Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Life is crazy, complicated, sad, happy, full of stress, full of joy.  Just when everything is going great, everything goes wrong.  I've really been feeling confused and lonely lately.  I think back to when I was
younger and everything seemed to just roll along, all happy and easy.  Then, all of a sudden, as you get
to the age when things should be less complicated and slow down, BAM!  Everything falls apart and instead
of being easy, everything gets difficult!  I guess that's why it's called LIFE.  Just sayin, as you get older, don't expect things to get easier because they don't.  God is still here and in control.  That much I know without a doubt!  He has the big picture, I don't.  Just kind of wondering where all this is coming from.  Hmmmm!
Not a very well put together post.  Kind of random, kind of like my life right now!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Our Newest Little Angel

Well, she's finally here!!!  Kinsley Faith Everette.  8 lbs. 1 oz.  19 3/4 inches  Born Wednesday, May 9, 2012.  She's absolutely beautiful!!!  We all think she looks mostly like Chad but has some of Lauren's features like her mouth and cheeks!  She definitely has Chad's hair.  Kind of spikey!!  She's so sweet and such an easy baby so far. (of course, she's only 2 days old).  It's so awesome being a grandparent!!!  Can't believe how much we love our little angels!!!

All dressed up in her going home outfit!!  Love the bow and shoes!!!
 Congratulations Chad and Lauren!!  You're going to be AWESOME parents!!  So proud for you!!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Guess some of you were wondering what happened to me. Wellllll??? Been super busy with work, my mom and dad, loving on my grandbaby and waiting for our newest. Work is driving me nuts!!! Lots of hours, lots of travel and lots and lots of WORK!!!! My mom and dad are doing well and we still have my dad at home. Hopefully he'll be able to stay there until he moves into his mansion in Heaven!!! We are sooooo enjoying Emersyn!!!! She is such a busy little monkey and talking up a storm. She can say anything and is really beginning to put sentences together. It's so much fun just to watch and listen!!! We're soooo excited about adding Kinsley to our family! We've already seen her picture (3D ultrasound) and she is just precious! We're ready to hold and love on her! Here are a few of my latest pictures of Emersyn! Just LOVE her!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

What a blessed family we are!! We LOVE being together and enjoy many meals and fun times together. We gathered at my mom and dad's for New Year's Day festivities. We ate, collards, black eyed peas, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and many other good old country cookin' things! Then we went out on the porch for a little family photo shoot. Thank goodness it was 68 degrees and noone froze! Jon even let us make his picture even though he'd just had surgery on his mouth. Look, we got a shot of Emersyn's face with a smile on it!!! Wow!! We usually just get the side of her face or the back of her head!

Chad and Lauren are so excited to add another granddaughter to our family! Can't wait til May to meet little Kinsley Faith Everette!

Look at this precious little angel! Don't you just want to squeeze her?? She has brought so much joy into our lives! We love our Emersyn!!

And, Emersyn loves Papa! She is always waving at him or saying "Papa" or standing on his feet. She even takes him some of her toys (but she always wants them back). What a blessed family we are to have each other!! Happy New Year! May it be the best one yet!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Little Trip to the Mall

Jonathan, Emersyn and I went shopping at the mall today. We were looking for Jon's Christmas presents. I've gotten to where I can't buy for the kids myself. I need their help, so, off we went. Emersyn was so fascinated with the train. She got so excited and kept saying "Choo choo". So, being the crazy "Nana" that I am, I conned Jon into riding with her. She LOVED it!!! Here they come. It was so hard to get good pictures. It's really hard to shoot through the plastic windows but, I did the best I could.

Hi Emersyn and daddy!!!

She sat so still next to her daddy!

When it was time to go she kept looking back and saying "Choo choo". I really think she liked it. Not so sure about Jon. Oh well, what a good daddy he is!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Busy Baby!

We LOVE having Emersyn come to visit!!! She's such a busy little thing! She's growing and talking and LOVES pushing buttons! Don't think your phone or the TV remote are safe. She even erased my very best picture (the only one of her that I got with her whole face in it) on my camera. She's sooo, sooo much fun and I love her curiosity and love for learning new things. She's a climber and I don't think she's ever still unless something on the TV catches her attention (like the skaters who were jumping and twirling). She loved that and even laughed out loud when they jumped in the air. She even tried the spinning herself. All in all, she's our special, precious angel and we love, love, LOVE having her around!!!!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Busy, Busy September

September is a busy, busy month for us! We have several birthdays in our family. My sister-in-law, Kim's birthday is the 17th. Then comes Danny's on the 22nd and finally my great neice, Katelynd's on the 26th. We had a little birthday party for Danny at my mom and dad's house, since my dad can no longer get out. I won't tell you how old Danny turned but, I can say he sure doesn 't look his age!!! How DOES he do it???? My mom and I made him a red velvet cake, his favorite.

Watch out for all that FIRE!! Danny is such a special person. He's so kind and caring and I couldn't ask for a better husband! Love you bunches!!!!

Of course Emersyn had to get in on the birthday act for her Grampa!! She loves him and when you say, "Where's Grampa?" she looks all around and if she doesn't see him, she holds out her hands like: "Where is he????"

Emersyn has so much fun at Mama and Papa's house. There are always new things to see and do. She'll disappear for a few minutes and then re-appear with something new to show us. Don't you love her hat?? It belongs to my dad and he got it on a Senior Adult trip.

What a busy, busy month!!