This is my last blog of 2006. It has been an eventful year. I will try to recap for you all. (I have recently updated this blog format and you may have to register with Google in order to leave a comment. ) I know I can't fit everything that went on this year. Let's just say so many of you made it special for me and for Ed. We have made many changes and we have seen many things end. I have said goodbye to many of you but I am certain that I will see you all soon. Here is a few of the things that I think of when I look back over 2006. (remember to click on the pix to enlarge them. Then hit your back arrow on your browser to get back to the blog.)
January and February was sort of a blur as I was deeply entrenched in budget preparation for our 2007 fiscal year. It was non-stop to which my friend Andrea, the new Finance Director and Melinda her assistant, blog-readers both, will attest.
Sort of a blur, yes, although there was that squirrel affair in January. Look back in my blog to January 28, 2006 for a refresher.
February was a whirlwind of work-related things and wedding plans. Ed and I attended a 'weekend for engaged couples' at his church in Chattanooga and learned what to expect from married life.
In March I went to a special B-day party for my friend Elizabeth. We had a wonderful time that night.
The rest of the month I continued making plans for the May wedding and preparing for Town Meeting at work.
April was busy, too, as Town Meeting took up the first week or so. A trip to TN for final wedding prep and my first born turned 30! Wow.
And in May my baby turned 29. Wow, again!
May was a big one for other reason, too. A new husband, 2 new sons, a daughter-in-law, 3 grandchildren and various new in-laws all just for saying I do!
June was the end of the fiscal year at work, a little down time for me as I spent some time in our trailer at the Cape.
The hydrangeas on the Cape in 2006 would serve as the inspiration for my flowers at our August wedding celebration.
July was beautiful with visits from Gabe and Maddie from Florida and the Tennessee crew.
And then came August! I retired from the town and had a wonderful party and evening with my coworkers. I wish I had photos to post. And then the wedding party! What a blast! The party we planned came off great and I was so happy to share it with my family and friends. How lucky are we!
My brother Chuck and his grandson Sky, and Sky's dad Eric seated behind.
The happiest of couples!
Sky and Zeppelin have a moment.
One of my dearest friends, Melonhead. I wish I had room for all of my friends' pix!
Enjoying the music.
Lou, our florist and friend did an absolutely gorgeous job with the flowers. I was overwhelmed with how beautiful everything looked.
The North South Skit was a hit, thanks Steve, John, and Peaches!
After the party we put Vinal Street on the market and worked on selling it and moving south.
It was a battle, but we finally closed the deal.
We loaded everything in and sent it off to storage in October.
As soon as I arrived in Chattanooga, we took off for Baltimore while Ed took classes for 3 weeks. We visited Gettysburg, DC, Baltimore and Annapolis. When I get the pix off the laptop I will post those. It was a great trip and we saw lots of sights.
Ed and I with Abe and another tourist in the square in Gettysburg.
Then early in December as we were celebrating the move to our new home, John and his family lost theirs.
Indigo had a wonderful Christmas but she only kept this headband on for a moment. We did get it on film!
Zeppelin is rebuilding his Patriots collection, as is his father, one piece of memorabilia at a time.
Matching Dora the Explorer dresses for Arabella and Indigo was the fashion statement for the day.
Gifts and cards from family and friends from back home were so much fun to receive and helped me through the teary bits of the day when I missed them all so much. Hugs from my new family helped lots, too!
Chuck and Monica sent a basket of goodies. Mostly chocolate!
Visits from family from NC and KY.
The Eaton men descend upon Bucksland
I hope you all come visit us soon!
Have a Happy New Year! May 2007 be wonderful for us all.And what's that I hear?
Did you say Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit? If you said Happy New Year before you said Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit, better turn around 3 times and walk backwards 3 steps, say tibbar, tibbar, tibbar and I think you will be alright!
Love you all.