Friday, May 18, 2012

Dangerfield State Park in November

Last November 9th Pepaw and I took {C} and the kids for a nice trip through the walking paths at Dangerfield State Park.  We wanted to see what the fall foliage would look like.  Here are some of the pictures we took on that trip. Hard to believe there is such colorful foliage so far south here in Texas...we had a great time!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hollywood's Birthday

If you've ever checked out my blog list you'll notice a blog called "Little Wonders".  This is a blog about my daughter and her family. In the blog they each have aquired nicknames. My oldest grand-daughter is known as MOTS.  After walking 4.0 miles and going to the gym to work out we traveled to the Natatorium to watch her SMASH her previous best in the freestyle, set a new personal best in the backstroke, and participate in her first IM.  It was so much fun to watch her in a meet!

 My middle grand-daughter is known as Hollywood.  Today is her birthday - she is officially in double digits today.  When we were talking to her several weeks ago we asked her what she wanted for her birthday and her reply was, "I want to feed the ducks."  A simple of course one that must be fullfilled!  So....that is what we did today.  Hollywood, Captain Chaos (our grandson), Pepaw and I all went to the park and fed the ducks.

After we finished feeding the ducks she decided on Panda Express for off we trecked to the Express.  A quick stop by Kroger to get some cupcakes for dessert (along with a Tinkerbell candle) and the birthday was complete with all wishes fullfilled...Awesome huh?  What a great way to spend the day!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Cotton Boales

Well, yesterday was the big day!  Cotton and Angel tied the knot! Angel worked so hard on the planning and it REALLY showed.  The ceremony was beautiful, the venue amazing and I honestly think everyone there had FUN!  I did pretty well through the ceremony - teared up just a little, I even did well through their first dance, cutting the cake, the toasts... all of that... BUT I totally lost it for the mother son dance!  I knew I would.  I am so happy for my "little" boy.  The woman he chose is a wonderful partner for him and they are such a match made in heaven - I just cried and cried tears of joy for them both.  It was fun once I got myself composed, LOL.

They did an "anniversary dance" for all the couples there. That was fun too - they played the same song that was played at our wedding.  All the married couples came out to dance, then the DJ dismissed them - first the couples that had been married less than a day, then anyone not married for 5 yrs, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30...until it was just Grandma and Grandpa and Pepaw and I.  They slid right into our favorite song together  "You're My Best Friend" sung by Don Williams so Pepaw and I stayed on the floor a little longer and danced to that one too.

Later they played "The Monster Mash"....that was the one song Pepaw had requested - and we all got out there and just had fun with it!

I don't want to share too much here because I want to tell the story in the pictures we will get...but these were too good not to share!

Here is a picture of the newlyweds they took on their phone during the dinner....

May you have MANY happy years together Cotton and Angel!

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