Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Trishia and Brett are going to Kenya!

A friend from our church and her husband are going to Kenya. They are missionaries with an organization called Vapor Sports. I have added a link to the Vapor Sports web site and a link to Trishia and Brett's blog, so please check them out. They are following God's calling, so please keep them in your prayers.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

In Memory of Mary Aline Hinson Rigby

June 5, 1918 - January 4, 2009

On January 4, 2009, Bo's mother, Mary Aline Hinson Rigby, passed away. Born June 5, 1918, Mrs. Rigby leaves behind 11 children and 46 grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had been sick for some time. It is a very sad time, although we know that she is in a better place and no longer suffering.

I hate that Sophie will not meet her grandmother in this lifetime, but she will know the legacy of her namesake and what a fine woman she was.

Our Last Christmas Celebration for the Year

The first weekend of the New Year we had Christmas with Lee, Regina, Tyler, and Brianne. We played with Playdough, and I cooked dinner. Brianne started this new thing of wanting everyone to pick her up. I told her we were going to change her name to "Pick Me Up" since that was what she said most of the time. We had a lot of fun and opened the last gifts for the year. Enjoy the few pictures I was able to take.

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Post Christmas Shopping

On Monday, Bo and I went on a little post Christmas shopping trip with my mom, sisters, and nieces. We stayed at the Rossbridge Resort and Spa in Birmingham, which is absolutely beautiful! It sits on one the of Robert Trent Jones golf courses among rolling hills and a beautiful landscape. Photography by Selma native, Katherine Tucker Windam, was displayed throughout the hotel, as were some very interesting pieces of art. Each room has a balcony overlooking the golf course or pool area. Our room overlooked the pool, and we were able to open the doors and sit out on the balcony and relax. Right after we checked into our rooms, we went out on the balcony to have a quick look around. We all heard music, but thought it was being playing on an audio system. The music kept getting a little louder and a little louder. We caught a glimpse of something walking from a distance, and lo and behold, it was someone walking the grounds playing a bagpipe. It was so neat!

We relaxed for a while at the hotel and then decided to go to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. Our brother-in-law, Shannon, joined us there. The food was delicious, and the cheesecake was absolutely out of this world. We all made pigs of ourselves. To work off the cheesecake, we shopped! What a way to exercise! It was a lot of fun spending a few days with my mom, sisters, and nieces. I hope we get to have many more trips just like this!

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The Birthday Girl!

On Sunday, we celebrated Anna Kay's first birthday! It's hard to believe that she is already a year old. Where does the time go?

The party was a lot of fun, and the food was delicious. As always, the cake was precious. Anna Kay had lots of help opening her gifts. Her big brother, Nicholas, and cousins, Ava Grace and Maddie, made sure that all the gifts were opened and enjoyed. I'll bet she won't need any help next year!

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