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Friday, December 09, 2011

A Very Full Week

Our week started with the birthday of our “baby,” Kevin. He turned 25 years old this past Monday. Seems like just yesterday we were oohing and aahing over him when we brought him home from the hospital. Now, we ooh and aah over his baby girl. We are proud of the man Kevin is becoming and the beautiful family he has made. We look forward to what God has in store for Kevin, Samantha and AubreyLynn and we love you all. (I need an updated family picture!)

Happy family

The rest of the week has been filled with music!

Monday and Tuesday evenings Randy performed with the Baldwin Pops in their annual Christmas concerts. Dick, Pat, and I attended the Monday evening concert in Foley. As usual, the program was filled with fabulous music. I am so glad Randy is using his wonderful musical talent. It would be great if we could find a band like the Pops when we get to Florida.

This picture of the Pops is from a couple of years ago.

Baldwin Pops

I didn't take a picture this year simply because it would have looked just like this one! :)

Tuesday morning I played music with Jam 'N Folks. We practiced for our Christmas performance on Thursday. Wednesday night I attended choir rehearsal.

Thursday morning was the weekly jam session with Jubilee Pickers. One of our members' wives was kind enough to provide us with a scrumptious lunch of homemade gumbo, salad, sandwiches, and yummy chocolate desserts. It was such a kind thing to do!

Thursday afternoon was our Jam 'N Folks performance. We do this Christmas performance each year at the senior center in Fairhope. It is always well attended and this year was no different. Jim & Ellie even came! (And shared the pictures with me you see here.)

Setting up for JnF Xmas program I think I was concentrating! The UkesJim 003

It was a good concert, even if I do say so myself. We always have fun.

Last night we went to dinner at Pastor John & Joy's house. Pastor John is the pastor emeritus of our church. He and Joy always ask us to dinner at least once each winter. Last year it never worked out, but we were able to join them last night. Joy made delicious homemade vegetable soup. We enjoyed a good meal and good conversation. Before we knew it, three hours had flown by! It was fun getting to know these precious folks better.

Today was a much more laid-back day. Well, for me at least. I did go to Curves and got in an hour Zumba workout. But, the rest of the day was spent not doing much of anything. Randy had several chores to do – replacing a bulb in one of the headlights of the truck; flushing tanks; changing the sheets, etc.

We also had an RV tech out to fix our thermostat and circuit board in the A/C. Our furnace hadn't been running correctly; the fan would sound like it was going to come on, but then wouldn't. And it's been chilly the last few nights! We were grateful for the electric heater, but it sure doesn't heat the whole rig. It was 55* in the rig the last couple of mornings. But, it's all fixed now.

This evening we went with Dick & Pat to a favorite restaurant in this area – Big Daddy's. Randy loves the half-pound burger and I love the blackened shrimp. Well, I also love the hush puppies, but they are a no-no now. So, I was a good little diabetic and ordered a salad instead. :) There were so many shrimp I had enough left to bring home for another meal. Yum!

It's been a good week. Until the next time . . .


  1. Boy you guys have been busy. Would sure like to see some video clips of all this great music.

  2. BD's blackened shrimp - yum yum!!! Hope to see you guys late next month in Bonifay. Stay safe (& warm).