Thursday, March 7, 2013

St. Jude with the grands!



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We recently went back to St. Jude for my son Jordan’s six month check up.


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He is the handsome young man sitting there in the middle of our two precious granddaughters.  Jordan is a brain tumor survivor. 



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There are always lots of fun things happening at St. Jude.  While we were in between clinic appointments a juggler came to entertain the kids.



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We got a great report that Jordan’s tumor has remained stable, which made this visit a wonderful time to celebrate the good news!



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We wanted to take our grandchildren so they could see all the amazing things St. Jude does to care for the children that come to the hospital with life threating diseases.




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One evening we went to the mall with the girls and they got to make a Build-a-Bear.  Oh my…they were in heaven.  “Now, if I could only decide which one to choose?”



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Here’s our little Karli pumping up her bear!



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It was love at first sight for Kayla!



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Finally, they were all groomed and dressed, and we were off to have some more fun!


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Cole was patient while the girls did their thing, but now he was ready to do some high jumping on the trampoline.



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Up, up and away they went.  Talk about fun…



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We are so blessed to have these amazing gifts from God in our lives!



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The next day we went to the Memphis Zoo.  The weather was picture perfect!  Oh, no….looks like we spotted three ferocious bears!




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And then I saw this beautiful little monkey! I think I’ll just take her home with me.



There are just no word to express the joy we have as grandparents.  These little ones have truly filled a special place in our hearts.




Friday, February 1, 2013

Disney Magic


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For the past few years, our family has taken an annual trip to Disney World.  I don’t know who gets more excited…our grandchildren or us!



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This year was extra special;  all 5 of our sons came.  Talk about a lot of planning!  My wonderful daughter in love took care of every last detail.




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Thanks so much, Kristin.  Your hard work paid off.  Each day was filled with all kinds of fun things to do, and we ate at some amazing places. 




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We spent our first day in the Magic Kingdom.  Here we are at the Crystal Palace for lunch.  Yummy…




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There is nothing like watching the spectacular parade on Main Street.  The magic had officially begun.




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Karli had a love affair with her cousin Grace; she would not let her out of her sight!




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Here we are taking a quick photo stop.  Gosh…so many beautiful places to take pictures. 



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Even my son Jordan got mouse fever!  Who doesn’t love Mickey?




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Smile, girls, we don’t want to forget any of these special moments.




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Here we are, one more character stop before we leave!




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As you can see, the weather was just gorgeous.  Lots of sunshine and smiles.  Couldn’t have been more perfect.



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Next stop… Animal Kingdom.  Uncle Joe’s job was to entertain the kids while we waited for our table.  As you can see, he did a great job!




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Karli (our little animal lover) was just mesmerized by an amazing bird show.




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As you can see, we planed our outfits accordingly.  Looking forward to making that scrapbook soon.


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To end our day we went on an adventured-filled safari ride.




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Is she not just adorable?




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We took a break during the week and went to Sea World.  Oh boy, what fun!  This was my first visit…I’ll be back for sure.



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Looks like someone made a friend.




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This show was simply awesome! 




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Looks like I spotted a really nice looking guy in the crowd!




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Another highlight from our trip was going to the American Idol Experience.  No flash photography was allowed.   As you can see that smile lit up the place!




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Now…for the hard part, who would we choose?  Who will be the next American Idol?



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My three amigos,  still ready for more fun!



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One of my favorite places to visit in Disney World is Epcot. Now that the girls are getting older, they have found their favorite countries to visit.



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My American beauties!



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Here is our reward for getting old!





wpe IMG_0817 It seems just like yesterday we took these guys to Disney as little boys.  Where has the time gone?




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And now we have our precious grandson!  So many moments I’ll cherish forever.




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I could keep going with the many pictures I took, but for now I’ll stop.



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We were worn out by the end of our trip, but we are already looking forward to going back!   Thanks so much taking your time to stop by.