Sunday, October 31, 2010
On Sunday night the "baby doll" Belhaven Garden Club co-sponsored a block party with games, a band, and trick-or-treating.
Scout made lots of friends at our block party.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Things I can't wait to do with my niece (genetically one-half me): tell her funny stories about her parents from college, spoil her rotten, let her stay over and do things her "disciplined" parents probably wouldn't approve of, take her on a Little House on the Praire roadtrip, give her lots of chocolate, teach her the DDD candlelight song, buy her a pony...oh, this is going to be soooo much fun!
Here's the link to her mama's blog post: http://www.memphisonmymind.blogspot.com/
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Gulf Shores is literally one of my favorite places on earth. Besides Senatobia, I probably know my way Gulf Shores better than anywhere else. This is saying something for a directional-challenged individual.
It was a wonderful, relaxing weekend and I (as always) learned so much from both of them. MJ and I watched the sunrise and the sunset every day. PC was a great layout buddy (even if he is a big wart!). I really enjoyed watching them watch the Alabama game-Papa Carrel is a retired Bama professor and Mama Jean is probably their biggest football fan-if that coach ever needs any advice Mama Jean could tell him a thing or two!
MJ's marriage advice:
"You know the most important things to be able to say in a marriage are, "I'm sorry" and "You're right." Well, Papa Carrel really can't say either so he just says, "I'm sorry you're right."
My favorite PC quotes were:
"Oh honey, that's just more to love"
(On my comment on some rather large women in very small swimsuits.)
"Look at this, all this time in the sun has made my chest hair turn white"
(On my comment that with such a tan his hair sure looked white).
A beutiful sunrise.
The sunsets on a perfect beach day.
My mom named me after Papa Carrel (in a way). They didn't want to name me Carrel and my great-grandmother on my dad's side was Kathleen and so she merged the two. She was very disappointed to find out she hadn't "made-up" the name.
The love birds after church at Grace Fellowship PCA on Sunday morning. They found a new "church home" there and I really enjoyed being there. The first person I met was a really nice man originally from Crenshaw (whose mother was a Garrett and remembered my grandfather). In fact, my dad's favorite duck hole is in Crenshaw on the Harris-Garrett place. I'm sure there's a connection back there. He left home at 17 to join the service for WWII and never has lived in Mississippi again. He and his wife actually used to live in our neighborhood in Jackson and then retired on the Gulf Coast. Such a small world.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I'll be there when you are old.
I rejoiced the day you were baptized
To see your life unfold.
I was there when you were but a child,
With a faith to suit you well;
In a blaze of light you wandered off
To find where demonds dwell.
When you heard the wonder of the Word
I was there to cheer you on;
You were raised to priase the living Lord,
To whom you now belong.
When you found someone to share your time
And you joined your hearts as one,
I was there to make your verses rhyme
From dusk till rising sun.
In the middle ages of your life,
Not too old, no longer young,
I was there to guide you through the night,
Complete what I'd begun.
When the evening gently closes in
And you shut your weary eyes,
I was there as I have always been
With just one more surprise.
I was there to hear your borning cry,
I'll be there when you are old.
I rejoiced the day you were baptized,
To see your life unfold.
Copyright 1985, John Ylvisaker
Thursday, October 14, 2010
For any cousin who grew up in Senatobia, let's see how well you were listening:
1) Name them in order?
2) What did Sister take when she married?
3) Which one was named for a racehorse?
4) Which two shared a husband (after one died-we're not that weird!)?
5) One was married to a preacher from K-O-S-C-I-U-S-K-O (...some board at FBC didn't know who they were crossing when they attempted to cut this down, planted in his memory, for a parking lot)?
6) Who served dessert first, before Sunday dinner, after church?
7) Who only made right hand turns while driving an automobile?
8) Who shot a mule who was in her garden in the middle of town? She called her husband who called the livery man and asked the price of his most expensive mule. Her husband then paid the man that plus a little more and told him to get the dead thing out of his front yard. The sister claimed she was trying to scare the mule--not kill it.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
This is Brad with Coop in the kitchen.
Natalee...she is so pretty!
This is little Coop on his bear, next to his lion. FYI, I think Jack Bobo should go as Grand Jack...kinda goes with Biscust...like Grand Biscuits...
Doctors discussing something very medical...we tuned them out just a bit. I love how Brad has totally mastered the wine glass and baby pose so quickly.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Watch it twice and see if you can feel sorry for yourself.
My dear friend Ashely who has told me to just "be" sent me this saying...for those of you who followed Franz Mania, this is her new site (http://www.musingsofamodernmother.blogspot.com/) :
Mom says (and she got this from Grandmother):
"If someone thinks that they are sick, go to their house, let them get a good shower, feed them a good meal, let them sleep, and clean up their house. If they are not well after that, they need anti-biotics."