Sunday, April 26, 2015

Musical Macey

Macey loved the genuine Caribbean small steel drum we got her in Antigua. Loved it!

Of course she had to have immediate help (?) by her cousins, then real help from sister Ansley.

Needless to say, it was a rocking good evening with the clan, complete with pot roast dinner and triple chocolate cake, cappuccino trifle, coffee ice cream...

Life is mighty fine here in Mayberry.

Happy sunny Sunday, mon!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Mah-ve-lous Macey!

This beautiful, talented, smart, lovable, funny young lady is 14 today.

Macey marimba

Are we proud grandparents?  You bet.  I held her mama’s hand Maceyrooduring all those wicked contractions, praying for a safe delivery for both.  Then, I got to set her free by cutting the umbilical cord.  What a tremendous honor for me to get to do both.  Logan was busy encouraging and holding Haley through each contraction, so don’t think he wasn’t working.  He was.  We were a team, and Macey was our reward then…………..and still.

Macey dancerThis girl has always loved music, and loves to dance, and is rarely sitting still.

Macey pinkie

Happy birthday, honey girl.  Grumps and I love you to the moon and back!  Smooches…

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day!

Look what I just found...Lady Slippers, beside our driveway. Maybe Spring will stay around a little longer. Hello, Sunshine! We need you.

Get moving and get outside, Peaches. Your Mother is calling you!

Oh, and Happy Administrative Professionals Day! I think I will take myself out to lunch today, and invite MM to join me.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Proud parent reporting…

Young Harris College honored our own yesterday at their annual Honors Award Ceremony.  “The Division of Education has selected you to receive the ‘Exceptional Education Partnership Award’.  We would like to recognize your leadership on the Master Educator Program committee, as well as your superb work in supervising teacher candidates.”

Haley YHC2

This was just another feather in her educational cap.  Yep, we’re pretty proud of this gal…and her siblings.  God has blessed us mighty well.

Macey, Haley, Ansley, Amy, Sandy

Ansley and friends had a FABulous time at the prom, well, except for the lingering achy dancing feet part.  That’s the price one pays for having fun (and wearing killer shoes)…right, girls?  Right!

Sounds of lightening and thunder woke us up this morning.  We are sooo calling UNCLE after a week of rain, and hereby request that Mother Nature divert it to California, where it is needed.  Thankyouverymuch for your consideration.  Carry on.

It’s just another (wet) Monday in Paradise.  Watch where you step, y’all!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ansley, prom night

How did my first grandchild get old enough to go to the prom?!

Ansley prom deck

Check out this stunning dress:

Ansley prom deck2

She is wearing silver sequined heels that are at least a mile high.  They are only good for looking good and getting her to the prom, where they will be promptly discarded for dancing.  Smart gal.

Ansley and her well behaved friends before dinner:

Ansley, friends

Ansley with suddenly goofy friends:

Ansley, friends goofy

Giiirlss just wanna have funnnn!  And so they all did, I am sure.

Be safe.  None of you can be replaced.

Grumps and I were quite happy we didn’t have to stay awake for you to get home.  We happily passed that baton on to your Mom and Dad…


It’s only fair!

Friday, April 17, 2015

My Macey!

My Macey, so named by Alex when he was small, made her solo debut (to Dancing Queen) last night at the UCMS chorus concert. We are so very proud of her and all the kids. Lil Haley is second from L on that back row of seated gals.

Macey also played the small drum (sitting on the floor) in an earlier song. There was a lot of talent in that stage. Kudos to the teacher and all the kids...and to the community and school support.

We have sunshine this morning! Wow, we've missed you all week. Srsly. It will be short lived, according to the forecast, but we will take any ray we can get.

It's time to get some tunes on and get moving. Have yourselves a ginger peachy day, y'all! Happy Friday.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

TBT–Daredevil Amy…and the birthday gal


Wayne, Amy unicycle

Our Amy has always been a bit of an adventurous gal.  Family friend Wayne saw her sitting on the parade route and asked if she wanted to ride.  Duh…of course!  Y’all might remember she is the one with the broken arm in last week’s photo.  That happened on our trampoline, jumping with much older cuzn Sean.  Her other cuzn ratted her out, stating that she kept asking Sean to “bounce me higher.”  So he did.  Her landing was not as planned, resulting in a trip to the hospital.  Oh the fun…NOT.

Her own sons will probably be paying her (and Jason) back.  Jason was an even worse daredevil, so the rumors go.  Heaven help us all!

We have had rain here in paradise all week, so I have been busy with (boring) laundry and paperwork, and not blogging.  There hasn’t been much of excitement going on anyway, except…

Sweet friend Joy had a birthday on Tuesday, and since birthdays warrant a birthday season, she is still celebrating…as she should.  Here she is having Christmas tea with her precious Eva:

Joy, Eva tea party

So life is good but soggy here in Mayberry, with more rain expected later today.  That sure messes up my daily walking plans.  Laps inside the house get pretty boring.  I have managed to make my daily 5K goal pretty much every day except for the two days we were traveling back home.  That’s not too shabby.

Get up and get moving, y’all!