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We are very proud to say that we are Nana and Papa to three of the most beautiful girls in the world…Jessica, Erin and Madison…just thought I would post some new pics of these three beauties!!! In case you can’t … Continue reading

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Playing catch up…

Ok…so I have been out of blogging mode for quite some time now…time to get back in the swing of things and keep this thing up.  A friend inspired me to get back into blogging when she took the bull … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Grampa!!!!

Could not let this day go by without recognizing the anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest men I have ever known!!!! Today is my grandfather, Clayton Holen’s, 91st birthday!!! I sent him a balloon bouquet and black … Continue reading

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The things we do…

We have had a great week and weekend with Erin and Madison and I just had to brag (as a good Nana should!!!)  It never ceases to amaze me what we will do for these two little girls…even if it … Continue reading

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Our little graduate!!!!!

Little Erin graduated from her Headstart class and is moving onward and upward to the new Headstart facility along with Madison next school year…she will be in a class with some kids with learning disabilities to help mentor them thru … Continue reading

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Fish Fry!!!!

The annual fish fry on Alamo took place on Saturday, May 16th, and despite a rainy start it was a HUGE success!!! Lots of great fish…caught by Noel and Mark….and good fixins to go with it made for a great … Continue reading

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Quick update!!!

For those of you that are wondering…Kristen’s divorce is finally a done deal!!!! On 5/13/09 she gained her new lease on life.  Noel and I felt like she needed something to commemorate this day so we sent her some flowers. … Continue reading

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Sweet Miss Crickett….

The week started off on a very sad note….my mom’s beloved miniature Schnauzer, Crickett aka Missy Girl,  had to be put to sleep early Monday. In recent months she had gotten to the point she would not let anyone pet … Continue reading

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The trip back to Texas…

Started the day like I had since I arrived…early, with my laptop and a cup of black coffee!!! My cousin Kevin was just leaving for work when I got up so I was able to tell him good-bye as well. … Continue reading

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Day six…Thursday…

This is the last day here with my Grampa…not looking forward to telling him good-bye. I didn’t pick Grampa up until just before our lunch with Erma and Mardine (Grampa’s sisters) at The Homesteaders today and I could tell when … Continue reading

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