Good Times, and a Winner

Well I am SO happy because these two gorgeous ladies are coming to visit today!

That’s my Grandma (Dad’s mom) and my cousin Rachael.  They are from Alabama and I love them so much.  I love Alabama.  I wish Texas was like it.

So anyway, they will be staying here this week and I’m really looking forward to hanging out with them.  My Grandma is the coolest.  She is 83, although you’d never know it.  She still sews like a mad woman, cooks like nobody’s business, and still drives! Haha.  Maybe we will get to sew something while she is here.  She can maybe teach me a few things about sewing, now that I am interested.  I could have cared less when I was younger when she tried to teach me.

The last time my Grandma saw Emma she was only about 2 1/2 months old.

Wow, what a tiny little thing. Now she is 16 months!  So I can’t wait for her and Rachael to hang out with Emma.  :)

Anywho, I will still be posting this week and checking in, in between stuffing my face with some good southern food.

And the winner of The Rusted Chain giveaway is #189, so that is Jen at Decor Junkie!  Congrats Jen!  Send me an email and I’ll get you in touch with Beki.

Hope y’all are having a great weekend!!

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  1. You grandmother is beautiful! My sweet grandma just passed away at the age of 93, and she drove up until last year! She still lived at home and was always cooking, canning, active in her church and several ladies groups. We both have a rich heritage in our grandmothers! Have a wonderful week with your family!

  2. I hope when I’m that age I look as good as your lovely grandmother, really hard to believe she is 83, lucky you for still having her! Also learn those sewing tips…my mother sewed and now I’m sorry I didn’t pay attention, I could have learned so much!

    Have a wonderful time with them!


  3. Wow, it looks like your family really lucked out in the `youthful looking` part of the gene pool! Have a great visit.

  4. have a great time!!! :) iHOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR FAMILY TIME!

  5. I totally understand what you mean about wishing Texas and Alabama were closer. We use to live in Alabama-but Texas was our original home.

    Your grandmother is a gorgeous lady. I hope I look that pretty when I am her age. (won’t happen-but I can dream)

  6. Your grandma is absolutely beautiful! She has the most beautiful, laughing eyes and I love that. Of course, Rachael is gorgeous too. I know you’re going to have a great week! I’m in Texas ~ DFW area. Are you close?


  7. Your grandma is a beautiful lady! Have fun with her and your cousin while they are visiting. And enjoy that good Southern cooking too!
    Best regards,

  8. I hope you have a wonderful visit and don’t get into too many diy projects. If you do, have them take lots of pictures.

  9. I am from Alabama; lived in Texas for 10 years and wish Washington State was like Alabama or Texas. In fact, I wish Washington could be more like any normal state :-)
    Love your blog.

  10. Um, are you serious? I really won? Majorly in shock right now! I will email you asap! Ah! so excited, I can’t think straight!

    So happy for you to have family come and visit — it’s so nice to reconnect and just enjoy each other’s company. I hope you have a great week!

  11. Hunstville by chance? For some reason your cousin looks familiar to me.
    Hope you all enjoy a wonderful visit!!! :o)

  12. Awww! Family is just the best! :) I’m so glad you’ll be having a fun-filled week! :) Enjoy it!!!