Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy 80th Birthday

Today is a special day..no not the new President but the 80th birthday of my aunt Edna Earl Callaham. She has had some real health issues the latter part of 2008 but as of now she is recovering and regaining her strength. We are so grateful that she is improving each day and very glad my mom and I we were able to celebrate today with her at her home in Gadsden, AL.

I took her some flowers from my family.

Here she is with her husband, Earl (50+ years of marriage).

Here are the 3 children of the Crowe Family. Delorus (82 years), Edna (80 years), and Kenneth (68 years).

Monday, January 19, 2009

Fun times with Eli

This weekend, Ron and I went to Buford to start getting a new baby room ready. We painted and moved furniture but also had time to play with Eli. He loves to help do anything you are doing so he and I made cupcakes.

The designs were all "ELI".

Introducing: Kirby Mclean Eller

I have a new great-niece. She was born on January 6. This picture was made at 5 days old.

This is new mom Maggie.

And big brother Haynes.

Beautiful family. (Dad is my nephew Brent)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas Morning

Christmas has always been a special time for our family. This year was no exception. Burt and Christy decided to spend Christmas Eve with us so we could enjoy all the excitment together when Eli saw what Santa had brought.
I love the picture of the kids together in bed with their "jammies" on.

Special day

Ron and Josh took Eli to the barber shop on Christmas Eve. This was a special trip for Ron because the barber, Windy Adams, has been cutting hair for the Finley men for over 60 years (that's 5 generations).
We are so glad that we can continue this tradition with Eli when he is at our house.

You're my Guitar "HERO"

My family is definitely talented. Here is the Wii session of Guitar Hero. I think Eli shows the most talent or at least he seems to be enjoying it the most.

Gingerbread House

Christy bought a gingerbread house kit and brought it to our house a couple of days before Christmas. A great "sisterly" project for her and Nikki. Of course, Eli wanted to help and I got to do a little structural work myself. The pictures don't do justice to the fun and laughter we all enjoyed. The house turned out great. And we have enjoyed having it as a centerpiece ever since.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas time's a coming

A few days before Christmas, Burt and Christy went to Buford to pick up Eli and bring him to "Chagganooda" . We decided to take a day trip to Nashville to the Opryland Hotel to see the lights and all the decorations. It is one of mine and Ron's favorite places to visit. And I think Eli also enjoyed the beautiful lights and Christmas scenery. Here is a brief photo trip of the day.