Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Yea Team!

We did it! We walked our five miles, and the last time I checked the website Team Brock and Brody had raised over a $1,ooo for the March of Dimes Walk for Babies. I'm pretty sure we really walked at least 6 miles, because it seemed like an awfully long way when we realized we were just at the starting gate! A 70% chance of rain held off, and we had a cloudy, cool, & breezy walk. Thank you, Lord! We had a wonderful time just being together, and knowing we were helping a good cause at the same time! I am so proud of everyone who walked in spite of obstacles that could've easily held them back. The children did great - in & out of their strollers. Jack and Riley occasionally jogging, Macy, the birthday girl, scootering along, Sam patiently riding & riding & riding even though his naptime had come & gone, Reid taking care of Avery as she took a little nap while strolling along. I worried about Christine walking, and we took a lawn chair hanging on the stroller in case she needed it, but she walked the entire way! It was me with the nauseous migraine on the way home, borrowing her nausea medicine! And thank goodness she had it!!! Even so, it was a great weekend & I'm so glad we were able to join our sweet team captain, Ashley & our first annual? Team Brock & Brody! Thanks to everyone who supported us in any way! You are part of the team, too! Yea team!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My fwiend, Jack

Rock climbing
Ready for the beach!

It was such a beautiful spring day, Jack & I went to try out a new park down the road from my house.
I think three and a half might be the perfect age for the playground and the camera. On the way he said "your my fwiend, Giggi. And PawPaw is my Daddy's fwiend." "Yes" I said "And PawPaw is your daddy's, daddy." He said "mmmm." Deep thoughts for a three year old. We had a great time, the hardest part was getting him to leave, which required the promise of a sonic coke! It's the little things that make a great day!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Go Team Brock & Brody!

Next weekend I am so blessed to be joining my sweet niece, her husband, and precious daughter in the March of Dimes walk in Houston. We walk to honor their precious twins, Brock & Brody, who were born just a little over 4 years ago. They came into this world just a little too soon, and soon were safe in the arms of Jesus. We'll never forget the mark they made on our hearts and on this world in their short time on this earth. We all wish they could be here to play with all of us - but we find enormous comfort knowing they are in Heaven and we will join them there someday. I often think of my Granny Price, who loved babies so much, doting on them there. That would truly be heaven to her! We will have a grand family reunion one day with all of those who have gone before, and introducing them to those who have joined our family since. I look forward to that day, thanks to the blessed assurance offered me in Christ.

I also walk to show my gratitude for the amazing care my own grandsons, who were both born prematurely, received. They are now happy, healthy little boys. Often God answers prayers through doctors, nurses, and medical breakthroughs. We pray that more medical breakthroughs will come through the research done by the March of Dimes, and more and more babies will grow into happy, healthy children.

I'm looking forward to a roadtrip, where I will join my niece's family, my sister, other nieces, & friends. You can read more about the march on their blogs -- Ashley A., Lynn, Christine, & Mindy -- all on the links to the right. They have links, if you want to contribute to the walk, but most of all keep us all in your prayers! God bless the babies!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Sassy Saga

Well, the girls decided this morning to officially hang up their pom poms. We discussed it from every angle, and prayed and encouraged them to pray, and they just believe this is the right thing to do. I'm a little disappointed that her senior year isn't even here yet, and has started on a sour note. But on the bright side, we should have a happy basketball coach, a few less ads to sell (still have to cover the costs of the uniforms already ordered), and one less camp this summer! Maybe we can go on a vacation! I need one! Thanks for your prayers & encouraging words!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Happy Birthday to Nana!

I have the best mom in the world and today is her birthday!

Everything I ever needed to know I learned at her feet.
Like you should always buy Jergen's lotion, Joy dishwashing soap, make your bed and your whole room instantly looks better... I could go on and on with important lessons. But most of all she has taught me the true meaning of loving unconditionally. She might purse her lips at you, but she'll always love you. Bad grades, bad friends, fights with your sisters (only one or two! haha!), she'll always be there to love you and pick up the pieces. She loves so much that I know it sometimes hurts & keeps her awake at night thinking of her babies, grandbabies, and great-grandbabies. She lives her most important lesson-- she is a model of Christ's love and grace to all of us, and to everyone she meets. And we all love her sooooo much, too! Happy Birthday Mom! You'll always be my best girlfriend!

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Sassy Girls

These are the Sassy Girls. They're a little like the Ya Ya's. The number they are holding up is their official Sassy Girl number. Most of them have been best buddies since kindergarten. A couple of them are about to graduate and head off to college, and the other four will be seniors next year. Like sisters, they might pick at each other, but nobody else better mess with them. Last week one of them got in some trouble and was called in to the office. I'm not going say much about that, but just that it wasn't Whitney so her aunts, cousins, & nana can take a deep breath now. The girl was called into the office, she very honestly admitted her mistake, and in a very harsh punishment was kicked off the cheerleading squad for next year. To show their support, and that they believed their friend was treated very unfairly, the other three (including Whitney) went in the office yesterday and resigned as cheerleaders for next year. They have until Monday to change their minds, but I don't think they will. I have very mixed feelings about all of this. I've really never been the typical Texas cheerleader mother, but I just don't want them to regret giving up their last year of cheering together. I'm also proud of them for taking a difficult stand, and for being loyal friends. So, say a little prayer for Whit and the Sassies to know that they are doing the right thing. And throw up a little prayer for the principal's heart to soften while you're at it! Drama, drama, drama! I'll keep you posted! Thanks!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sunny Day

Sunny day, we've got things goin' our way!
(To the tune of Sesame Street, of course. )
Aren't they cute! And so, so busy!
When they go home, you could knock me over with a feather!
But when they're not here I miss them like crazy!
This is the life of a granny!
Love it, love it, love it!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Prom

The hairdo
The pretty dress
Elliott & Whitney. He didn't get to go, but maybe Matt could photoshop a tux into the picture!
Whitney & her girlfriends, also known as the "Sassy girls"

Nana, here's your baby granddaughter all dressed up for her junior/senior banquet & prom. It took Matt & Kyle approximately 30 minutes to get ready for their proms. Shower, throw on a tux, grab the corsage out of the fridge Mom ordered, and head to meet their date. Whitney started at 10:30 am with a hair appointment, followed by a makeup appointment at the mall at 1:00, back home to finish getting ready & start taking pictures at our house, and then at a friends. Not to mention the manicure & pedicure with her girlfriends the day before! Being a girl is lots of work!!! I have to say, she was gorgeous. Not that messy ponytail we like so much around here! I think she counted 78 bobby pins when she took her hair down after the big night! Kinda makes me want to scratch my head just thinking about it!!! Can't hardly believe she is so grown up!!! Just a few months away from officially being a senior! Wow!