Wow, I have realized more with each passing day, how very fast time flies!!! I am still such a blessed woman. My first 2 grandangels will turn 4 this year!!! Not possible! My first grandangel boy is going to be 6 months old in less than three weeks! Mason came into our lives July 25, 2012. He is absolutely adorable. My holidays were fabulous because of family! We had our first snow on Christmas this year, beautiful, but kept several from being able to make it to Christmas at my sister’s house! Having Mother and Daddy out here with us was fabulous! James and I had 6 Christmas’ to do and we did! The only thing terribly hurtful, is, that James lost his job Thanksgiving week. The company he worked for was definitely not a nice one. They will suffer the loss. As we have a new year, I am praying to God that he opens a wonderful opportunity up for James. He so deserves a good job. Only 8 weeks and 1 day and our second grandangel boy will be arriving! Brady is due to arrive March 4, 2013. I am loading up on blessings with these precious grandangels. My new year’s resolution is to shed 25 pounds, write more on my blog, and do some sewing! Hopefully I will be able to accomplish these things. After all of the baking for Christmas I did, we still have some goodies left. I will do much better on the “diet” after that is gone. Cowboys disappointed again at the end of the season! Jerry says it is going to be VERY uncomfortable around Valley Ranch….right! James and I just realized Fancie is 11 1/2 years old, that doesn’t seem possible either! She is such a sweet little dog! James trained her and she is very good! He has kept the cover off the pool this winter and since he is home right now (no job), he is diligently keeping it perfect and I know he is proud of it. We will have our 3rd annual Norman Oasis Opening, which I am planning for June 1st! Only about 20 weeks away, and that will fly! I love summertime, best of all the seasons! Talk to you again soon……………….love, Gigi!
Hello everyone!!! 2weeks and 5 days til my first little boy grandangel is due to arrive. My Babydoll goes back for her checkup tomorrow. I am so anxious for my wonderful daughter, Lana to be blessed with a child! I have no doubt she and Brian will be GREAT parents! Lana has loved the role of ‘Mother” all her life and now, she gets to live that role! The summer of July 2012 has been fast and furious! Started on May 12, 2012. That was our “opening season at the Norman Oasis! Of course, it was a bit early for the water, so we only had a couple of the children actually swim! Fun time was had by all! Then we celebrated Mother’s Day on the same day so everyone would get to see all the Mom’s! Since that weekend, just about every weekend, we have been blowin’ and goin’! Now, we are waiting on Mason Kieth to arrive! Baby Showers, July 4th, birthdays, Father’s Day, but, the BIG one is Mason! Can’t wait to start loving on him!!! I believe: “being a grandparent is like….opening presents FOREVER”!!!!! Stay tuned for more to come, love……………..Gigi
Well, I can’t begin to tell you how very excited I am to know my Babydoll Lana, is giving birth to our 1st Grandson!!! He is due 4 weeks from today! Most everyone doesn’t think she will go that long. Bless her heart, she has done soooo good! She and Brian sure have his room fixed up adorable. His name will be Mason Kieth! Yes, that is the way Kieth will be spelled! Brian’s mother spelled his name that way, so, Mason will have his middle name after his Daddy!!! Love it! I am soooo excited!!! Last weekend was our precious Kaela’s 3rd birthday party! She is just adorable! James, Kylie and I spent the night with Lana and Brian, had such a great time! Brought our other little adorable Kylie home with us and we swam 6 hours! This weekend we are going down to my handsome brother, Ben’s for their (Mary Beth & Ben) annual 4th of July Celebration! Can’t wait, always have a blast!!! Love……………………Gigi
Watching American Idol—-wooohooo, I am amazed at the talent! Yiiiipppeee, gettin’ so excited for little angeldoll “MASON” to get here! God is so wonderful and we all need to praise him!!!!!!! Work is —hummmm—work! James and I have been working outside getting things ready for the swimming season at “Norman Oasis”!!!!! Love………..Gigi
I am so very blessed!!! I have such a beautiful family! My precious grandangels are so wonderful and I look sooo forward to our first grandson in July! We are both looking so forward to getting the swimming season going at the Norman Oasis!!! Very anxious to work in the yard too!!! Flowers here I come!!! Going to try to get a lot done this weekend! Love………………..Gigi
Yipppeee, Lana and Brian are presenting us with Mason Keith Hamblin in July!!!!! I’m soooo excited to have a little grandson!!! Yesterday, James and I met Lana at the Range Rover dealership and ate breakfast at Denny’s and then shopped at Babies R Us! Had a blast! Then at lunch at Buca Di Beppo Italian and it was delish!!!! Took Lana back to get her car and she went back home. We went and visited with Cliff, Kristin, and Kylie! Enjoyed seeing them all, but of course, Kylie was the show stopper! However, their big ol’ white cat, Meester, ran a close second. He climbed up on the back of the recliner, and proceeded to throw up run into my purse that was sitting on the floor!!! Thank goodness, and Kristin’s quick action, not much damage!!! Guess I won’t put my purse on the floor next time!!! hahahaha James and I just finished watching Nascar race and Dale Jr. lead quite a few laps!!! Definitely a Jr. fan!!! I am very excited about a new grandson on the way and summer coming!!! Love…………………Gigi
Happy New Year everyone! I am absolutely thrilled and excited to be looking for our newest little grandangel around July 27th! Lana and Brian are expecting their 1st child! I am one excited Gigi, I can tell you!!! Kylie will be 3 years old in just a couple of weeks! Wasn’t it just yesterday she was born? I’m so very blessed to have such wonderful children and grandangels! Of course, we here in Texas have no reason to complain about our winters, but James and I are sure anxious to get Norman’s Oasis opened! Really needing to get a few pounds re-distributed before swim suit time!!! Love…………………..Gigi
Whew, the anticipation of Christmas has passed now. Christmas was fabulous! Everyone in the family was at our house for the Christmas Day Dinner! (except Taylor and Cynthia). I have the week off and I am working just as hard as a turk!!!! Not even going to start taking down the Christmas decorations, I think I deserve being able to look at them with no stress of schedule!!!! Kaela and Kylie looked so precious on Christmas dressed alike in their little Christmas dresses that Nana and Pop gave them!!! Mother and Daddy (and Shane) were here from the 20th till the 26th. The weather hasn’t been bad, just cold enough to have the fireplace going!!! I baked about 14 different sweets this year! It was a wonderful Christmas! Kept Kylie yesterday and sure enjoyed having her. James was off too, so we had fun the whole day! Love………………..Gigi
WOW, what a summer!!! We put our pool in and love, love, love it!!!! So thankful to have had the opportunity to have family and friends all summer long! Perfect weather all summer for swimming, thank you Lord! We were in it every single day!!! Came home from work each evening and jumped in swimming suit and then right in the pool! How refreshing! It has been a wonderful summer!!! Daddy got a severe infection in his right hand under the tendons (not sure at all how it happened), had to have surgery and been in the Tyler ETMC for 15 days! Mother has been with him every minute. They should be going home on Monday or Tuesday. They are soooooo ready! Kylie and Kaela are just chattering up a storm now and growing so fast!!! Precious dolls! Went to Joe’s Crab Shack and Main Event for Lana’s 30th (and Brian’s 31st) and had an absolute blast! Bowled, Glo-Golf, and Laser Tag (which was my favorite)!!!! Where has this year already gone? Just can’t believe Gigi is already Christmas shopping!!! ……..Love….Gigi
Good morning all!!! Tons going on right now, seriously having brain overload! I think Gigi needs her grandangels to make her feel all peaceful. They just bring that stress level down so quickly for me. Easter is just around the corner and I am anxious to see the girls egg hunting at Cliff and Kristin’s.
Family reunion, also is slipping up fast! Hope we have a good crowd this year too! How quickly we see time fly when we realize the short distance from one year to the next!
Daddy has surgery again on the 19th and I pray everything goes perfectly. Our God is in control and I trust him fully! Well, I need to get off to work. Hope everybody has a great day Love……………………………Gigi
Such a lazy, sleepy feeling Sunday! Cooler outside and cloudy, really fighting wanting to nap!
We had our precious little Kylie last night, and thoroughly enjoyed her!!! I can’t believe how big she and Kaela are getting! We are so blessed!
Wishing my daughter-in-law, Kristin, a very happy birthday today!!!
We worked in the yard again yesterday and my sinuses let me know that I am NUTS for not wearing a mask while raking and sweeping!!! You would think I would use more sense, but then again “you would think” NOT ME!!! Bahahahaha—– Watching NASCAR right now, sure wish Dale would win sometime soon!
My sweet hubby just brought me a bowl of chocolate mint chip ice cream! Delicious stuff! Ok, getting down to the last few laps and I will be rooting Jr on! Good week ahead for everyone! Love…………Gigi
Good day, Saturday! Spring starts tomorrow, yiiiipppppeeeee! I love the warm weather. I am needing my “Grandangel” fix! Miss my Kylie and Kaela, girls!
I came home from work yesterday and stayed out in the yard doing a little work in the flower bed. Loved it! Sure can tell there is a lot of pollen in the air though, ugh! My sinuses are not as happy as the rest of me, hahahaha. I have plans to go back outside and do some more “outside” work.
Only 5 weeks from tomorrow is Easter, Praise the Lord!!!
Hope everyone has a great day! Love………………Gigi
All right, tomorrow is Friday!!!! Weekend, and again Iam soooo ready for it! My sweet hubby, James, set me up to be able to print pics from my computer! I have been nagging him forever and he went out today, on his day off , no less, and fixed it so I can print from my laptop!!! I am such a “happy camper” tonight! I have the sweetest guy!
Now, I must get my hair done so I can watch The Mentalist. Really cold out, got the electric blanket on. Oh, I forgot to mention, my sweetie also had homemade chili made too!!! It was delicious!!!!!!! So, you know I am right when I say, “he’s the best”!!!!!! Love you all………………Gigi
Sooooo glad it is the weekend! This has been an extra long feeling week. I wish I had my 2 grandangels here to squeeze! I miss them! Just can’t believe it is already the middle of January, 2011. We have had some terrible cold weather this week. We have had nothing to complain about though. All we like to get weather wise, is enough to kill the BUGS!!!!!!
What????????? Changing the signs of the Zodiac? What next, don’t like the names of the months, days of the week, how many days in a week, month, or year? For gosh sakes, leave us alone!!! I am thinking we need to speak up, step up, and stand up before we aren’t allowed to! Ok, enough seriousness! God help us!
I bet my sweet little grandangels are snoozing now. My wonderful husband is sitting over here in his recliner working on his lap top! Fancie Pantz is stretched out beside me here on the couch, snoozing! She loves being lazy, of course, that is pretty much her daily routine, hahahahaha!
Super Bowl coming to Big D in just a couple weeks! On the news tonight, some thugs stoled a laptop after breaking into a car at Joe’s Crabshack near the stadium, it has all kinds of secret info on it! See, criminals are not afraid in this country any more! If they were punished instead of petted, we might see a shift in crime!!!!!!!! Ooops, I got serious again, didn’t I?
Television time now, night-night—and sweet dreams, love……………… Gigi
Haven’t written on here in months, wow, holidays were fabulous! My 2 precious grandangels, Kylie and Kaela are getting so “big girl”! I love them both so very much! They are just sooooo beautiful! I just don’t get to see them often enough.
I can’t believe my son, Clay will be 33 tomorrow!!! I just can’t believe how time flies. Clay and Maggie’s wedding in October was “the bomb”!!!! We had a blast except for my broken rib that happened 2 hours into the 12 hour drive! Partied hard the whole time, so, it didn’t really bother me! Enjoyed seeing the house we lived in when I was a little girl! Went and visited Doreen and Gene (cousins) and loved it! Went to Maggie’s parents and loved it! What can I say, it was “the bomb”!!!!!!!
Texas weather is so fickle, if you blink, you miss it! From one extreme to the other, overnight! Kylie will be “2″ in only 20 days! My sweet Mother & Daddy finally have a stove after several years! I really don’t know how or why she went so long cooking on hot plates, microwave, electric skillet, etc!!!! Bless her heart, she didn’t complain either! (we did!) She is so cute, says she can’t believe how fast the eye’s on the stove heat up!!!!! I tell her, that’s because you haven’t had a stove to cook on, Mother!!!!!
James is cooking his delicious vegetable soup right now. Should be ready to eat in about an hour, yummmmmmm! Cliff came by and stocked up on Christmas goodies! I suppose I should make Pecan Fluffs year round, as much as everyone loves them!!! lol Oh, I have also been doing the skype thing on the computer and love that!! In fact, I forget to get Mother and Daddy to do it with me!!! Whoooo Hooooo November elections! Keep building the steam up folks! We really gotta get OUR COUNTRY back on track!!! Love everybody…………….. Gigi
Oh my goodness!!! Clay and Maggie had the most beautiful wedding! We all had an absolute ball! Kristi and Michael rode with James and me to St. Louis and had such fun!! (except for my broken rib that I managed to get less than 3 hours into the drive!) Being born in St. Louis, Kristi and I really enjoyed trying to soak up as much visual as we could! My rib is getting better with each day. Getting ready for Halloween tonight. I can’t believe how big Kylie and Kaela are getting! They are the loves of my life! Try to write more soon………………….. Gigi
Hi everybody! Been a long wait in between blogs, sorry about that! This summer has been sooo fun! The precious little grandangels are getting so big! Both are walking and starting to talk. Kylie had tubes put in her ears this morning. My sister had surgery last Thursday and my Daddy has surgery this coming Thursday! Our a/c hopefully is fixed now! July 17th it went out and we have had total aggravation with our home warranty company! James (my hero husband) finally had enough and got the TOP DOG on it and we got some of that Whoop Action (nice way to say it!). Only 46 days till Clay and Maggie’s Wedding Day!!!!! I am so excited about that and getting to go to St. Louis (my birth town)!!!!! My Daddy has surgery Thursday and I (as I do with everyone I love) pray God watches over him and everything turns out GOOD!!!! I went to Women Of Faith this past weekend with my Babydoll (Lana), and her best friend Brooke and her Mother Jan, it was just fabulous! Hoping to get to go again next year! James and I have finally put the long awaited flower bed in our backyard! It looks so pretty if I do say so! Of course, we have the “playlike pool” and certainly have had fun in it! We have a little polar bear that has floated in it all summer! Can’t believe it is almost September! Football, Nascar, fall, it is right on us! I love Summer, and have had a great one! Only a few weeks left and fall will be here! Enjoying the last of it for sure!!! (of course, it won’t be cool just yet!) Hope all have a good night!!!! Love…………………………………… Gigi
Tomorrow is my wonderful husband James’ birthday!!!! July is chock full of busy!!!! Had a blast at Ben & Mary Beth’s for the 4th!!!! I blistered something terrible from sitting in the float about 4 1/2 hours! Enjoyed getting to see everyone, and the food was scrumptious! My birthday is coming up toooooo, then Mother’s and then Daddy’s. Also, my great niece, Emily’s! My special brother in law, Michael’s was this past Tuesday!!! James is working today and I am trying to get things done! Just wanted to post a bit, I want to see my precious Kaela and Kylie!!!!!! I love them and miss them! Well, later and love……………………………………….Gigi
Friday evening, and I am soooo happy!!!! I sure thank God for the blessings he has bestowed upon me! Summer is about to bust wide open and I love it!!! Pitching the June bugs right now! So wonderful to suck up the fresh open air! both of my Grandangels, Kylie and Kaela are walking and starting to try to talk now!! They are both so precious and beautiful!! Next weekend is Kaela’s 1st birthday! My how the time we are blessed with, FLIES!!!! Also, next weekend is Father’s Day and I sure have the most fabulous Father in the world!!! I plan on enjoying this whole weekend! Love……………………………………………………… Gigi