Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Allison & Mike

Allison & Mike
Originally uploaded by DanMcLean

This is my new sister-in-law, Allison. I like this photo my dad took. These too are such good friends and we're so happy she's joined our family.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Time Continues On

This photo was taken in April of 2008. That is my oldest nephew, to the left of me, who has his arm around me. I believe Jay took this photo of the siblings & parents. Now Calvin didn't have his arm around me because we have a special bond by any means. No, This was the weekend we discovered Calvin was taller than me!!! I knew the day was coming but I didn't think it would of arrived so quickly. My little baby nephew who I remember feeding at Dauphin Island when he was a wee baby was now taller than me.

This is Calvin and Bonnie down in Las Vegas about a year earlier (October 2007). This is a funny photo because Bonnie was playing under neath Calvin's large rock throwing area. I just remember this because it was funny.

This is Boomer with Bonnie in this photo. Boomer was Calvin's dog and he was such a good dog to everyone.

One of my very last memories of Calvin was after he got his cell phone. Now Calvin had a few rules concerning this cell phone of his. One of the rules was that it had to be in my sister's room at night so he wasn't down in his room texting all the time. Well the weekend we were visiting the room we staying in was above Calvin's room. Jay and I were laying on the air mattress trying to fall asleep and we could hear giggling in the room downstairs. Since we knew Calvin was alone we figured out he was texting. It was just so funny to sit there listening to him giggle as someone texted him something. Jay and I enjoyed hearing him laugh that we just couldn't snitch on him.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Apples, Apples, & more Apples

What's in that wagon you say? Well take a little closer look.

Why it's a wagon full of apples. These were picked off the tree in my back yard. Now it's time to start making pie!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Great Balloon Chase

This morning Jay headed out for work as he does every morning. He gave me a call on my cell but I didn't hear it, I have this weird ability to turn down my ringer and I have no clue as to how this ever happens. Thankfully he texted me so I could figure out the coolness he was telling me.

As I was in my bedroom I could hear this odd noise but since next to our bedroom is the Baptist Church parking lot I assumed maybe it was something going on there. So I heard the text noise from my phone. I checked it out. Jay's text said, there's a hot air balloon in our backyard. Oh cool. I ran out back and could see it through the trees. The kids couldn't see it very well though.

I looked at them and said, "Let's chase the hot air balloon." It took a little coaxing but I finally got them in the car. The balloon was moving fast but when we got to the end of the road I could see it was just in the neighborhood by my house. I drove down the road and sure enough the balloon had landed in the road!

The view from the car.

The kids instantly thought it was so cool. So we stayed and watched them deflate the balloon. I found it pretty fun myself.

The kids checking out the balloon.

Right after this they put some hot air in the balloon and it totally scared Chas - he stayed attached to my hip after that.

Taking the balloon down.

Bonnie being silly as the balloon was deflated.

I think our family may have a future in balloon chasing, I think it's better than chasing tornadoes!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Just thought I'd show some progress on the cross stitch I started for Chas last summer. It's his birth announcement and I just love it. I made one for Bonnie back when she was a baby.

Oh yeah & if you forgot what he looked like, here's a photo of him with scooter.

This dog is so patient.