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??

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday's with Stephanie

Our son Tim's fiance' Stephanie, arrived from Europe 3 months ago. Since then, I have had the opportunity to spend Tuesday's with her. Tim drops her off in the morning before he heads to work and then he and Chris join us at the end of the day for dinner.
First thing in the morning I teach my group fitness class and she has joined in with the group. I know all the ladies have enjoyed getting to know her :)

I have enjoyed our time together very much. Sharing outcomes of the vegetarian meals we are both preparing from the same books. Cooking several of them together and then having dinner with Chris and Tim.
We also share the same love for running and we are starting to talk about another half marathon in the fall. Yay..another family member to join in!

She is an avid reader, much more so than me, but it is fun to talk about books we are reading or have read in the past. Right now she is borrowing "Life and Death in Shanghai", one of my all time favorite books and one almost everyone in our family has read.
I love her heart for people and the environment, but most of all how wonderful she is for Tim and how happy they are together.
She will be out of town for a little while and we will all miss her while she is away. I, personally will miss "Tuesday's with Stephanie". See ya soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tim..Twenty Six...

Wow! Today is Tim's 26th birthday! Although we will see him tonight, we had a little surprise lunch for him on Sunday. Little did he know he was hosting his own birthday lunch at his apartment. He even ordered the pizza for everyone.
We told him it was a "send off' lunch for Stephanie as she will be leaving for Madrid on Wednesday :(
So, me,Chris and Matt came to the apartment after church, dug into the pizza while waiting for Nikki and Kevin to arrive. They arrived with a lit birthday cake ( carrot, which is Tim's favorite) and a cheesecake for Matt.We all sang Happy Birthday to Tim AND Matt ( whose bday isn't until April), confused them both, and then I gave them their presents.
We had to give Matt's early because they are all going to see the Mavs play the Knicks before April :) Kevin received his tickets in January for his Bday as well. They should all have a really fun time together!
Happy 26th Birthday to our oldest son and one of my favorite people~ luv you,Timothy...

From the Greek name Τιμοθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honoring God",


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