Newest Addition - Hayden

Newest Addition - Hayden

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Candace Graduated from UT Tyler with her BSN/BRN I don't know - but she's a NURSE!!! woohoo Just has a job at Mother Francis in Tyler on the pedi floor. We are so proud of her!

We spent Christmas in Arizona and had an absolute blast with all the kids!!! We are such a blessed family that sometimes I'm just overwhelmed with God's glory!!!

Kenzi was so cute putting the milk and cookies out for Santa and dancing her booty around!! Then Christmas morning was so sweet. We waited for all the wrapped presents until Pops got in around 11:00. A wonderful Christmas lunch cooked by Misti followed then alot of resting lol.

Chase and Peyton became best buddies!!!! Too Cute!

We left to head back on Monday and got home Tues afternoon. Then Wed., Candace and I went to Tyler and moved several of her things into her new apt. She is a working women and has a cute cute 1 bedroom apt. It's hard to let her grow up and be independent, she's still my baby girl!!

Tonight we will celebrate and bring in the New Year with dear friends.
May God's blessings be with you in the year 2011!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

We've had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday so far! Shaun, Misti and the kiddos were here. Candace came in too! We had all of our kiddos under one roof for a couple of days. We had the Newells, Owens, Satterwhites and Lovelaces all here for Thanksgiving Thursday!! What a joy. We are such a blessed family!
Kenzi got to help Pops and Mimi decorate the tree - it was so sweet!!! I just love the holidays and are so thankful that Shauns family is back in the states!!!
Candace graduates from Nursing School in December and has been offered 3 jobs and has accepted one in Pedi at a hospital in Tyler. We are so proud of her!!!! December will be crazy again this year! Bring it on! lolol
Gary resigned from a long stint with IBM and is now working for SAP. So far the stress level is great! He misses the craziness I'm sure but I love having him not glued to that work phone - for now anway.
Chase is still chugging along at school trying to decide what he wants to do when he grows up lolol.
I'm still teaching Art in Crandall and loving it. I will also be playing for the Crandall High School musical Charlie Brown in December - that will be interesting! I haven't played for a musical in a while but loving the adventure!
Hope all have a blessed Holiday Season! Take time to remember why we celebrate Christmas! Jesus!
Ciao for now!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


A lot has happened since my last post.....Gary and I went on a cruise to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and we had a blast with wonderful friends....didn't know if we'd make it to Gavleston - the Excursion broke down half way there! Fun times!

Then I signed my teaching contract with Crandall ISD to teach middle school art and I am having a blast! I started back 8/3 with several training sessions. The kids came back 8/23 and I have around 185 wonderful 7th and 8th graders. It is going to be a stretch for me...if you have any tips please let me know! lol

Candace starts her final semester of nursing school and she is excited!!! She will be moving back to the Dallas area in December and we can't wait! Chase started classes at Eastfield and all is going well.

Shaun and Misti are doing well - the kids are just growing and growing!!! I'm looking for cheap tickets to go for a weekend!

God is good!


Friday, July 2, 2010

Summer '10

So far it's been a whirlwind summer. June 5th I went to kids camp as a 3rd grade counselor with our church. It was outside of Hawkins and boy was it hot but we had a great time. We got home on Wed! The following Monday, I left with my parents and went to Tucson to see Shaun and his sweet family. We got their Tues evening and left Saturday morning. We headed to Ruidoso and went to the horse times. Then off to Carlsbad Caverns! What an awesome place. We spent nine days together and even though there were experiences - lol - I wouldn't have traded any of it to spend time with mom and dad.
I came back on Wed night and on Thursday signed a contract with Crandall ISD as one of the middle school Art teachers...oh my! Then Saturday I took the art test - it was interesting. I have to pass it by March 2011.
We have 2 more outings this summer - Guadalupe/Schlitterbaughn (sp) then a cruise with my sweet husband!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

25 Years today

25 Years ago - I married my Jr. High Sweetheart and what a ride we have had!!!! It's been wonderful. This past weekend we went to Jefferson/Marshall/Shreveport and Tyler and had a blast!

God has richly blessed us with great kids/in law's and marvelous grandchildren.

We are looking forward to many more years together!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

3 years old....

Our precious Grandbaby is 3 years old today. I can't believe it's been 3 years since Shaun called me from Italy to let me hear her cry....I cried for an hour I think - it was so sweet to hear that precious baby over the phone lines. I so wanted to be there with them.

It's been a great ride being grandparents - Mimi and Pops loves every minute we see those precious 2 children!!!

We pray for Kenzi every day - Kenzi Lynn you are our precious baby girl...and we love you more than life itself..

Shaun and Misti have done a great job with the kids and we are so glad that they are now in the states!!!!

Happy 3rd Birthday Sweet Kenzi Lynn..Mimi and Pops love you baby girl...

Monday, April 12, 2010


It is April and oh how we are blessed!!! We went to the Ranger game on Saturday - fun times! Sat in the Lexus Club area - had our food brought to us! OMG - spoiled! Then to Spaghetti Warehouse in Downtown Dallas - love that place!

Church yesterday - awesome as usual then a jazz band Gary plays for "Souled Out" played at a Methodist Church in Sachse - amazing. My husband is the greatest and is a pretty awesome pianist!!!

Josh and I went to a job fair in Mesquite and I believe so did everyone else looking for a job!!! but we'll see.

38 days until school is out!!!! I love being at our school but I am anxious to get my own classroom for the fall!!!


Friday, April 2, 2010

Birthday Bashes

We so enjoyed Shaun, Misti, Kenzi and Peyton will they were here. They surprised me by coming in early!!! Loved it Loved it!!!!

We had the babies birthdays at our house and I loved having a ton of people over for pizza and cake. I think the kiddos were worn out but well worth it! Shaun - 30 Kenzi - 3 Peyton - 1 It was a Mickey Minnie theme and was so cute!

Then we went to Southern Junction for Shauns 30ths party and it was a blast as well....a host of family there to show Shaun their love.

Then we come to Easter weekend...words sometimes can't tell how we feel about God's sacrifice for us. I just love these verses:

Now as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and said to them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!"

He died for us and was risen for the world to see he is God!!! I just can't fathom that but I love my God and my Jesus and hope that you have that personal relationship with them this Easter Weekend.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March Already

Wow.....I cannot believe how fast the time has gone the past couple of months! I was scrapbooking this past weekend with 8 other wonderful ladies and so enjoyed the fun and fellowship with them all weekend! I was looking at my pictures and it reminds me how blessed our family is. I can't thank God enough for his blessings he pours on us everyday.

Can and Chase have been home the past 3 days and it's been wonderful. We went to Magic Time Machine on Monday evening and had a blast! Josh - Candace's bf had never been there. Then last night it was Joe Willy's woohoo...I love that place and their Root Beer!~~

The Burns family comes in next weekend for all the b-days!! We will have a party on Sunday for Peyton and Kenzi - 1 and 3 respectively! Can't wait!

Count your many blessings.........

Ciao Ciao