Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Below are some pictures I took on the way home-it was just beautiful!
Posted by The Holtons at 1:30 PM
Kenny, Jess and I left Atlanta on Sunday morning, met Laurie in Chattanooga for church and then headed to Knoxville to see the Lady Vols play the Lady Gators of Florida. It was a GREAT day and a super way to spend Valentine's Day. We got to Knoxville in time to grab a burger and do some shopping-notice Jess and I got matching Lady Vol sweatshirts! Laurie bought Jess a Lady Vols T-shirt for V-day and of course she picked up a few other things too! We had to walk a ways to get to the gym and it was cold, in fact, it snowed on us walking over-but everyone made it fine. Even Jessica walked her little legs off trying to keep up!!! Once we got inside, we found our seats and even with all the picture taking-got to enjoy a terrific game! Lady Vols won by 40!!! What more could you want to Valentine's Day-a TN basketball game, with the girls' winning-a trip with the family and SNOW!
We had a great time and I hope we get to do it again-this time with a few more guest!!!(All my nieces were mad because they didn't get to go!)
Hope everyone got to spend time over the week-end with their family and had a super Valentine's Day!!!
Posted by The Holtons at 1:18 PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
|Make a Smilebox scrapbook|
On Monday, Kenny, Jessica and I woke up in Nashville at the home of my cousin. It was a beautiful snowfall, since when we had come in on Sunday night it was just cold. We enjoyed a delightful breakfast with Maribeth, Aunt Mary and Maribeth's daughter, Hollie. Maribeth went to China two years ago and adopted Hollie and I have to say she is a great addition to our family. We spent most of the morning playing in the snow, then we left and went to see my Dad's sister who has been in the hospital for the last week or so. "Kankie", as we all call her, celebrated her 90th birthday on Sunday and had to be put in the hospital on Tuesday. Hopefully she will be able to go home tomorrow. We are so thankful that we had the opportunity to go and see her and got to spend some time with Aunt Mary, Maribeth and Hollie.
On Sunday, we went to see the Lady Vols play Florida and I hope to get pictures posted from that soon.
What a great Valentine week-end...The Lady Vols, Snow and a long week-end with the fam!!!
Posted by The Holtons at 3:05 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Finally, I have gotten the pictures loaded onto my computer and had a minute to sit down and blog! We had to put Jessica's party off the first time because she was sick. Then the following Sunday...Kenny's Mom and Dad were sick, my Dad was out of town and Mom had some kind of eye infection, so she came but wouldn't get close to anyone!!! BUT-we had a good party with Jeff and Austin, Karen and Ervin AND Samantha and Laurie from Montgomery!!! Also this was our first family party with kids, Stephanie and her family moved down during the summer so they were able to come to the party, too. Once again, Karen did a great job on the cake! It's hard to believe that "my baby" is 9! What a blessing she has been to our family. Please keep her in your prayers as we are going through an issue with her neck--nothing serious and in fact we got a good report from the neuro-surgeon in Augusta but it is something that we will have to keep an eye on! We are very thankful for the happy and heathy life that she has been able to enjoy and pray that this will continue!
Posted by The Holtons at 12:08 PM
Monday, February 1, 2010
I have always considered myself a great aunt! Since the day Laurie was born right through Samantha, I always took my "responsibility" pretty seriously. I can honestly say that each time-Laurie, Louise, Leigh, Walker, Kristen and Samantha-I was always super excited!!! With each new niece and the only nephew, Walker, I was just as thrilled when each was born. Since during much of the kids growing up days, I was single and honestly tried to do EVERYTHING that they wanted!
Today, something very special happened--I found out that I am truly going to be a GREAT AUNT!!! Louise and Dirt are expecting their first child, Don and Jamie's first grandchild, Laurie and Leigh's first niece or nephew, Mom and Dad's first Great-grandchild and mine and Karen's first GREAT NIECE or NEPHEW!!!!! I am so excited and happy for us all but especially for Louise and Dirt. They are going to be great parents. The big day should be September 22 or 23. CONGRATULATIONS TO US ALL!!!!!!!! !Be watching for continuing updates and please keep Louise and baby in your prayers that all will go well!
P.S. I wrote this right after Louise called and couldn't post it and I just got back to the computer!! But we are STILL excited!
Posted by The Holtons at 12:36 PM