Turtle's Progress

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


This little guy is five years old! Can't believe he has grown so fast. He was born just a year and a half after his granddad and I got married and I'm so blessed to call him grandson! This picture was taken in June at his Uncle Craig's wedding. Brody was the ring bearer and did a great job of trudging a long way through the sand while helping the two year old flower girl at the same time! He's a sweet boy and I only wish we lived closer so we could spend more time together!

Halloween 2009

In October Grandad and I spent about a week in California seeing all of the family and spending some extra special time with Charlotte. This is the first time I was able to go trick-or-treating with her and we had a ball! I don't get to see her as often as the rest of the grands but she does still remember me and I am proud to be known as her "grama darlin'"! Here she is in the ballerina costume her mom custom made for her.

Christmas Gift

This year I received some wonderful gifts and have been enjoying all of them, but I must say that my favorite is from my sweet little Sarah. This past summer Sarah was in an art class. With lots of help she painted a few canvases. I was the lucky recipient of one that beautifully matches my vintage kitchen. Thanks, Sarah!

Monday, January 25, 2010


This little guy is spending the next four days with Grandad and me. Today has been cold and blowing snow flurries so we have stayed in but tomorrow when it warms up we are heading out for some fun! His mom and sis are in Boston visiting friends, and his dad is working hard out of town so we got the pleasure of two year old company. Takes me back to those young mother days....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Little Sister

In December, after waiting for nearly five months, I was matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee with my new Little Sis. We were introduced in her home by our match coordinator, and I also met her mother and two younger sisters. After our meeting we headed to Starbucks for coffee/hot chocolate to get to know each other a little better.

C is a ten year old 5th grader whose parents are divorced. She loves school, reads at a 9th grade level, wants to be a teacher for the blind when she grows up and is a loving little girl. I feel absolutely blessed to be a part of her life.
And thankful that her mother enrolled her in this wonderful program