Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Priceless lesson from Abi

Our sweet little granddaughter, Abi had movie night at school tonight and Brett had to work. So, Barry and I got to take Abi up to meet her friend so they could ride together to the school. The movie, popcorn and a can drink would cost $3 so Barry gave Abi a $5 dollar bill. She was s0 very excited about going to movie night. When the movie night activity was over, Jessie's mom brought Abi back to us. When Abi got in the van with me, she said "Nana, I still have some money left." I said "Well, you can keep it or you can give it back to Papa since he gave it to you." Very quickly Abi added "Oh, I don't have his money anymore. I gave his money to the teacher at school. This is my money that they gave me for buying stuff." So, I told her that she should keep it then and could not wait to tell Papa about it when I got home. What a sweet understanding Abi has about who gets the change. Papa's money is at the school. Grandchildren bring us so much joy.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Abi is 6 today.

I can not believe that I have a 6 year old granddaughter! She is perfect in every way. We had the greatest birthday party for her yesterday at Chuck E Cheese and had the wonderful opportunity to take her and Jack over to Toys R Us where they both picked out some toys. So what if it wasn't Jack's birthday. We are grandparents and we get to spoil them. We love our grandchildren and they bring us many hours of pride and joy.
So, Happy Birthday to Abi today! Nana and Papa love you beyond measure!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Here are the boys studying why this sand is so white and clean that it squeaks. Beautiful secluded beach on the Gulf Shores National Shoreline.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I just loved this when I read it. I am so grateful for both!

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you;

Jesus Christ and the American Soldier.

One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Role call for Happy Grandparents..... HERE

Jacob and Lindsay are expecting! Journey will be a wonderful big sister. You should see how she loves on her stuffed Curious George and makes sure he gets a front seat in front of the tv to watch tv with her. We are very, very happy!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

No More Little Caesar's for us!

We had a shift manager at the Little Caesar's in Gaffney, SC committ a lewd hand gesture on our family last night as we were leaving from picking up our order from her store. Shocked by her gesture, Barry called her store manager and reported the incident. We have decided that there are other places that, during these poor economic times , might value our business more than Tracy at Little Caesar's does. I will post the entire story as I as typed it to Little Caesar's corporate office sometime tomorrow. I will also update you if we hear anything back from Little Caesar's. Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn, House of Pizza, and any other place except Little Caesar's will be getting our weekly pizza order from this point on.

Friday, January 9, 2009

My new ride!

Lookie at what my honey got me yesterday. We are taking a big family vacation this summer and will now be traveling in luxury. It has everything a mom could ask for. The remote headphones allow the kids to watch their movie while we talk or listen to the radio. The leather seats are so comfie. Jack (grandson) does not like the sunroof. Today he told Barry "Close it Papa. It's gonna suck me out." This was the easiest purchase of a vehicle either of us have made. The dealership treated us famously and we were done so quickly. The boys just wanna ride around and watch movies. Last night when Barry had to go to Wal-Mart, I sat in the van with the boys while they watched a movie. I could not believe that they did not want to go in and shop the electronics dept or the toys. This van will save us thousands!