Carlos (Sophomore at Trinity HS), Isabell (8th grade at Harwood Jr High), and Samantha (5th grade at Wilshire Elementary).
Monday, August 24, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
A friend posted this picture today and it brought back so many memories. Love this state park in Mitchell, Indiana. I have so many childhood memories of this park from family picnics, school trips, Junior Prom at the Inn and Sunday School trips. Later in life I enjoyed taking my kids there. We had a birthday party for Cindy there one year and took the kids there to the Virgil 'Gus' Grissom Memorial to get their first look at a real spacecraft. I could go on and on.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Now that school will be starting up and Samantha will be busy, grandma will have to start cooking again. I sure hope papaw will be able to go back to grandma's cooking. Here is the bacon, potato, onion, peppers skillet Samantha prepared the other day. The little toot loves to cook and bake and we enjoying eating what she makes.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Forty-nine years ago today was a hot day in a little country church that had no air-conditioning! That was the day Steve and I got married in Avoca, Indiana and this crazy little family began. Through five states, the USAF, three children and seven grandchildren our life has been quite an adventure.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
A family friend brought Samantha a couple of cake pop kits so she spent this afternoon making cake pops. She made some for the friend's grandson and some for us. These are sugar-free cake so grandma can enjoy them, too.
A lot of work went into the finished product.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Today was the last day of choir camp. They have tomorrow off then their first performance is for all the district teachers (early) Friday morning. Samantha is excited. Grandma is not looking forward to having her at the First Baptist Church in Euless by 7:15 AM. I am an early riser but Samantha is grumpy in the mornings. Today she has choir practice at church. She made Hello Kitty cookies for the choir. She would have preferred baking cookies from scratch but Aunt Cindy had bought her these to bake and after camp they worked out fine. She said they are very good.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Yesterday was Samantha's first day of Honor Choir Camp. She was very excited. This choir combines the best elementary choir members in the HEB (Hurst, Euless, Bedford) school district and Samantha is happy she made the cut. She is looking forward to a fun year with the choir. There are 111 members so she is proud to be on the first row so we can see her at performances! Yesterday she got her choir tee shirt she is to wear to school on choir practice days. I made her try it on before I washed it so she is acting goofy in the picture. She has a polo shirt to wear to casual performances and a formal black dress for special performances. She always loved going to cousin Lauren's high school choir performances and is now thrilled that she is in a special school choir and is an alto like Lauren.
I am running behind but what's new? We are so proud of Carlos and the young man he has become. We are in a transition with children's pastors and last Sunday was our Sunday between the last pastor and the new one. Carlos was ask to fill in and he did an excellent job of leading the Kid's City program last Sunday. Stay true to God, Carlos, and allow him to continue to use you!
Carlos leading the boys in their memory verse at our recent Bible School program.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
The other night Samantha saw a commercial where a silly guys said he makes brownies with cupcake and calls them crownies. Samantha's eyes got big and her baker's mind started going full force. But she didn't want to make cupcakes she wanted to make a big crownie. She made a round brownie layer, covered the top with chocolate fudge filling, topped it with a chocolate cake layer and frosted it with her own chocolate cream cheese frosting.
The finished product.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Yesterday was the last time for these two cousins to enjoy a summer movie together this year. Next week Lindsay will be at a school function but Samantha is looking forward to Dolphin Tales 2. This is their selfie yesterday right before they watched Curious George (Samantha's all time favorite character). Lindsay has taken Samantha to a summer movie every Thursday except for Samantha's week at Kids Camp.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Samantha woke this morning wanting to make pies. She made a pear crumb pie and a peach crumb pie. We thought they were very good. A lady Chad works with has a diabetic husband so she's been wanting to taste some of Samantha's baked goods. Tomorrow Chad is taking her pie.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Samantha loves singing and the guitar. Last night before bed she sat down and played and sang a song for me she had just written over the past few days. It is entitled, "Best Summer". This guitar was given to Chad when he was a preschooler in Indiana. He loved the man at church who made this guitar. When the young man died suddenly his widow gave this guitar to Chad. Samantha says it is her favorite guitar (she has others).