This blog was created with the intent of keeping you in touch with our family. I am a secondary school teacher and an adjunct history instructor. The last 25 plus years of my life have been shared with my husband Randal. He works for an Electric Coop. We have one daughter, who graduated from Tech this year. We are amazed daily at how God works in our lives.
This last weekend, I traveled to Giddings, Texas for a small family reunion. It was nice to see my grandmother Mammaw Monkeyface and Auntie Madge, along with Mom, Dad, Danny, Mary Jane, Tracy, Trace, Aunt Cindy, Grayson, LaDonna, Justice, Libby, Aunt Gloria, Uncle Ben and of course the smallest, but sweetest.....Baby Kayden. Mammaw Monkeyfaces house was filled with lots of laughter. I am sure we wore her and Auntie Madge out. 8 month old Kayden kept us all entertained with his cute faces and giggles. We gave Libby a surprise birthday party. Both Justice and Libby are cute and smart girls, who have grown up so much since I saw them last. We wished everyone could have been there. We are hoping to have a Thanksgiving Reunion.
P.S. For those wondering: We call my grandmother Mammaw Monkeyface because my PaPa used to call us kids monkeyfaces when we were little. One day my daughter Ashley (about age 3) told him he was the monkeyface, and from that point on she referred to them as Papa and Mammaw Monkeyface. The name took and it is now the one all grandkids use for my grandmother.
1. Gathering around the table to eat as a family 2. Playing card games and etc. 3. Family albums (especially old ones) 4. Laughing so hard until you cry or until someone starts snorting, which makes you laugh even harder. 5. Reminiscing about the past. It usually means dragging up some old story that probably needs to be kept in the past. 6. Watching movies and eating popcorn together. 7. Family vacations are the best. 8. Birthday dinners and etc. 9. Giant get togethers with my family. 10. The fact that I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and belong to my family.