Opening Night

So glad that Amanda’s friends were able to attend the opening night of her show. We will go to a Sunday matinee, since she needs us to babysit Aiden for her other performances!

THE Amanda Parkhurst

Amanda’s slide for her part in Rumors! Can’t wait to see the show!

Vamping It Up

Amanda’s hair and make up for her part in Rumors!

Pretty Girl

Amanda during her first dress rehearsal for Rumors!

Parkhurst Family Dinner

Love my silly kids…and grandkids! Just some selfie fun while they are out to dinner! Continue Reading →

Third Try

Amanda had her third try at the fertility clinic…crossing our fingers.

He Had It Comin’ – Or Did He?

I was so excited to go see the musical Chicago with Amanda at Bass Hall today! We only got halfway through the show when a text from Caleb sent us racing home. Continue Reading →

Jurassic Quest

Donny went with Amanda, Jason, and Aiden to Dallas for Jurassic Quest!  Continue Reading →

Coming Home!

I am so excited that Amanda, Jason, and Aiden are moving home to Texas from West Virginia! We’ve had to go way too long without them! I cannot express the joy in my heart knowing they’ll be close by! Ready for some Gigi time!

West Virginia Bound

Amanda was right…we should’ve left for the airport earlier. Even though we left at 4am, they still missed their 6am flight due to long TSA lines. They were able to get on a flight 1 hour later, with a layover in Chicago. They made it home safely. So sad to see my kiddos leave…and my little tater tot. Can’t wait for April to see them again! Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Amanda and TJ

Bonnie, Ollie, and MeeMaw came over for Amanda’s birthday. They made Amanda share her cheesecake with TJ (since he’ll be gone for his birthday). They blew out the candles and opened their cards. Happy birthday to our 27 and 26 year olds. Continue Reading →

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Aiden went to a pumpkin patch with mommy and daddy. Love this little family

Aiden’s Second Month

Here are the videos and images that Amanda posted of my FABULOUS grandson for September. Continue Reading →

Ready for Aiden – Day 7

The saddest day of our trip. We get to help get Aiden home from the hospital, but we have to leave at 4am the next morning, so won’t get to spend more than this last day with him until Christmas. Continue Reading →

Ready for Aiden – Day 6

After getting some sleep and grabbing breakfast for everyone at Burger King, we were back up at the hospital to see our precious grandson and his parents. We all got in some good snuggle time, with Paps showing off his baby burrito wrapping skills. Continue Reading →

Ready for Aiden – Day 5

We got a call at about 1am that Amanda was in labor and having pain. It took no time for me to jump out of bed, wake Tony up, and for us to get to the hospital. Amanda labored for 12 hours and was the sweetest, most polite woman in labor I’d ever seen. After 12 hours the doctors became worried about her and Aiden and rushed her down for an emergency C-section. In a matter of minutes, Aiden was born and both of them were doing well.  Continue Reading →

Ready for Aiden – Day 4

We started the morning with breakfast at The Poky Dot restaurant. It was a fun little place with lots of bright colors and ridiculously huge portion sizes.  Then it was time to take Amanda to the hospital. They kept her overnight with some medicine to start her dilation and kick start her labor. Tony and I left around 1opm to let her rest.

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Ready for Aiden – Day 3

Today we woke up and ate breakfast at Hardees. We’ve missed that southern fast food chain. Tony was sweet and drove two exits down the highway to get me some Starbucks (thank goodness), and then we headed over to see Amanda and the gang. We watched movies, walked around a little, and just spent a quiet day enjoying being together. Continue Reading →

Ready for Aiden – Day 2

We got up early and met the kids at Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Then we just chilled at Amanda’s house before catching the movie Ant Man. It was really good! After a run to the local Walmart, I made some 7 layer dip, cowboy caviar, and later made dinner. It was a great, quiet day with family.

Ready for Aiden – Day 1

Tony and I got the word from Amanda that she would be induced soon, so we jumped on an airplane and headed to West Virginia. We flew into Pittsburgh, and rented a car for the drive south. It was beautiful country, beautiful weather, and we were excited about seeing Amanda, Jason, and TJ (who had driven to WV with his Uncle Paul). Continue Reading →

Amanda’s Maternity Photos

Amanda and Jason had maternity photos taken! Almost time for Aiden to be here! Continue Reading →

Prince Aiden’s Baby Shower

On June 6th we threw a baby shower for Amanda, Jason, and little Aiden.  Continue Reading →