Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Nick's beloved dog/child, Shiner
Adams Family Reunion - Brownwood (Poor city boy doesn't know what hit him at my reunions!)
Skiing for Valentines Day - Ruidoso
Decades Party - Sarah Cohen's House
Kacie & Brian's Wedding - Grapevine
Nick, Brenda, Dad- Chandra McBee Brooks' Wedding - Grapevine
Nick, His mom, Dianne - Halloween
Texas Tech vs. A & M - Lubbock with the Davis and King Family
Rylie - Dallas
Dad - Chandra's Wedding
Brenda with all her grandkids: Rylie, Aaliyah, Malachi, Xander & Saige
Dad & Brenda went with Nick, his dad and I to the Texas Tech vs. Baylor game at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium!
My protege/cousin, D'Layna is growing so much that I may have to make her a bridesmaid instead of a flowergirl by the time I get married! - Adams Family Reunion at Lake Brownwood
In Dad's letter he mentioned those we lost. We lost one of our family patriarch's, Judith last February the same day Mom passed away eight years to the day. Then we lost Dad's stepmother, Rae. One thing that came from losing Rae was getting closer to Dad's stepsister and her family who live up North. It was wonderful to connect and get to know more of the family. Rae was laid to rest next to Grandaddy in Snyder. I have had a very hard time with the loss of one of my very best lifelong friends, Sarah Smith. Sarah passed away suddenly of unexplained causes as her mother found her home motionless. The doctors say it could have been a brain aneurysm. She had called me a few times the night before she passed... I didn't answer as I had answered many times before... Sarah enjoyed staying up late and had nursing hours as she was a nurse in Big Spring at the time so she would call as she knew I would talk to her in the middle of the night, but that night I was so sleepy... Many of my classmates flew to the funeral and we all said our goodbyes to our dear friend. It has been hard and confusing and we all just miss her so much. We also lost a sorority sister, Melissa Brinker at the young age of 29 to a believed heart attack. I've been to six funerals in two years... it's tough. The word I always use to explain these losses: Speechless.
Grandaddy & Rae - 1991 Christmas
Sarah Celeste Smith - This was taken when Sarah visited Dallas in 2008
We celebrated the union of many friends this year. My very best friend since childhood, Chandra McBee Brooks married Michael in April. I was fortunate enough to be one of her bridesmaids.
Chandra McBee Brooks
My good friend from Texas Tech, Kacie Rowland Griffith married Brian in January!
Kacie's Bachelorette Party - Downtown Dallas
Foundation for Fighting Blindess VisionWalk in Dallas - We are sponsored by Southwest Airlines. We laughed the entire time that it was a day to remember as it poured rain on us the entire walk!
Other exciting events of the year... 27th Birthday Party at BlackFinn in Addison... I'm getting old.
Two of my best friends growing up finally figured out they are soulmates and are getting married next summer! Blair Nutting & Lauren Fraser...
I don't go out much, but these girls are my favorites... We call ourselves the WWW because we try to go out for Working Women's Wednesday once a month... or once every three months with everyone's insane lives! We are all friends from college...
One of our sorority sisters moved to Seattle so when came to visit we had a mini Kappa Delta Pledge Class 2000 Reunion!!!
My next door neighbor growing up, Gabe came back from serving overseas so we had a party to welcome him back... Pictured is my best guy friend/brother, Cody, Gabe and his wife, Heather
As always I am truly blessed with amazing family and friends. I pray God has a wonderful year ahead for you and your family. Thank you for being a part of my life and may God bless you.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Lauren - Friends since first grade
Tonight we celebrated Nick's mom's birthday. I baked her a cake... and it was very sad. I didn't have measuring cups at work where I was making it (Hey, it was last minute) so I threw in the oil and water... a lot of it... It was a bit mushy in the middle, but the outside was yummy! The other day I started a fire on the stove making eggs... Man... I am not Donna Reed.
Toast to this week... Three more Christmas parties... I just totally love it.