Monday, October 8, 2007

fun at the Dixie Classic Fair

Yes...I am alive and well in Winston Salem. But I will say a lot has happened since my last blog--some good, and some not so good. I can't believe it has been a whole month.

Here's a picture of my brother, Bill and his family about a year ago. We were celebrating Susan's birthday--it was a great day! For those of you that know about Bill's struggle with ALS, he lived an amazing life and died on September 14th. It is hard to know you will never see someone here again, but good to know that he is in a much better place and not suffering any more. Bill really set a great example for me. It will be easier for me not to complain about the little things that I want to gripe about sometimes because I saw him laugh through his pain and make everyone else laugh as well! KL and I just talked about this today...why is it so easy to complain sometimes when we are really so very blessed in so many ways? I don't know...but I am definitely going to work on focusing on the good---that really shouldn't be that hard! My family and I are walking this weekend in the local walk to raise money for ALS research. We are walking in Bill's memory...check out our team page at:
I hope that works?!?

Doesn't this look like fun!!! We went to the Dixie Classic Fair this weekend, and although I am a fair snob (I think they are all kinda gross and dirty and the people who work are all kinda gross as well!) we really had a great time. We went during the day this year instead of at night so it wasn't as crowded. The kids had a great time--of course. They rode a million rides and had a blast! Is there really anything better than the fair when your a kid? I don't think so, and these picture are proof.

Chloe's favorite favorite ride was the slide and Eliott liked the paddle boats best. Jeff and I just loved watching their faces when they rode everything. Poor Millie really wanted to ride, but she was really too small. But there's always next year.

It's good to be blogging again. Hopefully I will be back before November. :)


mandy said...

Good to have you back!

Kay-Lynn said...

your pics are awsome! you really got some great ones!

so glad to have you back bloggin! Miss you...

Loved the picture of Bill and his family. We truly are blessed.

Janelle said...

I see that all the cool chicks have great blogs! It was so wonderful to check out all the pictures and see what you all have been up to. I can't believe how everyone has grown up. Miss you lots!
Love, Janelle

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