In 1982, gas was 91 cents a gallon and a stamp was only 20 cents. You could buy a new car for less than $8,000. ET and On Golden Pond were king of the box office, and Magnum PI and Dynasty were hit TV shows! However, nothing compares to our 32 years of marriage that began in 1982!! Wow-that's a really, really long time ago!! We've come along way since our first date at 17-our Junior Prom! Two precious children, three awesome grandkids, a wonderful son-in-law, and a terrific almost daughter-in-law have added to a really great life together!!! God is good!
Here we are at the ripe old age of 20!!
Happy Anniversary Sweetie!! I am being extra good this week, because he is taking me to the beach this weekend!!
We love visits we our sweet girls, and we can't wait until Reed is able to join in on our adventures. Maddie is settled into kindergarten now, and is loving it. These pictures are from our last visit. I know our visits will be limited now that school has started back, and that makes me quite sad!
Maddie and Lillian loved these "train rides" around the house by our conductor Pop. Clothes are optional on these trips.
Both girls love Papa, and he loves them! His visits are always special!!
If I had a dime for every handstand that I counted for Lindsey, I would be rich!! Maddie is certainly following in her mom's footsteps!
You can't tell it from this picture, but Maddie had a total come apart when she realized she didn't bring her special pink googles. We have several pair, and Pop bought two more before she found a pair that would make her happy!! Both have been little water bugs this summer!
When we took them home, we got to spend some special time loving on sweet Reed. He is just a doll!
While I was enjoying a wonderful day with Taylor, her parents, and some of her bridesmaids, Pop and Uncle C were having fun fishing with the girls. When I asked him how the fishing trip went, he said they caught everything in the minnow bucket, so I would call the trip a success!
There really was no reason to actually take Lillian fishing. Pop could have just let her ride around town holding the minnows and she would have been just as happy.
Although Maddie and Uncle C were trying their best in the pond, the real fishing was happening right in the boat!! Little Bit loved on every minnow!
She also loved on Uncle C!
Two serious fishermen!!
No fish, but lots of fun!!
I wish I could put into words how beautiful Taylor looked in "the dress." January 31 can't get here fast enough!!
Next up-a little swimming and a sweet baby boy is growing up!!!!
The limo driver escorted her to various destinations that were special to Caleb and Taylor. Special friends were waiting at each place with a handwritten note leading her to the next place. Finally, she met Caleb at the River Walk.
We all met at the Hall's for a little celebration! I am thrilled he is marrying into such a wonderful family!!
Beautiful Sisters!! And both will soon be married!
These sweet friends made the day extra special!!
We couldn't be more thrilled!!! Welcome to the family! We love you both bunches and bunches!!
Pop and the gang had a wonderful time together. They played, snuggled, watched a little TV, and just hung out! I think this is something he wouldn't mind doing again and again. The girls will be here for a long weekend next week and we are super excited. I have really missed them since I have started back to school. Reed is growing so fast, and I have just got to work out a way to see them more.
Big Sis has already learned to multi-task!
Little Sis is rocking a cute little ponytail-courtesy of Pop himself!
And Reed is just hanging out until his next feeding!!
In the morning I will begin my 31st year of teaching. How in the world is that possible? This summer has flown by way too fast. I have made some very special memories with my sweet girls. I also have been able to spend lots of time with precious, Baby Reed. So, I am going to put my big girl pants on, try to find a smile, and jump back into my routine with both feet!!
The girls came for one last hoorah, and Lindsey and I met at the corner by Lowe's off of 280. We were greeted by a flock of about 50 geese that were busy dodging cars and just hanging out!!! Reed said he and Caleb had actually seen them there before, but didn't say anything because he didn't think anyone would believe him. The bad news is that Lindsey texted me and said there were a couple of dead ones on the side of 280.
The girls and I once again met up with Cathy and her kids at the park. I love that Maddie and Lillian are getting to meet and spend time with children of their Mom's old friends!! It amazes Maddie that everyone in town knows her name and knows her mom!!
Love my sweet, sweet girls!! I also love how they love each other!!
Lindsey starts back to school this week and has a birthday!! She, Josh and Reed joined us this weekend, so we celebrated a little early. Maddie picked out that special crown as well as unicorn plates and napkins! Happy Birthday!!! (I also have no idea why Lillian is crying in the picture!)
Goodbye Summer!!! Hello Real World!! Next up, swimming and Baby Reed!