Thursday, June 30, 2011


that my first grandchild is 19 years old today!!

I do not cease to give thanks for you......Ephesians 1: 16a

What a difference you've made in my life! I love my children with all my heart, every one of them, but there's just something about a grandchild!  The first time I saw Ashley was in the San Diego airport when she was 5 weeks old.  Her parents put her in my arms and boy there went a piece of my heart!

Here are some pictures of her through the years...

Ashley with Great grandpa and grandma Duncan.  This has got to be one of my favorite pictures.
Yes, I know these scanned pictures are crooked....

Ready for school

Visiting Florida and going to see Great Grandma Duncan


A classic Ashley holding Jack and Mikey

Going to church with Nana

 The years just fast forwarded and suddenly she was sending Senior portraits.  

Then her graduation from high school!

She's so grown up now......hey, don't mess with her.....her Pappy Russell taught her to shoot!

Now you've finished your first year of college.  Have you picked a major yet?  Whatever you choose to do in life, do it well and with the help and guidance of God.  Seek His counsel in all things.

Ashley do I say what you've meant and continue to mean in my life?  You've made me so thankful.....added joy abundantly.......taught me to pray more diligently for both my children and my grandchildren......well, you taught me how to be a Nana.  

You are a very special, that's hard to granddaughter is a woman.  But you are and what a wonderful woman you've grown to be.  

I love you, I'm proud of you, I love you......oh, I'm repeating myself.  

Happy Birthday!  Have I told you lately that I love you?  

Monday, June 27, 2011

Do you ever????

Sometimes I just scratch my head and wonder what in the world people are thinking.....or not thinking as the case may be.

Some days I just sit and wonder if everyone has just lost their minds!  

And that's what is on MY mind......what's on yours?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

And they just keep on coming.....

birthdays!.  Today we have two birthdays in our family.

One year ago on my MIL's birthday, Charley was born, both into this world and into our hearts!

Behold, children are a blessing from the Lord  Psalm 127:3a

It was a VERY long day, especially for his mama who did a great job with what all we mama's know is HARD!!!  They didn't just come up with the word labor for no reason!!!

Meme was patiently or not waiting.....I just realized I didn't get a picture of her with Charley that day.  She was in taking care of HER baby, Charley's mama.

The birthday girl and boy meeting

Charley was her best birthday present!

And in case you've never seen it up close and personal, this is the look of love

Four generations

Whew, glad that's over with and we've got a winner

Two weeks old

6 weeks old.....Charley flew to Minnesota for the 90th birthday party of his great grandmother

And he grew

With Uncle Matt

 4 months at Halloween...and he grew

Meeting Uncle Hugh

Charley was a snail for Halloween

Meeting greatgrandma Duncan

And Uncle David and Arwen

Charley meets his cousins at Christmas.....they were all growing

Pappy and Nana with the grands......time was flying...Charley's first year was half over!

 Starting early

And he grew

Easter Sunday.....kept on growing

Charley's been to several weddings in his short life.....Uncle David's

Sam and Shan's

 Charley, you've grown so tall

You've grown so curious

As you start this second year of life, know you are loved by many, cared for my great parents and nurtured by a loving God.  May you grow to be the boy He wants you to be!

We love you.....Happy Birthday!

Mema, we love you too.....Happy Birthday!