The Family of Steve & Linda Wilson

Monday, September 30, 2013

New Birthday Girl

Tomorrow starts a new month and therefore a new birthday girl.  October's birthday girl is Samantha Jewel Wilson who will have to share a few days with her mommy Mary who also has an October birthday.  But to finish off September, here is another picture of Lindsay.  In this picture she is in her daddy's arms in the Smoky Mountains when she was 2.  It has been a pleasure looking back and choosing pictures to use this past month.  Love you Ladybug!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Proud of Sam

Proud of Samuel Campbell and his standing at his track meet yesterday.  He came in 12th out of 89.  Way to go Sam.  Your dad would be proud!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lady Mustangs Rule the Day

The Freshman Lady Mustangs Volleyball Team won their tournament today.  Three great games ladies! Paschal, Northwest, and Coppell were all worthy opponents but the Mustangs played hard and smart and pulled out the wins for 1st place!  Proud of Lindsay and the other Mustangs.  Samantha thought it was funny that the last game was the Mustangs vs the Cowgirls!  Only in Texas!

It's A Volleyball Kind of Day

Today there is a Freshman Volleyball Tournament at GHS.  We are excited to go and watch Lindsay play.  Her team is currently at 13-0.  Samantha spent the night and is looking forward to watching the games.  We took her to a game last week and she sat by me explaining the game as it went along!  Good luck Lady Mustangs!
Lindsay back row, right.  She is #5.

Friday, September 27, 2013

So Proud of Steffinee!

I talked with Steffinee last night and I am so proud of her.  She has always struggled with math, hated it, etc. She is a freshman at Shawnee (OK) High School this year and finds she really enjoys algebra.  At this point in her first grading period she has an A in algebra.  Way to go Steffinee!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Way to Go Carlos!

Carlos played a good game last night and his team finally pulled it out to keep their undefeated record.  Glad they won this tough game!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

My Ladybug

Since Lindsay was a toddler I have affectionately called her My Ladybug.  With that has come this thing between us that she gets something "ladybug" from me for her birthdays and Christmas.  Ladybugs come and go in popularity and are sometimes easy to find and harder at other times.  This year I had to order a little jewelry box and of course it arrived late.  So here is my Ladybug with her ladybug gift a few days late.

Love you Ladybug!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Another Shot of The Chef at Work on Her Paula Deen Cake

Pouring the ooey gooey filling on the cake; almost ready for the oven.  Notice we had to set the box in the picture so everyone would know what she was making and see the autographs on the box. After I took the picture she said, "Grandma, I could use some help here.  This bowl is heavy.  If you would hold it up for me I could do this much easier."  I felt privileged being asked to help with her masterpiece!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Deen Family Autographs

Samantha is very proud of the autographs she got today at the Metropolitan Cooking Show.  She should be, we fought a huge crowd to get them!  Autographs from Paula Deen, Michael, and Bobby Deen.

A sweet lady from church who knows how much Samantha loves Paula Deen gave her money to buy these.

Family Weekend at Baylor University

Lindsay, Cindy, Lauren, Rodney

Cindy and family enjoying family Family Weekend at BU.  To make it even better, Baylor had another big football win.

Volleyball Cookies

Yesterday was Lindsay's 15th birthday and she had a volleyball game.  Since the volleyball game and Family Weekend at Baylor took up the weekend, Lindsay settled for a birthday celebration of Volleyball Cookies for her and her teammates after the game.  She is on the red team but there weren't any red cookies left so I got a picture of this one leftover from the blue team.  She did get another win for her birthday.  Her team is now 9-0! Way to go girls!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

This Week's Birthday Girl

It just doesn't seem possible that this adorable little girl is a beautiful young lady who will turn 15 tomorrow. When we were at Rock City in 2001 I called her name and took this picture when she turned around.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Baby Lindsay

This week's birthday girl was such a sweet baby.  It was easy to get her to smile.  Where did the past 15 years go?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wilson Grandkids Sports Update

Another good Tuesday for Wilson grandkids sports!  Lindsay's GHS Mustangs won against their crosstown rival Colleyville Heritage HS.  This makes them 8-0.  Carlos' Harwood JH Blackhawks won and they are now 2-0.  Here is a picture but to be honest with you I am not sure which one is Carlos.  I am guessing he is number 45.

Lindsay in Smokey Mountains

(Another) one of my favorite pictures of Lindsay.  This was taken at our cabin in the Smokies during our 2001 trip.  Dustin and Lauren were blowing bubbles and she was enjoying it.  Time goes by so fast!  This precious toddler will be 15 later this week!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Little Lindsay and Her Daddy

I love this picture one of the ladies who was working in the nursery at church took one Sunday when Rodney was picking up Lindsay.  Our birthday month girl has grown up into a lovely young lady.  Love these "memory" pictures.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lindsay in Action Against Arlington Lamar.

Recent shot of this month's birthday girl in action.  I believe her team is 7-0 now.  You go girl!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Lindsay is Also a Musician

Right now so many of my posts on Lindsay are about volleyball as we are in v-ball season.  This month's birthday girl is not only a great volleyball player, she is also an excellent musician.  Here is a picture of her when she was in the middle school band.  Last year, in 8th grade, she won the special band award on honor day!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lindsay the Photographer

This month's birthday girl in 2001.  When we took a family trip to the Smokies in 2001 Lindsay decided she wanted to be a photographer, too.  I love this picture I snapped of her in action.  She is a very special young lady and we adore her.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lindsay July 4, 2000

I'm not sure Lindsay thought that blue goop was something she wanted her mommy to rub on her.  She was 21 months old in this July 4th picture.  We had company from Indiana and they (yes they, I don't get in the water!) were all getting ready for the pool.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This Month's Birthday Girl With Cousins Samantha and Steffinee

Grandma can't seem to get them all together and in matching shirts anymore!  Precious memories .  So proud of the young lady you are now, Lindsay.  Have a great birthday month!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lauren and Lindsay 1999

This month's birthday girl did not seem the least bit upset that big sister didn't want to have pictures taken!  Can't hardly believe these little girls are now a Freshman in college and a Freshman in high school!  Where oh where does the time go?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Lindsay - This Month's Birthday Girl

Lucky Lindsay - she is our birthday girl this month and since she has this birthday month to herself, I will have plenty of time to harass her with pictures!  This is one of my favorites.  She seemed to prefer this part of her exersaucer!  We love you and are proud of you Lindsay Morgan Hart!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

#5 In Action

Since I am such a poor photographer and I only have a regular camera, I had Cindy send me a picture Rodney took last night at the game with his really good camera.  Not only does he have a great camera they even took a class on how to operate it and get good action shots.  So here is our Lindsay in action last night at Creek View High School in Carrollton, Texas.  Her team won making them 5-0.  Or at least they were at the end of this game.  They are playing in a tournament today.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Our Handsome Son

Proud of our only son - Stephen Chad Wilson - even though I don't post about him often.  I spend so much time and space posting on his daughter Samantha, the baby in our family, that he doesn't get much space. We love you Chad.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Credit Where Credit is Due

We hear so many complaints about the VA Healthcare System that I felt we should say something about Steve's care.  He could not get better care than what he gets through the Ft Worth, and Dallas when necessary, VA system.  He much prefers it to other health care options.  Now I admit I have done my share of complaining and had a few people in Dallas reassigned over the Dallas emergency room in years past but the complaints were always handled.  (I did the same thing more than once in civilian hospitals, too. Especially Bedford's Dunn Memorial!)

Steve gets excellent care from his primary care and psychologist, has a top of the line walker, expensive hearing aids, sees both doctors routinely, gets physical therapy when needed, and only pays a small copay for his prescriptions.  He wouldn't get all that anywhere else.

I'm sure there are many legitimate complaints (and some not so legit - I have observed them firsthand) but just wanted to say there are some really good VA places in America.

VA Clinic, Ft Worth, Texas

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Happy Sweet 16 Hannah!

Happy Sweet 16 to Hannah.  We love you and wish you a great day!  This photo was taken this Summer on her family vacation in Seattle.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Samantha and the Bear

Little Miss Samantha had a great day at Baylor last Saturday.  She loved seeing Lauren, Lauren's dorm, the campus, the football game and the score - 69-3 Baylor, etc.  But one of the highlights was getting her picture with one of the bears. She said the other one was too lazy to get up and get its picture taken! She kept telling me all about it.  Then I showed it to her on my computer that has a big screen.  Her eyes got big and she said, "Wow, that looks scary.  But really Grandma I was just leaning up against a glass."

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Lauren and her BU roommate Hannah Terrell.  Love these two girls and so proud of them and their accomplishments so far in life!  They have been friends since kindergarten.