Friday, October 17, 2008

Five Generations

For 17 years my family has had five generations on this earth at once! When my cousin Beth had Amara, she made it five generations of mothers and daughters. Can you imagine all the wisdom, heartache, tears, joy and love that's spanned nearly a century? Granny, the matriach that started it all and the woman my mother's named for (my mom's name is Lois, not Granny, in case you were wondering) is 98 years old. And as she told my cousins when they visted this summer, "Her time is nigh." My cousin Stacy managed to convery how the whole family feels in a prayer request email today,

There are some people we feel should just be part of our lives forever - and today I am so thankful for God's promise of eternity. My Granny is 98 years old and my family has counted on her love and wisdom and the knowledge that she prays without ceasing for each and everyone of us, every day of her life. These past few days as the phone calls and emails have gone back and forth advising all of us of her failing health, 98 years just doesn't seem long enough. We know she longs to be with our Lord, but oh how selfishly I would wish to keep her always here with us.

Please pray for my Great-Aunt Elaine as she cares for Granny and makes arrangements with home health care and hospice. And praise the Lord for the wonderful church family they have in Colorado Springs that are doing so much for both them. Please pray for my Grandma in TX as I know it is difficult for her to be so far away from her mother as all of this is happening, your mom is your mom no matter what your age.

And if I haven't told you lately, I am blessed to have you in my life. Thank you for your prayers.

In Christ,

We love you Granny!
The photo above is of Hannah and Granny.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Junior Juniors

We love #88, Uncle Will Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Shady Character

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At Steve and Bobbie's house this summer.

We're working on developing fashion sense early.

TV Dinner

Corbin has a penchant for high def. When the tv is off he ignores it, but when it's on, it beckons him, drawing him in, calling his name, "Corbin, come here, come on, that's right, a little closer now, take a little taste." Here he is sampling the tv at Scott's parents'. It's just so big and shiny and so close to the floor.

Guy Smiley

I love digital cameras. It is so nice to be able to snap away without hesitation, download dozens of pictures, only to immediately delete more than half of them. I often hear that I take exceptional pictures, but I don't. I take an exceptional amount of pictures.

Owen has what I can only assume is a genetic disorder that renders him unable to smile nicely and naturally for pictures. I say it's genetic because GG and my dad seem to be afflicted as well (I may too, but we'd never know, because the fat lady feels much safer behind the camera). I try and delete the non-keepers from my computer, but a few fall through the cracks. Here's a montage of Owen at his not-so-best. I can share these without guilt because I've also shared many wonderful pictures of his bright smile.

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and here, my personal favorite...
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

More Mohawks

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