Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bill is 40!!

Friday, February 20, my nephew celebrated his 40th birthday. I can hardly believe how fast time has flown.

He is the father of 3, Ross (in back), Kate, and Chad. And of course, his lovely wife Linea.

Here is the latest picture of our newest family member. Kirby is now 6 weeks old. GaGa was doing her "babysitting" duty.

And of course, no party would be complete without some fun. Kate and Madison were very impressed with their talent!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Favorite Valentines

Just wanted to send a special Valentines Day wish to 2 of my favorite valentines!!!

Burt just wanted the camera and Nikki enjoyed her valentine cards

Speaking of cards, here are the first valentines they received from Momma and Daddy, Papa and Gaga and Mammaw (yes I keep everything).

But the best is the Valentines Burt and Nikki made for us.

These are so special.

I hope Burt and Christy, Josh and Nikki and Eli have a special day. We love you all!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Creative Discovery Museum

Nikki, Josh and Eli came home this weekend and we spent most of our time just visiting and talking "girl" (twins) talk. We did get to the Creative Discovery Museum on Sunday. As if you needed to see how much there was to do, you can get the full picture from Eli's face. He was so excited with everything.
There was waterfalls, bubbles, swings, dinosaur bone digging, musical instruments, a kitchen, puppet shows and anything you can imagine for children.

Here are the pics which show just how much fun we all had with Eli.


"Can miles truly separate us from friends? ..."
~ Richard Bach

One of the best things about getting older (no not the weight or the wrinkles) is friends. Not just the acquaintances we have where we work, live, or worship but those really close friends who just seem to know when you need to talk. They enter your life unexpectedly and choose to stay no matter what.

I have such a wonderful group of girlfriends. I don't get to see some of them as often as I would like but when we do, it's as if we had always been together.

Joan and Sue Ellen are two of those friends (really more like sisters). Joan lives in Cartersville, GA and Sue Ellen lives in Franklin, TN. So we rotate as often as we can at each others home now that we are all retired. This past week we went to Sue Ellen's. Just us 3 hanging out by the fire, shopping, eating, and watching it snow!

We met each other almost 13 years ago when we were carving our horses for the Coolidge Park Carousel.