My Birthday Weekend

I had a very special life event this past weekend.  I turned 65 on Sunday.  Our lake family made it very special for me.  Saturday night was another great meal complete with a birthday cake and homemade ice cream (thanks Tracey).  We missed the Haynes and Hancocks though.

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Sunday the Hilleys went out on their boat and sent me this very special birthday wish:

Monday was spent with Grandmother who showed us around Sand Mountain.  We saw where Anthony and Joe grew up, then went to Mentone and ate at the Wildflower Cafe (one of the top 10 restaurants in Alabama.  Our waitress did her best Marilyn Monroe impression of Happy Birthday for me.  I loved it!!

We then had a lovely dinner of Stacey’s white beans and pot roast and veggies with Grandmother and Jim and Annette.

It was a fantastic celebration.

Thanks to everyone for making it so special for me!!

 

At the Lake 5/11/2018

We had a FABULOUS time at the lake this past weekend.

Friday night was spent with the Whitts (Anita and Bill), Dennis and Pat.  We grilled hamburgers and Bill’s famous Nathan’s hotdogs.  Man! those hotdogs are big!!  Oh yea, we also played Bill’s favorite card game – Oh Hell.

 

Saturday evening the whole gang threw a surprise retirement party for Ms Kim.  It was an Hawaiian theme complete with decorations, leis, Hawaiian shirts and Hawaiian style food.  Congratulations on your 30+ years of teaching young kids how to live.  Time to take it easy now!

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We ended the weekend with a Mother’s Day brunch from Billy’s.  Best biscuits around.

Can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend.  Great friends, great food, and great times.  It just doesn’t get much better than this.

At the Lake – 4/8/2018

Had a great time at the lake this weekend with the Martins.  Joe cooked some mean hamburgers and chicken breasts on the Traeger.  We cooked baked beans and tater tot casserole to go with them.  Although it was cold and rainy there is never a bad weekend at the lake.  We missed everyone else.  Can’t wait to see the whole gang again.

Another Great Weekend

We had another great weekend at our happy place!  We had new additions to our group, Steve and his wife and children and Chris. A lot of great food was cooked, thank you Joe. We had a great fire and painted rocks, thank you Melissa. And wonderful conversation. And Hilley made lovely cocktails for national cocktail day. I so love this place and our group. We missed Tracy, Kim and Tony.

Also, Happy Birthday to Ms Livia!!

St. Patrick’s Day At The Lake

St. Patrick’s Day at the Lakes

Our family at the lake got together for a St. Patrick’s Day meal.  We had corned beef and cabbage (Conrad), peas and pearl onions (Stacey) mashed potatoes (Tracey), Guinness brown bread (Conrad) and Irish soda bread (bought).  Everything was delicious and to top it all off, Kim’s peach cobbler was “da bomb”!  Stacey’s nightcap of Bailey’s Irish Cream (the Hancocks) with whipped cream was a big hit also.

We missed the Martins joining us.  See you next time.