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Friday, June 25, 2010

Final Post of the Day!

Phew! This is my fourth and last post for the day, and it has taken me all afternoon to get all these pictures on. I wanted to put these last few on here; they are of my free believers group that I meet with on Sunday. Some are from our meeting at Hugh McCrae Park a few weeks ago, and some are from a get-together at the Bluewater Grill for Phillip's birthday.
   But first, a couple of pictures that I think I took Mother's Day,
Gosh, I love my family!
Jim & Cynthia, Phillip and a friend (I can't remember names!).

Ooookaaaay, I'm going to put this on here, but I'm not happy about it!

A "gathering" at the park when it wasn't so hot. I joked that I didn't like to call it a gathering because it sounded like a horror movie. The GATHERING!

Yay! All the pictures are on here, all the posts are done.Coke float, here I come!

Anniversary Party

   Beth, Mom and I went to my cousins' (Shirley & Glenn Goodson) 60th anniversary party a week or so ago. In my last post I was with my mother's family; this is my father's family. I have not seen them in a long time, so it was great seeing everyone. As usual I just snapped away and didn't pay a whole lot of attention to posing anyone. I know, I have to stop doing that! Without further ado, here are the pics:
   This first one is Shirley's sister Katharine, my mother (so pretty!), and Beth.
Left to right: Katharine's daughter Lisa, her husband Tim, and Glenn.The food was wonderful, especially the cheese spread that Trish, Glenn and Shirley's daughter-in-law, made. Of course it was, it involved cream cheese and a half cup of butter!

 Shirley and Glenn on the right:

See what wonderful pictures I take? 

Trish and Kathy. Wish I knew what they were saying, it must have been funny!
   I really like this last picture. Didn't everything look nice? It was a great party and I really enjoyed seeing everyone. Hopefully we will see them sooner in the future. By the way, the cake looked really good (sigh).

My Aunt's 95th Birthday Party

   My Aunt's birthday is June 5th, and the family gathered in Fanning Springs, Fl., near the Suwanee River, to celebrate. The last time we did this was 5 years ago, so I haven't seen some of these people in 5 years. We had lunch at the nursing home, provided by Mike and Marcie (sp?) and Herbie and Nancy. Mike is Grace's son. It was a great lunch, especially the watermelon. The cake looked really good (sigh!). I didn't pose any pictures,  I just snap away and hope something turns out, but I am going to try to do better in the future. People are going to kill me if I keep doing this!
                            This is Andy (ain't he handsome!) with my cousins David (l) and Mike (r).
          Aunt Grace with Marcie (l) and Aunt Frances (r), Frances's daughter Diane is in the background.
 From left to right: Herbie, looks like Lorraine next to him, my mother, Nancy, Diane, Marcie, and looks like Pam behind her. All eating cake! Darn it!
 Aunt Grace is such a sweetie! I have the best family in the whole world. I am so blessed with these people! My Uncle Harry couldn't come (bummer) because he was preparing to move to Wilmington (Yay!).

                         My mother, cousin Pam, and daughter Beth at the restaurant Saturday night.
                    Nancy (great top!) and Lorraine, finally from the front and not the back of her head.
Andy and Herbie, whose name, believe it or not, is George Herbert Walker, Jr.. We're still scratching our heads over that one!

Next are pictures of the house we rented while we were there. I have to tell you that the trip down was awful; I looked at the map and picked the wrong route, let me tell you! It was long and miserable, and I left my pocketbook in a Hardee's in Chiefland, Fl., about an hour from where we were going. Fortunately my cousin was coming right through there the next day. What a break!

   It was a really nice house, and we picked this one because it had a pool table. What we didn't know was that they had put it in the breezeway with, you guessed it, no air conditioning! Needless to say, we didn't shoot any pool. I loved the tin man in front of the door. Hopefully you can click on the picture and see it better.

   We went over to 95 and then back over to Jackson to go home, and saved at least an hour and a half on the trip. That's how we should have gone in the first place! It was a really nice weekend, though, I just wish it could have lasted longer. Of course, there was the little glitch with the rain filling the septic tank and the toilets not flushing and one of them leaking. Oh well! It WAS a nice house.

New Samples

   I finally got around to downloading pictures, and I am going to break this up into 2 or 3 posts, because I have a lot of pictures! In this post I am showing my new samples, not many to look at, but I finally got into my studio yesterday and did something after a long hiatus. It was quite a relief to do something creative for a change. Beth wanted some clothespins to put on her refrigerator so I worked on that. I made 3, and I'm not too crazy about the one with the heart. I should have done more with the clothespin, but, oh well. Too late now. Be sure to click on the pictures to get a much better look.
Here are the first clothespins I did, along with some tags that I did last year. Oh, the one with the red and black was done by Tammy several years ago for Valentine's.

That's all for the samples.You can see what I did with all my SU! boxes; now I can see what each set is without getting up close. It's a wonderful thing!