A couple of weeks ago, I read on my girlfriend's daughter's FB page that she (the daughter) was having a surprise 50th birthday party for her mother that night at her mom's church. Said daughter lives in Kentucky!
Sooooo, I told the hubs that I would love to go and we hadn't been to Mt. Vernon in so long and could we, could we, huh? And he said yes!!!
Well, we got to the church and no one was there! I mean, it was supposed to be outside in the shelter house but it was empty. So, we just parked the car and I started calling different people that I knew from the church but no one was home. Ed said maybe the rapture took place. I told him to be quiet! :-)
Sooooo, we pull out of the parking lot on our way to get something to eat and who should we pass but Theresa and her husband and I'm thinking, "Oh no! I hope they didn't recognize us because the party is supposed to be a surprise and she'll wonder what we're doing up here!"
Soooo, Ed and I turn around and go back to the church but pull around back and lo, and behold! There are all of these cars parked there! So, NOW we know where the party is!!!
Theresa is still surprised and we had a wonderful time!!!
A REALLY neat thing that happened that evening was I finally met Theresa's daughter, Mrs. Lemon, whose blog I follow. Now, I have never met Mrs. Lemon until this night and it is soooo cool, because I FEEL like I know her as I have followed her through her blog and so much has happened through the years. She has gotten married to Mr. Lemon, they have had a son, Zesty and a daughter, Sprite and Mr. Lemon has a daughter who now lives with them, Splenda!
I've "read" them through wedding preparations, moving, putting their home together, having babies, the adventures of cloth diapering, tax preparation, and just all kinds of life stuff!! I mean, I felt like I knew them before I even met them! But then I feel that way about many of you whose blogs I read. It is so cool!!
Now if you are wondering about the names....Mrs. Lemon does not use their REAL names on her blog for privacy reasons.
So, when I finally met her in person and her family, I knew them as the Lemon Family and it was soooo weird trying to get accustomed to their real names but I wasn't too concerned when Mrs. Lemon's father, Sir Nottaguy-Imadad, told me that when he is praying for them, sometimes he forgets and calls them by their Lemon names! :-)
Happy 50th Birthday, Theresa!! It was so wonderful to see you, again!!!
AND it was good to see you again, too, Ross!
AND how wonderful to finally meet you in person, Mrs. Lemon and little Sprite! She has the most beautiful eyes! :-)
Here is Mr. and Mrs. Lemon! Just a beautiful couple and family!!!
Now, to change directions just a tad!
Jaylon's Pawpaw and Mawmaw had been gone for about a week and a half on a wonderful Alaskan Cruise. Well, we took Jaylon by where his Pawpaw was working the day after he got home from the cruise. Little Jaylon just hugged up to his Pawpaw! He was so glad to see him. Actually, I don't know who was happier to see who....Jaylon or Pawpaw! :-) I just love this picture!
Below is a picture of Jaylon walking barefooted in the grass at church. I've always said that that particular grass looks so inviting! :-) I would just love to sink my toes in it! :-)
Does the boy know how to do some sleeping or what? :-)
We are getting quite the conglomeration of play things for the boy! This is some of what we have out on the ball court. :-)
I think his little swimming pool is so adorable but he doesn't really care for it. We've tried to put him in it but he wants right back out. I even crawled into it myself thinking he might get in if I did. Uhhh.....no, he didn't. AND me climbing into that pool was not a pretty sight. We won't even talk about me getting out of it!! Oh my!! LOL
AND lastly....Jaylon has learned that he can put his little toesy woesies on the middle slat of the gate.....which is meant to KEEP HIM OUT of our bedroom.....and reach my basket of lotions!!! I caught him in the act but he seemed unfazed. :-)
So now I have to remember to turn the gate so he can't get upon that piece of wood. These little ones are so clever!! :-/