Wednesday, November 01, 2017

TWO WHOLE HANDS FULL!

We have a granddaughter who is two whole hands full!

10!








Happy Tenth Birthday EC!
You still love to play school, and still want to be a third grade teacher! 
(hello Betsy Maddox)
You have a heart towards other people and always put them first. 
You spend your afternoons swimming, playing piano and teaching your "kids." 
You are the greatest example, as the oldest grandchild, for the others to follow, and I'm so proud of you! 
Love you BIG! 
Love, Nonny

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

SIX YEARS


These "little old men" have grown!











Gosh boys, can you slow down already? I'm so proud of both of you. I love how you both know more Bible stories than I do and that you both have a heart for Jesus. But there are some differences too  and I always love celebrating what makes each of you unique.

Tate
You are extremely sensitive.
Your feelings run deep. You sympathize big and your anger is big!
You are very athletic. (You got that from Nonny. Not.)
You are super competitive with your brother and it's a constant battle. 
(You remind us all the time that Crews is the oldest, but you are the biggest.) 
You make me so proud to be your Nonny.
I love you BIG, TaterBug!

Crews:
You are the most happy go lucky little boy ever!
Everything is funny to you and your toothless smile lights up a room!
You are scrappy and quick and can hold your own with the big kids around!
You run and jump into my arms every time I see you, and I adore that about you!
You make me proud to be your Nonny.
I love you BIG, Crewsie!

Happy 6th Birthday boys!



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Happy 42 years!


He cooks our dinner most every night.



He always puts the toilet lid down without being asked.





He makes the bed in the mornings and takes off his shoes when he comes in the house.


And, he turns his tee shirts right side out before he puts them in the laundry basket.


It's the little things. 

I think I'll keep him 
FORTY TWO 
more years!

Happy Anniversary Poppy!


Saturday, September 09, 2017

School Days School Days Good Ol' Golden Rule Days!



All the grands started to school in the last two weeks! We have preschool, public, private and homeschool! I pray wherever they are, their lives make a difference.






Go change the world babies.
You all have changed mine.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Never Say Never

Maybe blogging is old school and a thing of the past. 
But, I am too. 
So, my hopes of sharing here again may be a reality soon. 
Never say never.





We remodeled (to say the least) the home next door and moved in last Thanksgiving (2016). 
I never thought I would move again. 
Never say never.



The grands are growing like crazy.
 It's been three years since we've had a new baby.
 But, number TEN should be arriving from China soon! 
Never say never.



Back on the blogging train soon.
Anyone still reading?
Never. Say. Never.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Twins. China Baby. Chimpanzees.


So, I was a dreamer growing up. Not so much now. I had deep desires and occasionally would question God about His answers.....or lack thereof. 


One of my deepest desires was to have twins. Multiple births have always fascinated me. When I was pregnant with my daughter, one of my dear, dear friends (hello Lesa Elder) was pregnant too....with twins! I was so happy for her! But, deep down the longing was still there. My daughter was born and she was all I ever wanted in a baby girl! I never had twins. God had a bigger and better plan. Far greater than I could have ever dared to dream! Fast forward many years to these two sets of twin grands:





I also dreamed of adopting from China. I had all three of my children by age 24. (I know, right?!) After about ten years, when I was only 34, I really longed for that baby in China. For many reasons, God shut that door! But now it's wide open because Grand #10 is over there somewhere just waiting for them to come get her/him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:




Now, let's pray my childhood desire for a dressed-up Chimpanzee never becomes a reality!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

41 Down. Forever To Go.


He is not perfect.
But, he's perfect for me.

Happy 41st!!
Thank you for loving me.
I'd do it all again.




photos by: jenny