Monday, May 25, 2009


The photos depict images along the route that we walk for morning coffee and breakfast about three times each week, roughly 1.5 miles of natural beauty, ending at AJs Fine Foods. The rose is in the interior garden of La Encantada Shopping Center, sort of the "downtown" for our neighborhood, and quite a beautiful place.


We leave on Wednesday, May 27, for a six week trek to visit family and friends, starting in Georgia, then to Pennsylvania, and ending across the country in Washington, before we head south and back to Tucson. We'll be in North Dakota and Montana by June 18.


Ashley and Jenny are graduating from High School one week apart! How nice. We certainly wish them well at the next stage in their lives.

Happy Memorial Day!

Bill and Marie

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Fwd: Update

From: "Jenny Malloy"

We turned 31 weeks today! I was released from Billings and able to come back to Livingston on Friday. We saw the doctor today and there has been no change, which in this case no change is good! I am on strict bed rest and will most likely remain this way until we have the baby.

It has been difficult being away from my students and really not having much independence, but my husband has been amazing in helping out. We are holding out for each week to pass.

Thank you to everyone who has prayed and passed on words of encouragement. We are truly blessed.


Jenny and Brad

Sunday, May 10, 2009


The photo is of Marie's Mother's Day floral arrangement from Sherry. It is as aromatic as it looks!

We cooked steaks and hash browns on the grill for a breakfast treat, and are going out for an early evening celebration at a nearby resort!


Dara and Derek have both called to wish Marie well. And, much to our delight, Dara told us that she had been selected as the outstanding staff member for the high school where she works! What an honor! We could not be more pleased.

Derek was preparing a spot by the Des Moines River where they can park their 5th wheel trailer for camping this summer. Sounds like fun!


Mavis enjoyed a several round celebration of her 60th birthday May 7, with a lunch in Sidney, dinner at Will's, and an outing at the Triangle Club near Sidney.

Dad is doing well. Lana and Mavis played pinochle with him on Friday night, which he of course really enjoyed.

John (hired man) has moved into the "old" house next to Dad's, and is living there full-time. Nice to have that house occupied instead of empty.

All the crops are planted and coming up nicely!


We will leave May 30 for our summer trip, going east first to visit some of Marie's family, then west through OH, IA, to ND, arriving, hopefully, in Bismarck on June 20 and Cartwright on June 21 (Father's Day). Lotza miles and lotza fun!

Bill and Marie


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Note from Jenny

Good news today! We turned 30 weeks and have had no contractions for 24 hours. We had an ultrasound today, which showed that the bed rest has done amazing things. Obviously, I won't be returning to work, but they were pleased to see that my cervix has closed some. They have decided that I will remain on bed rest, but I can be released from the hospital.

I will be going to my aunt's house here in Billings. We have an appointment on Friday. If all goes well, they said I could return to Livingston on Friday. We are still taking one day at a time. I am so excited to be released, but I am very aware that life will not return to normal for awhile.

Please pass this on to others and tell everyone that we really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers during this time.

All Our Love,

Jenny and Brad Malloy

Monday, May 04, 2009

Update on Jenny

From: "Cindy"

Update on Jenny

Since I will be here for a while, Brad and I thought we should let you know our contact info at the hospital. The doctor feels that I will probably have contractions every day until I give birth (some women are just contractors). They will continue to monitor me twice a day, along with giving me a medication every 6 hours and see how that goes.

There is a possibility that sometime next week I may get out of the hospital. They will require me to stay in the Billings area to see how that goes and then maybe (just maybe), I may be able to go home. Work is not an option, but the idea of getting out of the hospital is something to look forward to.

For those of you that have helped out with my caseload and planning...thank you. I'm sure it's been crazy at work. PHS staff-the flowers are so pretty. Thank you for thinking of us. I truly appreciate the help and support that we have received. We are so grateful for the people that we have in our lives.


Jenny and Brad

Billings Clinic
c/o Family Birth Center
Jenny Malloy
2800 10th Avenue North
Billings, MT

Direct Phone Line to our room: 406-657-4915

Also, I am able to see my work emails, but I can't respond to any of them. So, you can use my personal email if you would like. It is:

Sunday, May 03, 2009


Spring flowers in Saguaro National Park are gorgeous this time of year, and a picnic among them was delightful, as we experienced last Sunday.


Lila's family were all together last weekend, and had a grand party at Cindy's, according to Tim, who supplied the prime rib roast--cooked by Don. Linda and Charlene took Lila shopping and helped her buy some new clothes, while also helping to sort out the old clothes from her closet. Lila said she is doing fine, and has really enjoyed having all of her family around!

Jenny was still in Billings at last word, and was continuing her pregnancy. Hopefully, that is a good sign!


Planting is almost complete, interrupted by some rain. Dad says he doesn't know what will be planted in front of his house, but he is enjoying the spring farming activity. He says Abbie is always "on the go" and keeps him busy when she is around. He says he is "not the best, and not the worst" but generally feels fine!

Most of the calves have arrived, and it is now time for branding. Unfortunately, the pastures are still very short, so they continue to feed the cattle--with very expensive hay.

Mavis and Marilyn say there is no oil drilling activity underway now, but some indication that it could resume in June. Let's hope so! The company that holds the current lease, St. Maries Land and Exploration Company, sent me a big check--so I thought maybe we were getting a new lease. I called Mavis and e-mailed Marilyn to see if they had also received checks, which they had not. After some investigation by Mavis, it turns out that the check I got was a mistake! It should have been sent to someone else. What a disappointment! We were about to go on a big party, which will now have to be postponed!


We were invited to dinner at the home of some good friends and neighbors--and had a very nice time getting acquainted with another guest who was a retired professor from the University of Arizona. He had been to numerous places around the world that we have also visited over the years. It was fun to compare notes and impressions, while enjoying the excellent drinks, food, and wine provided by our wonderful hosts.


Bill and Marie