After my work conference in Phoenix, I flew to Dallas to sleep a short four hours in my old bed, ohh how I love sleeping in the bed I grew up in. Then, Mom and I caught the first flight out the next morning to Lubbock to spend the day with my sweet grandparents and then catch the last flight home to Dallas! Talk about a fun-filled-action-packed day!
I walked in the door to Granny Gayle's FAMOUS biscuits and gravy - it doesn't get any better! She makes it at least once a visit whenever we're together. Half of our family members want as our last meal before we die, and YES, me included!!
Then, my aunt and cousins drove a couple hours from Midland to Lubbock to spend the day with me! How sweet are they ..... and the biggest joy of the day was seeing Berkley (7 mths old) and Paisley (4 mths old).
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Twins run in my family on both sides, BUT most of you would be shocked to know my identical twin cousins married identical twin boys who were my brother's best friends in college. Sadly their babies weren't twins, but the little girls are 4 months apart and pretty much twins :) How cute are they!
Ginna, Gaylen, and I grew up like sisters, and we use to tell everyone we were triplets!
Garen came in town to play too -- What a perfect surprise!
Us and our Mommas before we said our goodbyes :)
We all have that person we aspire to be, and hands down the most influential person in my life would be Granny Gayle! She was diagnosed five years ago with ovarian cancer, and my world almost fell apart. Thank goodness for our heavenly Father watching over her, sleepless nights with constant prayers, amazing doctors, and a determined Grandmother. Chemotherapy and several surgeries couldn't knock her down ... she has lived to see almost all of her grandkids married and three great grandkids born, and another in just a few short months!! She has all of the qualities I aspire for.
**I have a reminder in my phone that goes off every morning at 8am that says
BE LIKE GG
Love you more than words or actions will ever express,
Thank you for being you!!!