Sunday, January 10, 2010


Well it's been a long time, but I am back! My Mom has been here for rehab for her broken hip and I am glad to report that she is better. We are going back to Atlanta next week to get her settled in back at her home. She is very anxious to see her dogs and be in her home. We will miss her. Our family has been complete with her here. But I guess all good things must end.

Elise spent the night with us last night. She showed up looking like a movie star!!! she is such a hoot!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Our family decided to go out on the town this past Saturday night. We rarely drive into Houston for anything since we can do most everything we like close to home. A trip into the city on Saturday night is not a common thing. We decided to go to Dave and Busters and have dinner and enjoy the game room. Elise was so excited about the games that she started asking if it was time to go at 9:30 Saturday morning! She loved the games but does not like to lose....EVER. As long as she was winning she was happy but if she lost she had a meltdown!! She told me, "Dave and Busters has more games than Chucky Cheese!"

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Gus has been with us for a year now, and he got his name at last year's 4th of July celebration. He is in a party mood today and wishes all our friends and family a HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Elise had her first dance recital today. It was just the cutest! She did a good job of not getting stage fright and actually knew the steps. It reminded me of Melanie's recitals. We started Melanie in dancing at about this same age. It is amazing the resemblance of Melanie's pictures at this age and Elise!

Monday, May 25, 2009


I spent some time on my back porch with a book this holiday weekend. I haven't spent much time outside since we moved to this house but the view is quite nice and I hope to spend more time out there this summer. The birds like he place and I was able to get some pictures of one of the redbirds that visits often.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


My Mothers Day was indeed as good as it gets. We all went to church together and came home and had lunch and visited. Then we went to dinner together. Then we came back to the house for coffee and desert. Jamie's parents joined us and we had a great time together as a family. We are so blessed that we all enjoy one another and look forward to our time together. Jamie's family have taken in Melanie and Elise and have truly been great to them. On the other hand, Greg and I count our blessings every day that Jamie came along into our family. He has certainly completed our family and we love him like a son. As the commercial cannot put a price on that.
Melanie and I are already planning something special for the guys for Father's Day.
Our Men surprised us with a gift certificate to the spa and have informed us that they will babysit while we go!! They are just the best!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.He said, 'My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.One is Evil.It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good.It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.The grandson thought about it for a minute
And then asked his grandfather: 'Which wolf wins?'The old Cherokee simply replied,
'The one you feed.'