The Family of Steve & Linda Wilson

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Last Concert

Again we enjoyed a great concert by the Grapevine High School Choir.  As is the tradition, at the end of the concert the director individually introduces each of the "Singing Seniors".  As they are introduced another choir member steps out and gives them a gift.  Here is Lauren with a few of her friends and the beautiful roses she was given.  So thankful Lauren has got to enjoy such a successful four years with the choir.

I love this school's choir tradition of closing their year-end concert with The Lord Bless You and Keep You!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bittersweet Tonight

For the last four years we have enjoyed several concerts by Lauren and her fellow award-winning GHS choir members.  This evening we will be going to her last choir concert.  While we are looking forward to the evening, it will also be a bittersweet time.  The choir director checked the records and this is the first time in the 100-year history of Grapevine High School that the choir has won first place in every competition, including national and international competitions, they competed in.  So glad Lauren got to be a part of that choir.
Lauren and fellow Senior Choir Members under the Gateway Arch on the way home  from their last major competition in Chicago last month.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lauren Top Twenty

Lauren and her friend Abby in the Grapevine High School top 20 GPAs.  They came in numbers 12 and 13 in a class of 539 students.  We are so proud of you Lauren!


Lindsay auditioned for the high school band a couple of weeks ago.  She is now a Grapevine High School Band member!  So proud of her as she was one of only 6 freshmen who made it into the highest band for her instrument.  Way to go Lindsay!  In the picture below, she is shown standing for recognition at the recent CTMS Spring Band Concert.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Beautiful Sarah

Our beautiful Sarah in her cap and gown.  Beautiful and smart.  Her graduation from Southlake Carroll High School (Chad's alma mater) will be June 7th then it will be on to the University of Arkansas for her.

Sarah second from right

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Enjoy Your Holiday Weekend But Don't Forget Those Who Gave All!

As you go about your holiday weekend it is important to remember those who gave all for our freedoms which allow you to do whatever you want on a daily basis.  A high price has been paid by many men, women, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, fathers and mothers.  Say a pray for the families of the men and women we have lost.  Their lives have been changed forever.

Friday, May 24, 2013

YEAH LINDSAY! What are the odds?

Four years ago Lauren graduated from Cross Timbers Middle School ranked #7 in the top 10 of her 8th grade class.  Since that day Lindsay's goal has been to tie or beat Lauren's ranking.  I just returned from Lindsay's Honor Day program and what are the odds?  Lindsay is graduating from Cross Timbers Middle School ranked #7 out of 275 students.  The picture below shows her receiving her certificate and plaque.  Congratulations Lindsay!  We are so proud of you that you were able to get this GPA while traveling with the band and all over the United States with volleyball!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lindsay's Last Middle School Band Concert

Last night we enjoyed Lindsay's last middle school band concert and it was very good.  They played some high school pieces and did an excellent job.  I am glad she has decided to go ahead with band at the high school.  We will miss Lauren's choir concerts next year but we will have Lindsay's band concerts.  Now I am looking forward to her award's day on Friday.  She knows she is in the top 20 in her class but doesn't know her ranking yet.  Lauren graduated from middle school #7 in her class so Lindsay is anxious to see where she ranks.

Here is a picture from last night.  I am not the best photographer and it is hard to get pictures there but at least I got some.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Samantha With Her Favorite Teacher

We had lunch with Samantha last week for the purpose of getting a picture of her with her favorite teacher Mrs. Franco.  She had Mrs. Franco in kindergarten and now in second grade and loves her dearly.

Monday, May 20, 2013

It’s a New Day Spring Tumblers -- TUPPERWARE Online Exclusives

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hannah & Lauren Headed to BU

Valerie, in the blue shirt, is a beloved teacher at Timberline Elementary School.  This school is just a couple of blocks from our house.  Christy and Chad both attended this school and Lauren and Lindsay are both graduates of TES.  I love these pictures, especially the one of Hannah (Valerie's daughter) and Lauren holding the BU glass.  TES is no doubt proud to have Valerie, a Baylor University graduate, on their staff as well as a couple of their alumni, Hannah and Lauren, heading to BU this fall.  Hannah and Lauren will be Baylor University Roommates their Freshman year.

Friday, May 17, 2013


We are so proud of our granddaughter Steffinee Jo Wilson on her 8th grade graduation from Shawnee Middle School in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  Way to go girl!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Another Tupperware Online Exclusive

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Insulated Tumbler with Drip-Less Straw Seal
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• Not intended for microwave use.
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Excitement and Dread

As you all know by now, Lauren will be graduating from Grapevine High School in a few weeks.  I am looking forward to that evening with excitement and dread.  As with Dustin's graduation, I will be crying when Lauren walks in to take her seat.  In fact I am getting teary-eyed just typing this.  My mom loved her great-grandkids so much and being with them is why she did so well after her massive stroke.  She was so proud of them and felt they had bright futures.  And wouldn't you know it, they graduate right at her birthday.      I can just hear her saying that watching them graduate is the best birthday present she could ever get.  Her birthday is June 7.  Look at the date on this ticket!  When Dustin walked in two years ago and I started bawling Lauren was sitting across the aisle from me.  She looked at me and chuckled.  I mouthed to her, "Just wait your turn is coming."  Now it is her turn and I will have to pack a load of tissues in my purse again.

Lauren, Mam-mam would be so proud of you graduating #13 out of over 500 students.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Craft

A family friend gave Samantha some crafts to make for Mary for Mother's Day.  Here she is with her mother and the teapot picture holder.  Now we have to get a copy of the picture to put inside the holder.  She was so proud of this.

Thank you Mrs. Darla.  You made her day!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Lauren's Prom and Senior Class Ranking!

Lauren's Prom was this weekend.  She looked beautiful!  She is in the center of the picture below with her friends Hannah and Abby.  They are beautiful girls both inside and out.

Hannah and Lauren have been good friends since they started school.  This Fall they will be roommates at Baylor University in Waco.  Just love these two beautiful girls.

So proud of Lauren.  She has been given her official class ranking.  She will graduate #13 in a class of  well over 500.  Lauren your family is so proud of you.  You have worked hard and deserve the accolades!

Friday, May 10, 2013

66 Years Old

Every year I get my picture with the girls on my birthday.  I told them today that I must be shrinking!  Every year I look shorter next to them.  With Cindy, Lindsay, and Lauren.

Thank you Harts for the Android Tablet and other goodies.  And thank you Rodney for the instructions in how to use the tablet.

(Can't wait for September to enjoy mine and Samantha's gift!)

Enjoying My Birthday/Mother's Day Meal with Carlos, Isabell, and Samantha

Enjoyed my special dinner with Chad, Mary, Carlos, Isabell, and Samantha last night.  Looking forward to lunch with Cindy today.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chad Made Me a Birthday Cake!

Since tomorrow is my birthday and Sunday is Mother's Day Chad and family took me to dinner tonight.  I am so proud to say I raised a son who would make his mother a cake for her birthday!  Didn't he do a good job?  It was  really good, too.  He said he put 66 dots on it.  Thank goodness he didn't put 66 of those sparkler candles.  I know I wouldn't have had enough air to blow them out!  And the center candle played "Happy Birthday."

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Another TUPPERWARE online exclusive

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Multipurpose bowl give you a superior grip perfect for preparing smaller recipes or small salads . Built-in thumb handle offers superior control when mixing or tossing.
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Wayne and Helen Sowders' 67th Wedding Anniversary

Sixty-seven years ago tonight my parents would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.  They are shown here at Christmas 1984 when they got Cindy's Senior picture as a gift from her.  We lost dad on April 9, 1989 and mom on July 4, 2003.  I miss them both everyday.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sheer Classics Pitcher While Supplies Last

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Where Has The Time Gone?

Life sure does have a way of flying by!  Yesterday at church one of the ladies was introducing me to her young grandson.  I told her I had seven grandchildren ages 8 through 20.  Reflecting on that later I couldn't hardly believe my grandchildren are all so grown up.  Tomorrow Dustin will take his last final of his second year of college.  Lauren is in the last month of high school.  It is almost enough to make grandma sit down and cry.  I am so proud of both of them.  Both have many accomplishments and make me proud to say I am their grandmother.  But looking back I just think where did the time go?  Here is a picture of my two young adults when they were grandma's babies!  They really enjoyed this July 2001 vacation.