Monday, November 11, 2019

You have to see this...

Yesterday the entire family got together to wish Henry a happy birthday.

Both our side of the family and Mindy's was there...

The only person missing was my oldest grandson, JR.

My family hasn't been all together since last Christmas!

We seem to follow the church and do 'small groups.'

I didn't get many photos, but you have to see the one Ashley and Mindy took...

My mom and the little grands.

Yes, it took both Ashley and Mindy to take it!

Precious, isn't it?


Saturday, November 09, 2019

Happy Birthday, Henry!

Happy birthday to our newest grandchild...

Henry Oliver!

photo by Alicia Graham Photography

It's so hard to imagine that this smiley, crawly, goofy guy 
came into the world just a year ago,
5 weeks early 
and only 4 pounds, 8 ounces.

I remember sitting in the NICU, 
trying to get him to eat...

Look at him now!

alicia graham photography

Happy birthday, little man...

We love you!

We'll celebrate with you tomorrow

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Teagan, make my day!

Not a good day.

Doctor's appointment complete with injections into both knees 
and a chiropractic adjustment.

In between, I got a text telling me that Mark's uncle had died.

I felt like I had been kicked in the gut.

After 2-1/2 hours in the doctor's offices, I headed home...

Only to receive a text that my sister-in-law's (my brother's wife) father had died.

I was feeling sad, down, overwhelmed...

I sat on my sofa, and suddenly heard a text message sound...

Dreading it, I checked...

It was from Andy!

It was a photo!

Apparently, Miss Teagan had done her own makeup!

Just what I needed.

That was hours ago and I'm still laughing!

I can only hope that she used a washable marker!

That's   life...

You go up...
you go down...
and you come up again...

And it snowed today!
And that's a good thing!

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Trick or Treating!

 I've never been a fan of Halloween.

Sure, I went Trick or Treating as a kid.

A few years ago, my brother brought his daughter to Mom's house to Trick or Treat...

Since Mom still lives in the house we grew up in,

My brother and I let Mom take Katlyn from house to house.'

Dan and I ran around and knocked on the door of old timers...

When they answered, we gave them candy!

Now, that was fun!

Suddenly, Halloween was a bah-humbug kind of day...

I was content letting Mark, and then Ron, do the Trick or Treat duties...

Until this little guy came along...

Each year it got better...

And better...

Last year was such fun!

This year it was cold, very windy and rainy.

I opted out...

but not these cuties!

 Apparently Tony and Mindy got into the spirit...

Baby Shark!

 Let's just day I'm glad it's over for another year.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019


On Sunday, Andy and Tony and their families gathered together at my mom's house for a pizza party.

It's the first time I had them all in one place in quite some time.

It's hard to believe how they've grown!

Henry will be a year old on November 9.

Teagan is 19 months.

Of course, Locklan, the old man, will (way too) soon be 5.

Ahhhhhh, Grandma life!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

He is my Sunshine

On  Friday I took Locklan and Teagan to visit my mom, Grandma Toots.

She turned 88 on Tuesday.

Locklan asked her if she knew how to sing You Are My Sunshine.

My mom, who has been singing since birth, pretended that she 
didn't know it.

Locklan sang it for her

I wish I had recorded the video...
It was precious!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Bathing Beauties!

Last night after dinner,  Tony came over to give the girls their baths!

Shirley, being a corgi, is shedding her summer coat.

What a mess!

Before I go on, I need to talk....

There are some things in nature that I do not understand:


And why corgis have to shed their summer coat before winter...

I mean, why not just add more hair?

Okay, so Shirley is shedding so bad that every day tufts of hair 
float through the house like tumbleweeds.

Tony wrapped her in a towel and carried her upstairs to my bathroom...

Next came Winnie...

Afterward, in typical dog style, they pranced and raced around!

Winnie acted like a pup even though she is 11

 We so appreciated it when Tony volunteered to do it...

I will admit that I was dreading the clean up...

When I  went upstairs, my bathroom was spotless!

Thanks, Tony, we appreciate it!