Saturday, October 18, 2014

Happy 15th Birthday, Thalia!

In September, 2004, this little sweetheart started kindergarten!  She was still 4 years old.  Now, she is a sophomore in high school!  Oh my!
 In January, 2005, Erica and Thalia came to visit.  Joshua was in Iraq...the beach was one of our places to go.  I especially love this picture below...with Thalia watching the waves with her little pigtails!
 In April, 2005, Joshua was back from Iraq (thank you, Lord!) and they came up to visit. 
 Thalia loved going to the park.  I love to take my grandkids to the park...so off we went!
 Joshua LOVES crab, so our friend, Jim, gave us some crab and we had a party here to celebrate his return.  Thalia was a bit captivated by her Papa knocking out the crab!
Ozzie is Pete's dog.  Pete was our neighbor and Thalia LOVED Ozzie.  She would continually ask her Papa or me if she could go see if Ozzie was home.  This is one of my absolute favorite pictures!


 May 14, 2005...What a great day this was! 


In August, 2005, we went to the fair and to Fern Canyon.
I think this was Thanksgiving, 2005.  We all went to see Thalia (and Joshua and Erica, of course).  Thalia was now old enough to shoot a gun.  (Just kidding)
Well, she may not have been able to shoot, but she wore the goggle real well!
Exactly 6 years ago today, Thalia had this picture made.  I wasn't there, but Erica sent it to me.  Guitar glasses!  Thalia is amazing on the guitar!
This looks like Christmas, but it was actually Thanksgiving, 2009.  We all gathered at our house, celebrating being together and the holidays.  I wanted to get a picture for our Christmas card...so we took out the Christmas hats!

For Christmas, we went down to Thalia's!
 This was her favorite Christmas gift!  (just kidding!)

This actually may have been her favorite gift!
 I can't remember what year these two pictures were taken.  Thalia was a master on the rip-stick!  Everyone tried their hand...but none of us could come close to Thalia...except maybe Erica!  Thalia was also ready to help her Papa move wood from the driveway to the wood pile...but...accidents happen!
 In July, 2010, Thalia's driving career began!
She started in a car, and then progressed to the Texas Longhorn Golf Cart!
 December, 2010 was the beginning of Thalia's scone baking career!


 This was a fun Christmas!  We had a houseful of family...and we celebrated UJ's new Chick fil a business in Colorado!

After everyone left, Thalia stayed with us awhile longer.  We loved it!  She flew home all by herself!
I love her!
 In July, 2014, Thalia brought her parents up to see us.
Even at 14 years old, her Dad still tries to feed her.
 She still loves the beach...and watching the waves.
This time, she's watching them with William...
and Thalia has a camera around her neck!
(She's definitely MY granddaughter!)

 She loves her family...
just like her Mimi...

 She's a strong young lady...
just like...well, I may not be young, but I'm strong...

 I love this...
We're both creatures of habit...of tradition. 
I take a picture of Thalia next to this cart every time we go to the zoo.

15 years old...it doesn't seem possible...

Happy Birthday, Thalia!

Your Mimi loves you so very much!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Mom!

Happy anniversary, Mom!

Today is the day my parents were married...I never forget the day, but I do forget the year.  Was in 1949?  1950?

 I was born in 1954....in August.  This picture was obviously taken in December, so I would have been 4 months old. I was their first!


Friday, October 10, 2014

A Milestone

 Benjamin learned how to ride a bike awhile back...but it was a smaller bike.
When he got this larger one, the training wheels went back on.
 His mama and daddy love to ride bikes, and he's been riding his bike to school...with training wheels.
 But this weekend, he decided it was time...
time to take the training wheels off!
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 Riding a bike without training wheels is a milestone, in my opinion.
 I remember teaching Thalia how to ride a bike...
a pink bike
with a pink helmet
and I think she was about 5 years old...
I need to find that post and put a link to it here...
 I was...I am... big time proud of this little guy for this milestone!
 Somebody else wanted to ride his bike...
 and he wanted to make sure his picture was being made while he rode...
"I see you, William!"
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What fun this was to watch!