“I have never been a millionaire. But I have enjoyed a great meal, a crackling fire, a glorious sunset, a walk with a friend, a hug from a child, a cup of soup, a kiss behind the ear. There are plenty of life’s tiny delights for all of us.” http://www.values.com/
"The most important things in life aren't things".
I thank the Lord today for my family and the simplicity of life.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
You need to experience this place yourself. Just be careful getting out of the tub. The "wardrobe" is not very steady...LOL Rebecca will have to tell you the story.
We spent alot of time in the Historic District and Bath Row and then decided to get a mineral bath at The Arlington. A must do if you are going to make the trip.
Overlooking Bath Row from the Parking Garage
Since a HOG rally was also going on that weekend, we saw several thousand motorcyles around town. Talk about loud. So a trip to the HARLEY shop was a must for you know who.....and we found Jon taking a break from the convention to check out the shop. I even enjoyed the store especially when I found out they had a live band on the premises. They played alot of oldies music....that was for Joel....LOL. We spent and hour or so listening to music.
On Friday, June 10, 2011, I saw on facebook where my nephew, Jonathan Grannon, was attending a Houston Astro ballgame in Houston, TX. I thought it strange that he was that close to Wildwood that he didn't call to see me since we've not seen each other for over 24 years. We have spoken in the last couple of years but no face to face. On Saturday, June 11, 2011, I received a text from him wanting to know if we could meet up in Beaumont, TX for lunch. Of course I was elated at the thought of getting to "meet" my nephew and his wife and two girls. So the planning was on and we decided to meet at Carrabba's in Beaumont for the long awaited reunion. We left church a little early so we could make the arranged meeting on time. We arrived at Carrabba's with a 15 minute wait and then my eyes beheld the long awaited reunion of Jonathan, Darcy, Carson and Ella Grannon. WOW What a time we had getting to talk and try and catch up on 24 years.
After 3-1/2 hours in Carrabba's we parted ways and decided we would not wait 24 years to see each other again. Darcy slightly informed me that they would be in Hot Springs, ARK the weekend of June 23-26, 2011. Plans again were being made and text were sent with our plans to be in Hot Springs.
Christy and Jon
Carson, Christy and Ella
Joel, Christy and Jon
Christy, Jon and Darcy
Ella and Carson
Ella, Jon, Carson and Darcy
Well Friday was a great day for my son, Sam. He graduated from the TDCJ Training Academy in Huntsville. He will be starting a career where the possibilities can be endless. Even though it is a difficult environment, I should know since I have put in over 12 years of service, I feel that he will be very successful in his new endeavors. What a great opportunity he has been given.
Sam & Christy