Monday, May 9, 2016
First of all though, I paid tribute to my wonderful mother, EDITH BALLARD BANKS (1900-1991). Over the weekend, in celebration of Mother's Day, I remembered my "Mama"... Even though she has been gone for 25 years now, I still miss her SO much. I never thanked her enough for being the best Mom in the world to me. She was such a gracious Christian lady---and I only hope that she is looking down from heaven on her daughter knowing how much I love and miss her and appreciate her for all she gave to me. Thanks, Mom for YOU! (Photo taken in 1982)
Hope all of you had an awesome weekend also... I am one very blessed woman!!!! Thanks be to God!
Sunday, February 14, 2016
SO--what did we do to celebrate?????? WELL---we did something we had never done on Valentine's Day before: we went to a local Mexican Restaurant near us here and had Fajitas for TWO. Even though it wasn't 'fancy' --and we didn't dress up for a special occasion, the food was GREAT. We both enjoyed it ---and after getting home, we enjoyed cuddling on the sofa by the fireplace --watching the snow come down (and being happy we were HOME).
Adult children may not always realize how special it is for a parent to hear from them. This Mama CRIED with so much love and joy inside of herself. Mark and Debbie will NEVER know how much this gesture of love means to me....
Well Friends---as you can tell, even though it wasn't what we first expected, we did have a wonderful weekend... As my Facebook friends tell me, just being with George is enough for me!!!!!! SO TRUE..
God Bless You ---and remember to keep the LOVE going all year long.
Monday, June 15, 2015
This beautiful young lady is BROOKE ELIZABETH. She is the younger daughter of my middle son, Mark. We had a wonderful time ---so today I will share some pictures from our week.
This picture is Mark and his beautiful daughters --whom he truly adores... Bay Lee works and goes to college in San Marcos, Texas. She could only get off of work a few days --so we didn't get to spend too much time with her this year. Don't you love this photo of Dad and daughters? I DO!!!!
I haven't been able to do much blogging the past couple of weeks at all. SO---please update me if I have missed anything really important... I did read that one of my blog friends lost her mother last week... Prayers for Suzanne (Busy Bee Suz). I also know that Ginny's husband (Phil) had surgery... Prayers for him --and for Ginny.
TODAY is my Blog-aversary!!!! Do you realize that I have been blogging for NINE years... I began on Lightblog in June of 2006? Changed to Blogger in 2009. How many of you have been following me since 2009 or before???? Many of my blogging friends are no longer blogging --but I keep up with some of them on Facebook now.
Have a wonderful week. And check out my photo Blog for a couple of pretty pictures of something in our yard!!!! Click HERE for that link.
Monday, January 19, 2015
|Two Bloggers meet: Ruth and Betsy together AT LAST!|
The picture above was taken on December 29, 2014 at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. Ruth Heibert (Ruth's Photo Blog) and friend Gwen came to Nashville to attend a special Gospel Music Convention. SO---since we are only 2.5 hours from there, George and I drove over to Nashville, picked them up at their hotel and took those two Canadian ladies to the Cracker Barrel for a good ole' southern dinner..... They both enjoyed Chicken and Dumplings for the first time ---and CORNBREAD. (Can you imagine ANYONE going through life without cornbread????? ha ha ha)
I have met LOTS of bloggers (and I love all of you) --but Ruth and I have been very special friends for many years ---back when we both started blogging... To say that finally getting to meet her was special is an understatement. She is EXTREMELY special to both George and me. We love her so much---and are already thinking about when we will meet again. Thanks, Ruth, for coming to Tennessee!!!!!! Come back SOON.
|Landon (college), Avery--age 16, Bay Lee (college) and Brooke (graduating from high school in June)|
|George with his little girl (Kelly) and her hubby (Chuck)|
|George enjoying his new camera lens, a Tamron lens, 16 to 300mm|
I gave George this nice lens ----but somehow, his bride has already taken it away from him... He 'wants' me to use it so that I won't have to change lens so often... If I like it, I may just have to buy another one for his birthday for HIM.... ha ha
|Willow Figurine named HERO|
|Three new ornaments on our Christmas Tree this year depicting our 2014 trips|
|Mama Says: "Now Sweeties, SMILE for the camera!"|
|Two crazy people on Christmas Morning at our home!!!!!|
Speaking of a Nutty Mama, I was barely standing and not doing much walking on Christmas morning... But---how could anyone keep a crippled girl from dancing on Christmas? (I do think that George was there to catch me if I fell!!!!! ha)
|A very happy Mom and her Three Sons (on January14, 2015)|
What brings families together more than anything else? FUNERALS..... My sons' wonderful Grandmother died and her funeral was that day in Knoxville, TN. Laura Wilhite (age 99) was loved by all, including me (since she was my ex-mother-in-law) and my sons and grandchildren.
Even though I was still re-cooping after surgery, I cleaned up and we went to the funeral... I did great that day --but really felt the pain the following day... BUT--it was worth it and I am very glad I went. Just having my sons with me for a few hours was worth everything.
|Hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas.|
I will try to be back to blogging again sometime the first week or two in February. In the meantime, be sure to check out my January quotes on my sidebar. There are some good ones...
Thanks for all of the comments/emails/Facebook comments/messages/texts, etc... George has even had people asking about me on his blog. That is SO sweet that so many people care. God Bless You ALL. I have so many wonderful friends.