Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Enjoyed Every Minute

Pictures from our trip to Marbles Museum
I don't even know where to start my mind is such a jumbled mess!! Nothing is done around here. My tree and decorations are still up. Laundry is piling up. Some Christmas food is still in the fridge and what isn't...then I have eaten. Bills are not paid . I haven't called my friends and family that I wanted to over the holidays and this is really bothering me. I am behind on commenting on face book, blogs and emails. My house is not clean. I have Not made one single list in Three Days...yes, I am telling the truth. I still haven't made my 2010 Calendars or photo books. I am behind, behind.
But..........I have had a wonderful, awesome time with my Grandson Bryson for the past three days. I have Loved every minute of all the I haven'ts are so worth it!! I have taken two ....naps this week (something I never do) snuggled up against a three year old is heaven!!! We have played with Lincoln Logs, Cars, Read Books and Talked and Talked. We went out to eat, to Target and to the Marbles Museum. All the things that I have done with Bryson more than make up for the things I haven't done. Tomorrow I do have to get some things done!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Celebration #5

Our last Christmas celebration was with my brother Greg. He spent a few days with Rusty, Meredith, Ally and Colby and Christmas Eve and part of Christmas Day. Gerald and Rusty always meet half way to exchange Greg. He went with us to Sheila's. Then after we got home Christmas Day we gave him presents from us, the girls and what Santa brought him to our house. He gave us the presents he bought and paid for with his own money. I got slipper socks and pot holders and Gerald got candy. He also bought for Rusty's family and my girls' families. Greg has Special Needs...oh how I love that instead of what "people" used to say. Truth be told he is extremely smart in so many ways...he has a much better memory than I do and things that he does that some people find "odd" well .......I do them too and so do a lot of other people I know.

Christmas Celebration 2009 #4

Angela, Emily, Gerald and Gayle
Emily and Bryson

Granny is giving Bryson a Christmas present...3 years old and says Thank you all most always

Angela and Kendrick
Granny and Papa

I could just re post last years and the year before and the year before....Once again we had a big dinner (around 3pm was suppose to be at 1pm) at Gerald's sister Sheila's house. We all take something so no one person has to do too much. Once again certain ones ( no names) left before cleaning up and once again certain ones stayed to do the clean up. I am sure you can guess who stayed.. I want to say something but of course my too sweet husband says no I can't and being the perfect obedient wife...Stop laughing....yes I am......I do as I am told. I wanted to draw names but that didn't work out...Didn't really feel like Christmas just a repeat of Thanksgiving... Hopefully next year we can do something different ( and this is coming from me ...who hates change). All in all it was a great time...everyone was good this year.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas and Anniversary Presents

I got this Pandora bracelet for my 39th Anniversary on Dec.19th...
the charm says "Together Forever"
Christmas presents: From: Emily, Sean and Bryson ..Bryson's birth stone
From : Angela and Kendrick...a coffee mug

From Gerald: He looked and looked for another "M" but couldn't find one
So ....he made me a "M"
I love it!!! I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family!!
Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Celebration #3

This Christmas Eve we had a brunch with Angela (oldest daughter) and Kendrick, Emily (youngest daughter & grandson's mommy), Sean and Bryson(grandson). After brunch we all opened presents. It was so much fun watching Bryson this year because (being 3) he open all his presents by himself. He was so CUTE. Can you tell I am a proud Gramme!?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas!!!

This is your Christmas card this year. I have had "do Christmas cards" on my list since the beginning of December and for some reason just didn't do them. In fact it's still on my list. I am afraid it's one (of many) things that will not get done this year. Just hope I get over this feeling guilty feeling I have.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Celebration 2009 #2

Last night we went out to eat with our Long Time Best Friends......Shelba and David. We have known them for about 41 years!!! Gerald and David might have known each other longer. I'm going to have to check on that. Shelba and I became instant friends while in high school. We raised our kids together, living just down the street from each other for several years. Shelba and I can talk for hours and never run out of things say. I am so fortunate that I found her!! and I did find her!! Even though we are not related by blood, we are family!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Celebration 2009 # 1

Our first Christmas celebration of 2009 was held last night on my 39th wedding anniversary! Menu---snack foods ---because it's the easiest and everyone brings something. We had a great time talking and watching the kids play. It got a little loud at times but everyone took it rather well.( could it be what Gerald put in his famous Sausage Balls ).

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Foot Steps

There are many footsteps Bryson could follow....good men, great men in fact...I could name many but I hope he turns out just like his Grandpa!!! If you are related to me and read this please don't get mad and say "well what about him or him." I already said that there are many great men!! I know, I know and if Bryson turns out just like them, that would be great too!! In fact I am sure he will the best Bryson!! He already is!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Griswold's NOT

Last weekend my sister in law, Meredith, said we had to bring Bryson over to play with Ally and Colby and see their yard. She said it's going to look like the Griswold's! Rusty, my brother, had gone crazy with the blow ups.
So last night we took our granson over to see. Turns out Rusty did a great job spacing the blow ups around the yard and it looks good. The kids had a wonderful time running around looking and playing!
That is one of the fun things about Christmas!! Seeing the delight in a childs eyes!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Bryson and Blackie all tired out....

My pretty niece Austin (and she's sweet too) and Bryson

We had another wonderful time at Sheila's, Gerald's sister, house with family and friends! We were late eating ........again.....but this time it was no ones fault. Everyone enjoyed Bryson...he is talking so much more and says the cutest things! He's not much on eating and hardly ate anything...wish I was more like him. I am thankful that we could all be together. Missing Sean..but a fireman has to work some of the holidays!! Bryson was looking forward to seeing his daddy at the fire department later.


Gayle can't wait to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends....oh wait this isn't face book!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

I will have pictures of you know who tomorrow!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Three Things Thursday

Three things that happened today ~~~~`Thursday

While my car was being repaired, I was given a free 15 minute massage!!How great is that??!!

When looking at a Well Known Blog (I am not telling who), I finished reading and Xed out but to my amazement it didn't X out but kept going on and on and on until I had 10 of her blogs opening up. The only thing I could do was shut the computer down. How weird is that??!!

Where was I from 5pm to 6pm ish today....I was a greeter at Chick Fil A..
Saying Welcome to Baucom Night at Chick Fil A... and I even said it right most of the time. How different is that?!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Cleaners Fired Me

It all started a week ago when I brought Gerald's shirts home from the cleaners. I Don't Iron....Until I retire and then I will. They were wrinkled in places. Not a real big deal but with the price I am paying I want perfection. So I called my cleaners and he said to bring them in and he would fix them..........Are you kidding me............I am not bring 20 shirts back in....I will bring one. So, I go up there today and he says "Oh Oh are they (who is they) crazy, Oh oh this it not right". I agreed with him and showed him how much I paid and he just looked at me. I was picking up more shirts so I told him I didn't think I should have to pay for them and he nicely said ok. When I proceed to give him more shirts he said " NO No you take somewhere else, I can't please you".

I really didn't want to find a new cleaners.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Angela is in

I am so proud!!! My oldest daughter Angela was accepted into Grad School at NCSU. She is getting her Masters in English. I don't know how she does it all~~ Teaches 9th grade English, Teaches Saturday School and now Grad School!!

Angela feel free to comment ~ that is if you have time

I forgot to mention she is a National Board Certified Teacher which is a very big deal!!

I am still waiting for the book I want her to write!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bryson's New Haircut

Emily finally found someone who could cut Bryson's hair. Right here in Apex.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bryson is Three

It is so hard for me to believe that Bryson is 3 years old!!! Wow!! Time sure does fly. I have so enjoyed all the different phases that he has gone through! He is talking so much now and to hear him say as we wake up from our 2 hour nap together (which I never did with my girls) "I love you Gramme" brings such joy!! I look forward to all the new things he will be doing and at the same time I am sad that time is going by so fast.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Greg Clawson's 50th Birthday Party

Greg looking at the pig with Meredith

Maxine, Meredith, Harold and friends

Greg opening presents

Greg singing with the band..Ally with her Grandpa (Meredith's dad)
Table decorations

Greg and his room mates

Uncle Greg with Colby, Bryson and Ally

Granny Beasly and Eunice

Phil, John and Diane Clawson and Karon Swayze

Meredith and Kristy (Meredith's brothers wife) both so good to Greg. Meredith's parents with Greg. They are so wonderful!!

It is hard for me to believe that Greg turned 50!! Some time last year Meredith suggested we have a big party for him. We rented a building, Rusty had a friend of his cook a pig for us, we bought slaw, potato salad, chips, rolls, candy, chips and more. Meredith ordered a cake and tons of balloons. Rusty and Meredith went crazy at Party City buying decorations. I had picked up sand buckets ( he loves the beach and Beach Boys), coke bowls and decorations, Meredith got some more from a friend. Rusty hauled in tons of ice (probably too much thanks to me). Emily and I went down to Clayton and together with Meredith ran errands and decorated the building with the help of Meredith's mom, brother, Sean and Gerald. Bryson, Colby and Ally helped some. Greg had such a wonderful time. The band was awesome. Thanks to Meredith's dad for arranging that. Greg said the blessing and we all had a delicious BBQ (southern style). Greg sang with the band "Today is Your Birthday" by the Beatles. Meredith made a slide show of Greg...some of the pictures were really old ones that we scanned and gave her. So with old pictures from when he was just a little boy along with newer pictures the slide show was a great success. We had the cake and Greg opened his gifts. There was dancing, talking and laughing and so many great memories were made. We had about 75 people, maybe more turn out.... Beasley's, Meredith's family, Friends from both sides, Clawson's and Gerald's family...I am sure I have left something or someone out ...please forgive me and if you are reading this...please feel free to correct me or add to this.