Monday, May 31, 2004


The children had a great afternoon and so did the adults.

The weather was O K. The water in the pool was a little cool but it didn't stop the children.

Christopher got cold and would sit out... wrapped in a towel.

It was a fun afternoon in May to remember on a snowy day in February!

Bama   aka   Mary Louise

Sunday, May 30, 2004


We are having a cookout-swim this afternoon.

Expecting all 7 grandchildren and their parents.... Plus one girlfriend.

Richard 20, is home for the weekend and will bring his current girlfriend!

I hope the weather corporates. It is cloudy now.

Even if it rains...we will have a good time.


Bama... aka.... Mary Louise

Thursday, May 27, 2004


Lauren loves to dress up.

John and I brought her a grass skirt from our visit to Florida a few weeks ago.

Her Mom said she loves it and wears it all the time.

I knew it was a great hit when I heard this morning that she had taken it to Show and Tell at her school.

Lauren is a girly-girl who loves pretty things just like her Bama. 

She is a joy in my life and likes to play dolls when she visits.           I learned about Polly Pockets from Lauren. They are little dolls with plastic clothes that snap on. Alot better than the paper dolls that I used to play with.

I Love You, Lauren! Thank you for bringing energy and laughter to my life.

Bama aka mary Louise

Tuesday, May 25, 2004


My husband and I were walking our big dog yesterday. Doc is a Sammy. He has a beautiful white long coat.

This is shedding time for Doc and the hair just falls off of him as we walk. It looks like snow in our wake as  his hair drifts through the air.

We walked by a house with several children playing in the yard. We heard a little boy's voice yell to us....

Hey Mister...You lost a part of your Dog!!

Sunday, May 23, 2004


Jordan and Christopher ( first two in Picture) just called me on the phone.

Jordan said; Hello Bama. Christopher has something that he wants to tell you.

Christopher...Hi Bama,  Jordan and I were singing the States song and guess what?

What, I said. 

Well Bama, did you know that your name  "Bama" comes from the states name of Alabama?

That's the states name ALA...BAMA!!!!!!!

That's  right I said.

I grew up in Alabama. That's where I was a little girl when I was your age.

Christopher...Ok...        Bye, Bama.


It just dawned on him where I got my Grandmother name.


He didn't give me time to say....Roll Tide.. Go Bama....U of Alabama is the best school for you to go to...


He was finished with what he wanted to say and said...Bye!

That is so... Christopher!

Bama  aka  Mary Louise

Saturday, May 22, 2004


Christopher called us this morning to thank us for his Birthday card and money.

Instead of trying to find something that he would like...We sent him a birthday card with the dollar amount of his birthday.

He loved getting the money and he is happy to have some money to shop for just the right gift. He thinks that he is....RICH!

His cousins Michael and Lauren are going to spend the day and night with him and he is excited. He said that they were going to get a Happy Meal. It is a treat because his Mom and Dad do not let him have a Happy meal very often.

After we talked for a while, I said...Christopher, I Love You......

A confident voice on the other end of the phone said....I KNOW!

I'm glad that Christopher knows that I love him.

Bama  aka   Mary Louise

Friday, May 21, 2004


NO, These are not our Grandchildren but had to show them.

We woke up this morning to see these visitors in our pool!


Bama aka Mary Louise

Thursday, May 20, 2004


Jordan was our first Grandchild.

I have always called my Princess and she loves to hear me say it.

She is starting to think about clothes and shoes.

YEP, she is my princess!

Jordan has been a joy in my life and I love her very much! She visited one day and had a top on with the initial S. I asked her why she was wearing an S instead of a J?

She said that they didn't have any J's so she bought the S and it stands for SWEET!

I love how she thinks!!!

Bama aka  Mary Louise

Wednesday, May 19, 2004


Cameron is 5 years old.

He was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes when he was 3 years old.

He is doing great and does his own finger pricks.  I think that he adjusted to his diabetes better than we did.

His Mom and Dad have taken this in stride and do not treat him any different than they do the other 3 children.

Before he was diagnosed, he was difficult and didn't like to be hugged or loved by me. Now, he is the most loving child and I enjoy being around him and I love his hugs and kisses!

Bama  aka  Mary Louise

Monday, May 17, 2004


Christopher had a birthday on Saturday! He is such a sweet boy and a wonderful Grandson!


Happy Birthday Christopher!


Wednesday, May 12, 2004


I just love this picture that I took of Jordan.

It was October and we had dressed her in her Halloween princess costume. We took her to the pumpkin patch where there were thousands of pumpkins on the grounds of the farm.

She walked and walked and climbed over pumpkins to find the "Right" one.

I looked the other way and looked back to see a exausted fairy princess sitting on a pumpkin in the middle of the patch!

I took this picture of Jordan and it is a priceless memory of that afternoon in October.

Bama AKA  Mary Louise

Thursday, May 6, 2004


Michael...Bama, can I go in the back yard?

Bama...Yes, but stay away from the pool and birdbath.

Michael...O K, Bama

A little while later... I have been watching him play in the bird bath from the solarium and run to get my camera. He tries to hold the bird bath so he can look into the dirty water.The bird bath spills over on him and he runs for the door. Explaining that the bird bath just jumped all over him! It was very cool out that day!

Bama AKA  Mary Louise

Monday, May 3, 2004


We take a family vacation every 2 years and this is the year.

I told the girls last week and they are excited and so are their husbands.

John and I decided to take them to the beach on the Gulf Coast. I have rented a great place with a lot of room right on the beach.

We will need room with 8 adults and 7 children.

We went to Colorado to Ski on our last family vacation so the beach seemed like a good choice this year.

The trip is planned for August.

Sheri told her 5 and they are so excited. Jordan, 9 is already packing. She walked in the kitchen the other day and asked Sheri; Mom, which bathing suit should I take? Sheri bought her 3 after season last year and told Jordan that she could take all three.  Jordan said, Yea, I can look good every day.

Melissa has decided to keep the news from her two. She said that they would drive her crazy so she will wait until a week before the trip.

We will make a lot of memories the 2nd week in August and have a lot of fun at the beach!  I will take pictures and share them with all of you!

Bama AKA Mary Louise