Wednesday, February 16, 2011

We Remember

Today is Sarah Harris' birthday. She was Kynn's mom and my mother-in-law. And a good mother-in-law indeed. She was such a sweet, sweet lady. There are so many wonderful memories and we have enjoyed remembering her today. Of course, it does make us sorta sad too, because we miss her so much.

She was affectionately known as Grandmomma. My boys loved her madly, and she was crazy about them too. Each summer when our guys were little, we would take them to Alabama and leave them for three weeks. They were loved with a love that only a grandmother can give. We have been told that if one of the guys wanted McDonald's, and one wanted pizza, and one wanted Burger King, well then, they all got what they wanted. They would get in the car and make the rounds. Wal-mart was an every day event. Yes, I mean, an every day event. Baths were not a requirement, and I don't think their hair got washed. Riding a tractor with granddaddy, playing with the water hose, riding the go cart, and swimming at cousin Stan's house were daily activities.

I can remember when we would go visit in Alabama, she would hug Kynn over and over. She would hold his hand, and just want to talk with him. I loved that about her. She still loved "her" baby and wanted to hear all the details about his life. I wanted Kynn to also have a relationship with her and care about her life. In her later years, he tenderly cared for his mom and was a great son.

As a mother-in-law, she accepted me into the Harris family and she would hug me too. :) She was so easy to talk with and I adored her laugh. She was the BEST cook in the world and I always gained weight when we visited. I just could not help myself. I loved her.

So, today we say Happy Birthday Grandmomma. We miss you!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Funny or Not

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. I hope you are all "feeling" the love.

Valentine's Day was a fun time in our house. Each year we would have a Valentine scavenger hunt. Each one of our boys would find their own clue and off to find the treat or present. We loved watching them run from one room in the house, only to find a prize with another clue that would lead them outside to the yard. Of course, it would be back in the house and then outside again. Both Kynn and I smile when we remember the smiles that this activity brought to our family.

Today, I came across this card. It was given to Christopher a few years ago. It made me laugh then, and it made me laugh again today. Christopher thought is was pretty funny and I'm sure he would laugh again today too! LOL

So, my advise to all of you. Be careful when you kiss your HONEY! :)