Also while in Houston, I had told my folks I'd love to have dinner with my grandmother, Nanny. My time with her is so limited and so precious now. Her heart's been giving her some trouble, not the cancer. She's still planning to make it to her 90th birthday in October. Ok, so we picked a great weekend to visit! My Aunt Diann visits/helps Nanny on Saturdays, my Uncle Bubba and Aunt Diane from Amarillo were in town, my cousin Stacy and her family (including her son I'd yet to meet) were able to come, plus my sister, my parents and us. What a great group!
The kids were quite enamored with baby Keaton. Jacob really liked his toys.
The kids with Marshall (Keaton's dad) and Aunt Diann
Jacob also like the "tent" that Nanny's table made. Goofy boy!
We all had such a good time visiting with each other and watching the little ones. It doesn't seem like that long ago when Stacy (my cuz), Casey (my sis) and I were the little ones!
I wanted to make sure we got group pictures while we were together. Over the years, at big gatherings, we've always taken group pictures like this, and I think those are amongst my most treasured memories.
Nanny with the grandkids and great-grandkids-me with Jacob and Beth, Casey, Nanny, Stacy with Keaton (13 more not there)
Nanny with her kids- Dad, Aunt Diann, Nanny, Uncle Bubba (2 more kids not there that day)
Now, Nanny is quite a character, Aunt Diann is a hoot, and when my dad is around his brothers look out. So, getting this picture was quite a feat. I could hardly take the picture I was laughing so hard (and standing on the stairs and holding Jacob).
Finally, they all behaved! Mom and Dad, Aunt Diann, Nanny, Uncle Bubba and Aunt Diane
I hope I get to spend more time with Nanny before long. It was a good time. Family, even with the crazy ones, is a treasure!