Chelsea’s Wedding, Part 1

Sunday afternoon we were blessed to be there to see Jackson’s niece and her forever boyfriend get married. It was a beautiful ceremony held at the farm across the street from her mom Moni & stepdad Clint’s house. Mallory and Clara kept the guest register – and looked beautiful doing it.

Then they went over & stood halfway down the pathway that the wedding party walked down, holding the signs for the ring bearers to carry and the baskets of petals to hand to the flower girls when they got that far :-). Such a sweet day.

June’s Dance Competition

Saturday we were in Fort Mill for June’s second dance competition of the season. Meg went with me to watch her, and at one point we were wandering around finding the restrooms, and ran up on June and a couple of her buddies, who were in between performances at that point, and I got this cute picture. They all did such a good job.

Kings Mountain National Military Park

Last week I went out to Kings Mountain to walk around the trail and enjoy the absolutely beautiful weather. I thought there might be some green budding out in the woods, but you couldn’t really see it from the trail. With days like this, though, it surely won’t be long.

We have, of course, been walking the Battlefield Trail for 40 years, and always one of the highlights is Captain Ferguson’s grave. He was an officer of the Scottish troops that fought with the English during this Revolutionary War battle, and when he was killed there, his men buried him under this cairn of rocks, as was often the tradition in Scotland. The monument was erected much later, when feelings between the Americans and the British were much friendlier.

March Madness at Nate & Diane’s

On Saturday Adam & I headed up to Nathan & Diane’s house at Mint Hill, to be there for their annual March Madness get-together with Andy & Amy. We were only there for a couple of hours, and Diane and Mia were gone most of that time to an American Heritage Girl Tea, but we had great fun hanging out with the others. So precious. Adam & Daniel had a good time with Daniel’s video games and mostly outside playing basketball. I love that they got to spend time together.

We stayed for just a little while after Diane & Mia got home – long enough for me to get this picture of a couch full pulling the Tarheels through 🙂

Adam’s First Track Meet

Last week Jeff & I headed to Dutchman Creek Middle School in Rock Hill to watch Adam participate in his first track meet ever. Here he is getting his lane assignment before they ran the 400. I didn’t do a good job of getting action shots, but will keep trying 🙂

He came up real quickly to see us, and let me get this quick picture, before Jeff & I headed back to Clover for Clara’s soccer game. We were so proud of Adam!

Clara’s School Project

When we were staying at Lindee’s last week while our septic tank was messed up Clara was working on a project for her ELA class. They have been reading To Kill a Mockingbird, which I am way fonder of that she is :-). Her project is of the neighbor’s house that caught on fire, & I thought she did such a good job.

Addie’s Birthday Party

Last Sunday we had Addie’s birthday lunch here after church. People had to leave at various times for various activities, so we got a group picture before we even started eating. Meg was our photographer. Front row it’s me, Addie, June, Jenny, Adam, and Jeff. Back row are Clara, Lee, Lindee, Mason, Andrew, Meg’s husband Mike, and Charlie. Fun times.


Last weekend Meg & I headed up to King on Friday, to be there early Saturday morning to help with the annual Feed Stokes 5K race. My camera battery died just as the race was starting, but Friday night we visited with Cooper & Rachel and the girls, and Zollie & Renee, at Coop & Rach’s house. I did not get a single non-blurry picture of Mary Cooper, but got this one of one-year-old Frankie playing in the front yard, with Dexter the cat lurking in the background. Such a little cutie. Her sister is, too.

Soul of Broadway

Last night we were at the auditorium in town to see The Soul of Broadway, a really great program that was part of our local Performing Arts Series put on by the Clover School District. It was really good. The vocalist, Terren Brooks, put his own spin on songs from different Broadway musicals. I took this picture when he was singing Bring Him Home, from Les Miserables – one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite plays ever.