Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hanging in There...

Sorry I have been kinda AWOL on Blogging.  We made it home then a week later the grands are with us.  Enjoying them tremendously!  Will be back next week...  too much fun with the grandkids, not enough time for blogging.  Miss everyone!  I will catch up next week!
until next time... nel

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Time Passes On...

Monday night we celebrated my daughter Janice's 30th Birthday, but today is actually the day!  It seems like yesterday she was this little shadow following me wherever I went.  I can remember at times locking the door to the bathroom so I could have just a few minutes to myself.  Is that bad?  I don't think so, I think it's part of being a momma.

When she started preschool she was not real thrilled, so we got her this little blue belt to wear that had a heart hanging down on a string. I told her when she really missed me to hold that heart in her hand and    I would be right there with her.  Several of the teachers said they would see her holding that heart in her hand during the day.  She would come home and say, "Mommy, you were wif me today," and of course that would tug at mine.  This worked great except she wanted to wear her blue belt with everything.  :)

Growing up she loved playing outside especially with her kitties.  Teddy Bear, a big yellow cat, was one of her favorites.  They were buddies, she would carry him around all over and she could do anything she wanted to him. He was her big baby, I think I even remember her dressing him in doll clothes once.

I love the strong independent woman she has become.  She is a loving wife, a wonderful momma, a beautiful daughter and one of my best friends.  She is not afraid to step out in faith and try new things, because she knows who her Heavenly Father is.  I now watch her interacting with her kids and it pulls at the heartstrings a little.  I can't help but wonder where did all those years go???  And then I smile because I know they are stored inside.  It's all about Memories...and now she is making new ones with hers! 

Happy Birthday Babycakes!  I still love you bigger than the sky!

until next time...nel

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Greetings From Arkansas...

We are in Arkansas this week.  Having a great time wish you were here, isn’t that what they say!  We have several birthdays to celebrate this week.  My son-in-law’s is today the 10th, my daughter’s is the 11th, and Eden Jade’s is the 14th

My daughter was planning a big get together for their birthday but unfortunately it had to be cancelled due to the weather.  See her hubby works for the Forest Commission and due to the extreme dry weather he is on fire watch.  He can be called out at any time.  And has been, he already has a bunch of comp time built up, they do not get overtime they get time off.  One day last week he got home at 3:30 the following morning, then up and at it after a few hours of sleep. 

Thank God for the rain we received tonight, it will help tremendously but will not be enough to put out the fire danger.  One of the problems last week was there was not enough water; they had to haul it in tanker trucks to fight the fires.  Please remember the fire fighters and the state of Arkansas in your prayers!

We did have a birthday dinner for her Monday night.  We could not let her 30th go by without a celebration.  There were 10 of us in total, Janice, Clint, Cain, Eden Jade, her Uncle Bob & Aunt Nadine, her dad & step-mom Doc & Gina, then her step dad Stan and myself.  We had a good time.  There are a couple pictures below.  Her birthday is actually Wednesday.

Happy Birthday to all three of my kids! I love you!

until next time...nel