Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Here are a few videos. Katie is finding her voice and she found her toes. Enjoy.
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike and Tina

I talked to Tina today. She is in Spring Texas, about 70-80 miles away from Gavelston. I have not looked on a map yet but will. Here is what she said. "Everyone is freaking out, we got a bunch of ice and I did a emergency kit about 2 months ago. We are not boarding up anything and we didn't get a generator.
We did get a bunch of beer so we should be good.
I'll let you know." So now I am watching the news 7 hours after talking to her. I hope they ride it out ok. Will keep you posted if I hear anything.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Margaret Brodie 9/10/2008




Here are some of the pictures I have of my grandmother. My grandmother passed away this morning, she was 86 or 87 (I have to confirm which). She had been having a rough time with the lung fibrosis and was just miserable. I know she is in a better place now and not suffering or miserable anymore. It makes me so sad. I was born on her birthday and her first grandchild. We shared a special bond and I have missed her since she moved to Texas. I really do not have the words to say or describe how i feel or what I can say right now. We named Katie "Katharine Margaret" using Margaret in honor of my grandmother and I can not say how glad I am that I did that. Katie never got to meet her great grandma. My grandmother was the only remaining of my grandparents. Coincidentally, my Grandpa Brown passed in September and my Grandpa Brodie and a few others. (my mom told me who, but I forget who was September) She has a great Grandfather on Shannon's side and I hope we make a trip to see him. Katie also has a Great Great Aunt, my great aunt Dorothy. She is 90. We have been to see her and its so nice to visit with her. She apparently has a Great great uncle also, on Shannon's side. (I think)
Anyhow I did get to see my grandmother last November for Thanksgiving and I am so grateful for that. (For whatever reason, we did not take a single picture) I also spoke with her yesterday (she was in the hospital)and am forever going to remember that and I thank my Aunt dearly for putting her on the phone. There will not really be much done for her. A small family rosary and then a small mass in Texas. Sometime my dad and Uncle and Aunt will take her ashes to Scotland so we will maybe all go for that.
Please go to www.mem.com and look under Margaret Brodie and you will enjoy the pictures and please sign the guestbook.
Not sure what else I can say on this.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Pancho Got Married, yippeee!!!

Jodie and I with the groom before the ceremony.

Jodie and Katie. (Jodie is actually pregnant(5months I think), due in December on Christmas! Cant tell can you?

The day finally arrived for Pancho and Laura to get married. It was such a fun ceremony and reception. The ceremony was so cute and not too sappy but just enough to make tears.
We took Katie and she did pretty good. Shannon was able to keep her quiet during the ceremony. Only noise she was making was the sucking on the pacifier noise she did, loudly.
On our way to the location, I called Tami and asked her to come join us. I had been trying to figure out a way to have her join us and then Mark was sick and stayed home so it worked out great. She missed the ceremony but enjoyed the reception with us. It was nice to see so many people I had not seen since I worked at Eloan in 1998. Unfortunately Tina did not get to come out from Texas but we have been sending pictures. I will post pictures I have and hopefully will get some from Jodie and Tami and the photographer. I am attaching the slideshow the photographer did and then my own pictures I have.
http://www.lensaproductions.com/album/LauraAndPancho/

I dont know if it will work to click or if you have to copy and paste. Someone will show me how to fix it.


I think this was the get away car or something.
Tami was fixing the cake I think.