Thursday, May 27, 2010

Today was Austin's 5th grade graduation. I could not be there but I understand they even had caps for the ceremony. He was awarded the most valued athlete. Congratulations Austin!


Friday, May 21, 2010

Theses are exciting times for all of us. Today was Peyton's eighth grade graduation ceremony. She received an award for having straight A's, also received the award for the most outstanding Volley Ball Player and was recognized for serving on the Student Council. We are all so proud of you Peyton. This took place at 8:30 this morning and all of the kids were dressed up and Peyton looked beautiful.

Peyton's 8th Grade Graduation Awards Ceremony

Peyton Receiving Her Award

Peyton with Mom

Peyton with Aunt Joy

Peyton with Grandma

Peyton with Dad

Monday, May 17, 2010

Today was Jake's 8th birthday. I think he had a couple of parties. I wish we could have been there but we will be seeing him really soon. Jake, if you see this, Happy Birthday from all of the your Texas relatives. We miss you and love you. Oh, by the way, love your haircut!

Happy Birthday Jake!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Aunt Edith passed away yesterday. She would have been 98 in July. She had a very clear mind and active until a few months ago. It was very hard to believe she was that old. She was the oldest in my Dad's family and we all loved her dearly. Aunt Edith takes me back to some of my earliest memories. I would visit her and spend the night and remember as a little girl that I admired the home maker that she was. She sewed, cooked and was very organized. She was so sweet and considerate. I remember the quilts that she made. She took me to my first basketball game where her son was playing. She drove me and my Mom to the hospital where I was admitted and treated for Polio. I was very young when all of these things happened but everything is so detailed in my mind. Through the years she was always there for me and my siblings for almost every important occasion we had and even the little things like school functions. Aunt Edith was a wonderful Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Aunt Edith

I'm not sure what year this photo was taken but I think it was approximately 40 years ago. From left to right is my Aunt Geneva, (still living) Uncle Elvin, (passed away) Aunt Edith, (passed away yesterday) my Dad (passed away) and my Aunt Pansy (passed away). Memories of everyone are so vivid, just like it was yesterday.

My Dad's Family

Friday, May 14, 2010

Last night was Brooke's 8th grade graduation ceremony. She was nominated for Family Science, English, Speech, Choir, and Science. She was awarded the metal for Science for the 8th grade. We were all so excited for her and very proud of her achievements and hard work. Bob was on call, working and very disappointed he could not be there. Casey, Peyton and Jack attended while John was out of town working. Of course Joy, Rob and Austin were there and very, very excited for Brooke. I personally want to add that she looked stunning!

Brooke, 8th grade graduation 2010

Joy,Casey,Peyton,Brooke and Jack

Me with Brooke

Austin and Rob

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bob and I celebrated our 24th anniversary the other day. In the picture below we are at 8.O's in Ft. Worth celebrating Mother's Day. We originally planned to be outside overlooking Sundance Square but the weather was windy and a little cool. They had a table for us behind the bar and it was just fine. The food was good and so was the service. The most important thing was that none of us mothers had to cook and we were together. The photos following are of some of the kids and grand kids. We missed having Robert there and also Jane,Ben and Jake.
I just can't help but say that you can't get a picture of Jack these days without him making a face. I think it his age but it's cute anyway.

Images of Mother's Day 2010

Peyton and Jack

Joy and Brooke

Rob and Austin

Rob and Joy

John and Casey

Angie and Brent

Brent will not be happy with me about posting this photo I'm sure.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

You never know from one day to the next what the lake will bring. The waters were calm today and we couldn't help but take a picture of the sailboat floating by. It is rare to see sail boats at this end of the lake.

Sailing on Calm Waters

Bob took this photo of our neighbors yard a couple of weeks ago with a fast shutter lens. I love how the action was captured of the waves and the water drops remain in mid air.

Fierce Waves