Thursday, June 25, 2009

You Don’t Even Have to Try!

Today was my first day back at The Homeschool Store, my part-time summer job where I get the chance to help homeschoolers choose curriculum and find treasures back in the used book room. The owner’s mom, going strong at (I shouldn’t give away her age) still comes in to do the books for the store. Of course I had to share the news of Emmie and show her a picture or two. Being brand new at this grandmother stuff, I love talking (ok “gushing”) with those sweet women who have gone before me in this area. “Ethel,” I said “I couldn’t believe how much I loved this little baby girl the first time I saw her.”
“Oh, I know!” she replied. “You don’t even have to try.”
I am trying to do one thing and that’s play with my new blogging software. Mind if I put up another picture or 2? Or 3?


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

I don't remember ever getting this writing assignment in school, but why wait for September to roll around?

On our recent trip to Nashville we managed to fit in LOTS of cuddle time with Emmeline.

We went to the Pancake Pantry for breakfast and The Loveless Cafe for lunch. This is me and Carol Fay, aka "The Biscuit Lady." Mine are pretty good but they are no match for hers!

Steve and I went to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, where I took a picture of Trace Adkins' suit. Yes I did.

Did I mention Emmeline? We played "put the baby in the basket and see if you can find her". Can you?

Emmeline didn't just spring up from nowhere; a mention of her parents is in order don't you think? Here's Mommy with her sleeping angel and Daddy with his little music maker.

We visited beautiful downtown Franklin and ate cupcakes at The Curious Gourmet. Have you ever seen that much buttercream on one cupcake? Oh my!

Oh yes, the baby. Cupcakes aren't nearly as sweet as little baby arms, chubby baby thighs, fuzzy baby heads, and pudgy baby tummies. Even when they are fast asleep.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

26 Years Ago Today

Today's baby pictures aren't the ones everyone has been asking for lately, but you'll have to indulge me a little bit. June 23, 1983 saw me going from young woman and young wife to young mom (and that's why I'm a young grandmom, but that's another story!). No Steve did not "rob the cradle", I think I was just pretty determined to do things ahead of schedule. After moving to Houston and adjusting to new job (Steve at Exxon), new school (me at U of H), new church, new apartment, and new friends, we found out we were in for an even bigger surprise: new baby!

Kyle, you got parents who had no idea what they were doing but you have always been a good sport. You have blessed us with your sweet smiles, mischievous antics, accomplishments, and most of all, your heart for the Lord.

For those of you reading who don't know him that well, he graduated from our homeschool, then Hardin Simmons University with a 4.0, and is now serving the Lord full time on staff with Kaleo Church here in Houston as their Community Life Director. He married the lovely Jaimee 3 years ago and they are expecting baby Jack in October.

Happy Birthday Kyle!