Monday, November 26, 2012

See you later Mike and Leslie.

Woke up to the sound of rain. Uck!   Not good traveling weather.  Today Mike and Leslie left Mississippi and headed to their next destination.  We really enjoyed their visit and will miss them. Safe travels to Mike and Leslie.

It rained on and off all day long so it was a good day to stay in and get the laundry done as well as other household chores.  So much fun I can’t stand it. LOL

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mike and Leslie’s last day in Mississippi.


Today is Mike and Leslie’s last day in Mississippi.  It seems like they just got here and tomorrow they will be leaving.

Tonight we grilled mini slider burgers for dinner.  Of course we had all the great sides and some sautéed onions and mushrooms.  Everything tasted great.


After dinner we all went over to Bob and Marcy’s for a few card games.


Mike watching as Bob makes the final play that ends the round.


Looks at all those Jokers.  What a hand!!!  Bob had some of the best hands of the night.  After playing a round of Golf we decided to play 10 Penny.  It just wasn’t my night.  I think I came in dead last. LOL  We all had a great time and had lots of laughs.

Tomorrow Mike and Leslie will be leaving Mississippi to head to their next destination.  We have really enjoyed their visit.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our family and friends.  Today we had Thanksgiving dinner at my grandparents old home place.  Lots of good food and laughs.  Cousin Troy and his wife Robin came up from Texas.  It has been a long time since all of us were together.  We had 74 degrees and sunshine which was just perfect for eating outdoors.

Our table.  John, Mike and Leslie.
Mom, Dad, Terry and Annie.
Aunt Mary.
Here we all are at the front porch.
Cousin Carol and her daughters, Callie and Elaine from Louisiana.
Uncle Johnny and Aunt Mary.
My sister Annie and her husband Terry.
Cousin Teri and her husband Robert.
Dad and Mom.
Cousin Kathy, her husband Dwayne, and the twins Ashton and Addie.
Cousin Carol and Cousin Margaret.
Annie and I.
Cousin Troy and his wife Robin.
Troy and Robin’s dog Buffy.
Second Cousins: William, David and Michael.
Cousin Margaret, her husband Terry, sons Michael and David from Alabama and her nephew William on the far left from Georgia.
It was so nice to have everyone together for a happy occasion. 
Later that night we had a special visitor……Ava.
I think Ava will be walking soon.
Ava and Robert.
Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Picking up Pecans.

Still having nice weather.   John works almost everyday at the mall.  Sometimes he has an eight hour day and sometimes just five or six.

Yesterday and the day before I went over to Mom and Dad’s to pick pecans.  They have five large trees and this year they have produced lots and lots of pecans.  They have packaged the pecans in one gallon bags and lined them up along one side of the kitchen wall. 

While John was at the mall I stayed at Mom and Dad’s.  After picking up pecans we decided to play a few rounds of golf.


Dad with his winning smile.  He won that round with a great hand.


Dad’s winning hand.  (Wow a –12 score!  Way to go Dad.)


Mom finally got a hand she really liked.


Mom’s winning hand.  (A 2 point score. Yeah!!)

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dr. Appointments and stuff.

Not much going on around here.  We have had fairly nice weather since we got back in Mississippi.  Lately we have had temperatures in the 30s at night with high 50s in the day.

John had his physical last week and an ultrasound on his abdomen yesterday.  He got the results back today.  It seems he has a fat liver.   Now all he has left is his colonoscopy. Oh happy happy joy joy. LOL 

While John was off from the mall today he cleaned out a few cabinets and drawers.  Isn't it funny how much stuff accumulates over time.

Later this afternoon we made a run to Wal-Mart for a few groceries and to get prescriptions filled.  Dealing with insurance cards and Wal-mart is never fun for me.  Our insurance provider changed and has caused a lot of confusion with my prescriptions.  That is all I will say about that because the whole situation aggravates me. LOL

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Ava.

Ava is one year old today.  Happy Birthday Ava.  We attended a party for Ava at the home of Kelsey’s mom and dad.  Ava received lots of wonderful gifts and really enjoyed eating her birthday cake. We loved watching her.


Ava and Kelsey.


Ava in her party dress.







She really enjoyed her cake.



Robert, Ava and Kelsey.

It doesn’t seem like it has been a year.  Time really flies.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Spending the day with Ava.


Up very early this morning to take John to work and to vote.  Traffic was very heavy around the polling places.  Nice to see people getting out to vote. 

Later in the morning I received some very sad news.  My former boss and friend, Ed Stevens passed away after a lengthy illness.  He was a wonderful person who touched the lives of many.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.


We had a special visitor today.  Ava stayed with us while Robert and Kelsey were at work.  


John and Ava.


John giving Ava one of her favorite snacks.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Shopping for Ava’s birthday.


John at the mall from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  A long day.  The mall is very busy and will continue to get busier as the holidays grow near.  The decorations are already up. 

Tonight I had dinner with my sister at her house.  We had a good time watching a movie and catching up on things.


John at the mall 3:00 to 8:00 today.   Mom, Annie and I went shopping.  Ava’s 1st birthday is coming up on November 10th so we wanted to get her a few things. LOL   I got her an outfit and of course a couple of toys.


We saw this VW bug in the mall parking lot.  Thought the eyelashes were cute. LOL

Tonight was card night at Mom and Dad’s.  When John got off a the mall he met me there for a round of golf.  I actually won the game with a score of 10. 


Dad after flipping over one of his cards.  Unfortunately it was a joker.   Mom was the lucky recipient of that card.  LOL



Oops….he flipped a King.   (sorry the picture is blurry)

John is scheduled to be off tomorrow. Yeah!

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Back in Mississippi.


We arrived back in Mississippi on October 31st.  The weather here is nice and warm.  Temperatures in the 70’s ……... I am liking that.


John and Ava.


Ava with her bucket of candy.



Ava and Robert.


John went to work at the Renaissance Mall today at 7:00 a.m.  Wow….. getting up that early sure takes some getting used to. LOL  Tonight we met Robert, Kelsey and Ava for dinner at Fenian’s Irish Pub in Jackson for dinner.  Fenian’s  is one of our favorite places.  Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the food.




Ava showing us all her teeth. LOL


Robert, Ava and Kelsey.

John is on schedule to work again at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow so we were home early.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.