Sunday, March 1, 2015

I may come back

It's been so long yet again!! I am not even sure where to begin but it was fun reading over some of my old blog posts! I have missed reading my blogger friends posts and was wondering who is still out there!!??  
This picture was taken 4 months ago.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

It Has Been Forever

I have no idea where to even start it has been so long!!  So much has happened since the last time I posted.  

Today ~ Everyone is well and happy!

Life is Good! 

Hopefully, I will get back into blogging some day and catch up!

P.S........things have changed so much ..........I am not even sure if this will post!  

Well, I was going to post a picture but I can't figure out a way to get it from face book to here, if it's even possible!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Loving Life!!

I'm just enjoying life with my family! Especially my grandson!  Here he is learning to play t ball.  Can you believe he is only 5 years old?  He's so tall!
I miss you all!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

I haven't been reading or writing much ......well really not at all .........lately!  Not sure what I've been doing but there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day to do all the things I want to do.  Bryson is doing great..........5 years old already. Time sure is flying! 

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year!

Hopefully in 2012 I will have more time:)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm Here but Not Back

So many things have happen since my last post, I honestly haven't had the time to write or make comments.

Bryson is doing well.  It's unbelieveable how fast kids recover.  He's growing like a weed and continues to suprise me! It's hard to believe he will start school in just 8 months.

In October I flew by myself to New Jersey to surprise my Aunt on her 80th Birthday. It was so wonderful to spend time with family. Also in Octoer we went to the State Fair and of couse Halloween. As I write this I'm wondering what else have I been doing with my time and my mind is drawing a blank.
Hopefully one day soon I will get back to reading about what you all have been up too because I have been thinking about you!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bryson ~ Surgery ~ Update

Bryson's surgery went well today!  When we left the hospital tonight he was resting and watching tv!  He still has the IV in his hand and a drain tube in his head. Hopefully it will all come out tomorrow.
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers!  Please continue to pray for a speedy recovery for Bryson.  He really has been a brave little boy through all of this!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bryson ~ Surgery ~ September 12, 2011

Bryson is having surgery on Monday, September 12th. to close part of his skull that did not close properly and by now should have after Craniosynostosis surgery in 2007. 

Here is a little information about Craniosynostosis. Infants are born with skulls composed of six separate bone plates, separated by areas of soft fibrous tissue known as sutures. (The areas where sutures intersect are the fontanelles, often referred to as the “soft spots.”) Under normal circumstances, sutures expand through early childhood to allow the skull to accommodate the growing brain. The sutures then fuse at specific pre-programmed ages throughout the course of life, resulting in the round head shape we're accustomed to seeing. If, however, one or more of the sutures closes prematurely, craniosynostosis (abnormal growth and development of the skull) is the result.

Please Pray for Bryson, the doctor's and his momma and daddy!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fun at the NC Museums

 We are always trying to find new and fun things to do with our grandson.  Back in June we took him to the NC Museum of Life and Science and the History Museum.  It was educational as well as a fun way to spend the day with Bryson!               

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tomorrow ~ August 25, 2011

Tomorrow in 1968 my mom passed away.  So many years ago but it still makes me sad!
School starts tomorrow so I will be heading back to work.  As always I am really nervous. This year especially because I will be working with two new teachers.  Plus a lot of changes have been made at my school and with the budject cuts that means more duties for me.
Wish me luck!  I'm trying to be postive but I think it will be a hard day!
Maybe I'll get those Europe pictures up some day. 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

We're Home from Europe

We've been home for about a week but I am still so far behind that I'm not sure I'll ever get caught up. Laundry for 3 weeks, bills, grocery shopping ..........well you all know what I'm talking about.

We had such a wonderful time ~ Germany, France, Austria and Italy.  I loved them all!  Hopefully someday soon I will be able to post more pictures.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Going to Germany

Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be on vacation for a few weeks!  My husband has a business trip to Germany and I get to go with him.  Well, we do have to pay for my plane ticket.
If anyone has any ideas of things that we must see I would love to hear them.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Just a Few Memories

Trips to Save On Drug store for an ice cream cone
Drive in movies
Bike rides in the early evenings
Teaching me how to color and ride a bike
Decorating for Christmas
Swimming with me even though he never learned how
Letting my cousin Vickie and I fill up the area he was making into a family room with water and use it for a pool
Fourth of July
Talking, Talking and Talking
Unconditional Love

My Dad and me on my first birthday!
I miss him everyday!

I am very blessed that I had such a wonderful father!

My girls too are blessed with a wonderful father!

Happy Father's Day to all the Great Dads!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Last Few Weeks

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words ~


 Our oldest daughter Angela graduated from NCSU with a Master's Degree.  We are extremely proud of her!
Our his Awanna Ceremony. He had to memorize a Bible verse each week. At only 4 years old .......we think he's pretty smart!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I'm Still Here

just been too busy to post.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fish Sitting ~ Almost

A few weeks ago when my daughter lost power they move all their refrigerator stuff to our house.  Plus the fish tank. Her husband Sean had to take it all apart in order to bring it over to our house and then reset it back up at our house.  This took several hours and then...........their power came back on.  They were planning on just leaving the fish at our house for a few days but Bryson got so upset that his daddy caved in and took Bryson's fish back home.

                                  Meet Nemo, Thomas, Cranky and Salty
Can you believe these are the Gold Fish that are given away as prizes at Fairs?  They have really grown in 6 months!
 He said "Bye I'm going to miss you" and then started crying.
 Daddy taking the fish tank back apart.
Ready to go home.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


My 4 1/2 year old grandson and my daughter made this picture for his preschool homework.  It had to be about weather.  He wanted a tornado (or twister as he likes to call them), house, cow, train and dirt in his picture.  This is the final project.

Little did they know that the next day ~ we would have severe weather in our area with tornado's.   Around 62 tornado's in 15 counties in 5 hours. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those effected by this devastation!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Day Has Come. by gayle's husband

The time has finally come, they are about to close our road, peace and quiet, and no more traffic going by. Well that is not exactly how it works, we will still have all the construction equipment. You know, the 6am, 3 dozen diesel engines coming to life roaring as they jockey into position for the day’s work. Then the beep, beep, beep as they hit reverse and just sit there. It is almost as if they think, if I can’t sleep then no one can and believe me no one can, that is except for my wife. She could sleep through a bomb attack and wake up asking why am I so grumpy. I can’t believe her, once she is asleep nothing bothers her but me, on the other hand a Nat could fart and I would heat it, this is so annoying.

They have been working with the bridge on our road that will cross over I-540 for several months. I can’t believe how fast they can build a bridge once the concrete cures in the abutment and center piers. Except for the side rails the bridge is finished and they are now starting to work on the road bed leading to the bridge. Here are some photos of how the bridge has progressed with time.
Beginning ground work for bridge. Nov 10, 2010
Bridge Foundation & Supports being built    Nov.18, 2010
 Bridge Center Support  Nov.28, 2010
Wal-la, a bridge.
I left for two weeks in Feb. to work in LA, CA.,
came home and all of a sudden it is a Bridge   Feb.26, 2010
Above & 2 Below Pics show
Removing a small hill in preparation for the new road bed leading up to the bridge. Bridge is behind the Dozer.   Mar.19,2011
The old road will be removed starting Monday 3-21-11


Sunday, March 6, 2011

I Need Help

I have tons of blogs that I follow and I love them all!  What I need help on is how to keep up with everyone!  There are so many different ways to do that and I have been doing it my way forever that I was wondering what the best way is.  Does that make sense? 

My way ~ go to my Dashboard ~ never close it down and then read from there ( there meaning the right side) but it seems to  be messing up lately.  Now when ever my computer shuts down I can only go back about one day so if I have missed a day then I probably missed someones blog post.  Yesterday and today, I've been going on my left side of my Dashboard and pulling one blog up at a time and reading that way. This can be time consuming because I can get caught up in reading several posts on one blog.

I know some of you go through Google Reader but I've looked at that and it seems confusing and I can't figure how to comment through that.

I would really appreciate any suggestions!  Plus do those of you who work outside the home read blogs every day or just a few times a week. Do you set a time limit?  I really really feel that I am spending more time ...........well I know I am .....reading blogs than reading the many books I have on my list.

As far as posting I only post when I have something I want to share so I don't have any problems with posting ...........just the reading part.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

So Glad My Grandson Likes To Read

My daughter took this picture of my grandson the other night.  He fell asleep while reading. 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Grandpa Returns With Gifts

but only for Bryson!!

Gerald returned from working in California for 2 long, hard weeks.  No breaks, no lunch and very long hours.  The first thing that Bryson asked him was "Did you have fun on your vacation Grandpa"?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Just Been Sick and Tired

I was sick for six days and then I had to go back to work .............So I am very tired.  Haven't been able to see my grandson.  Plus I live a very boring life.....nothing exciting to post about.  I'm trying to read blogs but I am behind as always.  One more day and then the weekend.  Hope yours is great!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Thought This Was The Sweetest Thing

I was playing with my grandson last night at my daughter and son in laws house when I saw the picture of my dad.   Bryson I said, "That's my daddy."   He said, "Is he gone?"  (Wonder how he knew?)    I said, "yes."  My daughter Emily said, "that's my grandpa and he's in heaven."  Bryson asked if  he was with Jesus. "Yes he is," Emily said.   What surprised us was when Bryson who is four years old said,
"Do you miss him?"

Children's minds are such a mystery.  We really don't know what they are thinking. One thing I know for sure is they are a whole lot smarter than any of us realize.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I Guess You Could Call Me Lazy

Monday I was off work, so I scheduled two doctor appointments.  I really thought it would be a smart thing to do.  I was wrong!!  When I got up Monday morning I just didn't feel like getting dress, putting on makeup and doing my hair, so I canceled both of my appointments.  I am getting so Lazy!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Farmers and Flea Market's

If it seems like my life centers around my grandson and family.....well it does and I love it that way!

Yesterday was a beautiful day here so we decide to get out and visit our Farmers and Flea Market.
Didn't find anything we wanted but it was great spending time with each other!

 More junk
 Anyone know what these are?
The best part of my day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I Feel Guilty

Schools and businesses are closed around here because of icy roads.  My youngest daughter and grandson spent the night here last night because her husband is out of town.  We are all iced in together. I have done nothing all day except ~ eat, watch tv, read blogs and play with my grandson.
I feel guilty that I haven't ~ washed clothes, taken down the rest of my Christmas decorations, paid bills and all the many things I need to do. Am I weird?
Don't get me wrong, I have loved every minute of this icy day!

                                                          Making cookies
                                       Bryson and his mommy cuddling.