Monday, December 28, 2009

Ron's Retirement Party

Ron finally decided to retire this year! He had waited two extra years for me to be eligible for Medicare, so I could be fully covered by insurance. Besides that...I don't think he was quite ready to retire! You can tell by the dates on the pics that this was early August when he retired.He was not expecting Keith to be able to come---so this was a good surprise for him!! Glad you could make it, Son!
Here, Kristopher, Stacy, Kirk, Keith, and Kevin are dressed out in their favorite baseball t-shirts for the party!A baseball 'theme' was used for the decorations. Everyone knows that Ron is a SPORTS FAN! Here he is enjoying the kind of food you would find at the ball park. Nachos, Hamburgers, Hot dogs/Brats, and peanuts and Cracker Jacks. There was soda [or beer if you wanted it] to drink; and for dessert they had frozen malts! There were baseball bats and ballons and gloves on the tables for decoration!
The lady behind Ron is Debbie Lamb. Her husband, Steve, is sitting across from her (you can see his hands) They are Chris Lambs' Mom and Dad. Steve also works at PC. His Dad, Frank, was Ron's boss in the early 70's.Don't expect you to know these people, but I wanted you to see the 'poster' on the wall. They used a photo of Ron from the 70's to make this baseball card type poster! His kids were loving reminicing over his clothes and hair and GLASSES! [The ladies in the pic work in the offices.]
Here, the Plant Manager is giving Ron one of the many 'gag' gifts that were presented. Ron had a few to give back, too. [The man in the white cap was Ron's boss for many years---until HE retired earlier in the year!] One of the nicest gifts they gave him was an authentic numbered picture of George Brett and the "Pine Tar Bat" that George Brett had autographed. It is very nicely framed with a certificate of 'authenticity'.
I must say that Ron has adapted well to being retired. We have been busy with several things and I don't think he misses having to get up and go to work everyday. He misses a lot of the people...but has been back a few times to 'go to lunch' with some of them.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Maggy's 4th Birthday Party-- at Truman Dam

Maggy's birthday is on the 21st, so her party was the weekend before that. Here is a picture with her Grandma Evans. They were discussing all of the 'princess' stuff that was on this cute gift bag.
Here she is with her Memaw [Cory]. She is ready to go down to the lake and "swim"!

Opening her presents. I am not sure who some of the kids were that came. Some of the people Danielle works with, and some of her friends, came with their kids.

Waiting to see if Momma can get her candles to light so we can sing Happy Birthday! The wind was really strong!!

Danielle is really trying to get the candles to light and stay lit long enough for Maggy to blow them all out.[ Important when you are four to do all of the traditional things!] I think she had a great time. She said,"Thanks Guys! for coming to my birthday party!"
Whenever she wants to say something to a group of people, she calls us ALL 'Guys'.
What a girl! We love our great-grand- daughter !!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

5th of July--Barbecue at Nana and Papaws

I'm SO behind on posting pics! Here are some from July 5th when Kirk and Stacy, Bostin and Emily came for a belated 4th of July celebration with us. [Kristopher was there all weekend!]
Stacy is helping Bostin choose what he wants on his plate. We had typical fare--hamburgers and hot dogs and all the other 'stuff' that goes with them!Emily has already cleaned up her plate and is waiting for MORE hot dogs. Bostin is peeking over the top of the chip bags that were on the table.Tried to get a good pic of Emily's hairdo. Stacy had frenchbraided a crown around her head. Surprisingly, Emily sits pretty still for Stacy to do this. She likes the result---no hair in her eyes, or down on her neck!
You can see in her 'part' that she was out in the sun and got a little pink!Pretty typical view of Kristopher and Ron! Buddie loves to be on someones lap, and if Kristopher is here---he is the lucky one to provide the lap! I don't think it bothers him much.If you click on this and make it bigger, you can see that Bostin is sitting on the couch watching TV. He also had a DS he was playing games on, too. No telling what pictures I'll find to post next. We'll just have to see!!!