Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today my sweet little boy "graduated" from pre-k. I seriously cannot believe he is going to be in Kinder in the fall. How the heck did I let this happen? The program was darling and Bradley got his little diploma and an award for being the Best Speaker (imagine that).

And this is him with his "girl friend" - they've been friends for over 2 years now and will be in the same school together next year. They adore each other and are hoping and praying they get to be in the same class for kindergarten. Her mom and I think it will be cute to take another one just like this when they graduate from high school together, but that is something I cannot even imagine right now!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Galen Southwick of Missouri City, Texas went to be with our Lord on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the age of 66.

He is survived by his wife of almost 42 years, Sylvia Southwick.


Abra Leah and her husband Michael Cross, of Missouri City, Texas

Erin and her husband Daryl Keith Nicholas of Missouri City, Texas


Matthew Southwick, of Missouri City, Texas


Alexis, Alec, and Alyssa Nicholas

Chloe and Bradley Cross


Jack Southwick and his wife, Jan, of Overland Park, Kansas.

Several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Ethyl Joyce Southwick.

Galen was born in Cherokee, Iowa on May 18, 1944. He graduated from California State University with a degree in History. He married his wife, Sylvia on July 26, 1969. He was retired after working for Nielsen & Bainbridge for over 30 years. He worked closely with the group Young Life both in Southern California and Fort Bend County. He loved to play golf, watch football, and was an avid bowler. As a Level Two bowling coach, he spent many years coaching his son and then continued coaching numerous other kids at AMF Stafford Lanes. He was also a mentor and coach for adults with disabilities with The Arc of Fort Bend. He enjoyed countless hours fishing with both his children and grandchildren. Ever the proud grandfather, he was always ready to share news about his grandchildren who filled his life with joy.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Crafting for Camping

I attended an "outdoor training" weekend for Girl Scout leaders and it was my job to make the recipe cards, kaper chart, and name tags. I somehow forgot to take a picture of the recipe cards and name tags, but I'll track them down and post them later. But, I have to say, we had a darn cute kaper chart courtesy of SU! paper, ribbon, and punches. lol

Here's a bonus picture of someone who was waiting for us near our campsite.

Yikes! The joys of camping!!
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