S: JULY - DECEMBER 2011
BC: The End
FC: Family Fun July-December 2011
1: Moments to Remember July to December 2011
2: July 1st 2011 | Tiffany, Kamren and Kaden come to Mimi's house for the weekend. Stephen is still in Iraq and we will think of him as we celebrate July 4th! | Bathtime for Kaden
3: Playing on the Slip n Slide | Tiffany and Mimi join in the fun!
4: 4th of July Concert and Picnic in the Botanical Gardens.
8: Rodeo at the Stockyards
10: Stephen in Iraq Defending Our Freedom... Thank you Stephen!
12: Jayton's 7th Birthday Party at a water park in Euless
14: Family Vacation Honolulu, Hawaii July 21-Aug 1st Shirley, Ashley and Daniel. Stephen and Tiffany were not able to join us...we missed them!
15: The first evening we walked through the International Market Place trying to stay awake and get used to the time change!
16: Hanging out on the beach at Waikiki
17: Spending time at the mall, looking for Ashley's bridesmaid dress. Shirley tries some hair extensions.
18: July 23rd and 24th: Before Daniel arrives, Ashley and Shirley take advantage of the things to do around Waikiki.
20: July 25th: Daniel arrives-we have breakfast at the Royal, spend some time on the beach, serenade a shop owner with our ukulele playing, and walk on Waikiki beach at sunset.
22: July 26 we took Ashley to U of H to look at the school. Then a trip to Bubbies (yummy!) and Puka Dogs for dinner.
23: We spent the day at one of my favorite places, Ko Olina. Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with a great view.
26: Dole Plantation - Pineapple ice-cream! We rented a jeep for the day, Daniel was our driver.
29: Seeing how much fun my daughter was having, I decided I would also jump. As you can see, I was NOT smiling! I thought I was going to die!!!
30: While we were sitting on the beach at Waikiki, there appeared a beautiful rainbow. Ashley looks over her shoulder to see the sight. Daniel and Ashley in front of a Banyan tree.
31: Millie invited us to meet her and Kayla for breakfast at the Halekulani Hotel. Great food and wonderful view!
32: After breakfast we rented motor scooters (I can't believe I did that!) and drove up to Diamond Head, parked the bikes and climbed to the top.
34: After our climb down Diamond Head, we got back on our bikes and went to the Kahala Hotel for lunch.
35: View from the top of Diamond Head | Dinner at Tanaka of Tokyo
36: July 31 We took our bikes to Manoa. Shirley had a flat tire on the way up and we had to wait for another bike to be sent to her. What a beautiful place!
37: We hiked up a slippery, muddy trail to the falls. It was worth the climb. Then we went back to the Hotel where Shirley parked her bike and walked around while Daniel and Ashley took their bikes to Hanauma Bay.
38: Our last morning in Hawaii we had breakfast under the Banyan tree at the Moana Hotel. This was one of my favorite vacations!
40: AUGUST | Kaden's birthday, Melinda's visit, Bride's Breakfast, Wedding and Honeymoon!
41: Dinner at Dub and Doris's house on August 25th. Jimmie Lee (Randy's Mom) arrived in Fort Worth to attend our wedding.
42: Juanita and Steve arrived in Ft Worth in time to join us for dinner.
43: August 26th -We met the family for breakfast at Southwestern Seminary. | Then had lots of errands to do to get ready for my wedding; manicure, pedicure, etc... My support group was with me, Lynda, Juanita and Melinda!
44: Wedding Rehearsal August 26th Southwestern Baptist Seminary | Maid of Honor Ashley | Photographer -Daniel | Emmy, Erin, Allen, Ashley, Mickey
45: Rehearsal Dinner
46: W E D D I N G D A Y
53: Stephen was in Iraq defending our country at the time of our wedding. We missed him but we are blessed to have men of honor fighting for our freedoms. Thank the Lord for Stephen and men like him!
54: Wedding Vows
56: H O N E Y M O O N
57: Palm Beach Florida at the Breakers Hotel The view from our room overlooking the ocean was beautiful. Breakfast buffet each morning in the elegant dining room. We visited Aunt Kathryn Grant our last day. It was good to see her.
58: September When we arrived back home we opened our wedding gifts and enjoyed the top portion of our wedding cake!
59: Randy and Shirley's Calendar-August | September | Outside my house, as I was on my way to work, this is what I saw. What a great way to start the day!
60: Stephen in Iraq
61: O C T O B E R 1st | Stephen Hayden and Danielle get married
62: Driving to Midland, Shirley stands by Shirley Road. Party for the newlyweds at Molla's house in Midland. Shirley meets Randy's co-workers. | O C T O B E R 7th
63: October 15th After looking for months and dreaming of one for years, Shirley gets a baby grand!
64: Shirley met Tiffany, Kamren and Kaden at the Waco Zoo, spent the day there then drove back to Ft Worth. | FUN AT THE ZOO
65: October is a great time to take a stroll through the Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth. | October 19th- Shirley, Doris and Lynda attend the Ladies Luncheon at Southwestern Seminary. | Lynda celebrates another birthday!
66: HSU AWARDS Billie Martin receives the Keeter Award for her service at Hardin-Simmons University | Dub, Doris, Randy, Shirley, Mike, Lynda and most of the Shirley family, drove to Abilene to attend the awards ceremony honoring Aunt Billie.
67: Melinda came to Midland to visit. We drove to Lubbock to visit with Ashley. She works at the Double Nickel Steak House. Melinda and Shirley ate dinner there before heading back to Midland. Yummy! | Saturday, October 22, Randy and Shirley left Abilene for Midland. | We had dinner at Luigi's with Melinda Walsh, Tommy and Susan Branon, Gerald and Debbie Nobles, and Steve and Janie Hofer.
70: Tiffany takes Kamren and Kaden to the Pumpkin Patch | Dub and Doris at the Country Club
71: Ty, Emmy and Elizabeth ready for Halloween | Daniel with friends at a video shoot in College Station for a Bible Study DVD | Kaden talks to Daddy in Iraq and blows him a kiss through the computer. | Randy and Shirley's Calendar October
72: It was not easy but after much rearranging I got both cars in my garage. Field Day in Euless with Erin, Chris, Allen, Ashley and grandkids. | N O V E M B E R
73: Happy Birthday to Susan and David. Two birthdays we celebrated at the Country Club.
74: Stephen was due home from Iraq in December. Tiffany, Kamren and Kaden were planning to drive to Ft Worth for Thanksgiving and join us at our favorite restaurant, Sushi Yoko, for dinner. Daniel and Ashley were with me and Randy was driving in from Midland to join us there. As we were waiting at the restaurant for Tiffany, I turned around and there stood Stephen!!! The most wonderful surprise in the world! And the best Thanksgiving ever!!! So much for which to be grateful.
75: After dinner we drove to Dub and Doris' house to surprise them. They were two very happy and proud grandparents!
76: Thanksgiving in Ft Worth with Randy and Shirley's family
78: Get together at Lynda's house for more family time. It was so good to have Stephen safely home from Iraq.
79: The day after Thanksgiving we went to the Aquarium. Ashley was intrigued by the white alligator!
80: December 1st - Chapel Dedication at SWBTS | Dub's chandelier he donated to the prayer room.
81: December 8-9th I drove to Killeen to watch my sweet grandkids while Tiffany finished her student teaching. | D E C E M B E R
82: We went to Allen's house in Dallas and celebrated Christmas with Allen, Ashley, Chris, Erin and the grandkids. | December 17th
83: Stephen and Tiffany stop in Ft Worth to share Christmas with us on their way to Corpus. First on our agenda is the Gaylord Hotel and Ice show.
84: We had Christmas a couple of days early for Stephen and Tiffany and the boys.
86: Christmas Eve we had a "Pasta Party" at Shirley's house. Cousins, aunts, uncles and siblings came to eat, exchange gifts and party!
90: On Christmas Eve we attended the Candlelight service at Travis Ave Baptist Church. After the service Randy, Shirley, Daniel and Ashley opened gifts while David and Darlyne enjoyed the entertainment.
92: More gifts to open at Dub and Doris' house. | Christmas Day
93: 2011 Christmas Card
94: Sandra and Mark's Wedding December 28, 2011 Columbia, SC
97: 2011 A very good year!