Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Marshall's Graduated

We didn't attend the actually ceremony in Atlanta but met the rest of the crew in Blueridge, GA for a few days of fun to celebrate.  Wade loved being with him, and being in the mountains. It doesn't seem like 19 years ago when I first held his little sub 5 lb self. He has certainly grown since then and is a 6 foot, blonde hunk of a nephew.

We all took a hike on Friday and Mike, Fad and I enjoyed the Adirondack chairs at a local winery under a big maple later that afternoon. 

From there we went down to Dads as Teen was finally home three weeks after her back surgery. Mike did some mowing and I did some cooking (to stock the freezer) and Wade got to make an eating tour...first peach ice cream in Barney, then catfish in Ray City. 

Teen will kill me is she sees this photo but here they are looking at pictures from the weekend. We pray she continues to heal and get stronger. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

I had my blog printed

I started this blog as a fun way to update friends and family but realized now what I have is the closest thing to a scrapbook or journal that I will ever create. 

When I saw a good coupon I rushed to get my blog printed. I didn't take any time to edit these books and they could be better from that aspect but just having the memories and photos in book form has been great. Wade loves to look at them with us too. 

I didn't opt to have all the comments printed but I may go back and manually print those for special times like our trip to China so Wase can read them someday. They ran from $35 to about $50 each but was so easy. You literally type in your blog address and password and it makes a book for you!  You can preview it bedore purchasing. 

So I need to do better about writing updates. I like so many have fallen into the quick and easy Facebook for sharing photos. (And yes you ca n print that too) but there is too much fringe subject matter there. 

So when I started this blog in 2007 Alden would have been about Wade's age and now he is headed off to High School!