9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit

This morning Meg and I headed to Gastonia to visit a traveling exhibit commemorating the 9/11 heroes. A friend had mentioned it to Meg at Sunday school yesterday, and I am so glad – it was so moving. We were in the first tour group to go through, and it was pretty packed when we left, so I’m glad we got there early. There were display cases with artifacts from the explosion, including this piece of the siding of the Twin Towers. There was almost none of the left intact after the bombings – it, along with everything else in and a part of the buildings, was just pulverized – but a fireman found this several blocks away from Ground Zero.

More artifacts and debris from the buildings that were found that day.  It was just very, very interesting and moving.  I am so glad we went.


Saturday evening pix

It’s been a busy day. I worked all day – maybe the second Saturday I’ve worked in the almost 30 years I’ve been at Baird Engineering, but I had lots going on this week with the grandbabes and Kimbrell, so this was the schedule that worked best this week. When I got off work I met Lindee at the church to get Mallory and Clara to spend the night – tonight is the big fancy dancy Clover Club party at Spring Lake, and this year Jackson is in charge of the whole thing. The gospel choir from the high school performed at our church this evening, so we went to hear them. Amazing. Then we made a quick stop at Dollar General, and then when we pulled in the driveway the girls were SO excited to see our first ripe blackberries of the season hanging on the vines. They ate about half of what we picked before we ever got in the house. Yum.


After playing in the hose, eating supper,  and taking showers, the girls and I made some no-bake cookies.  Mallory was the photographer on this shot of Clara scooping the cookies out onto waxed paper.  I thought she did a good job!  Now everyone is crashed on the living room floor, and I’ll be joining them myself pretty soon – not on the floor, though 🙂IMG_20160528_213330

Rosewood Elementary Field Day

Another field day today, this time with Charlie and Adam at their school in Rock Hill.  Beautiful weather again – and Kimbrell went with me, and absolutely loved it!  Like Mallory and Clara did yesterday, the younger classes had their events in the morning.  I LOVED Adam in the sack race, using the old school pillow cases 🙂IMG_20160527_094617

Then after lunch Charlie and the big kids had their turn at all the activities.  Here is Char working the obstacle course.  Another good day 🙂IMG_20160527_113038

After Field Day Pix

I walked into Clara’s classroom with her after field day was over, to get her bookbag, and got to see her art work that was hanging in the hallway outside the door. So cute.

AND we stopped in front of the school to get a picture of the girls on the Bethany Rock.  It was a good way to end a good day.IMG_20160526_141322

Bethany Field Day, Part I

Fun, fun day today, when I headed out to Bethany to see Mallory and Clara participate in their annual field day – Mallory’s last one as an elementary school student! The younger kids had their activities in the morning, which included an egg relay. I didn’t even know kids still loved an egg relay 🙂


During lunchtime I helped Lindee and the PTO in the concession stand, and then the big kids came out for their turn at field day.  Here is Mallory and her classmates at the bean bag relay – their first activity of the day.


Surprising no one, the bouncy house was a big hit with all ages :-).  What a good day!IMG_20160526_122437

Clara’s Last U8 Soccer Game

Tonight was Clara’s last soccer game of the season. She played good – they all did, really – but lost in the playoffs. Here is Clara hard at it.


June & Mason spent a large part of the afternoon when they were here after school making a poster to bring to the game to cheer Clara and her teammates on.  She seemed really tickled, and they were proud 🙂


Talent Show and Baseball

Busy, fun day today. It started off with the Volunteer Breakfast at Bethany Elementary, where Mallory and Clara go, and right after that was the fifth grade talent show. Here are Mallory – in the mint green tank top, behind the little short girl in the blue shirt – and most of the kids from her homeroom who were in it. They all did such a cute job.

Little Hope and Meg came over to spend a couple of hours this afternoon, and then Mallory and Clara went with me to Rock Hill to see Charlie play baseball.  The best part for them, though, was playing on the playground with Adam :-).  It was a good, busy day.IMG_20160524_191453

Charlie’s first playoff game

Even though Jeff had just been in a motorcycle wreck the day before, and had spent most of the day yesterday either on the phone with insurance companies or at the doctor’s office, he still said he didn’t want to miss Charlie’s ballgame. Here are the injured and the player after the game 🙂

Festival of Tables

What a fun time we had today at our Festival of Tables. The food was delicious, and all of the tables were absolutely gorgeous. This was another of my favorites – the Lemonade Table. I went by & picked up Bennie on the way, and we had a good time visiting throughout the time we were together. Just a good, good day.