The Family of Steve & Linda Wilson

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dustin, Dustin, Dustin!!

Dustin loves Cane's, a chicken chain here.  Today we dropped him at school and left for errands.  Got back an hour later and he was in the library reading and waiting for us.  As soon as he saw us he said, "I didn't take my white pill this morning because I want to stop at Cane's!"  I couldn't believe he did that!  It's a good thing his class was cancelled today because the white pill is the one that keeps him calm and able to concentrate.  It also takes away his appetite and he knows it.  Obviously we stopped at Cane's.  He got the big meal and ate almost all of it!  Guess I'm going to have to pay more attention when he takes his medicine!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Grandkids, you gotta love 'em!  Even though sometimes you want to wring their necks!!  We are supposed to be picking Carlos up at his school everyday this week and next at 4:45.  He wants to run track and needs a ride home after practice.  No problem; it's out of the way but that's okay.  So yesterday Chad calls and says, "Carlos forgot he has a meet today so don't go to get him we will pick him up after the meet."  Great, no problem and one less trip to Bedford and then Euless.  Today we are 3/4 of the way to his school about 30 minutes before pick-up time.  My cell phone rings and the caller ID says it is Chad.  When I answer he says, "Seems Carlos forget practice was cancelled today.  He's already home."

I think Carlos has a problem with his memory or sense of responsibility.  I think he and grandma are about to have a conversation on his sense of responsiblility or he may get a lesson in such when he has to walk home!  I hate how irresponsible some kids are today and I do not intend for my grandson to be one, no matter how he has to learn that lesson!  After all, he's not a baby.  He's in the 7th grade!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Samantha Loved The Opry

Samantha's trip to the Opry was a hit!  She loved the whole experience from riding to the second floor in the elevator to the music and visiting with the "stars."  I wish I'd taken my camera.  We sat in the balcony and she stood at the railing part of the time singing right along with whom ever was on stage.  She sat next to one of the performer's husband and enjoyed him chatting with her about music and his girls.  When Cathy came to visit with us during intermission and brought us some CDs, Samantha felt very important.  They will be taping some RFD-TV shows there next month and I hope I can take her for a little of it.  Too bad she will be in school those days.  Taping goes till 7 pm so we might make a little of it.  I know she would be fascinated by that.
The Grapevine Opry/Palace Theatre in Downtown Grapevine.  One of my favorite things about Grapevine is how well we preserve our buildings and history here.  I believe the theatre was built in the 1940s.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Thank You Aunt Cindy

Sure is nice that Aunt Cindy's girls are all grown up and she still likes buying things for little girls!  Thank you Cindy for my pretty new pink outfit.  It fits perfectly!  Love you, Samantha.

Oh Yes!

Look what I found outside my door yesterday.  Come on Mother Nature, bring on Spring!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dustin's Hair

Our friend Traci worked her magic on another of us.  Dustin insists on her cutting his hair so he went to the salon today after class.  Thanks Traci for making his day!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lunch With Christy

Today after class we had lunch with Christy to belatedly celebrate her birthday.  Here is a picture of her and Dustin!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

James is 81 Today!

Another February birthday.  Dustin's grandpa Bowman is 81 today!  Happy Birthday James!

Dustin's high school graduation day a couple years ago. 

Programable Tongs For The Person Who Has Everything

I love these tongs!  And what a perfect gift for the person who has everything.  Program these tongs so you will know when your meat is cooked to perfection!
  • Programable for 8 types of meat.
  • Detachable display for easy cleaning - dishwasher safe.
  • Easy to read LCD display.
  • Alarm sounds when your meat is done to the desired internal temp.
  • Quick 5 second response time.
  • Select F or C.
  • Tongs lock for easy storage.

I found these while nosing through the clearance merchandise and wanted to share them with you.  But if you are interested, I must warn you that as of tonight there are only 12 left at the price of 19.05.  The MSRP is $43.99 so that is a really good deal!  If you are interested in checking out these tongs or other clearance items, click on the link in the right hand column.

Monday, February 18, 2013

My How the Years Fly By!

I know Lauren's birthday was yesterday but I just have to get one more post in here about her over the years.  She has always been the performer.  From her early years having her Grandma Gayle announce, "Herrrrreeeeee's Lauren!" to some great performances in Italy, including the Vatican, she has been our shining star!  Love you, Lauren.  You are a joy to us all!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Today is a Special Day!

Today is a special day in the Wilson family!  41 years ago today on a very cold Indiana February morning, we welcomed our second daughter into our family.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY Christy Ann!!
A birthday during her teen years!

Twenty-three years later was another very exciting day in our family as we welcomed our first granddaughter!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lauren Raylee Hart.  Christy was so excited to be getting a neice or nephew for her birthday that she beat Cindy to the hospital!!  I will never forget her going out and buying a pretty plant and getting two sticks to go into it.  One for a boy and one for a girl so she would be all set for whatever we got!  (Would you believe 18 years ago we still sometimes didn't know the sex?)
Grandma's Angel Girl!

As you can imagine, February 17 is a very special day in our family as that is the day we got two of our very special girls!

Friday, February 15, 2013


Since Lauren's Birthday is on Sunday this year and since this is her last year at the high school, I will take her a birthday lunch today.  She has placed her order right down to the ketchup!  I do have a surprise for her though, a white chocolate raspberry bundlet.  Will miss this tradition when she is away at college next February!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day to Our Family and Friends

This is my Valentine for all my family and friends.  If there is anything that holds families and friends together it is Love!  From Christ's love for us to our love for each other, love is the one thing that is always there.  So let me remind you today, in case I don't tell you often enough, I love you.  It is my family and friends who help make my life complete.  LOVE YOU ALL!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Beautiful Little Girls

Forty-one years ago today I was so hoping I would have my new baby the next day on Valentine's Day.  Much to my disappointment she didn't arrive until the 17th.  Here she is 4 months later with her big sister.
Cindy age 4, Christy age 4 months 1972

Love This Cast Iron Skillet

If you like cooking in cast iron, this skillet by Guy Fieri is a great buy.  It is a 10-inch preseasoned Light Weight Cast Iron.  Check out the details and other sizes by clicking on the clearance link in the right hand column.  Item is on clearance for $29.27, regular price $39.95.  However, as of this writing, there are only 10 left so if you are interested you need to check it out now.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lauren's Next to Last High School Concert

Bittersweet thoughts last night as I went to Lauren's next to last high school concert.  So enjoyed it but at the same time I sat in the church knowing it would be the last night I would go there to see and hear Lauren in choir.  Both of the high schools combined to perform GLORIA by Vivaldi.  It was quite an opportunity for the kids to perform with a professional DFW Orchestra whose members drove from all over the metroplex to be here. The performance was great and it was obvious they had spent many hours in practice.

We will get to enjoy one more concert when they perform their Spring Concert at the high school in a couple of months.  Then Lauren will be graduating and moving on to college.  Like I said, bittersweet!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mom and Christy

On a cold Indiana February morning 41 years ago, Christy came into our lives.  What a joy she has been!  Have a great week leading up to your birthday Sunday!

This is a picture of her celebrating my birthday with me a few years ago.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lauren and Grandma Linda

One week from today Lauren will be 18!  My goodness, how times does fly!  Here she is celebrating a birthday with me a few years ago.  Love my Angel Girl!  Have a great week leading up to your birthday, Lauren!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Samantha's First Trip to a Hair Salon

Samantha was so excited about her first visit to the hair salon yesterday.  She felt so big and so pampered.  She wanted to be sure I showed off the little flip Mrs. Traci put on the ends of her hair.  You made her day, Traci!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Our Other February Birthday Girl

Our other February Birthday Girl!
Christy Senior Prom
(Year ????)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Lauren Age 4

Here is one of our birthday girls when she was 4 years old and we were visiting Sea World.  Can't believe how the time has flown by!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Birthday Girl Dancing

This is a picture of one of our February birthday girls dancing with an American friend in Spain last summer!  Great picture Lauren!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Christy is our Other Birthday Girl

Christy is our other February birthday girl.  Here she is shown at her 40th birthday dinner last year.  Samantha insisted on getting a picture of "Old Christy" with papaw's walker.  I think she just wanted a ride!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lindsay and Her Great Grandpa

Cindy's girls were very lucky for years with having several sets of grandparents.  Now they have lost all their great-grandparents but one.  Rodney's maternal grandfather is 87 now and just lost his wife a couple of months ago.  He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  This past weekend he came to Dallas with Rodney's aunt and went to see Lindsay play a volleyball tournament.  I wasn't there but believe he got to see some good games.  I know Lindsay's team won the first two anyway.

Here is Lindsay and her Grandpa T.  What a great picture and memory for her to treasure!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy 18th Sarah

 Sorry Sarah.  For some crazy reason, probably because I'm crazy, I was thinking your birthday was today.  You would think I could remember Feb 1!  So proud of you.  You are a beautiful young lady with a heart of gold.  Enjoy your 18th year with all the excitement of a high school graduation and going to OU where you will be a standout, I'm sure.  Love you, girl!

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Girls

I can't believe we are already in February!  Is time actually going faster or it is just because I am getting older and don't realize where it has gone?!!  We have two birthday girls this month and their birthdays are on the same day!  Lauren was born on her Aunt Christy's birthday.  I don't think I have ever seen Christy any more excited than she was when she got a niece for her birthday!!  Anyway they will have to share the limelight this month.  I will start with a beautiful picture of Lauren from this past summer when she was being "A Lady in Spain!"

Happy Birthday Month Angel Girl!