Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Days

Yesterday's mail brought yet another birthday gift!

My friend Gerrie, who used to be simply a 'virtual friend' but then became reality when we shared digs while enjoying a class in Coupeville, WA and also the SDA conference two years ago, sent me a copy of Twelve by Twelve!  She is one of the gang of Twelve and by reading her blog (and the Twelve blog, plus those of others in the group), I have been very interested in this publication.  I had intended to purchase my own copy, but life had simply gotten in the way, so I was very pleased to receive this lovely copy.  If you don't already have your own, I strongly suggest that you get one today.  It is a lovely book: full of eye candy, personal stories, and lots of instruction.  I have barely begun to read it, but I can tell you that I just love it!  I met Karen Rips, another of the Twelve, two years ago at a workshop, and so I am also very interested in reading her excerpts.  And then there's Terry Grant, Kristin La Flamme and Brenda Gael Smith: all of whom's blogs I often read, and with whom I've corresponded over the years.  Now I'm interested in finding out more about the rest of the group.  It's a terrific read, and I know you will love it too!   Thank you so much Gerrie!!!!

A cold front blew through the southeast Thursday evening, leaving much of Atlanta powerless and in quite a mess, but thankfully there were no tornadoes here!  We awoke this morning blanketed in fog:

My photo doesn't really do it justice, as it was actually a lot thicker than it looks here.

It was a cool 66 degrees, and our morning walk was delightful!  The sun is now poking through, and it promises to be a lovely holiday weekend, with loads of festivities.

Charlie turned six months old yesterday!

I really can't believe it!  Sometimes it seems as if he's always been here, but then at other times, I can't believe how the time is flying.  I'm looking forward to having lunch with him and his parents tomorrow!



Gerrie said...

Charlie is so adorable. He appears to have a wonderful disposition!! I see a resemblance to his maternal grandma.

I am glad the book made it to Georgia and didn't get blown off track.

Eva said...

Guess he's always been here, but decided to live with your family 15 months ago. What a darling. Have a lovely weekend!

Connie Rose said...

Charlie is gorgeous, it'll be fun watching him grow up! Congrats again on your B-Day, also on receiving Gerrie's terrific gift!

Terry said...

I hope you enjoy the Twelve by Twelve book--there was a lot of love put into its making!

Charlie is adorable and looks like a perfect little "Charlie!" Our Marco turned 9 months this month and I have those same feelings. How quickly it all goes by.

Karen said...

What a great picture, and I see he has his own blog now, very cool. Glad you like the book.

Brenda Gael Smith said...

Happy reading! And many Charlie cuddles

Jeannie said...

Aw Charlie, you get cuter every time Mimi shows a new picture of you. Judy, I like that you are still celebrating!;) The Twelve book is on my list for the next Amazon order. It looks wonderful and it is so fun to "know" the people in it. Have a wonderful weekend.