Friday, July 24, 2009


Can you believe Chloe will be two years old on Sunday, July 26? Seems like yesterday we were eagerly awaiting her appearance! Her great mommie and daddy are giving her a beach party at beautiful Point Dume State Beach in Malibu! What fun! I can't wait to see the video and photos. She has been practicing saying, "I two."


Chip is in Nashville today attending an SEC (Southeastern Conference) referee's meeting. He was so happy to get all his info and just to know he now going to be on "the circuit." NCAA football is just around the corner. Can't wait!


Today, July 24th, is our sweet Lucy Clare's birthday. It is hard to believe she is actually 17 today. She has grown into such a beautiful young lady. So pretty, bright, poised and confident. We are so proud of you Luce and love you dearly.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


This past weekend we went to Chattanooga for the wedding of the son of two of my oldest and dearest friends. I have known Matt's dad, Bill Markham since we both attended Randolph Street Church of Christ in Huntsville some 60 odd years ago. Matt's mom, Donna Markham Ramsey and I have been friends for over 35 years. Man! Are we getting old or what?
Shannon was a beautiful bride. Hey Chip and Stew! Do you remember Cindy Sexton? She's still pretty!

Donna was a glamorous "Mother of the Groom"

Dick relaxing in Bill and Gail's motor home. They were nice enough to park it on a lakeside lot and let us spend the weekend there. It was so nice.

Donna, Mandy (Bill's daughter), P.J. (Mandy's husband) and Gail (Bill's wife)

Donna and her husband Charles

Bill and Dick enjoy the toasts

Gail is all smiles.

Matt and Dad

Shannon and her sister

We had a wonderful time! Friday night we feasted on Filet Mignon at the Rehearsal Dinner and the Wedding Reception food was fantastic. Why do I judge trips by the food eaten? On Sunday, while Dick and Bill played golf, I visited my cousin, Tom Durham who lives in Chattanooga. What a great visit we had!!! I miss him.

Tommy's vintage golf cart. An original Harley-Davidson. I didn't know Harley Davidson made golf carts! Wonder where he gets that white hair?

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Scenes from JH Ranch...........

Saturday Night, June 20th: After spending a wonderful week at JH Ranch in northern California, Chip and Peyton stopped by on their way home from the Atlanta airport. We had a great time listening to their stories about that awesome Christian ranch and all the fun they had. Chip took Parker last year and was eager to share the bonding experience with Peyton. We stayed up way too late talking, but were so happy to have them spend the night with us.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Rascal Bubba's daddy just chastised me for not celebrating his birthday on my blog. Oops, again. He was a year old on May 2nd and he is so very important to us. Happy birthday our wonderful RB...........

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


As I was looking for a picture for the blog I found this old clipping of my hubby. It's so funny because he is the most apolitical person I know. Then he was a Democrat, now he is a Conservative Republican. Time has a way of changing things. If you click on the picture it should enlarge enough for you to read the article.