We Are Family

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

Can I just say that I love this time of the year. Everything just feels so right. I wish all year could be like this. Well as promised last time here are a few pics for ya!
Love you to the moon stars and beyond!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Getting Excited

I just have to say this Auntie is getting excited about Christmas! I can not believe it is in just a couple of days. One thing that you 4 will understand is that MiMi spoils us like crazy. Right now the big tree (yes your MiMi is one of those that has a tree in every room) is jammed with presents. Really the whole room is full, poor PaPa's desk is in this room and he can hardly get in to sit down. I will try to take a picture tonight and post tomorrow.

And dont let your parents fool you they are excited too, MiMi still spoils all of us too. Really get down to it we are all still kids too. And I believe your dads are the worst. They get all excited and rip open the present. This year I think is going to be great because everyone has a suprise that I dont think they see coming.

Oh and lets not forget about MiMi's cooking. She has already been making Christmas cookies. Drake it was so funny this year; you were sitting on PaPa's lap and took your first bite and said Mmmmmm. So I believe you are a fan. (I will take a picture of these too.)

Love you to the moon stars and beyond

Friday, December 16, 2011

2011 Really

2011 is almost done REALLY

Man I am just sitting here thinking about how 2011 just started with 3 babies and a 3 year old. Now we have 3 one year olds that are walking everywhere and a 4 year old that I swear is going on 21. I dont think I could have ever imagined how wonderful you all would be. My next post is just some of the photos from this year that I love. I hope you know Aunt Choo Choo loves you more than words can express.

I love you to the moon stars and beyond

Aunt Linda & Uncle Jeff

Aunt Linda
Ok so Papa’s sister is a crazy wild woman, but we love her so! She will make you laugh for hours by just telling you about things she did when she was younger. Now don’t worry if you hear Papa tell her that he hates her. He is really saying I love ya, that is their inside thing. Now she is married to Uncle Bob who is always willing to tell a funny joke, but wait for those until your much older. They have a daughter Cassie that has 3 kids Jacob, Jackson, and sweet little Hannah Banana. They are currently living in Kansas City but when they visit it is always an adventure.

Uncle Jeff
Uncle Jeff is Papa’s brother and no they do not look anything alike, LOL. He is married to Kerry and they have 2 wonderful kids Jaycie and Jaron. Talk about a funny family and of them can have you rolling at any time. Uncle Jeff would always make someone laugh if you gave him enough time. I remember one time that your Aunt Choo got into a little situation and to say the least Uncle Jeff was there in no time.

We may not see these two and their families often, but they are always in our heart as I know you are in there’s.

Love you to the moon stars and beyond.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dishman Side

Dishman Side
Papa’s side of the family is the Dishman side. I call them Pops and Grams. As I have gotten older my time with them is an adventure in its self.

Now growing up only one person had the final word and that was Pops. He did rule with an iron fist in our family, but he loved his family very much. Here are a few fun facts about him:
Favorite Clothing – Overalls
Cooking was/is a great passion of his.
He loved his dog Princess very much
He refereed and umpired
Was born/raised in Strafford MO
Mom – Effie
Dad – Doc
He tells great stories of growing up I hope that at some point we can get a few of these on video

She is our delicate - church going - proper woman that if you say road trip she is ready. Here are a few things about Grams.
Loves the Lord and will tell you to go to church (which we should!)
Is ready to travel loves to be on the go
Worked as a nurse
Lived in Kansas when she was young
Cannot ride in a car and listen to music she wants to talk!
Loves to pack/unpack if you move
Hates the first of the year because everyone is together for the holidays then everyone is gone again.

Just a few thoughts that I had today.
Love you to the moon stars and beyond.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Phillips Side Part 2

So Grandpa was never alone he always had Dennis or Clifford with him. Dennis and Clifford are a hoot! They love you guys so much and recently have wanted more and more pictures of you guys.

Grandpa loved going on bus trips to Branson, MO. So he would make Dennis go with him. He was the ladies man on the bus. Everyone wanted to sit by him or dance with him. This did help him get out more so we all loved it too.

When I was young Grandpa built me a table and chair set. It is the one you all play with now at MiMi's house. Now Uncle Dennis is building you all one too. He finished Piper and Rylee's and is working on Hattie and Drake's now.

Uncle Dennis took over the wood working shop that Grandpa had and loved. The last furniture Grandpa worked on was a Table/Chair combo for me. Uncle Dennis finished it and gave it to me not long after Grandpa passed away.

Uncle Clifford well he took over Grandpa's love for vehicles and you never know what he will show up in or is working on. When you get older do not be suprised if Uncle Clifford does not put you to work trying to find some part for some car or truck he is trying to sup up.

Both Clifford and Dennis do not like to be around people. But they love your MiMi very much and they mean the world to her. MiMi takes care of them and makes sure that they have everything they need and sometimes that can be a chore.

As I write I hope I can slip funny stories in about everyone in our family. I will be writing about the Dishman side soon.

Love you to the moon and stars and beyond!