Tag: Family

Blanche’s 50th Birthday

Posted August 18, 2016 by Rowena in Personal | 4 Comments

Yesterday was my sister Blanche’s 50th birthday and her kids planned a pretty special surprise family dinner for her…at the same restaurant we had my Mom’s 50th birthday dinner. 🙁 Mom’s been gone for 5 years now so it was nice that she was still a part of Blanche’s 50th birthday celebration, even if it was in spirit.

Blanche 50th

Now that the surprise party is over and done with, I can finally share this story. Ha!

For as long as I can remember, my younger brother Pete has never missed an opportunity to tease Blanche about how old she is. She’s 16 years older than Pete. 14 years older than me. Every time Pete teases Blanche, she threatens to kick him and we all laugh. A running joke in our family is that Blanche went to Seminary with Moses. That she was classmates with Jesus.

A few weeks ago, Chloe (Blanche’s oldest daughter) sent a text out to all of Blanche’s siblings, asking for old pictures of Blanche. She was working on something for the party and needed old pictures.

Pete sends this:


LMAO! I can’t even deal with this picture. I laughed so hard and so much at this picture that every time I see it, I bowl over and laugh some more. If you didn’t catch it, Pete photoshopped Blanche into the bottom left of the picture. We were finally able to share the picture with her and she about peed her pants from laughing so much.

We ended our birthday celebrations like we always do..with our family turn up picture.

Birthday Turn Up - Blanche

Ha! Gotta love Team Wilson Gang!

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Luke aka The Sore Loser

Posted June 22, 2016 by Rowena in Personal | 2 Comments

My family has a lot of kids. I mean, a lot of kids. At last count, there are 25 Wilson grandkids. You read that right. The oldest grandchild is 26 (I think) and the youngest is about 5 months. Family gatherings are chaotic and loud and there’s always kids yelling and adults yelling at the kids to shut up but through it all, there’s a lot of happiness and laughter.

Last week, Chloe (Wilson Grandkid #2) got married so the family is in town and with Chance’s (Wilson Grandkid #4) homecoming this past weekend and then Jenna’s (Wilson Grandkid #9) high school graduation, the family is…still in town. So like we always do, everyone congregates to Blanche’s (Wilson Kid #2) house for dinner so we make a lot of food.

Luke (Wilson Grandkid #22 and pictured on the far left) is finishing up his Kindergarten year in school and at dinner the other night, he proved to be a…sore ass loser. LOL.

Everyone was over for dinner so we grilled burgers and hot dogs. It’s summer and the sun goes down a lot later than normal so after dinner, the kids were still playing outside. Lots of noise, games of basketball and on this particular night, lots of crying kids.

Luke came into the house scream crying and sporting a bloody nose. I didn’t hear what was happening because I was working on Book Binge blog stuff but I was in the midst of all of the chaos so I knew that he was pleading his case with his Mom.

Apparently, Ahbrey (Wilson Grandkid #18) and Luke were playing basketball against each other and Ahbrey spanked Luke. She picked his pocket, made more points and then when she packed him, Luke couldn’t take it anymore so in his anger, he lunged for Ahbrey and his nose connected with Ahbrey’s shoulder which caused the bloody nose. That explains the scream crying and the bloody nose.

After Luke is patched up (toilet paper shoved in his nose to stop the bleeding), everything calms down…at least we thought it did. Pete (Wilson Kid #9 and Ahbrey’s Dad) and his kids go home and I’m still working on Book Binge stuff and Luke is sitting across from me on his Mom’s lap. Conversation is flowing around us and Luke is playing on Delene’s (Wilson Kid #4 and Luke’s Mom) phone, or we thought he was playing on Delene’s phone.

He’s not.

He’s talking to Siri, venting about Ahbrey.

His conversation with Siri goes something like this:

Luke: Siri, I hate Ahbrey.
Siri: Sorry, I do not understand.
Luke: I hate Ahbrey, Siri.
Siri: Searching for Abrey.

I couldn’t help myself. I started laughing. This kid is something else. But, wait. He’s not done.

Luke: Siri, call Cousin Ahbrey.
Siri: Sorry, I cannot locate Cousin Abrey.
Kainoa: You have to say, call Ahbrey Wilson.
Luke: Call Ahbrey Wilson.
Siri: Calling Ahbrey Wilson.

On speakerphone, Siri calls Ahbrey and she picks up.

Ahbrey: Hello?
Luke: *silent*
Ahbrey: Aunty Delene?
Luke: This is Luke.
Ahbrey: Oh, what do you want?
Luke: I hate you.

Then he hangs right up on Ahbrey.

I’m sorry, but I about died laughing. That kid is one sore ass loser! Of course we had to have a talk with him about being nice and getting over stuff but dude, that made me laugh so much so I had to share it on the blog.

Gotta love these kids!

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A Sneak Peek into Chloe’s Wedding…

Posted June 13, 2016 by Rowena in Personal | 2 Comments

…I’ll update more but here are the videos that I wanted to share immediately.

This is the snap shot of the the entire wedding reception so you can get a feel of how it turned out but I’ll post pictures and what not later.

Ames, here’s the dance. All of my kids did an amazing job for only having three days of practice.

More to come…

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Lunch with the 99’s

Posted May 25, 2016 by Rowena in Personal | 4 Comments

One of my absolute favorite things to do is to have lunch with the 99’s. If you’re new to this blog and my life, then the 99’s are Brenna (my daughter), Cheridan (my sister’s kid), Makenna (my other sister’s kid) and Kaleo (my other, other sister’s kid). Kaleo lives in Colorado so it’s not often that he comes to lunch with us and for this post, he wasn’t there…it was just the girls.

So we’re at Panda Express having lunch and the following conversation happens:

Cheridan: I wonder how much rice these guys have to make a day. I would hate that job. I’m still salty that you guys kept making fun of my rice for the graduation party.
Brenna: Yeah, I get nervous when I have to make big pots of rice.
Makenna: It’s okay, someone else made worse rice than you at the graduation, Cher.
Brenna: Oh yeah, Chloe!
Cheridan: Oh well, someone was making her cry maybe. Was that back when her and Raymond [Chloe’s ex boyfriend] were ending?
Brenna: Well her tears didn’t go in the rice cause it was dry.

Bwahahahahahaha, this is the kind of shit that they talk about and it never fails to crack me the heck up.

I love my girls!

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Throwback Thursday (11)

Posted May 12, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments


This week marks the second anniversary of Seko’s death and I came across this picture on my laptop from when I put together his funeral program. I can’t believe that it’s been two years since that family meeting where the doctors told us that there was nothing more they could do for him.

April and May bring about a lot of reminiscing for my family. Memories of my Mom and Seko make the rounds hard during this time and like always, I’ve been thinking about them. Missing them. It’s not something that ever goes away but the void they left behind is front and center still.


This was Seko’s Pre-School graduation picture. Pre-School. He was a baby. Such a handsome kid though. Miss you, Sek-Geezy!

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