This weeks theme for I Heart Faces is "Blue." I had two pictures to pick from, and it was oh-so hard. So, I finally bit the bullet and picked this one. Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
All I know is they just made an arrest a little while ago of her husband, who she was seeking divorce from. I guess he must have not handled it well. I do not know the situation at all, but I know their family, and especially her son, needs prayers desperately. The family is beyond distraught, naturally.
I don't claim to have kept close contact with Michelle over the years since graduation, but my heart is sorrowed for her family this evening, for her seemingly early exit of this world, and for her little boy. I hope justice is brought to this situation, for all involved.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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You see, Renee had this AWESOME car, a T0y0ta Celica. It was baby blue. It had limo black tinted windows. It had a sunroof (which we were liable to hang out of at any given time. *ahem*). It had the stereo system to rock the plaza. Total "hottie" magnet (since that has been the theme for a little while) which was a plus. There was no other car like that in our click, so when you saw it, you KNEW who it was. We were oh-so-stylin' when we were with Renee, which was alot! (Sometimes we would travel in groups, with our shiny cars, tinted windows, ground effects, etc. Reminds me of that scene in cars when the little race cars are following Lightening McQueen in the tractor trailer. Kinda what we looked like. Except we weren't neon. And our cars didn't talk. Moving on.)
One particular afternoon, in between our lull in classes (we sometimes had 2 hour breaks, which we would drive all over town, up and down hollers, and even to the Loretta Lynn Home place, but that is a TST ALL on its own) we were driving around down town, just checking out the happenings and such. Not much going on. We had the air conditioning on, the windows down, the sunroof open. (Oh, at the gas money we wasted!) Then it happened. We saw them.
To our right, there was some kind of coach bus or something (we OBVIOUSLY weren't paying too close attention) and here these guys just came unloading off the bus, one by one. They were so good looking, us girls were actually at a loss for words! (Now that is hard to do for a bunch of 18 year old girls chasing down some hotties!) They all had white shirts on and khaki pants. They just kept coming off that bus. Our jaws were dropped. They kinda looked like this:
I mean, seriously, this hot:
They all smiled at us. Some even winked, whistled, nodded all cool-like. We were seriously drooling. We failed to notice something, though. Other than their good looks, their white shirts and their khaki pants, they had, um, something else in common.
What, you ask, did these fine young men have in common?
THEY WERE CHAINED TOGETHER!
Yes, they were a chain gang on their way to court! We were stopped in the street across from the courthouse, but nothing like the fact that these men were criminals on their way to court had even entered our minds! (No wonder they were so excited to see us, T0y0ya Celica or not!)
You see, when I think of a chain gang of prisoners, I think of this:
Or even this:
But NOT THIS:
We were almost mortified. (Notice I said almost.) Here we are, absolutely DROOLING over these men from God knows where who had done God knows what. So what do 3 respectable teenagers feeling our Wheaties in a cool car with great music flowing from the rolled down windows do?
Why, we start whistling and whooping back at them, of course! (Not my proudest moment, I admit.) We were absolutely DYING laughing all the while, but we live where ya didn't get to see guys this good looking in our parts too often, so we weren't going to let it go to waste, criminals or not! Their correctional officer ( or whatever he was ) finally got his brood across the road, turned and yelled something we couldn't quite understand (probably "Get out of here, you crazy girls!") and we took off like the police were chasing us. When we got back to school, we told everyone what had happened, and of course we were the talk of school for a while. (The fools who hit on the chain gang.) But everyone thought it was stinking hilarious.
Looking back, there is only ONE chain gang prisoner I would ever be interested in:
Okay, I don't. But I found this picture in my chain gang search, and it was too cute not to use it somewhere.
Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Here is the original. I did a little cropping and added some text, but the red all was ALL NATURAL! LOL I couldn't help the little "Rosemary's Baby" reference, as my sister and I have been called that MANY times during our life with Rosemary as our mother!
Don't Susie and Uncle Troy (I mean Willa & Carol Jo) look adorable? LOL
Back out at Granny's, Susie decided to spread the sticker love!
This one had red eye, too, LOL, but I fixed it!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Dear Family and Friends,
All I have to say is Praise the LORD!!! Thank you Jesus!!! I can not thank HIM enough for getting me through this last hard chemo...the nurses have assured me that Taxol will be much kinder...for now, I am thankful the "AC" is over...What a way to spend my 44th birthday...a great present indeed...I told my family and friends that I'd be praisin the Lord all over the place when the hard part was over..please keep me in your prayers I've got a long way to go yet...but will make it through on all of your prayers...Love you all family and friends...Robyn
The fourth and final on her 44th!
Posing with her lovely nurse.
"You DO know this is the last one, RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!"
Resting with the peace of knowing God has her wrapped up in his love and care like a warm, comforting blanket.
Happy 44th Birthday, Sweet Robyn.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Here is the picture of the young guy I was referring too. Not bad, huh? I always went for a little "scruff" on the face.
WELLLLLLLLLLL, THIS was the reply Rachel made on MY Not Me Monday. Notice the highlighted section, once again. When I read that, my heart skipped a beat, because my brain started reeling and I feared what I thought surely didn't happen just did. Read on. Rachel's comment on her NMM after my comment: So of course I have to try to save all that is left of my dignity and pride, and plead for the Lord to come and save me!
As I said, first I say he looks like Magnum, now he's a "hottie" that may or may not be of legal age (just for the record I am near blind without my glasses, too, and I am due a new pair of glasses), and my mother and sister ALSO laughed themselves to tears over this whole fiasco, while I wilted of embarrassment in the corner. Well, only for a short while, then I joined in on the snorting and laughing, too, because I just have this way of putting my
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. . . Just a Rebel . . .
. . . Got his back to the wall . . .
. . . Gonna fight 'til he falls . . .
. . . He's a Rebel.
A Little Rebel in the Making, that is!
P.S. See how FLAMING RED Poppy's face is? We ALL match him! LOL Can you imagine what we looked like in the steakhouse with bright red shirts to match our faces and arms? Can you say "Farmers tan gone REALLY bad?"
Remember my Cuzzin BJ who is on the KCU Knights football team?
Thursday, September 10, 2009
We held a Swinging Shindig at Susie's Synagogue for Someone Special who is Sweet Sixty!
The kitchen tables. We had confetti, place mats, records and signs EVERYWHERE!
The place mats have cute little bubbles with sayings about growing old and such. They were too cute!
Here are the records (with Aunt Willie's favorite songs of the 60's & 70's on the labels, of course) and stars that said "Simply Sixty" "Sweet 6-0" & "Aged to Perfection."
Some Elvis love and more stars!
The Memory display board. Aunt Willie's parents & grandparents. And Tonette, too, of course!
Some birthday cards she had already received before leaving Louisville for here.
The guest book, especially designed by me to match the party theme.
A giant birthday card for all to sign. (It was originally a gift bag, but I had a brainstorm and created a card.)
Nee Nee Lisa & Momma Amy posing with Aunt Willie with her birthday cakes. Colored in Blue & Yellow for her high school colors. Go Mounties!
The cakes on display. Made by Nee Nee Lisa with some help on the icing preparation from Grammy Rosemary.
Aunt Willie with her cakes.
I LOVE this shot!
"Can you believe I am THIS OLD?!?!?!?!"
First cut of the cake.
AFTER! Plus we ate some more at home.....
Time for gifts and cards. This one is from her boss Doug and his wife Maria.
This is Sue B. She showed her "Senior Moment" proudly that day.......
She forgot to sign her name on her card (and the envelope too) to Aunt Willie!!!
Hey, every gal over 20 needs a good moisturizer, right? So, 60 means triple that?!?!?!
Hey, Y'all, did you know Paula Deen made candles, too? Me neither. They smell FABULOUS.
Speaking of "Dean's" here is my Great-aunt Deane.
Herman, Aunt Willie & Sue
Aunt Willie's cards from her party.
Cuzzin Joe and his wife Kim and their daughter Elizabeth.
Little Cuzzin Elizabeth giving Aunt Willie some love.
Cuzzin Harlan's car. Which, if Tonette and I had known was out in the parking lot, we would have been ITCHIN' for a spin!
Doug and Maria leaving.
Uncle Troy closing up shop!
Happy 60th Birthday to one of the sweetest, kindest aunt's a girl could have. We Love You Aunt Willie!