Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Guess What????????


I get to be a MeMe again!!! Yep, Ashley, Jordan and Tuff are adding another member to their family which means I will have 4 grandbabies!! Wow, our family is certainly growing by leaps and bounds!! I can’t wait to see the blessing this new baby will bring to our whole family!! Whether boy or girl we will love it unconditionally just as we do our others!!

Congratulations to Ashley, Jordan and Tuff!! I know Tuff will be a great big brother!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hoping Everyone Had a Fabulous Christmas


I know I haven’t posted in a while which is not surprise.  It seems I just feel like my life is boring and nothing really interesting to blog about!  That is so far from the truth!!! I have 3 grandbabies that I have everyday of the week so therefore my life is FAR from boring!! We have a lot of fun, crazy days around here and it just seems like I have bloggers block (if that’s even a saying/word).

So I will start with the grandbabies visit with Santa in a picture!!

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So that’s how that went!! Ha! I’m sure we aren’t the first to have 3 different reactions from 3 different kiddos trying to sit on Santa’s lap at the same time!! It was definitely a rushed experience since there was a line a mile long so we weren’t able to really take the time to situate the kids like we would have liked.  But this will definitely be a great picture to look back on years from now.

We started our Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve by going to the candlelight service at church and then heading over to my SIL’s house to have some finger foods and exchange gifts.  We draw names and this is the second year we have done this and it is definitely less stressful this way.  I definitely missed my family in Florida but was able to get some pictures from my nieces Facebook.  All the pictures from our Christmas are on my MIL’s camera so I don’t have them loaded yet to post.

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My baby sister Stacey with our 2 nieces, Christy and Carrie


My big sister, Lisa and her family



We ended up having a white Christmas which was a first since we moved to TN 14 years ago so I really enjoyed it.  On Christmas day I baked a ham and made a side and the girls brought a side and we enjoyed a traditional dinner and just chilled out the rest of the day.

On Sunday Lee had to work so I just kind of chilled out until he got home then we went to see Tuff and Ada so they could show us all their toys that Santa brought them.  Tuff was pretty excited and he was to happy to show us all his presents and Ada was glad to see MeMe and PaPa come visit.  After picking up some McDonald’s and heading home we watched a little TV and I finished a book I have been reading and then it was off to bed.

So I will leave you with a few random pictures of my sweet grandbabies.  Hope everyone has a blessed week and a very Happy New Year!!

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Has Anyone Had These????




OH.MY.GOODNESS!!! My daughter Ashley bought these for me last night and she said, “you probably won’t even like them”.  Oh boy was she wrong!! I have eaten half the bag already!!  I saw these on the end of an isle at Wally World and this lady comes by and puts 2 or 3 bags in her buggy and I said they must be good.  She says “oh you won’t be able to eat just one and you can only get them this time of year.”   So I snagged me a bag and can’t stop popping 1 or 2 or 3….in my mouth!! They are soooo smooth and have tiny little pieces of peppermint  mixed with white chocolate!! Yummo is all I have to say!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thankful For Love, Laughter and Family

We decided we would head on down south to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday with my side of the family this year.  We had an uneventful drive there and back and I am truly grateful for that! Believe me I was stressing the drive during a Holiday week but it ended up being great! But you know, I had to worry the trip in the ground before we left and also the trip back but that’s just how I roll.

Anyway, we all (with the exception of BreeAnn, Ada and Will) headed down on Tuesday night and we all arrived safely! It was go go go the whole time.  We had Taco Soup that Wednesday night at my baby sister’s house since that was pretty easy and not a Thanksgiviness meal.  Oh boy is our family growing by leaps and bounds!!!

On Thanksgiving day we all headed back over to baby sister’s house and had fabulous food, weather and visiting!!  I couldn’t help having this huge feeling of Thankfulness come over me being able to be home for the holiday.  I got to see my two sister’s that are having to adjust to some big changes in their lives.  The baby sister will be having her first baby at the age of 38 and she looks amazing! And my big sister is having to learn to live with the recent diagnosis of MS.  I will say it was not easy seeing her struggle with her leg while walking.  I can tell she is trying to be so strong and not really let on that this disease is definitely a challenge for her. 


Me and my Mama


Me and Big Sister Lisa


Me and Baby Sister Stacey

We also had a surprise 70th birthday party for my Mama on Friday night and she was so surprised!!! Her friend of 48 years even surprised her by coming up for the party and boy was she surprised!!!









And these are a few more pictures from our visit!!


My beautiful nieces Christy and Carrie


My sweet nephew Bobby


Me, my mama, and sister’s Lisa and Stacey


My mom and great nephew Austin


Lee with 4 of our kids…April, Lee, Mark, Ashley and Victoria


Lee with his son Mark and his wife Sarah



GiGi with Tuff


Ashley with our sweet nephew Jayden


My niece Christy and her boyfriend Jason


My newest great nephew Jayden

Sunday, November 14, 2010

One Year!! Harrison’s Gotcha Day!

Harrison, today it has been one year since God blessed our family with the privilege of you being a part of our lives.  I don’t even know how to explain in words how you have blessed our family! You have been such a fun little boy and it amazes me how much you are so much like your mama! You are such a fun little boy to be around! My favorite thing is when I walk in the room and you run with your arms wide open and jump into my arms and lay your head on my shoulder with that big sweet smile on your face.  I don’t think you even know yet what that does to my heart!! Harrison, don’t ever forget that you are such a special blessing to all of us and we love you to the moon and back.



I love you sweet boy! and I am so excited to be able to be your MeMe and to be a part of your life!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Candy Day

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This is a little late but I have been really busy the last few days and haven’t really felt that great either, so here goes…..

Our little town celebrated Halloween on Saturday night since it was actually on a Sunday.  I personally like that better because I like my Sunday’s to be lazy and relaxing so I can be ready for my Monday.  So we went over to my daughter’s house so I could give out candy for her while she took Tuff trick or treating.  Well it didn’t quite work that way since there were no trick or treaters!! So we all took off to go to the middle of our little town where everyone who is everyone goes to trick or treat.  This is sorta like our main street but it’s called College Street.  They block off the road on each end and you have to find parking which isn’t too hard, and then you take off with your kiddos and walk.  The street is not very long at all and it’s so nice because there is not traffic to worry about.  You see everybody you know and everybody is stopping to talk and admire all the costumes.  So I am really glad we went and I am hoping we can make this a tradition for the little ones. 



The cousins…Tuff is in love with Ada



Ada was a sweet little Fairy


and Tuff was a scary Scarecrow

Tuff and Ada loved loved loved all the excitement and Tuff caught on real quick like what his candy bucket was used for and he just went up every sidewalk and got his candy and just kept on walking.  I was surprised since he doesn’t like to much chaos where strangers are involved.  Ada was just amazed at all the people and she loved being outside at night.  I don’t think she really knew exactly why we were out there but she was all into it.

My Harrison was not able to make it to go with us since his daddy’s work had a Fall Carnival and that’s where he was so no pictures yet of him in his sock monkey costume.

Both boys have been sick.  Harrison has bronchitis and Tuff has a severe sinus infection and Ada had tubes put in her ears yesterday.  Boy the sickness is starting early this year.  I don’t remember my kids getting sick so much when they were little and my Mom said that we were never sick.  It must be something in the air now days.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Sneak Peak

Today we all headed out to a pumpkin patch in our area.  All except hubby, he had to work of course.  So Tuff was quit the grumpy little boy since he didn’t get his morning nap.  He finally started getting a little happier when we ready to leave.  Harrison was just a busy little man and I couldn’t get him to stop long enough to get a good picture.  And Ada was chillin along for the ride. 

We had a good time even though it was only suppose to be 80 degrees today it was a little warm in the non-shaded areas.

This is Harrison, Jayce and Tuff riding around in the wagon.  That didn’t last too long because they were ready to get out and explore on their own.


Ms. Ada and Mama



Harrison and Mama



Tuff at the potato sack race that we didn’t do



I think Harrison loved these little baby kittens


Aunt Tori lovin on Tuff



Ms. Ada with her Nana



Ms. Ada posing for the camera



April and Ashley did get some more pictures of me with all three grandbabies and some of them by themselves so I will do another post on those.  My camera batteries decided to go dead so this is as far as I got.