe... she has the sweetest smile and facial expressions... it's wonderful that you have her to think about in your troubled times. I hope things get easier for you all soon... I know this is a trying time... (((HUGS))) xox

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  116. Oh my goodness. In that first picture, especially, she looks just like an actual doll. The outfit is so precious. I can tell she's a joy.

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  117. That little grandchild is so darling and what a gift to think about her when you are going through so much. Nancy

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  118. Oh My Gosh Diana, cuteness overload! Loved the photos, and the 'What What'...funny! :)
    I am so glad that you have all of these things to take your mind off of the stress at hand!
    Thinking of you and praying!
    Big Hugs, Kimberley

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  119. This is the best medicine ever!!! Totally cute! xo

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  120. I was just going to say exactly what Cranberry Morning, above, just said! Absolutely adorable!

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