|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.