The Family of Steve & Linda Wilson

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Yesterday was cookie day!

Tuesday was pear cake and cheesecake baking day.  Yesterday was cookies.  She works so hard at this, it is just so much fun to watch her being so serious about her baking.  Today is library program day.  Hopefully we can get out of baking again!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Grandsons

Dustin and Carlos are outnumbered in the family; two grandsons vs five granddaughters!  When they are together, they usually spend their time in the floor of Dustin's room playing video games.  They are visiting this week on Carlos' first week out of school and before Dustin goes back to college to take a business class this summer.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Baking Day

Samantha has been a busy girl today.  She has made a batch of pear nut cakes and help me make a cheesecake.  She is a very good cook and baker.  Knows how to make the cakes by herself!
Making the batter.

Into the oven.

The best part - eating!

Monday, May 28, 2012

DFW National Cemetery

This is our Congressman who has been so helpful to us with VA issues.  He is at the DFW National Cemetery's Memorial Day Tribute.  This is where Steve wants to be buried when his time comes.

Christy's Dogs

I absolutely hate dogs - always have, always will.  All my kids love them and have them, in the house!  This is a picture of Christy's.  Big ole Bear and little aggravating Daisy.  Would you believe that Bear barks and growls at everybody.  I don't even go to Christy's because of the dogs.  Went one day and she shut Bear in the bedroom away from me.  He wanted out so she told me she would let him out and for me to wait in the kitchen.  Said if he saw me he would bark and growl but not to worry, he didn't like strangers.  So I'm in the kitchen and they head for the back door.  He spies me, runs up to me and slaps a big ole paw on each shoulder then starts licking my face!  I'm yelling, "Get him off of me!!!!!"  He's about to lick the skin off my face, and Christy is laughing so hard she can't even get him to move.  Can't you just picture this scene?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Watermelon at GHS Choir Banquet

Cindy was in charge of the GHS choir banquet this year. She was very pleased with the caterers. This watermelon is one of the reasons why. Just had to share this, had never seen anything quite like it.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Lindsay's Top 10 GPA Award

This afternoon I went to Lindsay's 7th grade honor day.  She won a Top 10 GPA award.  This year they had to give 11 awards since they had a tie!  Lindsay won last year, too.  Her goal is to win again next year when they actually announce where in the top ten you rank.  Since there are hundreds in her class, the class took up the bleachers and we were confined to the balcony.  I am a poor photographer anytime and especially from that distance but at least I got a couple of pictures!

Congratulations Lindsay.  We are so proud of you!

I had to get a picture that included the boy.  Out of 11, 10 are girls!  Way to go girls!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Praising The Lord

Samantha was so cute at church singing and praising the Lord.  Took her by surprise when she noticed I was taking her picture.  She loves praise and worship!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Christy On The Job

Christy is the manager of a Five Guys and Fries Restaurant in Ft. Worth.  Caught her in action one day at the Southlake store.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy 20th Anniversary to Cindy & Rodney

Happy Anniversary to Cindy and Rodney who are celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary today.  I came across this picture taken during their first year of marriage so thought this would be good day to share it.  What you want to bet that I'm in big trouble for this!!


We all love you and your girls.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

NY Skyline As I Remember It

Cindy gave me this framed print of the New York City skyline as it looked when I lived there.  Hard to believe stupid hatred could be so evil as to destroy such beautiful buildings and so many people's lives.
So sad that I am filing this in the "History" tab!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Life Is So Tiring

Samantha is proof life can just be so tiring!  I believe this was on her way home from taking Steffinee back to Oklahoma last year.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Linda & Kenny Rogers

Back in the day....

This was taken years ago when I worked on Kenny's clothing line.
Obviously he was used to having his picture taken.  I had a broken arm and a big ugly cast.  He said, "No big deal, come here."  He posed us so no one would guess I was wearing a huge ugly cast!

Lauren's Spring Choir Concert Coming Up

 Looking forward to Lauren's choir concert tonight.  Below is a picture of her ready to go to last year's choir banquet.
It is always interesting to look back a year and see the changes.  They grow up too fast!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How Quickly Things Change

I came across this picture today and it made me realize how quickly things can change.  This was taken right before Christmas 2010, less than a year and a half ago.  Steve could not do this today.
In fact when we took Samantha here this past Christmas, he went out and sat in the car because he couldn't handle the noise or the crowd.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I have pictures of the grandchildren hanging under this plaque.  And in grandma's eyes, they are angels!
In birth order; Dustin, Lauren, Lindsay, Steffinee, Carlos, Isabell, and Samantha.  Plus Sarah and Hannah whom I have adopted as granddaughters!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

It has been another great Mother's Day!  Church service was good, Chad and family took me out for a nice lunch, Christy & Family gave me this pretty floral basket, and the outfit is from Cindy and Family.  Thank you God for my wonderful children and grandchildren.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Graceland With Grandkids August 2010

Dustin is a big Elvis fan.  Cindy took him to Graceland in 2010 and Steffinee, Samantha, and I got to go along.

Recent Church Tailgate Party

Carlos and Dustin in line for food.

Carlos, Mary, Duane Lee, Chad, Samantha
Not only is Duane a fellow church member, he is also Chad's and Mary's neighbor.

Getting Samantha's shoes back on after the bounce house.

Isabell's back.  She's in the jeans and pink/white shirt.

It was a fun day with lots of good food, games, fellowship.

Friday, May 11, 2012

My Birthday Cakes

Thank you so much to my wonderful friends, The Mitchells, and to Cindy, Lauren, and Lindsay for my birthday cakes.  So pretty and so yummy.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Friend's Perfect Birthday Cake

I just think this birthday cake of our friend's is perfect for this man who plays the trumpet in the church band.
Happy Birthday to Terry.

Baby Picture

Celebrating 65 years with my baby picture.  I was a cute baby; not sure what happened over the years.
Yes, they painted the pictures in my day.  They didn't take color pictures.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Linda's Baby Book

This poor book is 65 years old!  Not to speak of Linda!!  Love having this book to look at.
I was a Mother's Day surprise, born at 10:12pm the night before Mother's Day.  Since I was a month early, Dad wasn't prepared.  He found a pharmacy open for a few hours on Mother's Day (stores used to be closed on Sundays) and bought Mom a box of candy!
My eyes surely weren't blue for long.  I never remember having blue eyes.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

One Year Ago

This is the week I get another year older.  This picture was taken last year when Lindsay and Lauren took grandma out for a birthday dinner.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

From the Archives!

Oh my goodness!  I just found this old newspaper clipping from 1949.  I must have been a good girl because I got the doll buggy and probably the doll, too.  You can also see part of my cousin Jeannie's letter to the left of mine.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Steffinee & Isabell on Date With Daddy - 2007

This is from the 2007 February "Date With Daddy".  Obviously Steffinee was quite taken with the limo while Isabell was more interested in the camera.  Steffinee was 8 years old and Isabell was 5.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Yours Truly's 5th Grade School Picture

Oh my goodness!  And no, I did not cut my own bangs!!  My dearly departed mother did that to me!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Celebrating the Last Day of Classes

To celebrate his last day of his first year of college classes, Dustin enjoyed a root beer float.  Has finals Monday and Tuesday and Freshman year will be history.  Thank God!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My First Grade Class

This picture isn't very good but it is old!  This was my 1st grade class at Needmore School.  Mrs. Anna Stansbury was the teacher.  Fall of 1953 or Spring of 1954.  So many are gone already!  I vividly remember making the bright yellow ducks on the bulletin board (I can remember all kinds of worthless trivia but don't ask me to remember anything important!)  Since we had ducks on the bulletin board, I assume it must have been Springtime.