I feel like I need to introduce myself. Where have I been? I really don’t know. I blinked and it was Christmas..now a new year and I haven’t written a blog post since September. I’ll do a brief catch-up:
October was pretty uneventful except for Halloween. My neighbors had a costume party and I dressed up as Beth Chapman. She is Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife. They have a “riveting” reality TV show here in the U.S. Riveting might not be the right word, but it is quite a cast of characters. Trust me I do not do her justice. It was a fun night:
In November we celebrated Paige’s 15th birthday. She is truly growing into an amazing young woman. I can’t believe she’s 15 and takes me back to the phrase of blinking…There is a country music song called “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney. It is so true and makes me cry when I hear it. When Paige was little she called country music ~crunchy~ music. Love that.
At the end of November was Thanksgiving and we decided to do something different this year. We drove 10 hours to Destin, Florida and rented a beautiful condominium on the beach.
My parents and nephew joined us there and my in-laws and Keith’s cousins stayed nearby. We all spent Thanksgiving together and it was wonderful. Who knows, maybe we’ll make it a tradition. Here is one picture at the Thanksgiving table. This condo was great. It had a huge dining table and a perfect kitchen for all the cooks. We had turkey, dressing and collard greens, sweet potato casserole and some cranberry stuff (which I never eat) and much more. What do you think of our fine china? Ha.
We woke up Thanksgiving morning and some talented folks down the beach had created this beautiful sand art. Pretty cool.
The water was a little too chilly for me, but when you are 10 and 11 years old I guess you don’t feel the cold. Here is Leah and my nephew:
Well, that catches me up thru November. I’ll stop here and not make this post any longer than it already is.
Happy New Year. Hope you are living and loving the life God gave you and giving the ones you love a squeeze along the way.