Saturday, January 03, 2009

Happy 2009

I want to wish all my friends and family a very Happy New Year -- 2009. Even though there are so many terrible troubles in the world today, I feel confident that everything will work itself out in the end. My hope for the new year is for peace, good health, and prosperity for each and every one. My message -- stop fighting and start loving.

40 years of wedded bliss celebrated 12/15/08

We were so happy that our son and daughter-in-law made the trip from San Diego to spend two weeks with us and to explore Kentucky.

Aprilyn and Eli

Also celebrating with us were daughter Allison and kids (Jason joined us on Christmas Day).

Following an anniversary dinner at one of our favorite restaurants complete with family and friends, son and DIL (as a special anniversary present) took us to Memphis for a two-day, fun-filled excursion to play tourist. While there, we were treated to a luxurious stay at a fab hotel and trips to Graceland, Beale Street where we gorged on Memphis ribs and other goodies, BB King's Blues Club where we were treated to authentic, down-home blues, Sun Records Studio where Elvis and other notables got their start, the Rock and Soul Museum where we were entertained for hours with all types of music, and a visit to the Gibson Guitar Factory. After checking into our hotel, we rushed over to the Peabody Hotel to watch the parade of the famous ducks from the lobby pond, down the red carpet to the elevator, and up to their penthouse suite. Memphis was terrific but boy was it C.O.L.D.

Note to readers: they were going to take us to St. Louis but we quickly decided to go South because St. Louis was socked in by an ice storm.

It was wonderful having all our children home at one time. We had a terrific Christmas and it was a pleasure cooking for everyone. The turkey and all the fixings were the best.

One of our presents was a new digital camera. We were shocked and delighted to receive it. Now all we have to do is learn to use this beauty.

Hope your holidays were as pleasant as ours were.

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At January 03, 2009 9:26 PM, Blogger Cathy said...

OH MK, what a lovely family you have. I'm glad to got to go to Memphis and you visited Graceland.

Your tree is beautiful. Family is beautiful!

At January 04, 2009 4:59 AM, Blogger Alipurr said...

hey, love you mom, great post, nice pics

we are slowly and surely getting everything put away and are getting ready for the spring semester, hubby has been working from home during this holiday week, and it has made christmas seem even longer :)

talk to you soon
tell dad hi

At January 04, 2009 7:49 AM, Blogger Tomas Dennis said...

Make a space for the mattress that was sent here for the holidays.
Love Ya
Be Bop A Lula

At January 04, 2009 10:42 AM, Anonymous Sweetie said...

How wonderful, MK! Thank you for sharing (with photos)!

At January 05, 2009 8:07 AM, Blogger Susan said...

It looks like a great time was had by all, nothing like family at Christmas time! Happy Anniversary!

At January 06, 2009 4:25 PM, Blogger Jellyhead said...

Ooooh, you're so spoilt! The camera will be used often and well, I bet.

The photo of your children and grandchildren is enough to warm the hardest heart - just brimming with happiness.

Happy 2009 dear Motherkitty.

At January 31, 2009 4:15 PM, Blogger MrsGreenThumb said...

It is good for families to reconnect. When we are all spread out, it doesn't happen very often. Treasure your time together. It's good for the grandchildren to know their family members. Too bad your grandchildren won't have any close cousins. I miss you.


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