Thursday, July 29, 2010


Well, next tuesday Hayleigh will board the plane for her trip home to California. She has mixed emotions about it, wants to go home yet wants to stay. It has been a blessing to have her here and get to know her. She has given me a zillion hugs to last till she gets to come back again next summer, we hope. As of today, we got a call from Scottish Rite Hospital and they had a cancellation and wanted to schedule Aaron's knee surgery for this coming monday, so we opted to go ahead and have his surgery now and he will be all fixed up when school starts and not miss any days. He is not looking forward to it, but I know he will be glad when it is all over. I plan to stay over at Amy's for the rest of the week, so we can have some mom and daughter time together, as this will be our last chance to take advantage of this time. Moving to a bigger apartment in September will not allow much visiting time as I help them settle in and get ready for our Baby Jack to arrive in December. Hope everyone has had a great summer, and looking forward to some cooler weather in the fall.

Monday, July 19, 2010

It's A Boy

The news is out, Amy is having a boy and I just knew it was a girl. So Mimi is wrong and she is still thrilled we are having a stinking boy that will probably have to have some form of bling just to satisfy my not getting to make bows, ruffles and such. I guess a studded bib might work while he is still little and he won't know I blinged him. HeHe. Now I can think Blue Blue Blue. His name has changed today from Peanut to Baby Jack and I cannot wait till I see the sonogram for myself. Happy Baby Amy and Brian. I love you. Mimi

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Well, Papaw has purchased Hayleigh's plane ticket for her to return home on August 3rd. I am sad to have her leave but know she wants to get back home and ready for school. She has been such a blessing and joy and we have had the bestest time ever. Tomorrow we will have a girl's lunch with a friend. She has gotten to experience a lot of first's in her life and has actually started to sound like a Texan in her speech. I know she will not miss this humid hot weather, but she has adjusted better than I thought she would. I am looking forward to her returning again next summer if she wants too, and I think she will. Not sure if she will get to come home for Christmas and be here for the birth of Amy's baby. So much to look forward to.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hot Days of Summer

Well, it certainly is summer time when you can't stand outside for 2 minutes without being sticky and sweaty. What a fun summer for me getting to spend this time with my granddaughter Hayleigh from California. It has been wonderful getting to know her and what type of person she is. She is sweet, thoughtful, and kind, well mannered and loves being with me. I have introduced her to scrapbooking and flower making and she loves it. I think she could be a crafty person like her Mimi one day. She likes to read, but I think it has to be a very good book for her to stay with it, as she would rather be up, going and doing. She loves her cousin Aaron and enjoys being with him. I think she is getting a little homesick and wants to go home, but says she can make it two more weeks. I hope she will always have memories of her time in Texas and will want to return again next year, Lord willing, to get to know her Aunt Amy's baby that will be about 6 months old by summer 2011. Cannot not mention Aaron, my sweet grandson. He is a very affectionate child and now treats his Mimi with consideration and gentlemaness as he now says, ladies first. I see his caring nature in him and my heart hurts for all the frustrations he has to face day to day. I think I need to put myself in his wheelchair for a whole day and experience what it is like to be in his situation. He talked last night of what he wants to be when he can walk. He so wants to be normal. When you think of him, say a prayer that God will always guide and lead him in to understanding where he is and what God has in store for him. May you have a blessed day today and everyday.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Now down to day 4 of Bible School at Trinity Baptist Church. Our numbers have increased every night and the children are having a great time. Just coming to see all the people dressed in costume is exciting. Tomorrow I get to go to my monthly crop and try to get caught up on my scrapbooking.