Category Archives: Family

Why They Smile

“Grammo, when people look at me they smile.”  “Do you wanna know why?”

“Probably because they think you’re weird.”

“No Grammo.  They Smile at me because they think I’m cute!”

But, of course.

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Today and Everyday

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…. grandchildren are truly amazing.  I’m so proud to be a “Grammo”.  Happy day to you all!

She Gives Me the Creeps

I was playing with my granddaughter the other day.   She was playing with her dolls.  I was playing with my camera.   And this was the result:

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I don’t really know what it is.   I can’t put my finger on it.  But it gives me the creeps.   Is it just me?

Conversation with a Princess

OlyviaWhat is your favorite color?  Pink

What is your favorite food? Apples

What is your favorite drink? Chocolate milk

What is your favorite movie? Frozen

What is your favorite song?  Let it Go

Who is your favorite princess?  You

And all this time I thought she was the Princess!

Just when I thought nothing in life could surprise me …. as laid in the floor with my granddaughter coloring in her Mickey Mouse coloring book we have an innocent conversation.   She continues to color and belts out the answers to the questions without giving it a second thought.  I’m speechless.   After a few moments of silence,  she asks  “What’s the next question, Grammo?”   Innocence.  Sweetness.  Beauty.

Prayers Requested – Again

Remember this little guy?   Well, here we are 15 months later.   Michael Joshua is going in for surgery again tomorrow, and since the prayers worked so well last time I am asking again.   Please pray that all goes well!  And pray for his parents Michael and Brandi too.  
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Originally Posted on December 4, 2013:

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Little Michael Joshua is the newest addition to our family, making me a Great Aunt again on 11-12-13.

He was born with a heart condition that will require many surgeries throughout his lifetime, with the first surgery being at 6:30 am tomorrow morning.  He will be hospitalized for another 10 days following surgery.

Please pray for Baby Michael and for his parents Michael and Brandi.  With your prayers and God’s help, we hope to get them through this time in their lives.

Thank you so much. God Bless.

UPDATE: He made it through surgery fine and will be in PICU for several days. Thank you all so much!

Reason for the Season

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You know it is time for some classic Christmas movies when …

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Can you tell me the name of the man in the big red suit?  Yes Grammo!  That is Santa Clause!  Very good Olyvia!

Do you know the name of the reindeer with the shiny red nose?  Everyone knows that’s Rudolph Grammo!  Oh, right again Olyvia!

What about the name of the snowman?  Grammo, that’s Olaf.   Why, yes. Yes, it is!

I hung my head not knowing whether to laugh or cry.  But I knew for sure we’d be watching Frosty the Snowman very soon
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Now We’re Even

20141101_234347It seems like just yesterday

I was so much older than you

But now it is today

And you are 47 too!

The thought of growing old(er) is terrifying.  With every day, every month, every year there is “something” it seems.  But if I am to grow old I couldn’t ask for a better man or more understanding partner to do it with.  I hope we can make each other laugh and smile for many more years to come.

Live.  Love. Laugh.    Most of all … Laugh.

 

You Should Have Listened!

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You know, you are my older brother.
Why didn’t you ever listen to Mother?
I remember the screaming well, don’t you?
You know you heard her, “Luv Ya Blue!”

Year after year you were defiant.
Never an Oiler, always a Giant.
You looked at Mom and boldly said
“I luv ya blue .. Blue and Red.”

You finally left Houston, had a chance to bolt
To support your new city and become a Colt
Support Peyton Manning? Oh dear God why?
You already had sweet little Eli.

So you stand there today,
confused and scratching your head,
Oh God Mom! Now they’re both Blue and Red
Let me remind you, my dear older brother
You really should have listened to mother

Luv Ya “Blue”. A rookie on our team?
No big brother this isn’t a dream
“Watt” just happened? Stop shaking your head
Cheer for Texans! Be a winner instead!

As much as I want to give you more grief,
There is for you a little relief.
I’ll give you some credit where credit is due,
You could have done like the others and be a Cowboy too.

Good Luck …you’re gonna need it!

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What We Learned Today

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While we think Grandkids are the most precious people who walk the earth, they think we are.

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Four year olds have a vivid imagination and are much more creative than we are.

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There is a real difference between glossy paint and flat paint, but either way the Texans shine.