Thanks to some wonderful friends, Kate and Jay were showered with everything they will need to celebrate all of the 'firsts' in their marriage...first tailgate, first beach trip, first Thanksgiving, first rainy day, first party...you get the idea. The theme really got the creative juices going! We are humbled by all of the love shown to our Kate and her beloved and again, our hearts are so full.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This is my grandmother, Kate, as a toddler with her parents. Growing up, I coveted this photo to the point that she finally had a copy made for me!
I didn't know the background behind it until many years later when genealogy research turned up this picture:
A Happy ReunionA pleasant week spent in a reunion of the Hughey family of East Point, these were gathered together at the homes of A.R. Hemperly, W.A. Wright, and J.C. Austin. There were, out of twelve living chldren, nine brothers and sisters from different parts of Georgia and Texas, to wit: Mr. T.M. Hughey, of Emory, Texas, Mrs. M.A. Dickey, of Commerce, Texas, Mrs. Carrie Sponcler, Newnan, Ga, Mrs. Susie Kilgore, Hay, Ga., Mr. J.P. Hughey, Jonesboro, Ga., Mr. E.R. Hughey, Red Oak, Ga., Mrs. A.R. Hemperley, Mrs. W.A. Wright and Mrs. J.C. Austin, of East Point, Ga. Those not present were Mr. J.B. Hughey, Tyus, Ga., Mr. M.K. Hughey, Bowden, Ga., and Mrs. J.J. Vance, of Tallapoosa, Ga. The youngest of the nine brothers and sisters present is 40 years old.
Sunday, January 18th, being the last day of the reunion, brought together, at the residence of J.C. Austin, between 50 and 60 of the relatives which was the most enjoyable time among these brothers and sisters since the war. Sunday was spent in hand-shakings and relating the numerous experiences to each other. Monday brought this happy reunion to a close, with the sad thought of separation, trusting that, if never again on this old earth, their next meeting might be an unbroken reunion around the Throne of the Father in Heaven.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Kate was going through some photos today and noticed him in the background. It's further proof that she and Jay crossed paths for years before they actually met (she's on the sidelines cheering in his football senior highlight video and he actually lived here during her last two years of high school)! Thankfully, Kate also met Rose (one of my ADPi sisters) that weekend. Rose eventually met Jay (in Alabama - crazy, right?) and told him she knew the perfect girl for him when he got back to Athens. Turns out she was right.
So...GA/FL weekend, 2005. Jennifer and Kate were staying at cousin George's place on the island. Naturally they had to be where the action was, in the Village at Brogen's. They were not the only ones; check out the guy laughing on the left of the picture.
|Jennifer, George, and Kate|
also Jay, laughing over there in the background!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
|27 Months, A Self-Portrait|
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