Sunday, June 5, 2011


I looked at the date and could not believe that it had been so long since I posted.  How time flies….Speaking of time flying, Jack and I celebrated our 39th anniversary on  Friday.  There is no way I could have been married 39 years and not be old.  I did the math.
We are on somewhat of a mini vacation…only 3 hours from home, but in a great hotel for a week.

This is the week of Parkers Leadership Conference in Washington DC, so we volunteered to bring him to Dallas to catch his flight….very early today…But that gave us two PARKER days and we did any and everything Parker wanted to….
Game Stop, Cheesecake Factory, a fun burger joint called Five Guys, spent a couple of hours in the Apple Store, movies and swimming.
Jack got up at 4 AM and shuttled with him to the airport.  We are going to stay in Dallas all week and pick him up. 

So the week will be a little shopping, market one day, probably too much eating out, a fabulous Groupon Deal on Tuesday, a few trips to Central Market!  No schedule sounds wonderful.

Tuesday we get 2 hour massages….for less than an hour one normally cost.  This girl really loves a massage and a 2 hour one sounds like a dream.

Today we did absolutely nothing…It was 100 degrees today and predicted to be 101 tomorrow.
Let’s just say that kind of heat and menopause do not mix well.  This is my idea of a great day.

Parker has safely arrived in Washington and in for a week of a lifetime.  We are texting back and forth.  He does not have to tell his new friends that its his  GRAMMY that he is talking to.

I have so many random thoughts in my head…and probably none are important enough to share. 
Gray and Jack had a play date today at Amanda’s….notice who has both Woody’s.

Parker leaving on a JET PLANE….Where did the years go?



Do you know how much I love this little man?
Two stories you already know if you are my FB friend, but I need to record them….

On our way to Dallas we stopped to eat. We left very proud grandparents…this is the story

Good grades are great, but nothing impresses me like good manners and stepping up to help someone in need  without being told to.
We were leaving a restaurant today and Parker was sitting on a bench waiting on us.
I overheard this older lady (older than me) say "Son, tell your mom she raised a great boy"!

I had no idea what she what was talking about...and then I saw that the lady was trying to walk a blind man to the car.  Parker had seen her and had opened the door for them and was helping her get him through the door. I am still smiling! Parker may never know but that got him a big Itunes card.

Then last night PROUD again..after a fun day, we went to the Cheesecake Factory. We had officially named Saturday, Parker Day.

When we finished dinner last night , Parker proudly said, "I am taking care of the ticket tonight"! Where did this 12 year old come from?  
Thank you Lord for putting him in our family. 

Parker’s Reece’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake….

OK, finished with my BRAG tonight…
Forgive me, but I am recording life.
If you are not a grandparent yet,
you probably don’t get it.
And if you do not know Parker’s story, you don’t understand the real meaning of the stories about him.
We are blessed.
I will be back with updates on Parker’s travels.

I am determined to take time this week to read lots of blogs.   


Mellodee said...

Grand children are truly a gift! You are lucky that you have more than one. All my bragging gets heaped on our one! It's ok tho, because she deserves it!! :)

Bacardi Mama said...

Who wouldn't be proud of a fine young man like that? Have a great week. I'm very jealous. I still have another week of school.

FlowerLady said...

What a lovely post and tribute of love.

Belated Happy Anniversary.

Enjoy your leisurely week and it's perfectly alright for you to brag about this sweet young man in your life.


Theresa said...

What a handsome young man, Parker is truly a blessing! I can't wait to hear all about his trip and your week of fun!

I loved seeing Jack hanging on tight to the two Woodys:) That boy love Woody!

Enjoy your day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

Sally said...

I'd say the admiration love society goes both ways with ya'll and Parker. He is an amazing young man! I hope he enjoys the trip, and that you & your Jack have an awesome week. Congratulations on your anniversary. :)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

The precious joy of being a grandparent....I can't wait. And yes, yesterday was 102, oh what is summer going to be like here in the Dallas area?
I know his time with you will forever be in his heart and mind.

Terri said...

I don't have grandkids yet but I do know a good kid when I see one. He's got great models, you can see that!

Happy anniversary. I have one coming up on June 18, let's see, that will be 34 years for us.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I love hearing about the Littles and seeing them grow up before my eyes. Parker is a wonderful kid - one where you can't help but share his life with us all.

Have a fun adventure!!

(The cheesecake looked delicious!)

Elizabeth said...

Us grandma's do understand, and as you I brag as well. Life here is still crazy but catching all the blessings and holding them tight. I would LOVE a week away!

Love Being A Nonny said...

I DOOOO understand the NONNY thing!! Parker is blessed....and so is his Grammy! (Oh, and that's MY idea of a great day too!!)

Sassy Granny ... said...

No wonder you've not been around for awhile!

Now I've got to go find me something sweet to eat since your cheesecake looks so scrumptious ...

Paige's Petals said...

So glad you had Parker Time! You are a joy and uch a great encourager or me! I love ya! Every card brightens my day!

Denise McD said...

Awww what a great little vaca with parker! and um isn't 5 guys THE BEST! we just had one open up in my town and ugh it is killing my bank! lol and congrats on 39 wonderful years!

I found you over at thirsty thursday blog hop. I am from and hope you can check me out I have a birthday bash going on with over 10 prizes! have a beautiful day!

Brag All About It said...

what a nice blog! Your day of relaxing looks like fun!
i just went to 5 guys , burgers and fries for the 1st time this past weekend. It was pretty good.
i am your newest follower, stopping by from thirsty thursday blog hop..stop by my blog and say hello!

AmberFaith said...

Hello! Newest follower from the Thirsty Thursday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:


Denise said...

New follower here from Cup of Joe blog hop. I love the stories of your family. Family is one of my favorite things. I would appreciate a follow back I can be found in facebook too and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you wish to like/follow me there, I will gladly do the same for you, just leave me a note.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Let me tell you that since I am a grandparent I do get your Parker stories. I also agree with the statement that, "manners and kindness matter more than grades". I can't believe this guy has grown up so quickly.

The Tablescaper said...

Parker is the lucky one! To have such wonderful grandparents, makes Parker the lucky one.

- The Tablescaper

Channa, Life as a Coaches Wife said...

I hope y'alls week finished off just as great! And I can't wait to hear all about DC from Parker!!

I hope our heat didn't scare y'all off...:)

Karen said...

wow teresa.. what a great post..and congrats on the anniversary.. and I so know what you mean about being married so long and cant be that I feel the same way.. but i am,, and that is ok too..
Great post.. have lots of fun..

Sue said...

Hi Teresa,
First of all, congratulations on your 39th ann. That is a milestone to be proud of!!
And, Parker does sound like a wonderful boy. No wonder you are so proud! Hope his week in DC was all that he hoped for.
And lastly, we have had some awful heat here in DFW this past week, hope you managed to stay cool.

Kat @ Justabeachkat said...

Parker is amazing...why wouldn't he be though...he has WONDERFUL grandparents! I know how proud you are of him and you should be.

I hope you were able to REALLY enjoy your mini vacation. A two hour massage sounds heavenly.

Hugs sweet friend,