Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wasting away.....

Ron and I have been enjoying retirement and living our "Bucket List". On our 38th anniversary, Burt and Christy helped us reach one more milestone.
WE WENT TO OUR FIRST BUFFETT CONCERT!!! and it was all I had heard it would be.
The clothes, the people, the music, great from beginning to end.
Here are samples of the outfits I thought were very typical of "Parrotheads".

And then there were the crowds.....

Just look at the work some people go to so they can be a part of the Buffett experience..

But anyone who loves Jimmy Buffett knows that it's all about the music. And we really got a great show.

And finally, 2 young "Parrotheads" and 2 old "Parrotheads".

Oh yeah, and Burt made some new friends...

One final word, whether you're wasting away in Margaritaville, planning your Changes in Lattitudes, Changes in Attitudes, looking for Fins, having a Cheeseburger in Paradise,
or the Last Mango in Paris, Come Monday, It's Five O'clock Somewhere, and we'll all still be listening to Jimmy Buffett!!!

Planting flowers with Eli

It's spring time in Buford and Eli and I did our part to help beautify the Puckett house.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Springtime Storms

Along with the beautiful flowers of spring, come the rains and the storms. This year has been particularly prone to sudden flooding and winds. Easter Sunday was no exception. As we slept, the winds did damage to areas around us and as daylight broke we began to see just exactly what had happened. No rain (at least not much) but wind shears up to 65 mph. These pics are from the surrounding area in Slygo.

But it appears that even though there was damage and power loss (37 hours for us) we were very fortunate.
These are pictures from my mom's back yard. This tree is approximately 10 feet from the garage and 15 feet from her house. As you can see, the wind took it away from the house and the damage was minimal.

Some call it luck, but I think the hand of GOD protected the house.

What a weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Easter 2009

What a wonderful time. It started with Eli waking up and enjoying his basket(s) loot!

Then came the family pictures!

Then came the egg hunt!!

There were 10 children who hunted eggs. Here they are with their Great-Grandmother.

Easter at our house is a 30 year tradition which I hope can continue for the next 30 years!

Up, Up and Away.....

Where do balloons go???

Eli released the balloons from Nikki's shower. He wasn't too sure about holding more than 1 at a time but really got into sending them into the sky!

The Twins are dressed!!!

Easter weekend Nikki had her first "twin" baby shower. Christy was the perfect hostess.

Nikki received beautiful girly things most of which were Pink (of course).

One of Nikki's favorite items, white keds!!

I won't bore you with all the pics of the baby things but needless to say, it is taking 2 car loads to take eveything to Buford! Thank you to everyone who came to share this special time with our family. We are so blessed with family and special friends!