Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snapshots......

Please don't pass out if you happen to check in here.......since my last post was August 31, I thought I would try and muster up a post or maybe a few and maybe more often.  Today a few snapshots of life from the last few months.

It's been a very different year and I'm going back to August for a few minutes.

Two friends and I have birthdays close together and we always try to get together for a joint celebration.  Literally some years, it is the ONLY time we see each other......even though we all live in the same town. This year we had a wonderful overnight trip to the beach, compliments of Sharon on your left.  


We had a great time together.......see you next year girls!  

But with the sunshine there comes rain and we had another death.
This beautiful, intelligent, sweet young woman who was like a daughter to my sister and part of our family for many years, died suddenly and we will always miss her.  

There were the constant flow of birthdays that come with a big family.  

Our dear friends departed for Uganda to spend six months as missionaries with the goal of being full time.  This picture is from their Farewell for Now Party.

Thanks, Mark and Laura for all you do in service for the Lord.  Man do I miss you!  




September went by in such a blur........at the end of the month, we had a family reunion.  Now not nearly all of us were able to be in town, but here are a very few of the first cousins.  My daddy was one of ten children, so you can let your imagination run wild with how many of us cousins there are.....unfortunately many live too far away and couldn't make the trip.




It was strange not having mama and something of a shock to realize with the exception of two aunts, we are the oldest generation in our family.  



After the reunion, we had a sisters/friend get a way

The beach was absolutely breathtaking and we had a great time of refreshment and bonding except for that one part where someone told me my hair was scraggly!  Thanks to our sweet nephew and niece for making this happen!

We proceeded to speed through the month of October.  We had a few more birthdays.

Then the Superhero and I loaded up MIL and our dogs and headed down to spend a few days with the little grandchildren, oh, and their parents of course.  












Back home just in time to celebrate our 19th anniversary!  The Superhero didn't want to take this picture......said it was cheesy......but, oh, well......it's not like he reads my blog and I love this picture!

I have to say these years have really gone by so quickly and not to be cheesy all mushy, they've been wonderful!  

Now it is just a little more than a week until Thanksgiving and already the Christmas decorations are everywhere.  I like celebrating my holidays one at the time so my Christmas decorating will have to wait until December.  

As Thanksgiving nears, I have to say with all the trials and troubles and sadness that has been part of this year, there have also been blessings and I am thankful for many things!  

Whew!  I either have to blog more often or quit!  

10 comments:

LBDDiaries said...

NO NO, NO quitting. I've missed you and this was a wonderful catch up. Your entire family is beautiful! And you tell Superhero that is NOT mushy, it is romantic as all get-out!!! I remember when my mom moved to heaven we had that same epiphany - that we were now the oldest generation - it IS a shock, that's for sure. Weird.

Rebecca Jo said...

Glad to get an update on your doings :)
I just celebrated 19 years as well - we're bride twins :)
Sorry on the loss of your sweet friend.
Looks like adventure has been in your world with all the travel, fun & friends :)

Needled Mom said...

It was great to see a blog from you. Life does get too busy sometimes....most times.

Happy anniversary to you both. It looks like you have enjoyed some wonderful times with family and friends over the last few months.

Have a great Thanksgiving. Yes, there is always much to be thankful for in our lives.

Chatty Crone said...

Well happy birthday(s), happy anniversary, happy trips all in one. I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom - I lost mine in 2003 and I STILL miss her all the time - there is nothing like a mother.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandie

Lea said...

Well, so, so good to hear from you and to catch up with the busy happenings of your life these past months. Sounds like you have certainly been busy and had some really good times. I do hope you will have more time to blog because I enjoy keeping up with you and missed you while you were away except for snippets on FB. Happy rest of the week!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Welcome back ... and I agree, NO quitting!

I can see why there wasn't much time to blog ... you were a busy gal!

And happy anniversary to you two! DH and I will celebrate #27 next month.

Cathy said...

I love your blog! But of course, it made me cry! We will forever miss our sweet girl! We do have much to be thankful for and must focus on those good things! I am trying, I promise!
I love the cheesy phot! Ya'all are truly blessed to have each other!

debi said...

Glad your back...always missed your blog!! I'm in that funk now and not sure what it is....Sorry for your difficult year.
Thankful for many things myself..

Hugs!

thouartloosed said...

Don't quit, Nancy!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like a nice birthday celebration with your friends. So sorry for the lose of the sweet young woman. Keeping all her loved ones in my prayers. Wishing your friends well in Uganda. I love the dedicated heart of a missionary. Glad you got to have a family reunion, they can be so special. I have to admit I am not ready to be the older generation of our family!!!! Where has the time gone? How awesome to have a getaway to the beach. Love all the photos and your grandchildren are such a blessing to your heart. Happy Anniversary. I am not ready for Christmas and will be decorating late this year. Happy Thanksgiving.....