What a doll!
LOVE this picture
BIG blue eyes, and a sprinkle of freckles, soo cute!
Love her little pose here
Sisters (in their "sister" shirts)
Tella got her hair here, and yet Capri kept her pose, haha
I can't get the pictures any bigger as I am copying them from a sight that I PAID for and thought gave me total sharing rights, but apparently not, haha You get the idea though. They are soo much better bigger, but it is what it is. That little purple (her favorite color) outfit Capri had on (while still a little big) was also part of our total bargain shopping. Cost of the whole outfit? 7 dollars!! I LOVE it, haha.
Before my son's family arrived we had Bible Study which went very well. A few of you sent me e-mails wondering what we are doing, so I decided to just post it here. We are going through a book called Understanding Your Blessings in Christ by Elizabeth George, which is just wonderful. I have done a few of her studies in the past and have always been soo blessed. We go through our lesson and then spend quite a bit of time in prayer. We finish it up with lunch and fellowship. I do lead this study though there is not much to it. We have been blessed a few times when my son comes and just gives a little overview study on the book in the Bible we are studying. We have done Ruth, Esther, and one just looking into effective prayer. How I wished ALL of you who are interested could come sometime. If you are ever in our area on a Friday morning you would be most welcome. And for those of you who do live close enough (Kristi, Genn, Maryrose, Kris just to name a few, haha) I would LOVE to have any of you join us as well. I did take a pic of our newest "lady"....little Priscilla Jane. We covered this little one in prayer all last year and have been soo blessed to have her sweet little presence here now. In the meantime, if ever any of you have a prayer request, we would be soo privileged to lift it to the Lord.
She has these HUGE dimples when she smiles..
I also need to post a BIRTHDAY greeting for my sweet grand daughter Annabel Class who turned 13 years old yesterday!! 13!! I can hardly believe it. Such an incredibly sweet girl whom I love beyond reason.
It seems like yesterday that she was born, and in other ways such a long time ago. Annabel makes her home with her other grandparents (SUCH a long story) but my son (Joe) does have her on week-ends, and holidays, etc. It makes it hard for me to get much one on one time with her, but I do get my opportunities and I am all over them. We enjoy a connection I am soo grateful for and she shares her heart with me quite willingly. She has even taken to calling me recently on the phone when she has a "story" that just can't wait, haha.
She is a typical 13 year old "girly" girl and enjoys shopping, music, clothes, sports, and unfortuntely, boys, haha. She has an outgoing, extroverted personality and has been a cheer leader so far during junior high. She does VERY well in school and is blessed to be going to the same Christian schools I sent Melody too as well. How funny it is to have the teachers and staff ask if she is in any way related, haha.
If all goes as planned I am to spend the day enjoying her next Sat. We will do lunch, shopping and possibly a movie, (we love to hit the "girly" ones together) and then come back to our house where the whole family will enjoy pizza and cake. I soo look forward to seeing all the Lord has in mind with this precious little life. HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet little Belle, and may the Lord bless you, and keep you, and make His face to shine upon you now and forever more....Love you forever and always, Grandma
She LOVES Aunt Mel
One more little random story...On Thursday of last week I was talking to my sisters on the phone and heard that McDonald's is giving away Chipmunk toys as their Happy Meal giveaways. And? you might wonder...Well, I just knew that 3 of my little grandkiddies would just LOVE those little guys and gals. Soo I began my search. I left that afternoon with the plan of hitting up ALL the local McDonald's if I had to until I had collected 2 full sets of these to give to them. Well, it started out easier than I thought as I very quickly had all but the 2 Simon's I needed to complete
my their collections. After exahusting 5 different McDonald's with NO Simon's I had only 1 more to go. I figured worse case they would all have a few to play with, and what would it matter if they didn't have THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE!! haha I saw days of searching which just might include my husband and others searching for me as well as far as I could see. I pulled into the drive thru and told the gal what I was looking for. She told me they did INDEED have two Simon's. I was giddy. I paid my money and pulled ahead to the pick up window and got my little bag. After driving away from the window I decided to check the bag and sure enough, there was only 1 Simon!! and some other girl one. I quickly pulled into a parking spot and hobbled in and told the gal behind the counter my problem. She said, "Oh I KNOW we had 2 Simon's. I SAW them." Soo she begins digging through this box and there is NOT another one. Feeling sad for whichever of my grandkids was not to get the sought after Simon I turned to go and this older gentlemen who was standing there (having heard the whole thing....I PROMISE I wasn't loud) and he said to me...."Who are you looking for? I have got 3 boxes here. Maybe I have one." Now I am thinking, "OH yes, would you PLEASE dig through your boxes and see!!" but aloud I said, "Oh sir, that is OK...I don't expect you to dig through your boxes just to see." But he says, "Oh it's no problem." Box 1 and 2 held the same easily found girl one, BUT in box 3, the much wanted Simon!! I said, "That's him!" wanting to grab it out of his hand, but completely controlling myself. He hands him to me saying, "Here you go..." I quickly gave him the other random girl and thanked him sincerely and left quickly. Sometimes you just run into the NICEST people. Thanks to this random stranger my grandkids enjoyed the FULL SET of chipmunks and had hours and hours of fun playing in their little imaginary world this week-end. I believe JD slept with one of them, and I know they joined us for pizza... THANK YOU whoever you are!!
Just noticed how long this is, sorry!! haha