This is Ganny and Pom's whole family! None of us would be around without them... the 7 great-grand kids are on the couch with Pom. Standing are their 3 daughters, including my mom and their husbands, and the 5 grandkids and spouses.My best friend Lisa and her husband Clifton surprised us and I was so happy they came to honor Ganny. After the ceremony, everyone went to the reception at Paesanos in the quarry. It was great to be distracted with so many people and catching up conversations, it helped ease the pain. I'm so thankful that we have Pom and will hold onto him as long as we can!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I'm so glad we had this little getaway before the baby takes over our lives, I don't ever want to forget to have nice romantic times with my husband in the future, no matter how hectic our lives get.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We were all in Houston, even my mom to visit, and she got the call that Ganny was fading fast. We dropped everything and headed to San Antonio to see her in the hospital. I got to talk to her and see her twice. She knew we were there and was reponsive. Her mind was fine, her body was failing. Her other 2 daughters came and everyone surrounded Ganny, Dorothy Merlene Anderson, with love and hugs and she squeezed our hands.
There are no words to say, nothing makes it better, just time. I want to celebrate Ganny and remember her for my daughter. I'm so sad that Claire will never meet her, but I'm so happy to know that she has a guardian angel in Heaven looking out for her, like she looked out for us , and all of my 28 years. There's not a childhood memory that doesn't involve Ganny, and Pom for that matter. She was there through everything, 3-year old dance recitals, softball and soccer games, church plays, Churchill football games watching me cheer, graduations, even in College Station...she came to everything. She never missed a moment of our lives and I'm going to miss her dearly. I'm so thankful for all the time we had, sleeping in her bed before Christmas mornings, the many Thanksgivings and her mashed potatoes, finding Easter Eggs in her yard, eating HoneyBuns and milk in the mornings with all the cousins, summers where she stayed with us and we drove her crazy singing made up songs on Shell's old keyboard and even heading to the Quadrangle to pet bunnies and deer...To me, Ganny was the ultimate selfless and understanding person. She never judged any of her family's choices, spoke badly about anyone, or pushed her opinions. She always listened and always made time to visit family, no matter the distance, because being there for everyone was what she did best. I will love and miss you, Ganny.
Her services are next Sun/Mon and the whole family is coming in from out of state. Ganny was very loved.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Buttons, batting, material, ribbon and a canvas.Supplies were just scissors and the staple gun... then a hot glue gun for the buttons.I wrapped and stapled the fluffy batting and the material around the canvas and trimmed off any extra.I then stapled the ribbon, started with the longest one and then eyed the parellel pieces, and did the same going the opposite way, weaving them over and under.The buttons were a variety of pearl, sparkles and rhinestones.And the finished product! Can't wait to put little pictures of Claire and her family on this memory board!
Friday, July 8, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
About to make the big cut in front of everyone!
Look everyone it's PINK!!Oh Josh, you're in trouble, house full of girls!!We are so excited to welcome Claire Ellis Nowak in December ... I teared up, I couldn't help it, I just KNEW it was a girl!My mom and dadClaire recieved her first Aggie gear, a bib and pacifiers!
Little Caraline and Cooper have another "C" friend on the way. Jill, Casey me and Jill!
The grandparents and Josh and I!