I was uploading some pictures from my big camera and came across these from when we were in Oklahoma. Tiana took them of Ky and my niece Millie. She did such a great job I had to share them.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Having a little one with a 9 year age difference as the youngest of the older 4, I often forget to do stuff with her. For instance coloring Easter eggs. I use to always do this every year with the older kids when they were little. I hadn't done this the last couple of years because Ky was to young (I thought) and the older kids (I thought) were to old for this activity. Turns out it is something they still wanted to do. Although not everyone was around when I sat it all up. The ones that were here loved it.
I forgot how fun this can be. I think this will be happening again next year and the year after that for sure.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
After a number of days of cleaning and sorting it was time to load up and go back to our own homes. Goodbyes are always sad. I will admit I cried and hugged my mama a little extra tighter in the house where I grew up, knowing that this trip might be the last time I would sleep in this house if it is sold before I came back.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
For Spring Break some people have a vacation. Some go to the beach or skiing or even just a staycation at home relaxing. But not us, as in my sister Alicia and I. Oh no! Our folks have their house on the market so our Dad thought it would be great if we could come and help clean house. Like DEEP clean 30 years of stuff out of every closet and every drawer. Seriously, if you have lived in a house for any length of time you will know how you can collect things. And when you have 11 kids and 30+ grandkids then you have and keep LOTS of stuff because you never know who or what someone might need. So we got busy.Mom did really good about getting rid of stuff. Really good so proud of her.
see I'm not even kidding you! Tons!!
By the end of every day we were so tired, in fact we were to tired to cook dinner most nights. Thankfully, my mom's dear, dear friend Darlene took us out 3 nights in a row so we wouldn't have to cook. What a blessing she was, so grateful!
We had a VERY productive 5 days. We were able to sort, box up and get rid of so much. Plus it made me want to come home and start cleaning my house and get rid of all our extra stuff. Which I don't know about you by I have WAY to much stuff. Ugh! It was so great to work together and make some great memories doing it. It was hard work but I wouldn't trade that time for anything.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Last week was Spring Break. I took the our 2 younger girls down to see my folks. My sister Alicia came up from TX. She brought her kiddos with her and of course we had to hit Morgan's first thing.
All of their goodies are SO yummy but a favorite of everyone's is the Tiger Cookie. So good!
I was given a list of goodies to bring home for the kiddos that couldn't come with us to the promise land. Seriously, So good!