Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekend Update...

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you...I took a TON of pictures this weekend of us out and about. I always forget my camera and then kick myself later. Not this time!

Above: This was actually from earlier in the week. I love how kicked back and relaxed he looks!


On Friday, James and I got to Eddie's office around 4:30 so that we could "visit." I was quickly told I hadn't been in too long. I just never think about taking him. I don't think some of the ladies had seen him since November! They were *ahem* impressed by his weight gain. Ha!

After our visit, we had dinner at a Mexican restaurant down the road and we headed to the Houston County Friends of the Library Old Book Sale. I was in Heaven. They had over 90,000 books marked down to WAY cheap prices. Some of them appeared to have never been read or maybe read one time. We spent $53 and wound up with $28. I bought several antique books that were between $2-$6, but otherwise the books were under $2.
Above: Eddie finds. Lots of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, Lee Child, and Michael Connelly.

Above: My finds. Wally Lamb, Sue Monk Kidd, Joyce Carol Oates, Olive Ann Burns, and James Patterson.

Below: The antique books.
This one is a called Old Fashioned Stories and Poems, Volume XI. It's copyrighted 1907, but I almost can't believe it because of the shape it's in. It's missing the jacket and the binding is torn, but the pages are in much better shape than a lot of my 30s, 40s, and 50s books!

Bedknob and Broomstick by Mary Norton, 1966. This one is a library copy and not in great shape, but I am in love because this was my favorite movie to watch when I was home sick. I can recall watching it with Mom when I was in the 2nd grade and we lived on Michael Drive. We played cards (probably UNO - a favorite of mine) and watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks with Angela Lansbury. When I had James it came on television and I recorded it and watched it on several occassions while I was trying to rock him back to sleep in the middle of the night.

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting, 1923. I love this one (even though it's in poor shape) because it has an inscription that says "Ruth Kestler from Aunt Esther X'mas 1924. It also says "Ray Kestler, Twin Folk (Twin Forks?), Ida."

Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie, 1940. This one is obviously a library book as well, but I couldn't resist.

James had his own stash: several Babar books, The Velveteen Rabbit, a book about the Nativity, a book about Santa, The Little Engine that Could, and a Nursery Bible.

On Saturday morning we got up bright and early, got ready for the day, and hit the road running. We were in Tifton before 10 AM.

Our first stop was Mom and Anna's garage sale that they had at Lance's.




Lance's next door neighbor has twin boys that are five or six years old. This year, the Easter Bunny left the boys and their mama bunny rabbits. She walks them on leashes so that they can get outside. They were so cute!


We were SO happy that Bess stopped by for a quick visit. Unfortunately, James was eating for part of the time she was there and then leaked through his diaper (and all over my shirt) and that disaster had to be fixed as well. It was GREAT to see her and we want to see her smiling face again SOON!

Saturday night we had supper at La Cabana honoring these sweet people:

Chuck and Lori are expecting Baby John Michael any day and we were glad that we could get together with them one last time before he arrived. I cannot wait to meet him and snuggle him.

The Days were in attendance:
*ahem* Please note the monster margarita pictured above. Objects in picture are smaller than they appear...but not much!

Amy and Shelley were there:

Keith was there:

Also in attendance: Jelks, Eddie, and myself.

Today we got up and went to early church. James has been loving the nursery and I am so glad. This church feels like the right fit for us and we're starting to actually get to know some people!

After church we headed to Macon for what we hope is the last time we'll see the Putnals...in Middle Georgia, at least. Fingers crossed and prayers sent up, Baby Reed is going home this week!!!

"Those Putnal Girls," as Eddie calls them, are in love with "Cousin Munchkin." He loves them, too, even if they wear him out quickly!


This is Miss Sassy Pants. She is a kindergartener and she walked in those heels better than I would have. Her mama and daddy are in for it when she's a teenager!


1 comment:

Bessie Mae said...

Great pics & a great weekend! So jealous of Bedknobs & Broomsticks-loved that movie as a kid & kind of want to go watch it now. Keep the circus emails coming....Love yall!