|This was about ten minutes after we got to the house!
The toy suitcase still rates as one of my better ideas.
|Ellie wanted to do a sewing project. How could I say no? We made
a small purse and it turned out great, confusing instructions notwithstanding.
|You’d never know a hurricane had blown through
earlier in the week.
|The Dawgs were struggling and our CBS tower was down anyway,
so feeding the fish seemed like the best option.
|Dubs brought ice cream goodies home and it was a mad scramble.|
|The hammock, a perennial favorite.|
|Love these three!|
I spent a lot of time in the car Monday getting everyone to school and back and then to after-school activities; don’t think I took one picture! Not sure how Ashley gets it all done!
|Tuesday was crazy hair day. Mack insisted on a mohawk
and with his sisters’ hair products, we did it!
|These two have so much energy.
Glad to get some of it out while Ellie was at volleyball practice.
|Showered up and waiting for Ellie to get home…|
|…and the excitement of being “booed”.|
Everyone made it home safely and I got back to Tifton around midnight Tuesday and ready to be lazy on Wednesday! Miss them already.
My grandparents, Edwin and Kate, married October 17, 1918.
He was 18 and she was 17.
He was the second oldest of thirteen and she grew up as an only child after the death of her little sister. I don’t know how they met but do know that he won her away from another serious suitor! Important to the story is that my great-grandfather was a Methodist minister…
|license dated the same day as the marriage|
The wedding came as a surprise to everyone, as recalled by one of my grandfather’s younger brothers in a letter to me.
|excerpt from letter sent to me by Emilio (Dick) Ernesto Cavaleri (there were four Emilios!)|
|They did manage an announcement in the Atlanta Constitution.|
As far as I know there is no photographic evidence of the day, but this is my favorite picture of my grandparents as a young couple. Love those smiles.
|Kate and Edwin|
So much devastation. In our state, many were without power for days (we only had a 24 hour outage) but the worst losses were agricultural. Some of these losses will take decades to recover, if ever.
|I have no idea what this face means!|
|If you want to keep track of the kids,
just throw out a gallon bag of boiled peanuts.
|Now if Grey can learn to “peel” his own peanuts, it will all be good.|
|Sweet friends from Tennessee.|
|One version of double trouble.|
|Love this kid.|
|Taking a break and looking like his daddy.|
|Emma is so sweet; she spent a long time with Grey
and he loved throwing the football with her.
|Eating again, bbq and such.|
|Grey honing his corn hole skills.|
E.W. and the parents of these kids WERE there, despite the lack of photographic evidence!
|beautiful day to arrive|
no one but us was at the pool
|our busy artist|
|this view never gets old|
|a bit of a struggle in our effort to forego hauling a tent down|
|we decided to hire a professional
(in the loosest sense of the word; his mind was definitely altered)
|sandbar keeps growing|
|my happy place|
|occasionally we wore something besides swimsuits and pjs|
|picked a perfect day to leave|
|another wonderful week with the junebugs
and we’re already looking forward to next year