Author Archives: bigmama

Evelyn’s 60th Birthday Party

Sunday afternoon her buddies helped her husband Dennis and her daughter Elizabeth surprise Evie for her 60th birthday.  The actual day is still a week away, but this was just what worked best in everyone’s schedule.  Lindee took  this group photo during the festivities.

Clara’s soccer tournament

Saturday Jeff & I were off to Mooresville to watch Clara play in her final soccer tournament of the season.  It really was the best I think I’ve seen her play – so proud.  They won this game 2-0, & then Jeff & I came on home instead of hanging around and waiting for the […]

Fun Thursday

Yesterday for lunch I was off to Bethany Elementary School, for Clara’s last Thanksgiving lunch before she goes to middle school next year.  Her other grandmother Emmy changed her schedule to she could be there, too.  Lindee got this picture of the three of us after we ate (and the food was actually very good […]

Making Christmas Ornaments

Jeff has decided that he wants us to do an old-fashioned Christmas tree this year – string popcorn, paper chains, have the kids make ornaments.  I’m not sure about that, but yesterday when June and Mason were here we did start making some ornaments – melting peppermints in cookie cutters.  They actually turned out very […]

Veterans Day Programs

Monday we started off the day celebrating Veterans Day at Larne Elementary School, where Mason is in third grade.  They had a really nice, big breakfast for the veterans and their guests, and then presented such a nice program.  And afterwards they got a picture of all the parents and grandparents who were veterans and […]

Clara’s Final Soccer Game…

…of the regular fall season, anyway.  The Clover Blue Eagles had played earlier in the day, and then again in their final game that afternoon, so Jeff & I headed down to Columbia for that.  Here is Clara running hard to the ball. Got this picture after the game of the undefeated league champions. We […]

Night Before Casserole

Thursday when I picked Clara up at school she didn’t have much homework, and it was a nasty rainy day, and we didn’t have to pick Mallory up until late, since she had chorus practice after school.  So I put Clara to work helping me make both of our households supper for the following evening.

Final Festival Event

Sunday afternoon the festival closed down with a program on the Gullah Gee Chee culture.  She talked some about the food and other aspects of their lives, but mostly it was about their spiritual lives.  She shared this with us, and I just loved it so much. The lady who gave the program, Victoria Smalls, […]