The Winston Family

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

This year half of our kids were out of town, so our little family was very small this year. David and I decided to go out to eat instead of cooking a big dinner. I did make desserts thou. We wanted to go to Cracker Barrel to eat. When we got there it was so packed that their wait line was out the door. We tried to check other places that might have turkey and dressing, but ended up at IHop. Then headed home to eat our pumpkin pie.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Lydia!

Today is Lydia's birthday. I've had the blessings of being her Mom for 2oyrs. I have watched her grow into a beautiful lady.

Our Brother and Friend

Our brother in law went to be with the Lord on October 1oth. It was a tragic loss to our family and most of all to my sister in law Tomi. We had the blessing of having Bob in our family for almost 15yrs. He will be greatly missed until we meet again in Heaven.

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. the spring rains will come again.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Our Vacation Trip

We started out towards West Virginia to see Robert Sheffie's grave. He was a circuit riding preacher. David had seen a movie about his life when he was in college and ever since then he wanted to go see his grave. Then we headed on to Hampton, Virginia. David had preach at Bro. C.J.'s church in Hampton while we were there. Bro. C.J. took us to see a military base that had a mote around it. It was Ft. Monroe.
We had spent a few hours at Virgina Beach. David rented this bicycle contraption. It was two double seated bicycles put together. At first David and Sarah were up front and each of them had steering wheel. David had switched place with Sarah to let her steer. David would get nervous and try to steer with his, but it didn't work.
David and I have always wanted to drive down the east coast to look at Lighthouses. Some of the we had a hard time finding, but we did find the Bodie Island Lighthouse in North Carolina. We fell in love with the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The smell of the waves coming onto the beach and the breeze and was very quiet.
I wanted to go eat at Paula Deen's restaurant in Savannah, GA. Well sadly I didn't get to, it was so busy the only time we could eat was late that night. So maybe another time. I did get to shop in her store. I bought me some bowls that were really cute and of course a T-shirt.
We spent a couple of days at Daytona beach. Sarah had fun trying to catch the waves.
This was a first for Sarah and I to go parasailing. David had done it about 10yrs ago. It wasn't as scrary as I tought it would be. We had so much fun. David and Sarah were the only ones to get sunburned. I told I didn't because it was the Indian in me. haha

Now it Sarah's turn to pick what she wants to do on vacation. We headed over to Orlando to go to Epcot. She had so much fun visiting all the different countrys. Her favorite was France.
We had lunch at China and it was delicious. David and Sarah tried on different hats at each country.

Sarah with her French Beret.
Sarah also wanted to go to Animal Kingdom.

We went to see what it feels like to be a bug. Sarah didn't like this show, because she is very scared of bug. David and I love it.
The last thing we did before heading home was to eat at Planet Hollywood. David and Sarah's food wasn't that good, but I did like my salad.
Doesn't it look pretty.
Now headed home after a long and tried two weeks.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday Preston

Preston was in Florida on his birthday. David (Papa) and I had a birthday dinner and cake for him at our house and it was the first time he had got to see our new house. He turned 7 this year. I can't believe how the time has flown by.

Preston is reading his birthday card. He is has gotten to be a very good reader.
Showing his Mario Bros. DS game.
Preston loves cheese and crackers. I have to keep them on hand at our house for him.

Lost Picture

This picture was taken at the Family Reunion it of Tomi and her family. In the picture is Ryan held by Mike, Gage, Dana, Kelli, Bob, Tomi, and Tucker held by Danny.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

What time is it? Its Scrapbook time.

My cousin Catherine made this pillow case for me. Isn't it cute. I had met 3 of my cousins in Texas for a scrapbook retreat. I had 3 days of scrapping. What fun! I got some things finished and enjoyed some quality time with my family.
Picture above Catherine and me.
Back row Catherine and Kathleen (they are sisters). Sitting next to me Angela. She is Catherine's daughter. Ever since she was a baby I've called her Angie. It's kind hard to get out of the habit. Catherine also made all of us T-shirts.

Taking a break

Preston at the Memphis Airport.

Lydia, Kayla and I took Preston to Florida to spend a few weeks with his other grandparents. We drove to Memphis Airport then flew on to Orlando. It was long and tiring flight, but everyone was glad to get to the Prices that night. Preston was so excited he could hardly sleep. The next day after we had lunch at Dixie Crossroads we headed back to Orlando for a little fun for us. We stayed at one of the Disney Caribbean Resort. It was the first time we stayed at one of the main resorts. It was very nice. By our room was a mama duck and her ducklings (or chicks). It was so cute she was just quacking at them and if one went the wrong way she would quack louder until they were by her side.
Us girls went and had breakfast the characters at 'Ohana's in the Polynesian Resort. Kayla played with our pager while we waited to be called.

They took our picture before we were called.

Lydia and Pluto. She took a picture of my and him, but I haven't gotten a copy from her yet. I haven't given her these copies yet either. We both have been extremely busy.
We found out that Kayla wouldn't have done very well at Magic Kingdom. She cried, scream when the characters came by except for Lilo.
See Mickey trying to cover his eyes, Kayla was crying. Lydia had recorded her crying and sent the video to Philip and all the grandparents.
Every few minute the characters would have a parade and march around the room with little kids follow them.

Kayla in her first Minnie Ears.
We went shopping at a few outlet malls. Kayla had the most fun when looking at herself in the mirror.
Heading home. Kayla loved looking out the window.