07 August 2014

Southside Shower

July 13th, 2014



Me & the wonderful hostesses, members of Bill & Laura's Sunday School class

Mom, me & Laura

sign-in table

I thought Eli went to his parents house but as everyone came in, they mentioned seeing him and I was so confused. Come to find out, he was the door man and greeter! :-)

Lovely gifts! April & Aesha are helping record them and Holly is the photographer. What a great support team!

Barbara & Hazel telling me about part of their gift - They said we might have to be frugal once we were married and suggested we shop yard sales for good deals. Then they told me this recipe book retailed for $20 but they got it at a yard sale for TWO DOLLARS! Hahaha... It was great!


Mom & her friends

a future cousin (she also married into the family) & me

a few ladies of Eli's second family


Future cousin!

my rockin' bridesmaids





22 June 2014

Botanical Gardens & Bonsai Exhibit

One Sunday afternoon we ventured over to Birmingham and found a Bonsai exhibit happening at the Botanical Gardens. It was fun to walk through the gardens and then tour the Bonsai exhibit. Who knew that these plants could be trained and a club kept up with how many years it was in training and how many years old it was. Some of them were even older than Mom & Daddy! ;-)


Handsome:)

It had just rained before we got to the gardens so it was a very pleasant walking tour. 

We were given sheets and pencils to vote for our favorite Bonsai. We all had our picture made with our favorites. Isn't it fun to see the different kinds and favorites?!





I loved the stripped wood. Very neat!




After the Bonsai exhibit, we toured the rose garden and the greenhouse.





me & my crew!
What a gorgeous place!

20 April 2014

spring is finally here!

Old man Winter has passed! 


We are ALL excited about warmer weather!

The bees are working hard. So pretty!







Thank you Lord for your beauty!

10 April 2014

#2 Ave Maria Grotto & Cullman, AL

To see the commentary, visit the first post about our trip.

Pictures from around Cullman, AL 











And now to Clarkson Covered Bridge....