Friday, July 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Nona!

I hope you have had a wonderful day! Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Emily!!!!

Today is the blessed day of Emily's birth! It seems like just last week that I was at the hospital waiting for her arrival. A nurse brought her from the OR in a rolling glass "Popemobile" and she was just precious! I thought she had a very strong resemblance to her sister! But now I can see her mother too! She has grown up to be a beautiful, inside and out, young woman! Happy Birthday Emily.....I love you!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Movie Night

It was movie night in our little part of the world tonight. I rarely go to the movie theatre, but Julianne wanted us to have a girls night out. I told Dick I wanted to go see "Hairspray" and he wanted to go also, so that movie was out of the question for girls night. So Julianne decided that we would go to "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry." It was a great movie! I laughed so hard! Besides the humor, it contained a very important message. I can see why it has been doing so good beating out "Harry Potter" and "Hairspray." Go and see it if you have a chance and let me know what you think.......

Sunday, July 22, 2007

They're Back!

I talked to Jamie tonight around 8:30. He and Lesley were in the Atlanta airport waiting for their flight home. He said their flight from Costa Rico was very scary and that he screamed like a girl. (Now does that surprise any of you who really know Jamie?) According to him, their honeymoon was wonderful. I didn't get to talk to him very long because his battery was about dead. Their flight doesn't get in until 11:30. Getting up and going to work should be alot of fun tomorrow morning!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

This is a pictures of Jamie at his bachelor party. They made him wear a ball and chain the entire time. The ball had "Lesley" written on it! She was such a good sport!

On Sunday before we checked out of the hotel, I was walking down the hall to our room and I happened to look up at the maids cart and sitting right on top was the ball and chain! I guess he had left it Thursday night in Christopher's room where the party ended up and forgotten it. When the maid cleaned up the room after everyone had moved out, I guess she found it and was going to keep it! I took it off the cart and sent it to Jamie. I "know" he wouldn't want to lose that souvenir!

Saturday in Maine

I would just like to let all of you down south know how nice the weather is here and that we have been in the cool low 80's with no humidity today. Just thought I would let you know......Don't hate me because I am cool!

Dick and I decided to go over to Yarmouth for their annual Clam Festival. Now I am not a clam fan, but I am a festival fan, so we left around lunch time heading towards Yarmouth. It is north of Portland and south of Freeport. We decided to ride through Freeport. I have never seen so many people there! It is definitely tourist time up here. LL Bean was doing some kind of good business. Almost everyone I saw had a bag from LL Bean. From there we went on to the festival. It was huge! And everyone there was so well behaved and there was nothing trashy about it. There were lots of food vendors. All of them were local clubs and groups making money for their organizations. All the parking downtown was in lots around banks and other offices and the parking fees went to soccer, basketball or other sports teams. There was free parking on the outskirts of town, but you had to ride a shuttle so we opted to just pay for the parking. It was definitely worth it. I have to tell you that people around here as a whole are much more well behaved than down south. Sorry. It hurts me to say that about my southern home, but it is true. There were also thousands of people there and there was no trash anywhere. We stayed there a few hours then made our way home. Dick and I went to a local restaurant for dinner and he had steamed clams and I had a lobster roll. Then we went to the ice cream stand and had ice cream. It was all DELISH!

The newlyweds will be home from their honeymoon either tonight or tomorrow. I can't wait to talk to them! And I have not forgotten about the rest of my report on the wedding. I was hoping to have some more pictures from friends and relatives by now..........I am sure that they have all just been busy and not had a chance to read my request for pictures.........

I guess I better get ready for bed......I will talk to you later....Tootles!

Happy Birthday Chris!

In keeping with my new tradition of belated birthday wish postings.....Happy Birthday Christopher!!!!! It seems like just a couple of years ago that you came into our lives. You were our best baby.....only whimpering when it was time to eat and then settling back into a deep sleep. Then you were a quiet and content toddler as long as you had a pacifier in your mouth and one in each hand! You did love your pacifier! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and we can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks! I love you Chris!

Friday, July 20, 2007

THE Wedding!

I know some you have been checking to see when I would post about the wedding. We have been trying to recuperate from the trip to Lexington and back! But I think I can start one of many posts about the wedding now. I will start where I left off with the last post.

On Wednesday afternoon, Julianne and I attended a Tea given by Lesley's Aunt Vicky and a family friend. The food was delish and of course the tea was wonderful. I finally got to meet Lesley's sister Amy and her baby Kyrie and immediately fell in love with both of them. Kyrie has lots and lots of precious baby rolls and the biggest eyes! She is just the happiest baby and I kidded Amy the whole weekend that I was going to put her in my suitcase and carry her home with me! After the tea, we went back to the hotel to change and get ready to go to Lesley's parents house for dinner. Dick had been napping during the tea. So we got him up and away we went! Dinner was wonderful! They have a wonderful deck off their den and we ate dinner there. The weather was perfect and it was a very relaxed night before a very busy weekend. Lesley's parents are wonderful people and Jamie is lucky to be marrying into such a nice family.

Thursday brought friends and family! All day (and night for some!) friends and family trickled in. That night, unknown to Jamie, his groomsmen had planned a bachelor party for him. I think he was actually a little bit disappointed that no one had planned anything for him. Some of the guys took him out for dinner and when they came back to the hotel, the plan was for one of the guys to call everyone else who was upstairs to come down to the lobby. So we all went down and then we walked outside and there was a stretch Hummer limo waiting for the party to begin! Jamie was so excited! Dick was kind of in charge, along with Kasey, Amy's husband. So nothing was going to be going on that shouldn't be if you get my drift. John, Lesley's Dad, also was along for the fun. They went and played pool, went to another bar, and rode around in the limo alot. This seemed to be a hit! They all loved it. Upstairs, about the time the guys went out for dinner, the girls were getting together for a Lingerie Shower! And she got some beautiful lingerie. And some other fun stuff too. Amy and Lesley's sister-in-law Ashleigh threw this fun party. They had some delish food and some fabulous drinks. We all went downstairs to see Jamie off for his party. Then the girls left for their party. This old lady went upstairs to chill out alone. Shortly after arriving at our room, I got a call from Mary Ann. They were just getting to Lexington. So I went downstairs to help move Virginia and Henry in and say hello to Elaine and her car full. They were staying at another hotel that night, so we shooed them off and all settled in for the night. Dick came in around 2 and woke me up telling me to come to the window. We were staying at the Radisson in downtown Lexington. Our room was on the 16th floor overlooking the park. There is a fountain on the hotel side of the park. All the people from both parties had met up and were down at the fountain. Jamie was carrying Lesley through the fountain! Tommy took a wonderful video of this. According to reports, the parties finally wound down around 4.

Friday at lunch was the bridesmaid luncheon. We all went to a quaint bed and breakfast. The food was delish and a good time was had by all. While we were enjoying girl time, the guys were having boy time at Lesley's parents house. They enjoyed barbecue and guy stuff. Afterwards, they went to pick up their tux while the girls had manicures and pedicures. I picked up some cut flower and greenery to decorate the tables for the rehearsal dinner later that night. Vickie, Debbie, Elaine and Virginia decorated the tables for me while I stood around blabbering about absolutely nothing. I was helpless. Thanks ladies for bailing me out.

Around 6 we went to the Headley Whitney Museum for the wedding rehearsal. Wow. What a gorgeous place. Everyone was quick to learn their parts and so we left for the hotel. When we arrived, everyone was already there waiting for us. After a cocktail time, we started our dinner. The Radisson did an absolute wonderful job. The food was delish. Absolutely delish. After eating, Dick started the show. We had put together a video of pictures of the couple growing up and then pictures of them together. It was very sweet and I have cried every time I have seen it. I think they liked it. Then Dick got up and gave the sweetest, most heart wrenching speech and toast and he truly touched us all. Jamie and Lesley were both sobbing. And of course so was I. I was so proud of him. He is a wonderful father and husband. After that, they received lots of other toasts. Chris and Julianne's toasts were especially touching for me. I was proud of them too. Thankfully, I did not have to speak because no one would have been able to understand anything I said because of the blubbering. It was definitely a big night for out family!

We were truly blessed with wonderful weather the whole weekend. Not too hot and sunny skies! We made it to the museum mid day. We had food for the grooms cottage. They guys hung out back there all day. The girls got the main house upstairs to dress and get ready. There was a make up person and a hair person to take care of every ones needs. Lesley looked absolutely beautiful! The bridesmaids look absolutely beautiful! The flower girls looked absolutely beautiful! Everything was absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! Not to leave out the groomsmen and the groom.........they were so handsome. And the best man.....he was HOT!!!!!

So our little boy got married! We added another girl to our family. I now have 2 daughters and I couldn't be happier! I hope to have more wedding pictures to post after all my buds send the pictures to me. Hint Hint. Thank you to Tommy for sending me these pictures. Thomas and Hannah were adorable and so well behaved. I can't wait to see the official pictures.

I will tell you more about the actual wedding part later. The newlyweds went to Costa Rico for their honeymoon and will be back this weekend.

More wedding to come......Tootles!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Greetings from Lexington! We are all settled into our hotel and exhausted. Just in case you are wondering, it only took us 20 hours to drive here. Only 20 hours. I begged Dick last night to please let's sell the car and get a plane ticket home on Sunday. I have not given up hope that he will change his mind. Yet.....

Lexington is a beautiful city. We are on the 16th floor looking out over a park and the building where the Kentucky Wildcats play basketball. There are fountains in the park that are going all night long. Around 2 this morning, there were people playing in the fountains. I would have been down there with them if it had only taken us 19 hours to get here, but 20 hours was just too much.....

Tomorrow, there is a tea given in Lesley's honor. We are all excited about that. Julianne and I need to go get a pedicure and manicure so we don't embarrass the Jackson side of the family. I have been saving up for a pedicure.....not money.....dead skin...... Dick will fly in around lunch time and for dinner we will be going to John and Linda Lancaster's to eat with them at their house. That will be so nice to have some informal before the formal.

Jamie and Lesley came to the hotel about 11 last night. They were so cute! Both of them were so excited and Jamie just couldn't stop smiling and laughing. It makes me feel good that they are happy.

The masses start arriving on Thursday. I can't wait! We are going to have so much fun! Thursday night is a lingerie shower for Lesley here at the hotel on our floor. That should be great.

Friday will be the Bridesmaid Luncheon, the Groomsmen Luncheon, the rehearsal and the Rehearsal Dinner. It should be a day of fun and laughs. And of course you know what comes on Saturday. Right now, the forecast is for the low 80's. That sounds really good to me!

I will be updating over the next few days....Tootles!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Prayer, Please.......

Last night, one of our friends from Georgetown, Scott, was hit by a car. His wife, Beth, is one of my good friends. He is in the Trauma Unit with his arm broken in 4 places, his ACL torn and other parts messed up in his knee, some facial trauma and additional trauma to his spleen. He underwent some type of surgery to try and stop the bleeding in his spleen early this morning and it looks like it is working so far. He had heart valve replacement a few years ago and takes a blood thinner. This has complicated things. Hopefully he will be able to undergo surgery on his arm and possible leg on Saturday.

Beth and Scott have 3 children and the oldest two are Jamie and Christopher's age. Will is younger....10 or 11?

Please pray for this family and a speedy recovery for Scott.

Monday, July 2, 2007


I was reminded today that I had missed wishing John and Elaine a Happy Anniverary on the blog. So here's to you John and Elaine......I love you both! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!


Do you want to hear something funny? I mean really funny? Something that I just can quit laughing about? I have poison ivy on my face. Less than two weeks before the wedding. Mother of the Groom. Poison Ivy. Yeah, I am laughing all the way to the doctor.