Tuesday, March 20, 2007

It's Official.....She Passed!!


We are pleased to announce that our daughter, Jessica Lynn Meneses, passed her test last week and is now a fully licensed Neonatal Nurse Practicioner. We never did have any doubts that she would pass but she was nervous and tired of studying. Now a new chapter begins at Philadelphia Children's Hospital. Congratulations Jessie...we are so proud of you and love you. Here is Jessie with a good friend, McKenna, after visiting the circus.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

What a Great Catch!


Our son Danny loves fishing. He recently bought a small boat and goes fresh water fishing. Here is Danny with his new boat and with his best catches...the fish and his beautiful girlfriend, Mandy. Also pictured is Danny's childhood friend, John, and his son.
My Brother Robert and His New Grandaughter!

My brother recently went to Topsham, Me. to attend the christening of his new grandaughter, Josy Hollenbach. Here he is taking the newest redhead for a sleighride. Josy sports red hair like her daddy and her big brothers, Jax and Jace.
The Invisible Man....Phil Heese!

In 1992 there was a movie starring Chevy Chase and Daryl Hannah. Chevy Chase became invisible and had to dress head to toe to be seen. Here is our version of the invisible man!

Phil Heese (in picture), husband of my friend, Marcie Heese, is undergoing a treatment called P D T, Photo Dynamic Therapy. On Monday he was injected with a dye. Since the dye was injected, Phil cannot be exposed to any sunlight or it will fry his skin. He must be covered from head to toe and really...stay inside for six weeks. I have never heard of this!

On Wednesday he undewent a procedure where the doctor fed a laser down through his esophagus and then burnt away the bad stuff(scientific term). He did fine but when Marcie was bringing him home, he became very lethargic and non-responsive. Marcie drove to a fire station that was on the corner and they rushed him to the emergency room. The doctors believe it was a reaction to the anesthesia they used as they had a hard time putting him under.

Today Phil had another esophagram to take a look and see if they burnt away all the bad cells. He arrived home safely after this one as they used a different type of anesthesia. They will also do the same tomorrow. Then he will be more or less housebound for six weeks.

He truly is our invisible man! We wish him well and I know everyone will keep him in their prayers.

For more information on the theraphy, go to the following website:
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Therapy/photodynamic

Saturday, March 03, 2007



Visit with Geraldine Champney


Mom and I came home one day early on our trip as I did not feel well. (I came down with bronchitis and was in bed until today). On the way home, we stopped in Fruitland Park, Florida to spend a short time with Geraldine Champney, who used to live in Homestead and was very active at Sacred Heart prior to moving to Virginia. Gerry says that age is catching up with her but neither my mom or myself could see where. She looks marvelous and we were so happy to see her.


Visit with Family and Friends in Gainesville

After attending a wedding in Tampa, my mom and I drove to Gainesville to visit her niece, Ellie Ebanks and her family. We spent two nights with Ellie and Dave and their new little one, Chico. We also got to have dinner with her daughter Susan and her family.


I also was able to stop by and surprise a former co-worker, Annette Carr, who now lives in the Gainesville area. It was so nice to see her and to surprise her.

Go to the following link:


The Marriage of Jonathan Heese and Kelly Boehm
February 24, 2007 at Apostles Lutheran Church in Brandon, Florida.

My mother, daughter Jessica and myself attended the above-mentioned wedding last weekend. It was a wonderful event and a great time was had by all. My mom really enjoyed herself, dancing with all the young fellows! Check out Nana dancing on the video links below. Marcie's husband, Phil says he is not a dancer either but he was out there strutting his stuff! There are also more pictures. Go to the following link:


Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Brings Friends Together!

The above pictures were taken last weekend at the rehearsal dinner for the marriage of Jonathan Heese and Kelly Boehm in Valrico, Florida. Jonathan is the son of our friends, Marcie and Phil Heese. Our daughters, Jessica and Jennifer are best friends as you can see in the picture. In the other picture are Marcie, Doris, Nancy, Gayle and Colleen.