Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Mark is running for re-election to the Hamilton County Board. He has done a good job of representing the citizens of Hamilton County in his previous four years of service and will be running in the spring primary to see if he will be chosen to represent his party in the fall election. Certainly, the job of county board commissioner is a public service and he is willing to serve the populace another term if they want him in this position. February 5th will make the first determination.
His new signs are in and will soon be spotted throughout the county! If you want one of his signs in your yard, let us know!
Good luck Mark! We are all pulling for you!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Did you know that starlings can talk? Mr. BoJangles can whistle a cat-call, forward and backward, and say, "Pretty Bird." We are still working to teach him to say his name as well as "God bless the USA!" He thoroughly enjoys music lesson days as he has the opportunity to whistle and warble along with violins, pianos, and guitars!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Later, we made Mark's version of mice to share with the rest of the family that were due to arrive soon.
We celebrated the New Year by playing games and having fun until midnight. We threw home-made confetti into the air and what a scene it made! After clean-up, we visited a while longer before retiring to our pallets all throughout the cabin.
After saying our goodbyes the next morning, we left for the long trek back home. Although we had a wonderful visit, there's no place like home!
And more games. . .
And more games!
One of the days visiting with the McDaniel side of the family, we were able to minister to the good people in Mamaw Skagg's apartment building with Christmas music and songs. Afterward, we retired upstairs to continue our visit and enjoy some very entertaining stories!
Another day, we took a reminiscing trip and were able to re-visit many of the places that both Mark and Rhonda remembered as children and young adults. We were even able to tour the house where Trey, Amanda, and Rachel spent the early years of their childhood, thanks to the graciousness of the Hamilton Family. While there, we stopped by Bob and Jane's, our good neighbors still living across the creek!It had been several years since we had visited with them. We played some music, sang, and talked. It was great catching up!