Monday, October 29, 2012

rainy days and mondays always let me catch up from the weekend







hello everyone---i thought i would check in before the possibility of a power outage---we here in richmond va. have been very blessed so far--just small wind and moderate rain--but they are calling for strong winds this evening---i am still trying to pray it away for all---God can do whatever He chooses---but it doesn't hurt to ask!!

sorry i am not going to do much good writing haha---just a quick drop in to say a few words about my weekend-----

it was a rather busy--but good one-----finally dannon got to have her 6th birthday party----i don't even know if anyone counted all the kids--but there was no lack of them and parents---a good time was had by all and although, dannon did not get the horse she had wanted for her birthday present(she got a hamster she named "bob") --she did get an awesome "horse" themed party ----i know she was in horse heaven---

then there was the annual church "fall follies"------i started doing this back in the 80's----i retired a couple of years ago---now our youth put it on----robyn was not about to let it go haha---she is a little like me, we have been told-----we didn't have the biggest turn-out--as i think lots of people were at home preparing for the storm-----dillon proved in a big way---that he was a great sport---even taking over for our missing "blues brother" this year----

then yesterday---two of my grand-daughters, had one of their cheer competitions----they were so cute----reagan's team came in second in their division(they would have come in first if it was not for their cd messing up their dance routine)---a lot of the girls in her group were crying afterwards, but as we ran into reagan in the hallway, she was only concerned that she was hungry---rylee's team took first place in their division---rylee is a center flyer---yay, no one in her group fell---big bonus-----thank goodness both girls were in different divisions btw---

hope you enjoy the pics and videos---

and a big big heartfelt thank you to all of you that took the time to visit, read and generously comment on adrienne's blog and story--it meant the world to her and me!!!

sorry to end on a sad note--but my aunt alice passed away on friday--it was expected of course and we were surprised she lasted as long as she did---her funeral had to be postponed due to "sandy"--but should be wednesday-----and i was so shocked and saddened yesterday to learn, that one of my friends(actually, we were once engaged) passed away a few days ago---i had lost touch with him for many years, but remember him very fondly--he was only 58 <3>

everyone stay safe, if you are in the way of the storm---ttyl <3>












                                                  my frank and dillon-- watch for the ending



                                    dillon wore his tux but the music messed up for the real performance
                                     he also played a great electric guitar-- which we don't have up yet
 this started way back and now it's a tradition that we end with this-- and as it has evolved they look "a little bit" less and less each year like "pharaohs"--  this was the joke because we first used the "wooly bully" by "sam the sham and the pharaohs" 

                                this is suppose to be a parody of robyn and dillon's adorable dance:)

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  1. Oh! Those cheerleader girls are so little! Glad no one fell. Looks like a fun and full weekend for you.

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    1. they are very little---and yep i was scared to look at one point joy!!

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  2. Very entertaining, esp. for a Monday!

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    1. haha i am glad it entertained--thanks susan ;)

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  3. I hopped on this post, Lynn to congratulate you and your daughter for her success and yours too--both talented writers. It is such a good feeling when your children are happy.

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    1. thank you so much--you are so right, we are only as happy as our children are :)

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  4. fun and happy pics!!
    here in central Pa we are all just sitting around waiting to see what sandy brings...stay safe too!!

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    1. i hope it doesn't do much---you stay safe too--thanks annmarie

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  5. What great pictures! A horse party sounds fun. I laughed to read she named her hamster Bob! Hehehe.

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    1. it was adrienne's daughter--i think she has inherited a double dose of imagination---my son also writes haha---yeah she said it was either "snowflake" or bob---thanks christine

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  6. Sweet blog! I notimated you with an blogger award on my blog! Click 'here' to check it out! I hope you like it! You may also notimate up to 7 bloggers (or an many as you like). Have a great one!

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  7. Glad you have small wind. We're in the middle of the 'big' wind.

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    1. oh no---i hope it passes soon--thinking of you and yours susan

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  8. As a Floridian, I feel the pain of all those up north awaiting Sandy. We've suffered many a hurricane, and evacuated more than once. I pray you are all safe! If and when they tell you to leave - leave! That is the biggest mistake people make...they do not leave when they can. All your stuff is just STUFF. Protect your life.

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    1. oh for sure---we are being spared so far--any real bad stuff---everyone keep praying--thanks mare

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  9. Bonza photos and videos and stay safe during the storm whether its a big or little wind.

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  10. Lynn, these are great pics! Looks like fun. And I'm sorry to hear about your aunt...I hope the service is a special time for your family. And stay safe in the weather!

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    1. i am glad you enjoyed them!! thanks meredith--yes i hope we make it there okay---our car is having problems--so i appreciate the good thoughts :)

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    1. i was thinking of you and your newest little one yesterday and meant to stop by---i don't know if you have had any time to blog though haha--but i will come and check---i am praying for you too, we are doing fine--looks like the worst part of the storm we got, was not bad--praise the good Lord---praying for all affected<3

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  12. Cute birthday cute girl and adorable little cheerleaders

    Thought and prayers for weathering Sandy. Be safe!

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    1. thanks so much ms. a---we are safe--you be safe too!

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  13. Stay safe, Lynn! Everything will be ok in the end despite there will be lots of reconstruction afterwards. Now, I won't get into that yet.

    Sorry to hear about your loss.

    Adorable pictures! Love, love the pic with you in it! You look like one happy grandparent!

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    1. i know, it is horrible for some, my heart and prayers go out---thank you, yes my aunt is missed so much---i am a blessed nanny--thanks so much livia

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  14. Awww, those are the cutest little cheerleaders I have even seen!

    So sorry to hear about your aunt. Even with it expected, it's still hard when a love one passes.

    I hope you are staying safe. I am amazed at the destruction already caused by Sandy!

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    1. thanks theresa--i have to agree about those cheerleaders :)---yes my aunt has been in my life for all of it--she will be sorely missed, thank you----we are safe---i know, i am praying for all---hope you are fine

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  15. Happy belated birthday to your grand daughter and hope you are safe in VA.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. thanks! yes we are doing well--hope you are too

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  16. So to hear about your Aunt. You & your family in my thoughts :) Thanks for entering in the giveaway!
    xo
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  17. I am sorry to hear about your Aunt and your friend; I think they are getting younger these days in passing; 58 is very young indeed (I'll be 55 this year). How cute with the horse theme party; she looked like she had a great time! I bet watching the cheering competition is so cute in person!

    Do stay safe!!!

    betty

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    1. thank you betty--i plan to attend her funeral tomorrow unless i hear otherwise, were she is, got the storm worse---we are pretty much okay here, praise the Lord!---i am praying the worst is over for all-----yep, those girls give it all they got---very cute to watch!

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  18. I hope you've been spared the worst from that horrible storm. Hurricanes were one of the reasons I didn't want to be retired in Florida after 11 years of living there. Stay safe!

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    1. it looks like florida was spared this time pretty much--yes we were spared also---it looks like just a little rain this morning and the strong wind advisories have been lifted---although parts of va. on the coastline got it pretty bad

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  19. what a weekend of highs and lows!
    congrats to your cute granddaughters! glad you could be there (my parents are far)

    and sorry for your aunt passing

    thanks for all the pics!

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    1. yeah it really was a busy weekend-- so your parents are far away-- hope you get to talk to them a lot-- have a good week tara:)

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  20. Love the pics! Hope the storm doesn't cause too many problems for you and your family!

    Sorry about the deaths! 58 is really young!

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    1. thanks sherry-- yeah 58 is young-- i'm 58 and i usually think of myself as young-- i'm glad you enjoyed the pics-- and the storm really didn't do much to us-- thanks-- hope you're okay:)

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  21. Please stay safe! Love the Blues Brothers video! Great cart wheel! :)

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    1. yeah i was taking pictures and i didn't see this until i saw the video haha--- yeah we're doing okay-- you stay safe too-- thanks marie:)

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  22. Sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt and your friend. Great pics and video's. Enjoyed the blog posting! Hoping you were spared the power loss.

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    1. thanks so much----i am glad you enjoyed the pics and videos! and yes we have our power--hope you are good!!

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear about your losses, Lynn. *hugs*

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    1. thanks dana--i am feeling those hugs :)

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