Category Archives: Walt

Catching Up…Spring & Summer 2014

Well first of all, I’m happy to announce that I actually remembered the login password for my blog.  It’s been that long. I don’t ever feel pressured about this blog, because it’s a hobby.  But when I printed the past couple of years’ posts into blog books last spring, it reminded me how much I […]

Walt’s Baptism

During the fall, Walt began asking serious questions about salvation.  Heaven has been a frequent topic of conversation since losing Pop, but Walt began probing further.  He’s been in church since he was in the womb, so the terminology has long been familiar and “Sunday school answers”  roll off his tongue easily.  But he had […]

Over the River and Through the Woods

The day after Christmas we loaded up the vehicle and headed to Mississippi.  And when I say we loaded up, I mean we stuffed ourselves, our dog, our luggage, and a pile of gifts into a compact SUV. We made even the Brady Bunch look more comfortable, riding on those camping trips in their 1960s […]

Christmas in Texas

This was a year of new traditions for our family of five.  For the first time in twenty years, we spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day away from extended family.  We decided we would have more time to visit if we waited until after the holiday to make the trip back to Mississippi to see […]

Yellow Belt

Walt fully recovered from the flu on Wednesday (after being diagnosed on Monday), and he was ecstatic that he was able to attend the belt testing at his Tae Kwon Do studio that night.  He advanced from orange to yellow belt.  The boy is serious about his karate skills and plans to have his black […]

Fabulous Forty & the Flu

I was able to make a quick trip back home during mid-December to celebrate Bess’s 40th birthday with the girls.  Sadly I didn’t take any quality photos, but among the five of us, we did get a few of pics on our phones.   Brandi is the official party planner, and she did a fabulous […]

Thanksgiving 2013

The kids got out of school early on the Friday before Thanksgiving.  So we loaded up and headed to Mississippi.  Shannon worked through the following Wednesday, so the kids and I stayed in Tupelo until Wednesday evening and met him in the Delta at his folks’ house that night. About three days before leaving, Shannon […]

Decking Our New Halls

While some folks would be terribly upset with us, I will go ahead and admit that we decorated our home for Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving.  That’s right.  I said it.  Knock me down.  Spit at me.  But in the spirit of thankfulness, peace, good tidings, and Christmas love, I say just embrace it.  Some like to […]

Seven

Walt turned seven on Thanksgiving Day this year.  I couldn’t help but think about Thanksgiving Day in 2006 when I was a very rotund girl with a face that glowed something like a full moon.  I felt if someone stuck a pin in me I just might pop and go flying through the air.  Well, […]

Christmas Break Begins

So Christmas break officially started two hours ago.  Actually school gets out at 1:30 today, but the teachers “encouraged” parents to take their children home following the class Christmas parties this morning.  I remember fonder time when parties were at the end of day.  Now they have breakfast for their parties.  My middle child volunteered […]