Addie’s 35th (!!!) Birthday Celebration

Yesterday we celebrated Addie’s birthday with lunch at our house.  It was great fun being together, as usual, although we certainly missed Lindee and her family – she was home sick with a horrendous migraine.  Leesy had to leave a little bit early, since she and her youth group were feeding the homeless that afternoon, […]

6th Annual Feed Stokes 5K

Friday evening Sherri and I met at Carowinds Blvd, left her car, and headed to King, to be there to help out at the annual Feed Stokes 5K race that Zollie & Renee spearhead there to raise money for their local food banks.  For the first time this year they added a half marathon to […]

Mason Last Friday

Another fun day last Friday when Mason was at the house.  It’s been a couple of weeks, now that Addie is only working every other Friday, since he’s been there all day, so it was a big day – for me, anyway.  We spent the morning making peach cobblers.  Lindee had asked me to make […]

Becky Anne’s shower

This afternoon I went to a baby shower for Addie’s best friend since first grade, Becky Anne Nivens Martin, who is expecting a new baby in May.  This one’s a boy – their little girl, McKenna, is two & a half – and the shower was a baseball theme.  It was SO cute.  I was […]

What a Wonderful Saturday!

What a special, special day yesterday was.  Nathan and Diane brought Mia and Daniel down for a surprise visit with Granny.  It was just so, so darling.  Here are Gran and his Great Uncle Boo meeting that sweet Daniel for the first time, while his mom looks on. They stayed a few hours before heading back […]

Wacky Wednesday

This week all of the schools in the area – and possibly in the entire nation, for all I know – have been celebrating Dr. Seuss week.  When I picked Mallory & Clara up from school Wednesday to go to dance, I found out it was Wacky Wednesday.  I thought they did a good job […]

LARPing :-)

Hope Riordan is working on a photography project for school, and Mallory and Clara are two of her models.  Tuesday when they were at the house after school Hope came over to finish up taking pictures of them.  Here they are all dressed up & ready to hit the woods 🙂 It was a very […]

The Electric Knife

Sunday when we got back to Sherri’s house after church, she had us a wonderful lunch fixed.  The boys talked all the way home about what a good cook she was, and that was one of the first things they told their mom & dad when they got home, too :-).  One thing they really […]

Charlie & Adam in Martinez

Saturday morning we got up & headed out the door at 6 am, to be at Martinez United Methodist Church so I could go to the Chocolate Women’s Retreat that Sherri was heading up there.  Their Uncle Gary was due to be in charge of the boys for the day, and Charlie was so excited […]