Happy Thanksgiving 11/28/19

We are spending time with our girls this week. I visited Ruth at the Tulsa Zoo, where she is the Marketing Design Manager. She gave me a tour of her favorite animals. I went out to supper with Lynn to a restaurant that decorates with hundreds of Christmas bulbs. We are thankful to all our…

My Mother’s 90th Birthday 11/26/19

The Graves Clan 1962 She loved babies and would even offer to hold strangers babies if they were crying. She also had this keen since about a baby’s health and sent more than one family off to the doctor thinking she was crazy only to find out later that she was right. She was adventurous…

Decorating for the Holidays 11/24/19

Ornaments with my dad and Robbie Yesterday, I decided to put up a few Christmas decorations. I thought about getting new decorations and stockings, because everything makes me think of Robbie, but decided, I am already thinking of him all the time, why get rid of things that have good memories with him. In my…

Thanksgiving Parade 11/23/19

2 years ago today, we took Robbie to the Houston Christmas Parade. He had so much fun and he took tons of pictures. It is the largest parade that I have attended and also the largest crowd. We decided to take the rail from near our apartment downtown, which worked out great except for the…

Sloth Tree 11/21/19

As the holidays approach, I am so sad without Robbie. He always helped me get the boxes down and helped with decorating for Christmas this time of year. He had so much fun last year when I bought an extra tree, so he could have a sloth Christmas tree like he saw at the Dallas…

Happy Traveler 11/20/19

Last year, we were heading too Tulsa for Thanksgiving with the girls today. Robbie had his new Christmas sloth from his Aunt Chris and he was excited that he was allowed to leave Houston for a few days. Robbie was a happy child that really made everyone happy when they were around him.

Houston Zoo Lights 11/19/19

Jim and I went to the Houston Zoo lights tonight. It was one of Robbie’s favorite holiday activities. He loved the music and the lights. I remember how excited he got to see the zoo transformed for the night. Jim and I enjoyed the evening together with Robbie constantly on our minds. ❤

Weekend Escape 11/17/19

Jim and I went to the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi this weekend. We also walked along the beach on San Padre Island. It was a peaceful weekend and nice to get away together. I did think of Robbie when we were at the aquarium. He would have loved going there.

Precious Memories 11/15/19

With Robbie’s cancer, we had the unusual situation of spending more time together then you normally would with a child in their early 20’s. In my quest to keep Robbie’s mind off his treatment, we went on multiple museum trips, parks, and zoo trips together. We also realized we had a lot in common. We…

Back At MD Anderson 11/13/19

This picture was taken last December at MD Anderson. Today I was back in the role of caregiver for my husband for some routine tests for his cancer. I knew it would be difficult, but I wasn’t prepared for how emotional and overwhelming it would be. Everywhere I went, I have memories of Robbie. I…