Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
It is amazing how busy a social calendar/schedule for a 3yr.old can be. But we truly, truly love it. I feel completely blessed that Parker has so many wonderful and special friends. I can't believe that after next year most of them will be leaving School For Little People and moving onto Kindergarten.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Memories Casey has shared with me from time to time:
One of Casey's fond memories about spending time with his Grandad riding the tractor helping him on the farm then going and getting an orange (sometimes purple) pop and peanut butter crackers. He talks about Grandma and Granddad's juke box and listening to 8 tracks with them. He remembers running through their house with all the other grandchildren.
Dadaw and Casey would go to Gibbons every Saturday and get a new car and a pop. He talks about going to Mamaw and Dadaw's and playing the piano. He talks about looking through all Dadaws guns. He remembers going hunting with Pop. He also talks about Dadaw playing basketball with him when he was in junior high. He says that he and Dadaw usually won. But of all Casey's fond memories of Mamaw and Dadaw I believe that his fondest are camping with them. He speaks of camping at least once a week. Honestly he talks about how much he loved it and how desperately he wants to go again with our boys and Mamaw and Dadaw. The creek, fishing, the rocks, the camper...........
Things I remember...
I remember swimming in my blow up canoe at Papa's and Grandma Kay's. I remember once when my parents took a vacation and I stayed with Grandma Kay and Papa and she planned a very special themed week. Each day we celebrated. We made Hawaiian hula girls dresses (with glitter and crepe paper/tissue paper...still have the pictures), and we made special snacks & crafts. It was so much fun! I had my own little vacation. I also remember making Christmas snowflakes and decorations and hanging them from the ceiling. I recall the Easter Bunny coming to my school and sharing Easter treats. I remember singing...screaming the I want ice cream song in a restaurant with Papa and getting ice cream. I remember making sprite ice cream floats with Papa. We would add food coloring to make different colors. So so so much fun! And the memories go on.....these are just a few.
I remember pretty much doing WHATEVER I wanted at Grandma Carols' (now known as Gammer). Once she bought me a tape recorder and I sang, and sang and sang. I interviewed people and even hid and secretly recorded people. (I got my mom, and Grandma and Aunt Denise arguing about how to cook the turkey one Thanksgiving. She still has the tape.)
I remember when she took me on a trip to Memphis (one of our many many many trips together) and I ordered the 20 piece chicken nuggets at McDonald's. For my pre-teen years I remember a lot shopping. She bought me my first pair of Guess jeans. (With zippers on the side) Grandma Carol and I could shop for hours then we would go eat Chinese food. (She would let me order the two meals then I ate all the meat (Pepper beef, and Sweet n Sour Chicken) because I didn't like peppers or onions back then. I also remember when Grandma Great watched Aunt Denise fall through the ceiling at Gammers. "ohh ohh ohh Densie!!!"
I have rattled on enough, just couldn't help sharing a little.
Family is one of the greatest given by God! Thank you for creating me and bringing me into such an amazing family. Thanks for letting me marry into such a loving and caring family. My boys are very fortunate and I am grateful!!!