Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tribute to my Grandparents...

I just wanted to dedicate this post to my grandparents because I am so blessed to have all 4 of my grandparents and so thankful for their Godliness and integrity and unconditional love.  Unlike so many people today, I have had so many positive role models in my life and my grandparents are at the top of the list. 
This past Saturday, April 16th, I got to celebrate with my Mamaw Pogue as we surprised her with an 80th birthday party at Okolona Church of Christ (in Louisville) which is where they attend church.  Her actual birthday was April 19th so we celebrated a few days early.  It was such a great time and it was so nice to have so much of the family together and to be able to reunite with friends and neighbors in honor of my grandmother.  We have a very large family and it was so nice that so many were able to com.  She had a great time and was really surprised.  My Uncle David was in charge of getting her there and he came up with a great idea of telling her that there was a cornhole tournament at church that day and he wanted her to be his partner.  Anyone who knows my grandmother knows that she LOVES to play cornhole and she is very good at it too—she can compete with the best of the best!  Needless to say, getting her to the church was easy as pie because she was looking forward to winning this tournament—she even brought her own (top-of-the-line) cornhole bags!!  She was definitely very surprised and had a great day of fellowship with family and friends.  The party planners did an excellent job and everything was very, very nice.  Aunt Sharon did a fabulous job of putting together a family scrapbook for Mamaw.  It turned out really nice and I know it will be something that she will look at often in the years to come. 
Here are some pictures from the party:

My dad’s parents were there also so it was so nice to get to spend the day with them also as well as with my dad’s oldest sister, Sandy.  My mom and dad’s families were close growing up since my dad was best friends with my mom’s brother , Lindle, so the two families were always close which is so nice.  Here are some pictures of the kids with the Smith’s:

It was a great day and a wonderful visit and I’m so glad that we got to honor and celebrate Mamaw Pogue’s birthday in such a special way.    Happy Birthday Mamaw—you are so special to me and I hope that you enjoyed your special day as much as I did.

Here are some more pictures from the ride to Louisville.  We all piled into Lyndi and Randy’s new Sienna van and took off…  2 adults up front, 3 car seats in the middle, and 3 adults in back—packed in like sardines! 

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