Friday, December 31, 2010

My Daughter Emily Made Me

This beautiful Snow Cube! It has white lights inside of it. Isn't she crafty!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Better Late Than Never

I know it's late but I just had to show these pictures of our beautiful snow fall!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Celebrations ~ 2010

                                 My brother Greg ~ Christmas Night
                           Bryson loved his Toy Story Trash Truck
                                        Stocking at Gramme's House
                                         Such a fun age  
                My youngest daughter,her husband and my grandson.
            My oldest daughter with Kendrick and Bryson.  
Bryson and Auntie Ange love each other so much!                                        
Grandpa & Gramme with the Sweetest Little Boy Ever 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our Christmas Celebrations Have Begun!

My niece Ally, grandson Bryson and my nephew Colby

Oh how I love  Christmas time!!  We had our first of several get-together's last Sunday night.  This year we went to my brother's house.  The kids had a great time opening presents and playing together!  The adults ate and talked and ate again and again!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Here in the South

It Snow Today! About a 1/4 inch.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Our Wonderful Thanksgiving Trip To NJ

 My Aunt Nora (my mom's sister) holding pictures of her and my mom as little girls and with their dad (my Grandpa).

 My Aunt Nora, me and my cousin Lynn ~ knitting a dishrag/washrag for me.
Cousin Lynn, Aunt Nora, Lori (Lynn's daughter) and Katelyn (Lori's daughter) at Lori's house.
I can not describe in words what a wonderful time we had while in NJ!!!  We talked and laughed for hours. I miss being with them so much already!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

We Knew This Day Would Come

When we built our home in 1987 we knew this day would come.  The question was when.  We made it 23 years but unfortunately that day is here.  Earlier this year our trees were destroyed to move power lines. But not until they started the bridge did we fully realize the destruction.  Our peaceful country lifestyle is no more.  The interstate will soon be here and it's here forever. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday to My Grandson

The last 4 years have been truly wonderful with our grandson.  This year he celebrated his 4th birthday with some of his little friends.  We had an awesome time joining in on the fun!  A special thanks to Granny Mac (Maxine) for bringing Colby.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Little Fireman

I had a wonderful time with my grandson Trick or Treating last night.  It was the first time he had gone door to door and after the first couple of houses he was a pro!!  Saying "I can go by myself"

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Birthday To My Daughter ~ Emily ~ October 30th

Emily just a few days old
First Easter

She was always into something! Still is!!

Ready for Santa!

Such a sweet smile

Little Cheerleader

Sister's ~ Such Love

So Beautiful!

Emily, her husband and son ~ my precious Bryson               

Happy Birthday to a wonderful daughter!!  I am so very very proud of you!! You are an Awesome Mother!  In fact you are the best mother that I know!! 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Look What I Got In The Mail ~ I Won!!

I won again!! Well, really I won this first but it just took it longer to get here because it was sent by the publisher or someone else, not sure who.  I had orginally only won one book but because they where out of that book, I was sent two books. How lucky am I!!! 

I want to Thank Lynette Again!!!   Thank you Lynette!!   Check her out at Lynette at Crazed Mind.  She is Awesome!!!   

Sunday, October 17, 2010

NC State Fair ~ 2010

We have many fond memories of the NC State Fair. One of our first dates was to the fair. Gerald took his sisters to the state fair while I was home with a brand new baby girl, Angela. He took Angela to the fair when she was 5 because I felt it just wasn't a place I should or wanted to be 9 months pregnant with Emily. We took our girls when they were small, we've gone with friends and we have gone many times just with each other. This year we took our daughter Emily and grandson Bryson. We had a wonderful time!! Can't wait to go back again next year!!!

Bryson and Gramme

Bryson and his Mommy

                                              Bryson and Grandpa Won a Prize
                                              Bryson and Grandpa Fun on the Slide!
Fried Oreo...........Yummy!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

California ~

The place of my birth
My mom and dad
My brother, Greg
Grandma and Grandpa Clawson, Grandpa Abreu
Many Aunts and Uncles
Many more cousins
St. John of God Catholic School, uniforms, friends, nuns and priests, first through seventh grade
  Mass almost everyday
Riding my bike to school, the library
Walking to school, the pool and the liquor store
Lazy days laying on the grass in my front yard
Summer nights playing outside, tether ball and hiding go seek, my birthday parties
Fourth of July, Christmas, Thanksgiving get togethers
Spending the night with cousins and slumber parties with friends
Memories ~ so many
A place that will be in my heart forever!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Won ~ Thank You

Lately I have been entering a few giveaways around the blogsphere!  Guess what ...... I won!!
When the package arrived I was so excited, I just tore open the bag to see my new book.  Books are one of my favorite things!  Well, much to my surprise I got more than just the book that I had won. Just look at everything I received ~

I received this wonderful package from Lynette at Crazed Mind Thank you so much Lynette!!

This is the first time I have ever used the hyper link and I did it all my by myself!!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Daughter ~ Angela

In honor of my oldest daughter's birthday, I thought I would post a few pictures of her.

This is me when I was pregnant with her in 1972

Me and Gerald in front of our first home when I was pregnant with Angela

Gerald feeding Angela Very Late one night
My dad with Angela                  

                  My very favorite picture                                                   

Angela with her first birthday presents

Angela eating her very first birthday cake
I don't know how you all do this but it took me and my husband hours to do this with the new editor.  There has to be a faster way!!!
Angela is a ninth grade high school English teacher, is National Board Certified and working on her master degree which she will finish this spring.