Wednesday, July 31, 2013

                                                              I like this catchy tune

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Last night we met Josh, Abby & Harper at her favorite restaurant, Don Juans....She tells the waiter rice, beans, and cheese please.  She loves to eat chips and dip, so they order it when they get there and by the time we have our drinks her chips are a little soggy to eat, but perfect for her. Harper has a tendency to choke easy and it is very unsettling.  Audrey doesn't like to keep her during meal times.
Last night I realized in a quick second how things can go terribly wrong in a blink of a eye.  Harper was choking and had a hard time unlodgeing the food.  There was a little air way still open because you could hear noise but her color was getting that pale blue look. Abby finally turned her upside down in the aisle way and she finally got it dislodged so Harper could breathe.  To say that dinner was not so appealing to any of us is a understatement... Harper had tears in her eyes and said "Harper choked." I handed her a napkin and she looked at me and said "Thank you Mam-maw"  in the sweetest voice.  I realized at that moment life can come and go so fast that we take for grant it that little problems are real important. God & Family are the two most important things in life that we have, we need to make the most of everyday with them....

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SI Joint

My SI Joint is back out again, so I have been in pain since Saturday. I was suppose to make a announcement at church Sunday morning about our upcoming actives for the rest of summer, so I told Josh to make the announcement and say something catchy so people would pay attention. (Wrong Move) He got up there and told the congregation that I had been in a fist fight at Bowman Gray Stadium the night before and knocked my back out, unfortunately some people believed him.. In saying all this, when you lay around in pain life goes very slow, you have time to think, which I don't need to be doing.
I have realized that I don't need alot of things, that I need to make my house simplified.  Get rid of some junk, de-clutter, and re-arrange what stuff I have. When you lay around and look at stuff you realize that you have to clean around alot of junk that you really don't need.  So my goal this fall is to do just that.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Walk With You- Edwin McCain Lyrics

Audrey and Joey danced to this, I had never heard it until a month ago... unfortunately it was hard to hear when they danced.  But it is a sweet song....

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Life is a blur.....Are there times you can't remember what you were doing two hours ago.....Since March I have been on non-stop mode, so life has passed and I am out of the loop. I know things around me are going on but I have had so much stuff to do and so many things happening that I have not been able to really think about others and their lives.  Let me recap, Audrey bought a house, we have helped remodel it for March and April, I had a 30th wedding anniversary, Mom passed away, A great friends grand baby passed away, Sister-in-laws mother passed away, friend from high school passed away, family member passed away,  then friend from church passed away at just 39 years of age this week.  Audrey got engaged, got married, I turned 50, Harper turned 2 and all my children and children-in-laws had birthdays in the last 4 months.  On top of that it has rained and the grass has grown like crazy, so mow, mow, mow.  And then there is work, everybody has to do it. Praise the Lord we have been healthy in our home...This is why I haven't thought of anyone but my life for the last several months.  I understand why people get so caught up in their own lives that they forget other people have problems, hurts, and needs too.  That is why when things are good and you have free time, don't waste it sitting around, look around somebody might  need you.

Friday, July 12, 2013


It's hard to believe that this little bundle of energy is two years old.
It is amazing what you will do for your grandchildren.
Pap-paw and her are having coffee in her house.

She had a birthday party last Saturday, Joey and I were there in body but not much in mind.

Her little friends and cousins from church came.
Harper has learned so much in her little 2 years of life.  She can say her whole name, count to 18( that is how many steps from their basement to upstairs), she knows shapes and colors, is learning to put on her own shoes, knows how to work my phone better than me, and loves to sing.
She is comprehending direction (like my house is here her house is that way), she tells me all the time to drive with two hands, she understands prayer and reminds me sometimes to pray, she understands what family members go together, she know when driving down the road where to turn to go to bank to see Ms. Sharon, to go to church, she knows where the water towers are in Welcome. I can only imagine what she will learn this next year.....

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wedding Pictures

The Happy Couple

The Girls Luncheon

Daddy & Daughter

Grandmother & Uncle Mark wedding tradition

The Wedding planners

Big Daddy Dave

Aunt & Uncle with the happy couple

Thursday, July 4, 2013


I sat down tonight to settle my thoughts and reflect on the upcoming day.  We have been busy, busy, busy today, so I haven't had a lot of time to just think. Tonight will be the last night our daughter spends the night as a single child of ours. Tomorrow starts a new journey in her life and in ours.  Joey and I will be living alone for the first time in 28 years. Audrey will be making a new home of her own after 26 years of living with us. I do think we all will have some adjusting to do.
I remember praying for her and the husband that God would send to her one day. I knew she needed a man who could loosen her up a bit, she gets a little stressed, one who has a lot of common sense, she is really smart but sometimes misses the easy things, I knew she needed a man who could read people well, she tries to trust everyone, she's  learned from him.  Wesley needed a girl who could expect things from him, he has a lot to offer but was a little slow in trying to achieve, he needed someone to push a little, (his grandparents love Audrey because of this) he has come along way since our first meeting. He needed a girl who is a little stressed because he is so laid back, they compliment each other. He needed  a girl who could even calm his OCD, hers is bad but not a bad as his.  It will be a funny home life with all their compulsive ways. Together they are hard headed, neat, easy to get along with, pretty simple people and  both are family minded. I can't wait for what has taken 5 1/2 years to get here.  Happy Wedding Day 7/5/ to follow