Saturday, January 31, 2015

Old Friends

These two stopped by for a quick visit on their way home from a cruise and we were so glad to see them. Doesn't happen enough.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

One Month

Precious Banks is a month old; his mama was sweet to share some pictures with me tonight. Precious.

kbb photo

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Where's Grannie Rae?

I'd already left Mama's yesterday when Kate sent this to me; can't wait for her to see it the next time I'm there!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Room With A View

Sitting with my mama in in her sunroom as night falls, this is the view. Lights across the pond are so pretty (and the rain has finally stopped!).

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Just spent a few days with Kate, doing an awful lot of this (I know, torture, right?).  Banks is, for the most part, a laid back baby, and so far Bo is adjusting well to having a brother. A pair of cuties, for sure.

Now I'm at the other end of the spectrum, spending a few days with my mama! Thank goodness for retirement; my people are scattered all over the state.

Anatomy of a Sneeze

Banks - 3 1/2 weeks old

Easing Into the Day

Takes us a few minutes to wake up. Thumb and milk for him, coffee for me. Sweet time together while his mama and brother are snoozing.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Old Friends, Good Times

It's always a good time when 'vintage' ADPis get together. Can't even begin to count the laughs we've shared, now and way back when.

Wordless Wednesday: Neighborhood Walkabout

late last Sunday afternoon

Monday, January 19, 2015

Banks' First Road Trip

With Jay out of town for work, Kate braved the trip home with a two-year-old and a two-week-old. It was Banks' first road trip; glad it was to our house!

Never get tired of looking at this face!

Chanon gets some smooshes in.

Bo LOVES holding Banks.
Banks isn't always thrilled about it.

My favorite two-year-old in the world.

Bo really does love his baby brother. So precious.

Ellen and Mary Ann come by to meet our new addition.

E.W. told Bo to bring his clubs ("never travel without your sticks")
and a little practice took place.

Poor Banks was nearly blinded by the sun.
It's been raining ever since he was born!

Doing better... 

...and pretty good form for someone who just turned two!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pop and Burn

I'd read about the problem with these bulbs more than six years ago, but you know how you think it will never happen to you?

We were sitting in the living room and heard a loud pop; I thought something had fallen in the kitchen. When I got up to look, there was a pungent electrical burn smell. After a bit of panic and prayer (trust me, this is a scary smell), we traced it to a burned bulb in a lamp. Although it's claimed that the noise and smell are normal, I am not convinced. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

On the Sixteenth Day of Christmas

Although we don't always have Christmas on December 25th (example), up until now we HAVE managed to have it in December!

Between Kate's due date of 12/24 (although sweet Banks wasn't born until the 29th) and Worth's super busy work schedule (not to mention the nearly 250 miles between their homes), we just couldn't pull it together until this weekend. It actually worked out for the best. Kate and her family had some time to adjust to a newborn and Worth had a rare weekend off. It's not always easy but we are always grateful for time together.

E.W. and I got to Kate and Jay's Friday afternoon; the Valdosta crew was just a few hours behind. Everyone was excited (some more than others) to meet Banks.

1st picture of all FIVE of our grandchildren

Mack and Bo have their own business...

...but Ellie and Emma aren't done with Banks.

Supper, bath, and bed was next, because we had another "Christmas morning" ahead of us (another chance to wear those Christmas jammies!). Ashley and Worth prepared a scrumptious breakfast; then it was time to open gifts. Some had been wrapped so long ago that even the givers were surprised.

Emma and Bo rule the kids' table.
Mack is resigned to his spot in the high chair.

Ellie's a big girl, so she got to eat at the bar. I am sorry to tell you
this is a much calmer version of her original bed head.

Banks wasn't too concerned.

This picture captures the mood of the morning.

Although they did get still once in a while.

Dr. Dawg

A truck for Mack!

Again, Banks wasn't too worked up over it.

A truck for Bo!

Bo, it's a step stool, not a time-out bench!

After gifts, a little outside time was in order before lunch.

Time to go outside and play in the treehouse!

Pretty girl, all bundled up.

Emma, struggling with her buttons, but succeeding!

The treehouse!

After lunch, naps and rest time all around.

Emma chills with the coming-home-from-the-hospital blanket.

A visit to see Amos and Anna's new house and wild cousin time rounded out the afternoon, followed by round two of supper/bath/bed for the kids and a little down time for the adults. A wonderful day, for sure.

Measuring up.

Mack didn't quite get it and went all noodle-knees on us. 

TV bought a little time for the adults to finish supper.
Not sure how the girls could be comfortable in those positions!

We are so thankful for the blessing of family and time spent together.

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