Monday, May 9, 2011

Important Change with the Minich family Blog!

Hello all~ I have decided to make a change with this blog. Within the next week or so I plan to close this one down. I have had it for about 4 years,and find I just don't update it very often anymore.The kids all  have their own blogs/Facebook if you want to keep up with their lives. I will also post special family happenings on my blog from now on. So, if you would still like to keep up with the Family you can bookmark or sign up to follow by e-mail at

I will concentrate on my personal blog ( elayne's blog~Running to Recovery) listed above. And my business blog ( Fit 4 Life)

Hope you continue to share in our family times as well as sharing yours with us!
Thanks~ The Minich Family

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Getting Ready for another Summer!

Kevin &Matt

First summer to try the jet ski!

                                  Ready for another fun filled summer!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Peach!!

Our Little grand-baby is now the size of a peach! Nikki is now showing and I can not wait to see her and her little "baby bump".
I think about what it will be like to be a grandparent, to have a baby with all of us this year for the holidays. I have no idea if the baby is a girl or a boy. All I can say is I keep having dreams with this little blond haired boy in them. He is adorable and very brave!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Prayers for The Hudspeth Family

Please pray for the Hudspeth Family after the loss of their 24 yr. old son David. Our son Kevin was friends with David. They all went to a small high school, Denton Calvary and played football/basketball together. David was married to his high school sweet-heart Elise. Our hearts are very heavy. Please keep this family in prayer.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Our grand-baby is the size of a lime this week! Mommy and baby are doing well. Nikki is at the end of the first trimester which has been rough, but it looks like she is feeling better going into her second trimester. Kevin has been very loving and supportive, taking good care of his family :)
I have begun cross-stitching the baby's blanket and REALLY hope I can do this before baby Minich gets here :) Still can't believe we are going to be grandparents, that plan to go by Oma & Opa Minich :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Please Vote for my picture!

Hello everyone!
 I entered a photo in a  contest just for fun :) However, I worked VERY hard to get this picture by climbing Mount Brandon  a 952 m (3123 ft) mountain  on the Dingle peninsula in Ireland.
It is the highest of the unnamed central mountain range of the Dingle Peninsula and the 9th highest peak in Ireland.
It is a beautiful shot and I am trying to get in the top 10... I have a long way to go!
If you want to vote for my pic. just click on this link and hit vote...thanks!

Friday, March 4, 2011

What's in a name?

This has been an important question for us as we are expecting our very first grand-baby! Of course there is the traditional Grandma and Grandpa but...we don't always like to do things the traditional way so we have been pondering this.
I realize as many of you have told me that we will be called whatever the baby calls us, but we can certainaly try to establish a name...right??

Do you pick a name easy for a baby/child to say? Or one you just want to be called? Maybe something to do with family heritage? One that is a version of your own name, like Grandpa Chris, or ..just make one up, like Grandma Opal!
My parents go by G&G Ski, a shortened version of their last name and easy for the boys to say when they were little. Chris's parents went by G&G Minich.

Here are some we have looked at and the one we are most leaning towards.
Mama and Grandpa Minich ( all the kids already call me mama Minich, (so it fits).
Nonnie or Nonna, which is Italian for Grandma but Chris does not like Nonno for grandpa.
In Scotland, they call their grandma either granny or nanna. Grandpa is granda (pronounced gran-da).
"Seanmhathair" is Irish for grandmother - . It literally means 'old mother' and is pronounced like this: shan- waw - her. WAY TO HARD!
In Yiddish, they say…
Grandpa = zeyde
Pronounced zey’∙deh
Grandma = bobe
Pronounced boh’∙beh / boo’∙beh
I’ve always heard it as bubbie or bubby( ah, don't think so :)

German is Oma and Opa. With baby Minich's last name and the easy pronunciation, Oma and Opa are growing on us and leading the way!

So, what do you think or like?Are you a Grandparent? What do you go by or what do you call your grandparents??


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