The Family of Steve & Linda Wilson

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Home From Camp

Samantha and Isabell are home from camp.  They are tired but excited over the good times they had.  Hopefully they will have lifelong memories of the fun and services they experienced this week.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Last Full Day of Camp

Today is the last full day of camp for Isabell and Samantha as they get back to the church tomorrow around 1 pm.  Today's rec activities are down at the lake.  With temperatures over 100 degrees I am sure they are glad for these water games!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

100+ Degrees Makes For a Hot Day at Kids Camp!

You think Samantha might be hot at camp?  

Not sure what they are doing but it appears they are having fun!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Dinner and Warm-Up Before Evening Service

I think we have two happy girls here.  1st picture is dinner with the friends from church and the second is warm-ups before the evening service.

Samantha's Hard Work Has Paid Off

Samantha was so proud that her hard work paid off as she and Isabell left for camp today.  We really are proud of her for working so hard to accomplish her goal.  I pray God will really bless them at camp this week.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Samantha's Signs

Samantha wishes to thank her Aunt Cindy for helping her come up with a poem and signs for her bake sale booth.  Here they are at the sale.  By the way Samantha made the money to pay off her camp fee and half of Isabells.  She was very happy with her efforts.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Putting Finishing Touches on the Oreo Balls

Samantha working diligently to make her oreo balls pretty.  Thank you Aunt Cindy for the instructions and showing her how to use a snack baggie to do this.  You are her hero (today anyway)!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lindsay and Samantha Make Oreo Balls

Samantha was thrilled today to have Lindsay come by and make Oreo Balls with her this afternoon.  Lindsay was a loving and patient teacher!  Thank you Lindsay as I know you were tired after having volleyball all morning and a clarinet lesson right before you came.  You made a special memory with Samantha.  And thank you to Cindy for mowing our yard.  God bless kids and grandkids!

Finally all the oreo balls have been dipped in the chocolate!

Enjoying the leftover white chocolate!

Samantha Getting Ready for Bake Sale

Samantha is baking to get ready for her booth at the church's vendor fair Saturday.  Here she is with chocolate chip cookies that were a special order from Virginia.  Samantha is working to pay for church camp.  She is a pretty industrious 8-year-old.

(I better get back downstairs.  I left her making pink lemonade cupcakes!)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fathers Day

I miss my dad so much.  He died suddenly in 1989 and I still long to have conversations with him.  I am so thankful he was my dad and for the Christian heritage he left me.  I am also thinking of my two wonderful grandpas today, Orville Sowders and Raymond Hawkins.  I had some great godly influences in my life!

Me, Dad, Mom, Sister Becky
May 8, 1987

Grandpa and Grandma Sowders

Grandpa and Grandma Hawkins

Flag Quiz Answer

The answer to yesterday's flag quiz:

Our current flag was designed by a high school teenager.  His art teacher assigned the class to do a creative art project.  Since Hawaii and Alaska were becoming states he knew we needed a new flag.  So he designed the current one.  His art teacher gave him a B- saying his project wasn't creative.  That irritated him so he asked the teacher if it became the new United States Flag would the teacher change his grade.  The teacher replied that he would.  The boy contacted his congressman and from there things took off.  When he got his Congressional paperwork choosing his design he took it to his teacher.  His grade was changed to an A!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Flag Day Quiz

Do you know who designed our current flag and why?  Samantha and I learned this today at the library program!

Happy Flag Day!

We hope you have had a happy flag day!  Steve and I took Samantha to the library for a Flag Day presentation put on for children by the local chapter of DAR.  It was an excellent program and the ladies of the DAR did an excellent job.  I gave Samantha my camera and told her to take pictures of the things she wanted to remember.  She took a lot of pictures, some very good and some blurry.  We will share some of them with you.
The local Regent of the DAR.

Some local Brownie Scouts did the flag presentation.
A sad, recently widowed Betsy Ross before being asked by General George Washington to make a flag.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Having Fun at Sarah's Graduation Open House

Samantha had lots of fun at the graduation parties.  Here is she with Sarah at her open house.  We think this is two beautiful girls!

Monday, June 10, 2013

It Was a Busy Weekend!

Steve, Samantha, and I have had a busy few days but they were memorable times.  Thursday night was Lauren's graduation at the University of Texas at Arlington, Friday night was Sarah's graduation at the Dragon's Stadium in Southlake, and they both had open house celebrations on Saturday.  Papaw and I skipped Sarah's graduation ceremony since it was outdoors in the stadium, that would have been too much for Papaw.  Samantha went with the Harts and enjoyed every minute.

Here are the pictures Samantha took when we arrived at Lauren's open house.  She left the camera at Cindy's so she didn't get pictures at Sarah's. We will have to wait for pictures from the Corys.

Today is going to be a lazy day.  Samantha went home, Steve and I will go to the church for most of the day.  While our staff is at the District Council I will answer the phones and Steve will relax on a sofa and read.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hannah Terrell

Hannah and Lauren have been friends all the way through school.  Now they will be roommates at Baylor University.  Love Hannah's beautiful smile.  She is a special girl!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Happy Graduate

A smiling Lauren at her graduation ceremony.

So proud of Lauren and all her accomplishments.  Way to go Angel girl!

The Harts at Lauren's Graduation

Lauren with Cindy, Lindsay, and Rodney after her graduation June 6, 2013.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Lauren, One More Time

Okay Lauren, indulge your grandma one more time.  I love this picture of you taken in July 2001.  Looking forward to your high school graduation this evening.  Love you Angel Girl!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lauren and Great-Aunt Becky

Lauren in January 2002 acting silly with her Great-Aunt Becky who was visiting from Indiana.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lauren's Academic Achievement Banquet

Last night Lauren was among the honorees at the Education Association's banquet.  Here is a picture of her and the teacher she choose to invite.  She had a great time.  So proud of her and all she has achieved.  She has worked hard and it has paid off for her.  Thursday night will be her graduation ceremony, Saturday will be her open house.  Monday she will be at Baylor getting things set up there.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Great Deal But Only Available For 1 Week!

This is such a great deal I wanted to share it with you.  For $30 you get the whole set.  Even better, you can add the lunch bag for $5.  But hurry this sale ends Friday June 7.  To order yours go to  There is no limit so order some for gifts, show this to your friends, etc.

For everyone who places and order and gets a friend to order to, I will give you a gift.  The more friends you get to order from my website, the nicer your gift.