Thursday, December 31, 2015

Put A Fork In It!

2015 is all but over. 
It's been a good year for us. A very good year.
 It felt strange to not have a baby born in the family this year.
 Real strange. 
But we are so enjoying all the little ones we are blessed with 
and are so thankful for their good health!

I like to choose a WORD every year to focus on and try to improve myself with.
I don't think I picked one for 2015.
If I did, I didn't do a very good job focusing on it. LOL!

For 2016 my word is
P A U S E.

I saw this posted 
(author unknown):

I am opinionated and too often I SPEAK BEFORE I THINK.

 should help me choose my words carefully and not regret
words that I could/should have kept to myself!

2015...Put A Fork In It!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas 2015

Once again, it was LOUD and CRAZY.
That's just how we are.
Normally I fight against that for some reason.
This year I decided:
"It IS what it IS."
It didn't change a thing
Except my stress level.
Still LOUD.
Still CRAZY.
But family was there.
And Jesus was there.
And it's my family.

Me and my parents

All the cousins under 10 in their matching Christmas pajamas 
from Nanny and Granddaddy!

Our nine grands.

We love big.
We love well.
We love Jesus.
So thankful for each one of them.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Card Carousel 2015

Joining Faith's Christmas Card Carousel!

front of card:
This is our family on our annual family beach trip. 
I included my parents as well!

back of card:
Our nine grands

Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Birthday To Our TWO YEAR OLD!

Our youngest granddaughter is TWO!!!

She is spunky and cautious and was the slowest one to warm up to me........

......AND Santa!

She is an absolute JOY
And is the easiest baby ever!

Happy Birthday to our
Baby Doll loving
Mommy loving
Paci loving
PRECIOUS beyond words
Youngest granddaughter!

Nonny and Poppy love you BIG!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Birthday To Our FIVE YEAR OLD!

This big boy
Our oldest grandson
Is turning FIVE today.

He is pretty amazing!

His heart has compassion like you've never seen!
For people.
And for animals.
And for the feelings of others.

He is dagum "smart as a whip!"
And doesn't miss a trick......
Which is good AND bad!
He definitely keeps us on our toes!

I adore this boy!

I pray he uses his intelligence and compassion
to bless others.
And I pray he lives every day of his life 
for the one who created him.

Nonny loves you big B!

You and your 
toy loving 
friend loving
water loving

Happy Birthday BUDDY!
Love, Nonny

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Birthday To Our SIX YEAR OLD!

This baby girl was born six years ago.
She was grand #2, 
and we welcomed her to our family
 with so much excitement and anticipation of what it would be like 
to be grandparents to more than one grand!

She did not disappoint!

Good grief! How could we NOT love this smiling angel???!!!

You know when you are expecting your first baby and you wonder if you could EVER love another one like you loved the first one? That's exactly how it feels with the grands too. And then, the next one comes, and you love just as big as with the first!

A is stubborn and spunky;
artistic and fun
 independent and feisty
and has an opinion on all things related to fashion!!!
She is gorgeous and humble 
and knows EXACTLY what she wants,
....and I love everything about her!

"And though she be but little, she is FIERCE!"
William Shakespeare

Sweet A, 
I pray you take that precious, sweet, determined spirit 
and serve Jesus in a BIG way!

I really do love everything about you!
Happy Birthday!
Love, Nonny

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Happy Birthday First Born

I was 19.
Didn't have a CLUE what I was doing.
But God, in His perfect ways
38 years ago,
Loaned me this boy to love:

He is still cute.
He is still my first born.
And he might even still wear initials on his shirt.

How in the world is he turning

I'm proud of you, B!
Go do great things.
And always remember the ONE 
who made you who you are.

Happy Birthday Ace!

Love, Mom and Dad