Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Alli is in Barbie heaven! Some friends of ours at church....Jay & Elizabeth....collect all kinds of Barbie stuff. They scour Good Will & yard sales & what-not. Anyway, they had told me that they just needed to clean out some of their stuff & really wanted to pass it along to Alli if we didn't mind. They knew she LOVED Barbies & wanted this stuff to go to someone who would love it. So, they came out to the house today to bring Alli this cool vintage-style Barbie house. I had no idea when they told me about it that it was going to be this cool wooden-framed house. They had come across this at Good Will for $3. And along with the house they brought her a whole box full of all kinds of Barbie accessories. She has played & played with all her new goodies all afternoon. Just like Christmas to her. Charlie has even enjoyed this new place to play & sleep. Thanks so much, Jay & Elizabeth, for making Alli's day & thinking of us!!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I snapped these pics today on our way home from church. When the kids were smaller they would always hoot & holler whenever we drove by the 'Nekkid Man' statue. Here's the link to the Oak Ridge Estate if you care to check it out.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The girls & I met Maw, Sarah, Anna & Daniel for lunch yesterday at Subway. Couldn't resist this photo op as we left the restaurant. Check out Batman there.....complete with the Batman shirt (including the cape tucked up under his coat) & of course the mask too.
About a week ago, we bought our very first NEW couch set from Schewels in Amherst. In our 22 years of married life we have never owned a NEW couch.....it's always been a hand-me-down piece from someone. First from Granny & Papaw, then one from Maw & Pop, we bought one from our friend Mike, one from some folks we knew back in NC & finally our last couch was given to us by my cousin. So, this is our first official NEW couch set. Not the best shot in the world....it's hard to get good lighting in there for a pic, but anyway. I thought it was kinda cool that I captured Cosby on TV too. And please don't look at the mud on the knees of Michael's jeans. Yikes!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Clay's 43rd BD.....he worked that day & we had our Family Christmas dinner at Aunt Linda's house that evening. But we had chocolate cake for dessert when we all got home that evening. Ashley made him the neat birthday banner hanging over the door.
And since Sandee asked.....here's the story of the Red Carnation.
Our very first year in college, on Valentine's Day, I received one single red carnation with a note that said, 'From your secret admirer'. It wasn't until a few weeks later on a field trip to DC that I finally found out that it was Clay that had sent me that carnation. And so.....25 years later, he always has to get me a Red Carnation for Valentine's Day. Forget roses....I'll take red carnations any day! ;-)
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
We didn't do anything super spectacular for Vday.....we had our usual celebratory cinnamon buns & coffee for breakfast & I had some little candy treats for the kiddos. Made Chris a batch of brownies & took to him yesterday. Clay did bring me some flowers home last night along with a card. He said he had to make sure that there was at least ONE red carnation in the flowers......will have to maybe share that story in another post if y'all want me to. Just ask & I will ;-) And for a special dessert last night we had monkey bread (or as the kids call them....monkey nuts) & coffee. Decided on a pic of my Valentine cards all lined up on the counter. I LOVE that little birdy one that Ashley made me....isn't that the cutest?!
This was just too funny & I HAD to share.......Michael was paying Jon back so now they're even. He went upstairs this morning & painted Jon's toes while he slept. A lovely shade of 'sparkly' turquois blue. And he continued to sleep while Ashley turned the light on & took this picture. Too, too funny!!
And last but certainly not least.....We were watching old episodes of Bewitched while we scrapped yesterday afternoon & they sat Charlie on the arm of the sofa & he actaully sat there watching TV for a while. He was so cute & I love how Ashley captured Elizabeth Montgomery & Charlie's little head cocked to one side. Cute, cute, cute!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
'People were rushing forward...She understood the reasons, but they were rushing, like Lon, toward long hours & profits, neglecting the things that brought beauty to the world.
Who did she know in Raleigh who took time off to fix a house? Or read Whitman or Eliot, finding images in the mind, thoughts of the spirit? Or hunted dawn from the bow of a canoe? These weren't the things that drove society, but she felt they shouldn't be treated as unimportant. They made living worthwhile.'
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
Yesterday was Maw's BD....she's been partying for about a week now. Aunt Linda came up & took her out to Cracker Barrel this past Sat. for her BD. Then yesterday her friend Thelma took her to a new little place down town for lunch & last night she had BD supper at Sarah's house. So, we snagged her for lunch today & took her to O'Charley's. Sorry that Sarah & the kids missed out....we had a really nice time!
Yesterday was also Chris' BD.....his big #20! Yep, he & Maw share the same birthday. He was actually due on MY birthday & had the nerve to wait two whole weeks & be born on Maw's BD. Anyway, we took him to eat supper at Pizza Hut last night.....one of his favorites. ;-) We had a really fun time & I was able to get the kids to be agreeable for at least a couple of nice pictures to commemorate Chris' big day. Sent him home (or back to the dorm) with a big ole two-layer devil's food cake with chocolate icing. I got a note on my facebook this morning thanking me for the cake & saying that all the guys said 'Thank You' too! ;-) You think they're sucking up to me for some home-made Valentine goodies?! LOL