Monday, January 26, 2009
My next endeavor was to work with my youngest son's puppy when he brought him in for me to watch. When he would not sit and be still, we had a tug of war because he ended up on the short end of the leash....below are the pictures of his looks. First was "And you want me to sit? Why?"
The next was his "oh well I just give up." He is really cute and isn't bad just has to develop manners like the rest of us...LOL
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Next, we had Little Red's 1st Birthday party. We began with opening the presents...when you see the cake you'll know why.
Here he and his look a like dad (lol) are waiting patiently for hats and presents to be put into place. Babies never really care it is the parents.
This picture so reminded me of the saying of my Grandmother Whitson..."Dig deep puppy in the bottom." Of course, She was talking about soup. Here they are though reaching in the bag like it is bottomless. Do you like the hats?
You notice Little Red sitting at the bottom of the picture oblivious to their antics. He was busy with previous toys. Little T on the other hand was "What could be down there?"
This is just not right. Somehow I don't have a picture of Little Red with his chartreuse face and hands, but this is the cousin Little T who had a blue cupcake and ended up looking somewhat Jokerish.
She liked the cake and ice cream. Little Red was so funny. At first he dived into the cupcake with his hands, then as he was squishing and wiping he discovered the frosting just spread. He looked like he wanted to cry, but when everyone else laughed he decided it was funny and laughed too. I hope his mom sends me a picture of his face. He was so cute.
This is the family I had to say good bye to. This picture of my third daughter and little miss T is in their new home. The picture on the right is the dad with little miss T when they had flown back after buying the house. I know they will be fine and that they have a wonderful life to go to , but boy will I miss all of them. Each has blessed my life in some many ways, especially since the Hero passed away. I love them a lot.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
It was fun. T liked sitting on the iron cow statue. Afterward, we went to Washington on the Brazos. I love history, especially history that my family history was a part of. The hero's grgrgrandmother would not have been found if one of her son's had not been a part of the Alamo.
Because he died in the Alamo, single, no children, his brother had to prove the family history to inherit his land. Cool for us. The genealogy is in the Alamo library. I would never have found her because she married three times. All husbands died before she did. My grgrgrandfather came to Texas in 1842.. He married in Nachodoches. The maps of Texas chronicle where he moved to. It was fun to share with my daughter and show her where on the map her ancestors had lived. We sat out in the sunshine soaking up the warmth and feeling the wind breeze through our hair. (bad hair day...lol) I felt close to Heavenly Father as I sat on a bench waiting on the adventurous younguns to come back. I always feel close outside. Guess that is why I prefer being outside to inside. It was a wonderful day and spectacular way to start the week!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I have in the past written much about the love and care my hero gave to his family. Here he is giving a grandchild a ride on his walker. He loved playing with them while he could.
The remarkable thing he did was he worked up until a month before his death. He felt a great obligation to his employer to have things in good hands before he died. Unfortunately, the cancer and morphine robbed him of much of his reasoning power. However, he imparted much to me to be able to aid the office in recovering after he was gone. I am now working there helping. Jeez, did he ever do a lot. I am worn to a frazzle by the time I finish and drive an hour and a half home. I know he gave many life hours for his family to have what he could provide and spent much of his time afraid if he didn't to the extra that he would lose his job. Not that he wasn't capable just a fear that drove him. I wish now I had had more courage to tell him...."whatever just relax". I love him more than ever. And girls, don't fuss with him that he didn't quit. He was just doing what he thought was right.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Okay, so it is not that cold...but 27 in south Texas is COLD!
I just received jury duty. I will be on duty on Feb
2nd. We'll see if the lawyers pick me. I am sitting here giggling at myself.