Monday, December 22, 2008

Vermont in December 2008

The Vermont Country Store and a beautiful country church in the snow

The storm is coming... does that mean more snow???

In a matter of MINUTES...

Decorating the Watson Family Christmas Tree!

What a nice looking tree... love the star on top!

Hanging out after decorating!

Getting ready to leave... there was about 10 inches of snow on the ground...

We were a bit worried about our flight home...!
But we made it! We had a great time in VT, despite all the snow! It was great to see everyone and have some quality family time!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Today is November 30

Today would have been Grandma Emerson's Birthday. We miss her very much. She was a very special woman and the best Grandma in the world! Happy Birthday Grandma, we all love you so very much!

A Grandmother’s Love

If ever one could clearly see
The true meaning that she means to me.
To define a love so unconditional you see
Is my grandmother’s love that’s given so free.

It matters not the things we have done,
Races lost and battles won.
Whether right, whether wrong,
Her smile she gave and her love so strong.

A gift of God sent down from above,
A gift of our Grandmother’s unconditional love.
Her battles through life she has struggled to win
And now her struggle has come to an end.

Her strength through it all kept our family together
Though near and far through all types of weather.
For my grandmothers love on wings of a prayer
Shall fly home to heaven on a cloud of air.

Lord, here’s yourangel that we surrender to you
With her arms open wide she asks to come to.
She waits for your hand
A long journey at its end.

Her memory and love I shall cradle with care
To know she’ll be looking down from there.
It’s hard to let go, so precious as she
You must understand it is selfish of me.

To know you will have her soon enough
My grandmother’s love helps us get through the rough.
No more shall I feel the soft soothing touch
In my grandmothers strong yet gentle clutch.

No more times of funny faces we made
To hear her laugh in an even trade.
Her words she strained hard to pronounce
The giggle or dance with that funny bounce.

She is what some have never known
To be granted the years that she has grown.
She is what some have never seen
To be granted this gift and know what it means!

This is the true meaning of unconditional love
That my Grandmother shall still send from above.

Pearl M. Emerson
“Grandma Emerson”

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love Thanksgiving... I often call it Turkey Day...

This year a few of us got together and went to the Beach- the OBX.
The weather was awesome and we had a wonderful time...
Uncle Mike and I got up early one morning to
watch the sunrise- it was breathtakingly beautiful.
I wish I could wake up to this every morning!

We all enjoyed spending some time together... I was sad when the holiday vacation was over! But I look forward to doing it again next year! Anyone with me???

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Today is November 19

Happy Birthday Shannon!
I hope you have a great birthday today
and I hope you know we are all thinking about you
and miss and love you very much!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Today is November 17

Today is Connie's Birthday

Happy Birthday Connie! Hope your birthday is wonderful!
We miss you and love you- hope to see you all soon! xoxo!

Friday, November 14, 2008

In the right place...

So I had a conference this week for work in Staunton VA... and this is who I met while I was there...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Double Trouble!

Today is November 7

It is Linda and Glenda's Birthday!
The twins in the family (and one being my mother-on the right!) are celebrating thier birthday together this year! They try to do that each year if they can and this year it worked out. We had dinner with them and a few others at Longhorn Steak House. I think everyone enjoyed it!

A little family history lesson here- Linda and Glenda are babies number 5 and 6 out of 7 children! Linda was born first and then mom a few minutes later. They are not identical twins, however they are very much alike!
A few thoughts on Twins:
It's double the giggles and double the grins,
and double the trouble if you're blessed with twins. ~Author Unknown
Twice as much to love, two blessings from above. ~Author Unknown
God touched our hearts so deep inside, our special blessing multiplied. ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

2008 Election

Dont Forget to VOTE Today!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The day I was born...

yes, yes... today is my birthday!

Friday, October 3, 2008

October is a Great Month!

Today is October 2

And it is Zach's Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Honey~
You are absolutely amazing and I love you very much.
I hope your birthday is wonderful and all you would like it to be!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I miss you Dad...

Joseph E. Page
1.26.1949 to 9.30.2005

I will take this special moment
To turn my thoughts to Dad
Thank him for the home he gave
For all the things we had.

We think about the fleeting years
Too quickly, gone for good
It seems like only yesterday
I’d go back if I could.

A time when Dad was always there
No matter what the weather
Always strong when things went wrong
He held our lives together.

He strived so hard from day to day
And never once complained
With steady hands, he worked
And kept the family name.

He taught us that hard work pays off
You reap just what you sow
He said that if you tend your crops
Your field will overflow.

My harvest has been bountiful
He taught me how to give
In his firm and steadfast way
He taught me how to live.

Dad dwells among the angels now
He left us much too soon
He glides across a golden field
Above the harvest moon.

I see him in the fields of grain
He rides upon the wind
And when my path is beaten down
He picks me up again.