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A Conversation With Graham


Grill Night In honor of all those HU boys.................. the boys who spent Wednesday nights grilling with Matthew before PIKE church. Although I'll never know how great THAT FOOD was; girls were NEVER invited. I do know how great Matthew is at grilling now. Living in an apartment makes me really miss grilling. It's the smallest things that make me happy. It also makes me take pictures because these things happen so infrequently. We had the best kabobs at Matthew's parent's house this last weekend. My favorite was the steak and onion! He marinated the steak in butter, fresh garlic, and Lawry's seasoned salt. yum yum. The chicken and veggie kabobs were marinated in Italian dressing. I didn't try the Cajun sausage but Grandaddy Richard said it was great! The corn on the cob and grilled pineapple just added to the awesome meal! Mama Jan rounded it all out with a sour cream pound cake served warm with peaches. Now that I have made you all hungry, you're invited to our first cookout in our new home. (Don't know when it will be, but soon I hope. I really hope it's before Graham learns to walk!)


July 4th Vacation in Paragould (a little late) Graham meeting Grandmother Horner for the first time. Grandmother is the mother of eight children. Graham is the 23rd great-grandchild! He is one of three great-grandsons that will carry on the Horner name.
Four generations of Horners. Richard Perry, Richard Matthew, Joyce Ray, and Graham Edward.

Graham's first trip to the farm. He really enjoyed the air conditioned cabin. He did really well, especially with how hot it was. His silly mommy made him leave on that hot hat all day. Jack really thought Graham was pretty neat. He tried to dig through the levee where Graham was enjoying a nice lunch. The crops looked really good. It was neat to see how everything changes, but really nothing looks very different. We can't wait to see Graham toddling through a rice field like his daddy grew up doing.
Mama Jan had a wonderful time putting Graham to sleep all week! He really enjoyed getting to snuggle. We had an awesome week. It was especially fun to worship at Hillcrest. We had some great Mama Jan cooking and got to see lots of family!


He Really Is My Child.....
Those of you that know me well, know how well I sleep. I can't tell you how many pictures Mom has of me asleep in laundry baskets, on the potty chair, and in my plate of food at the dinner table. I would call my sleeping ability a hobby, sometimes I even claim it as a talent. Matthew used to get so upset with me when we were dating in college. You know after spending all evening together and saying goodnight, I would immediately get on the phone with him. There really wasn't anything else to do after "curfew," and studying wasn't an option. We would talk for about ten minutes. Matthew would be in the middle of a story and I was off in dream land. He would say "Lindsay are you there? Lindsay, Lindsay" each time getting louder and louder. Sometimes I would wake up to the long beeping noise that happens when you are disconnected and the lady then comes on and says "If this is an emergency hang up and try your call again." Well to make a story longer..... My sweet Graham has fought sleep since the day he entered the world. He just wouldn't give up. We have already danced many miles with this boy. I was beginning to worry because with parents that love sleep and fall asleep so easily, how could this boy have so much trouble? Last Tuesday we woke up as usual at 5:15. I nursed Graham while Matthew ate breakfast. Then I put him down to play on his activity mat. I ran into the bathroom and Matthew headed to the kitchen. Matthew came around the corner while I was brushing my teeth and said, "You have to see this." My sweet boy had played so hard in those 2 minutes that he fell asleep. Immediately I said, "He really is ours!"

This is our only family picture since the hospital. They are very difficult to get, since I don't have a tripod. Thanks Mr. Horner for snapping this one after church at Hillcrest on Sunday. It was a great vacation and I promise to blog about it next.


All the Grandboys!!
Stephanie and the boys came over for dinner last Tuesday. It was so much fun! Watching Wipeout was too funny!I weighed Graham last night......He is up to 14 pounds and we just switched to size 2 diapers. His rolls are just precious!