Friday, September 14, 2012

2012 Summer Time Fun!!!

 Summer came and went in a blur, but we managed to have some fun and relaxation!
                                              I think we'll keep this pic for her Senior year....
Our Princess pooped out before we could get her to the hotel!
                               Nothing like a Bibidibobodi Boutique visit to feel like a Princess!!
Nap time at the pool!! 

This girl loves her Aunt Cher!!!  A week at the beach just wasn't long enough!!

Our little surfer girl trying to keep up with the big girls!

My "big" boys!!!  These guys are the best big brothers a princess could have!

Snuggle time with Uncle Dan!!!  Have I Phone???  Will snuggle!!

C'mon Roo Roo, you know you liked it!!!!  What a great sport!
Lydia always LOVES being with MiMi and JoJo!

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Life Well Lived

                      On vacation in Panama City, Fl.             
A young and beautiful Nanny Rae! This was taken while she was in the TB hospital.  She spent several years there recovering and yet she managed to smile and make the best of it.
                                     Christmas love birds!          
                                           Smokey Mountains
So full of life!

A love story worth telling!!!

 As I was looking through the pics carefully choosing the "right" ones, my job got harder and harder.  You see, it truly was a "Life Well Lived!" Anyone who knew Barbra Rae Grimes knows she was a force to be reckoned with.  Her personality was larger than life!  If you were in the same room with her you knew you were going to laugh, and probably alot!  She enjoyed having fun and being with friends and family.  She has only been gone for one is that possible?  
She faced a treacherous fight with TB as a young woman and won the fight against Breast Cancer not once, but twice!  In the end it was her heart that would fail and bring her days on this side of heaven to an end.  It was a heart that was full of love for her God, and love for her family.
She was a faithful wife, loving mother, loyal friend, and very, very proud grandmother!  
We often find ourselves reminiscing about one of her fabulous meals, re-telling one of her hilarious stories, and simply missing her.  Something funny will happen (usually with Lydia) and Mark will say, "that's something I would have told to mama."  Sometimes we cry, sometimes we laugh, but always with a greatful heart for a life well lived!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring 2012

                                           A visit from Josie and Emilie!!!! 
                                           A day at the beach in March!!!!
                                           Daddy's little helper! 
                                           Happy 4th Birthday!!!! 
                                           Body Surfing lessons from the pro!
                                           Hunting Easter Eggs!  Fun, fun, fun!!!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!

                                           Watching Rudolph with Barbie(s) and Roo
                                                     Merry Christmas!!!
                                           I was a VERY good girl!!!
                                           Laughter truly is the best medicine!!!
                              Party Animals!!!! Made it to midnight!
                                           Round Robin Tournement!!!
                                           Dani's Nail Salon was a Fav!!!
                                           StinkerBell LOVES her MiMi!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lots Of Catching Up To Do!!!!!

                                           The Big Oaks Church of God Easter Parade 2011

                                           We added a new family member....Barbie

                                           Rapunzell is her new favorite Princess

                                                     Emilie catching some Zzzzzz's!

                                           Love my girlie girl!!!!!!

                                           Good Luck kisses for Roo Roo!!

                                           Moving into Medlin Hall

                                           Our 1968 Fixer Upper!

                                           Backyard summer fun!!!

We are shamefully behind on updating our blog....
Much has been happening at the Grimes home and there is simply no way to possibly squeeze 8 months of life into one post!  The short version is... In March we began house hunting, and closed on our fixer upper at the end of April. In May Andrew graduated from Jeff-Davis H.S , we said good-bye to Nanny Rae in July, and moved the boys to Lee University in August.  I also started back to work full-time in August meaning Lydia is now in 3 yr Pre-K!  Now toss in everyday life with this brief synopsis and you've got yourself a very BUSY family!!!!
So very blessed and happy and healthy!   God is good!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Guess Who's Turning Three???

                                  Our first look....she captured our hearts!
Roll Tide!!!
                                 I love glasses!!

                                 Jekyll Island 2010
                                 Destin October 2010

Lydia Joy will be 3, yes, count them 3 (fingers) years old Sunday February 27th!!  It's our 2nd birthday with her and we are so excited!!  I remember 2 years ago this time I was looking around trying to picture a baby in the house again and I just couldn't imagine it!  Now... we can't remember what it was like before Lydia joined our family!  She has bravely made leaps and bounds of progress developmentally as well as emotionally.  Her sweet little heart has learned to trust and love us.  It's impossible to put into words just how thankful we are to our Heavenly Father for gifting us with such a treasure!   Her birthday and Forever Family day are only 10 days apart, so stay tuned for those updates! 
Ephesians 1:17-19

Lord, give our children the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, and the knowledge of You. That the
eyes of their hearts be enlightened that they will know the hope to which you have called them, the
riches of Your glorious inheritance in the saints and His Incomparably great power for us who believe.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails-All grown up!

Just when I was getting used to the idea of Jason graduating and growing up... it's Andrew's turn to do the same....*sigh* Why do they have to grow up? I would love to have one of those days back from when they were Lydia's age and just enjoy them being little again! Now... it's cars, tennis, and college! This mama couldn't be more proud! I'm thankful for the tender heart that Andrew has for the Lord and his desire to follow Him wherever that may be.
Jeremiah 29:11 becomes more real than ever to us as we release Andrew into the plans of the one who created him and gifted us with him!
"For I know the plans I have for you," Declares the Lord! "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future!"
And we all say... AMEN!