This weekend, my brother and I drove to Waco and spent a few days with my parents---just like old times! It was hilarious for the 4 of us to be in our house, sleeping in our childhood rooms, without our spouses or kiddos (and very relaxing, might I add!)
Me and Daddy at lunch after church
Collin and Mom
Saturday, we traveled to Houston to celebrate the life of my Uncle Johnnie who had recently passed away.
Johnnie was my mom’s older brother (there were 9 children in all, one boy -Alan- died as an infant).
It was SO GREAT to be able to wrap our arms around our family. LOVE THEM SO MUCH.
We have a HUUUUGE family and we are all very close. Christmastime will always be one of my absolute most fondest memories- we would all gather in my Aunt Bonne’s house and sing carols and enjoy mountains of food- while my cousins and I would be running in and out of the house, playing capture the flag and getting into good old fashioned trouble on the big ranch. Unfortunately, we do not get together near as often as we would like.
My family put together a wonderful slideshow for my Uncle and I was blown away at some of the old photos that I had never seen. I just think these are amazing.
Uncle Bobby and Uncle Johnnie (the 2 oldest boys)
LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE! Uncle David (front), Aunt Bonne (L to R), Uncle Bobby, Uncle Johnnie, Aunt Pasty, and Aunt Betty (front)…the crew, years before the surprise twins (my mom and Aunt Judy) arrive!
I guess LARGE families run in our family, eh? LOL. There are the twin girlies in front of my Granny Laman.
Bobby, Johnnie, Bonne, Patsy, David, Betty, Judy (left?), and Jany (mom)
David, Mom, Pasty, Judy, Johnnie, Betty, Bobby (my sweet Aunt Bonne had already lost her battle with breast cancer. She was like a never ending burst of sunshine- miss her so much).
Love this picture of Uncle Johnnie- he looks so much like my Paw-Paw. So handsome.
You will be forever missed, dear Uncle. We love you and look forward to the day that we shall all meet again.