First of all, thank you so much for praying for our heat to be fixed. It was repaired yesterday at about 10:30 and the minute that heat started blowing we rejoiced! Thank you to Bro. Scotty Bristow for coming over and repairing it for us. Also, my thumb is so much better! I can’t believe it is already doing so much better. I appreciate your prayers so much.
I had such a good time during my last trip to Arkansas for the Thanksgiving holiday.Here’s Janet Drive, the street on the side of our house. It was so lovely to see the falling leaves!! It’s something we don’t see down here in autumn. We have the Live Oak trees here and, oddly enough, they lose their leaves in the spring! I couldn’t resist snapping the photo below. It’s kind of relaxing, don’t ya think?
Here is David Allen, Melanie’s oldest boy with Laci.
The three Musketeers! L-R: David Allen, Mitchell and Andrew
Here I am with the three little ones. L-R: Leslie, Laci and Stephen
My Mom bought new pajamas for the grandkids. These five here spent the night at Mom’s house on pallets on the floor(For you Andy lovers out there, they called it “adventure sleeping”). Terry and I and the little girls stayed at a motel. Lauren was the only girl, so she didn’t get Spiderman PJ’s! She loved her penguin pajamas though! They all had a blast!
Here’s the whole gang: L-R: David Allen, Andrew, Stephen, Lauren, Mitchell and Leslie (who’s trying unsuccessfully to hide. She’s the shy one.)
A proud Aunt! Here I am with the cutest clan in the world! Okay, I’m a little prejudiced! :o)
Leslie was a busy girl during our trip. She was always trying to fold blankets, or help Mom fold towels. She also enjoyed coloring! Her baby doll Lucy is beside her. Lucy has seen better days, as you can see!
Stephen, Melanie’s youngest boy, just adored Laci! He kept asking her if they could have Laci for Christmas! He would come up to me and say “Valry, I love your baby!” and then give her and me some kisses! He’s a sweetie! He was such a good “babysitter”. He kept Laci happy so I could visit with my Mom and Melanie.
The kids had so much fun together. Uncle Walter took all the older ones to the park three times, and the weather was nice enough for them to play outside.
Here’s one of my three sweet nephews! I sure miss him, and the whole family.
David Allen and Mitchell had matching Spiderman pajamas, which, by the way, came in very handy those two nights the heat was off!
Lauren and Stephen enjoying the building blocks.
Valerie and Terry ~ still in love after all these years!