Monday, April 14, 2014

One Year Old

We are finding it very difficult to accept that our Little Klaire is already a year old! She had a party to celebrate last Saturday and we all had a marvelous time.
I didn't get many good pictures because so many others were taking them, and we were just trying to enjoy the celebration.
She loved her truck!
And her cake.
LMW liked her truck too.
They decided to take turns driving each other around.
In a couple of weeks, we will celebrate LMW's FOURTH birthday. Gee Whiz my little babies are growing way too quickly!!

Friday, April 4, 2014


I felt so guilty that my last post was about snow, that I thought I should at least say hello to you good folks. :)


Spring is here and with it came a bad case of Vertigo. I'm still battling it off and on, but it's tolerable and I'm not letting it keep me from doing what I want, which is yard work and furniture painting. Oh, and a little sewing thrown in as well.

My babies are growing too quickly!
This is what LMW calls "Squishyland" in Nanna's bedroom.
It's a hard life right?
Little Klaire always heads for the camera and tries to climb up the legs of whoever has it.
See her little boo boos? Walking is a hard lesson to learn.
Klaire will be a year old on the 18th and LMW will be 4 on May 4th. Where in the world does the time go! As my grandmother always said, "I need to put a brickbat on their heads so they won't grow any more!"

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Do you believe this weather?!! Polar Vortex and all. It's been bitterly cold in the south, and we southerners are just not used to it. We have from time to time gone out for a short while. Little boys must have a little fresh air and exercise you know... even in the snow.

But for little girls, we just have to stay inside and enjoy being loved on, now don't we?

We are patiently...ahem...waiting for the Spring weather so we can all get outside and play.

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Welcome to the year of our Lord 2014.
When I was a child, thinking about this far into the future had me believing we would all be living like the Jetsons.
We would be so far advanced in technology, that we'd all be flying around in jet propelled space cars, have personal robots to do our bidding, we'd all live in the sky with everything we use daily being automated, and we'd be able to communicate with others via video.Well....

Some of that seems to have come to pass. No Jet cars, but there is a lot of automated "stuff" these days. Robots clean the floors...
And Skype and Face Time are popular ways of visiting those who are far away.
It really is amazing, you know? But still, as a child, I would have thought we'd be exploring the galaxy by now.
We'd all just make reservations to take a little trip into space, just for the fun of it. Sort of like going to the beach on vacation. Not yet, even though we do actually have folks living on a space station that orbits the earth. Who would have thunk it?

In any case, I have a few goals I want to reach in 2014 and I hope and pray I am able to follow through. Not resolutions, as they never work for me.  If I resolve to DO something and don't, I've failed. "Goals" seem more likely to achieve and less stressful. If I don't reach the goal, at least I've tried and have made progress. I'm going to think on them a bit more and maybe put them down here to mark off as the year goes by. Or not.

HAPPY NEW YEAR my friends!! God bless you and your families in the coming year.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Family Christmas 2013

What joy there is in family gatherings!! We eat too much, spend too much, but there is never too much love!
Our family is blessed beyond measure and so thankful to our Heavenly Father for all his mercy and love! Our children and grandchildren give us more happiness than words could ever express.

Photos are hard to get these days with Klaire twisting out of our laps, and LMW being too busy playing to stop and smile for the camera, but we persevered and got a few nice ones I think.

Great grandparents were excited to get a little sugar from both of the kids.

And three generations of Winston men.
One with LeLe too.
Camera hiccuped on this one, but I edited as best I could.
These photos are precious because Pappaw has Alzheimer's. He may not even remember who the kids are by next Christmas, but we pray and rely on God.

I pray God's blessing on you and your families on Christmas and for the coming year.

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sharing a Story of Survival

I was approached by a beautiful young woman, asking if I would be so kind as to share her story of cancer survival. After watching her video, and learning her story, I am very glad to do so. Her name is Heather, and she is a survivor of Mesothelioma.
I've seen the commercials about it, and somehow got the idea that it is always fatal. Heather proved that wrong! Please take a moment to view her video. It's not long, but it is informative and inspirational.
The link is here. I thank you and I'm sure Heather does too.

God bless.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Got Milk?

This time of year, every time the weather man mentions the word snow (or ice) the whole state begins to panic and make a bread and milk run to Walmart. When I lived in the north, people barely noticed the snow. Here, they freak out at the mention of it. It's so hilarious.

My husband was getting things together last night, in case it really did happen, and LMW grabbed one of the flashlights to play with. He insisted on getting inside my closet and closing the door.
Before I knew what was happening, all my shoes were scattered and the shelves taken apart and re-positioned.
I sat on the floor, with the doors closed and watched as he continued to move things around to suit him. He repeatedly mentioned, "Getting comfterbul", but I don't see how he could be in this mess. The child is definitely entertaining!

As for the snow and ice apocalypse....well, it seems to have arrived north of me. I'm still ok for the time being.  As a facebook friend mentioned, in my mind's eye, I can see people sitting around their fireplace with a glass of milk and a slice of bread, totally content. Got milk?