Sunday, December 31, 2006

Our New Grandson has Arrived!

Meet Evan, Rylie's little brother. He was born at 12:03 on New Years Eve weighing 7lb and 2 oz. He looks just like his big sister. Mother, Father, Rylie and Evan are all doing well. More pics to come later.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Little Dancing Angel

A very short video clip of Rylie dancing to Christmas Carols. Now you know why I call her "Boogie"

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Granny's 90th Birthday

"Granny" celebrated her 90th birthday this year. We had such a nice time with family having cake and ice cream. We have 5 generations in our family. Granny is Rylies Great Great grandmother. She looks great, doesn't she?

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Stacy's Baby Shower! It's a Boy!

Click on the Picture and you will see all the pictures of the shower. Use Slideshow for best effect. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Gymnast of the Month!

Rylie was selected as Gymnast of the Month for the Developmental Team. This is her picture as it appeared on the display at the gym. Her little grin is so cute. Click on the picture to enlarge. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Wonderful News! It's a Boy!!

Christmas is coming, and a new baby grandson will be arriving! I've got my knitting needles clacking. Rylie is thrilled to be a big sister. Here is an ultrasound photo of our little baby at about 16 weeks. I can't wait to see our precious bundle when he enters the world. Our daughter's due date is around Christmas. She is doing great so far. Both are healthy and growing. My son in law is already preparing the nursery with a WVU theme. What better gift for Christmas than a special new member of the family!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Rylie's Performing again!


She participated in a Gym Show at the Mall. Mamaw is so proud Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Crabby Mamaw

Just returned from "The Beach" with all the family. What fun we had this trip. Check out this short video of the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Free Podiobooks!!

If you love a good story, check out some of the free podiobooks on the web. I am currently listening to INFECTION by Scott Sigler. Pretty good stuff if you can overlook the bad language at times.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Rylie's Art Exhibition

Rylie's Abstract art was picked to be featured in an Art Exhibition at West Virginia University's Creative Arts Center. She is so talented! (Get's it from her Mamaw of course!) The best artwork from children grades K though 12 was featured. I am so proud of her, and so is her Papaw Grumpy shown here proudly pointing at Rylie's creation.  Posted by Picasa

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Gimme a Kiss!

Rylie making friends with a rather big fish. Rylie has turned 6 years old and celebrated her birthday with a trip to the zoo this past weekend. The aquarium was made so that you can be at the same level as the fish inside. Amazingly beautiful!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Rylie's Snowman


First good snow of the year and Rylie has made another masterpiece! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Most Beautiful Big Red Dog!


Why do I carry this beautiful animal on my bag at work? Well, it was given to me by a very excited granddaughter at Christmas. Her Mom said she picked it out with her own money. It's a purse for Mamaw. I love it! Not just because that beautiful child thought of me, but I really use it. I can always spot my bag among the other 40 or so identical bags at work. I can place my lunch money, pictures of Rylie, of course for bragging sessions, and extra little things I often need (like paperclips). My "office" is truly all in my bag. I have a computer, notebooks, and lots and lots of "important stuff". But nothing is more special that looking down at that dog (especially when the days are tense) and realizing that my heart is right there. It always makes me smile. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

If you are having problems with viewing videos.......

I just received email from Heather (support person at You Tube Video site). She says that due to increased traffic and spikes in site activity, this has been affecting some video playback resulting in skips, pauses or choppiness. They are working to correct the problem. This is a free site that will upload videos for people to share or link to. Try to view videos again and hopefully they will play smoothly. Be sure to leave comments or link to videos if you want to. I am also open to any suggestions on what you would like to see in this family blog. Email me at, or with any thoughts.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Rylie's Cheerleading Routine

The Kindergarten Basketball games. This is the halftime routine by the cheerleaders and their coach, Stacy (also Rylie's Mom). They are just too cute!