June 30, 2013

Goodbye June and an Outdoor Wedding

It’s hard to believe June is almost gone so I wanted to get in one quick little post before it’s over.    I’ve been so busy this month (thus the lack of posts) with physical therapy and my mom’s health issues it’s just been impossible to put together an interesting post.     I also keep my granddaughter part of each week and she keeps me on my toes….we play lots of board games, munch on snacks and make great memories together.   Soon I’ll be going to pick up my Birmingham granddaughter and she will spend some time here with us too…..fun times ahead!

This past weekend my sister’s youngest son got married at Cheaha State Park….it was about a 2 1/2 hour drive for us but the views were spectacular!    It is the highest point in the state of Alabama.     I’m hoping our family and my sister’s family can all meet there this fall and rent a cabin or chalet for a weekend.     Of course, that all revolves around the Auburn and Alabama football schedules (no lie….this is the SEC people)!

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I took this from the deck looking down

 

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The newly married couple

 

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This is something I’d never seen done…the two families “blending” their lives together with sand….so sweet!

 

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My sister’s (the short one in the blue dress next to the bride) family….two sons and one daughter and her grandchildren

 

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So glad we got one of all of us together….can you see me?   I’m in the black dress next to my son-in-law

Hope everyone is having a safe and happy summer!

June 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom and Other Ramblings

Wow!  I just noticed I haven’t blogged since the end of May!!!  Where has June gone?  

Today my mama turns 93 years young!   She is a true Steel Magnolia…and like the old Timex commercials says, she takes a licking and keeps on ticking.   She fell back in March and fractured her hip and while she’s mostly wheelchair bound, she still has her great attitude and zest for life.   Today one of my sisters is coming over from Atlanta and we’re taking her to eat at KFC, one of her favorite places.

On the home front, I had knee surgery on June 10th.   I had imagined all sorts of terrible things about the recovery period but thankfully I’ve done remarkably well.   The surgery was on a Monday and by Wednesday I was not even using my crutches, and not taking any pain meds.     I started physical therapy this past week and while it feels like an “Insanity” workout it’s making me stronger and I’m hoping at the end of my 3 week therapy sessions, I’ll be pretty much back to normal.   

My granddaughter Taylor made all stars this summer and her team is in Gulf Shores this weekend for another tournament.    She plays first base and looooves softball.    Here are some photos of last weeks tournament:

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This was taken around 9:00 p.m. Saturday night…they had played since 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning.   Everyone was hot and tired but sooo happy!

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Taylor and Jackson (her twin brother) and dad…assistant coach

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My sweet daughter and her precious family

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Jackson and his “girlfriend’s” daughter!!!   Let me explain….Jackson has a huge crush on this little girl’s mom.    At the first game, he sat by her the entire game and then afterwards everyone went to eat at a Mexican restaurant.    The kids had a table and the adults had a table.    Jackson kept patting the seat next to his and telling the mom “cheese dip on the way”….she was very flattered (I’m sure Winking smile) but declined his offer and went to sit at the grownups table.   So, Jackson just sits across from her in her husband’s seat!    We finally convinced him to give up his chair but he finally got to sit catty-cornered from her….and at 9:00 he put his head on the table and fell asleep!    It was so cute…..he just zonked out.    She’s a good sport about all of this and makes it a point to speak to him and he just eats it up!    Hope this doesn’t mean a lifetime of him liking “older” women!    My husband told the woman that Jackson’s mom and dad had a lot of money so Jackson could buy her lots of presents (what a crock!)

I’ve been working on a little project on my back deck and as soon as I get a little more done (and my husband gets the backyard cut!) I’m going to share what I’ve done…I really like how it’s turning out.    Of course, with my knee being out of whack, I’m not able to do much of anything at this point.    I’m going to share a little of what I’m doing but please remember….the yard is not cut and I’m not finished yet!

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Here’s just one corner of my deck…not really what I’m working on but love my Kimberly Queen ferns!

 

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I can’t wait to show you how pretty it is going to be….my poor yard, hasn’t been cut in about 2 weeks and the dog insists on digging up all around the sunroom window…see that bare patch of dirt?    Hate it!

 

We’ve spent some time at the lake with family and it’s always a lot of fun.     Next weekend we’re heading to the outdoor wedding of my sister’s youngest boy and his cute fiancรฉ’.     It should be a lot of fun!     Here’s the couple at the beach…they each have a child from previous relationships…Stephanie has a little boy and David has a daughter.

 

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On this blog, I stay away from political statements and religion.   However, I wanted to see what you think of Food Networks decision to pull Paula Deen?    Yay or Nay?  

Guess I’ve rambled enough for now.   I just wanted to come up for air and let you know I’m still alive and kicking!

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