Earlier this week Andrew brought Charlie, Adam, and their friend Raleigh out to do some shooting in our woods. Adam got his first gun for Christmas, and all of the other guys, including Jeff, already had guns, so they had a fun day. I got this picture of Charlie with his shotgun, with Adam looking […]

Christmas with the Rock Hill Longs

Jenny had to work on Christmas Day, so they didn’t celebrate Christmas until Sunday, and we went over to have lunch with them, as has been our tradition on Christmas for years. Jenny took this picture of us with Charlie and Adam. Such a fun day

Our Christmas Day Celebrations

Our day was a little lower key than it’s been in the past, it seemed. We didn’t go to Addie’s house until 9 for breakfast, so Jeff & I had some quiet time at home & then exchanged presents here before heading over for that. The kids still had presents from their parents and each […]

Christmas Eve Service

For years we have attended Christmas Eve Service at Woodland UMC in Rock Hill, where Charlie and Adam participated in the Children’s Christmas Pageant that was presented every year on Christmas Eve. This year we were there to be with their family as they lit the Advent Candle during the service of Lessons and Carols. […]

Liz & LP’s visit

It worked out perfectly that Liz’s visit to York County overlapped with Lesley being in the county from San Diego, and we were able to get quite a few folks out here to our house to visit with them Tuesday afternoon. Addie & June had already left before we made this picture, and afterwards we […]

Wreaths Across America

Last Saturday I met Amy, Nathan, and Mia, and other members of her American Heritage Girls troop, at Forest Lawn West Cemetery in Charlotte, where we helped place wreaths on the graves on veterans who are buried there. I got this picture of Mia and her proud Mimi before the ceremony started. During the ceremony, […]

New Sweats

It was a week ago Tuesday when we actually got to see Adam wrestle for the first time. Beforehand, though, I got this picture of him in their new warmups. I love the Falcon blue. He looked so handsome – of course!


LAST Sunday (I’m just now getting pictures downloaded – it’s been a busy week!) June and I went with a group from our church to see The Velveteen Rabbit performed at the Children’s Theater in Charlotte. Back 30+ years ago when I took my children to the Children’s Theater, it was in a completely different […]

Shopping Spree

Yesterday was our annual shopping spree at church. This has been going on for years, but this is the first time I’ve ever helped out with it. Underprivileged kids are brought in – I think the names are supplied by the school district – and we feed them breakfast, then volunteers take them shopping. one […]