Friday, April 23, 2010

Walkin and Playing Golf

This is mainly for Aunt Allie and Uncle Anthony. We wish you were here and could see it in person!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Grandmother and Meat

The Cranford Clan came down to Fort Worth this past weekend to celebrate a wedding shower and Grandmother's 85th birthday. Grandmother chose for us to go eat at the new Cooper's BBQ in the stockyards. I was thrilled because I love BBQ (NOT!). The idea of a place where you order your meal by the pound did not at all peak my interest, but I love spending time with my family, so it was worth it.
Here's mom and Grandmother
This is the meat you choose from... I had a baked potato
Silly girls
Amy and her meat platter
Me and my Hunk of Beef (he he)
Diggin' in
This is pretty much what the perimeter of all of Cooper eating areas look like
The kids
The Grandkids (minus Jeff and Allison :( )
Caroline had the joy of Evie and Cora having a sleepover that night.

Crowley Eagle Baseball

Some of our best times at Crowley High School were spent at the baseball field. My fondest memories are seeing Chris out on the field. We were very close to Chris' coach, Mark Jones. He was such a great example to the boys in everything he did. He worked hard to share his faith in any possible. Coach Jones is retiring this year after about 30 years at CHS.
One of the many funny memories I have of Coach Jones happened Chris' senior year. I was the editor of the yearbook that year, so I spent a lot of time during the school day going out to business "trying to get advertisements". One day, a friend and I were trying to get Chili's to do one and of course they said no. So since we were there... we thought we'd grab some lunch. I ordered a burger (oh to have that high school metabolism) and took Chris' high school ring off so it wouldn't get grease all over it. I proudly wore his ring on my thumb with layers of tape wrapped around it so that it would fit. I didn't realize until we got back to school that I'd left it at Chili's. I ran back and it was gone. I knew Chris was going to be mad, since he had paid for it with his own money. I trudged up to the baseball advisory room to tell him the news. My face was all red because I had obviously been crying. I stuck my head in and asked Coach Jones if I could talk to Chris. Immediately, he grilled Chris about what he could possibly have done to make me cry. Chris looked at him in confusion. He made it very clear to Chris that whatever it was that we needed to talk about should not involve Chris upsetting me further. Therefore, Chris had no choice but to take it calmly and give me a hug. I've been thinking about keeping Coach Jones' number on hand for when I break my shopping bills to Chris in the future.
Anyway, a large group of alumni showed up to surprise him at last Friday's game. It was very touching and emotional for all of us. What a sweet time of reunion and memories.

Chris and some buddies
Coach hugging Charlie.
Coach and Chris
Me and Lindz

Caroline Singing

Caroline completed another successful choir performance on Sunday morning. We all held our breath considering our first experience. She did a fabulous job. She makes me laugh because she is so exact and serious. This girl doesn't clown around. She wants to do it RIGHT! Can't wait to see how she does in kindergarten next year...

Fake smile. Of course.

Kendall and Caroline

After we got finished we got to spend some time with Coop in his class. They are so cute now that they can toddle around.

Friday, April 9, 2010

He is Risen

Even though it was a little cloudy, I felt like we had a sunny Easter! The service at TABC was wonderful and we had a great time with the youth that morning in SS also.
After church, Chris ran home to get the food I forgot (Oops...) and then we enjoyed a lovely time at Mom and Dad's. Several of our friends weren't able to make it because of sick kiddos and we were lucky enough to be joined by the Millsaps at the last minute!

Mom and a friend of hers worked hard on this dress for weeks. What a treasure!
Another treasure
How cute are they?
Man is Aunt Judy a skinny fox or what?
Little Man wasn't sure about the grass

Mom continued the tradition of making Jello eggs. Cooper spent about 10 minutes just squishing it before he realized it was food!
Those lashes slay me!
Cheeks and teeth

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Today Was a Fairytale

I hope that this post makes some sort of sense. I apologize if it doesn't! I got about 3 hours of sleep last night because Emily and I went to see TAYLOR SWIFT last night! We left out in the afternoon and headed up to Oklahoma City. We grabbed a quick dinner, then headed to the Ford Center. The concert was great, even though it was a little hokey. After it was over, we flew out to the car and started the long trip back. It was a whirlwind trip, but certainly one of great memories! Here are a few shots...