Friday, December 12, 2008

Downtown Holiday

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I'm finally past feeling like Typhoid Mary, so we went downtown tonight for a Christmas concert presented by Voce´, a wonderful choral group from Mt. Airy. I just snapped this with Agape´'s camera from the car window to make a puzzle for you since it has been forevaaaaah . . .

Friday, December 05, 2008

First Look at the Wedding

Photo by Sara Hall Bulkley

My dear, sweet friend, Michelle Galyean, has saved me from editing hell by posting some of her shots of the wedding on her blog. Bless your soul, forever, girl! You did a rock-solid job; I couldn't be more pleased. Since I haven't gotten around to editing any wedding pictures yet (well, only one) (and I am ashamed to admit that I haven't even seen them all yet . . . shocking!) You will just have to surf on over to Michelle's blog to see.

Here is something else that is just sooooo sweet:
This is a video that my friend, Lynn, made of her daughter Alaina to enter into the Kid's Carol Contest on Spirit FM. She made it with her little digicam. I LOVE her concept and I really love that precious little girl. So sweet, innocent, and heartfelt!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Getting Ready for Christmas

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What an unexpected gift to have all my children together at home in Galax!! After the wedding, Amy and Johnny surprised us by extending their stay until Thursday so they could come home with us. The only one missing is our newest daughter, Cara. We celebrated a little early Christmas tonight. Since we don't have a tree yet, we got out the pyramid that Amber helped Dad pick out when he went to see her in Germany a few years back.

Monday, December 01, 2008

A Darling New Baby Boy For Charity and Shane

My heart is overflowing! I can't begin to recount all the near disasters, miracles, and the goodness of God towards my family this week, but tonight tops it all: Charity gave birth to her beautiful son, Landon Eli, and she actually held out until I finished playing my concert!! This is as close at it comes to being a Grandma, at least for a while.

Charity was the picture of poise during labor. Here she catches the first glimpse of her new son.

Little Landon was most indignant with his new environment.

Boys just don't like baths!

Shane gets some daddy time.

Charity, you were so beautiful and magnificent! You're going to be really great mom.

After my long absence, I bet you all were expecting the low down on the wedding. Rest assured, that is coming, but for now, it's time to get some rest!