Sunday, July 23, 2006
This is a photo of Miss Diva's new playmate "Davie". He was born May 20th and has a twin sister named Daisy. Daisy isn't up for adoption. Davie is from the same farm as Matthew. Dori contacted me to ask if I would like to have him and after seeing his cute picture and reading how spoiled he is I think he would be perfect for our family. I will be going to pick him up one day this week. The photo was right after he was born. He is two months old now and bigger. Will be posting photos and Davie stories really soon.
Had a wonderful time at the family picnic! All of mother's brothers and sisters were there and most of their grown children were there as lots and lots of great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. My aunts and uncles were very pleased with the turnout. I got to visit with a first cousin I hadn't seen since 3rd grade. Her son is married and living here in Fayetteville. He is with the army's delta force. Saw other cousins I hadn't seen in years and had so much fun catching up. It ended up being a 6 hour drive for me so I got there as everyone was eating dessert. I stopped and met Maggie, Brannon and Ragiun for 5 minutes in Asheville. They were hauling things for their yard sale next weekend. They are raising money to help pay for their adoption of a Chinese girl. My aunt Mae kept trying to get me to go eat some of that wonderful food everyone had cooked but each time I started to the table I found someone else to talk to and time got away from me. The kids and some of the adults had fun tubing down Deep Creek (I have photos I will post later) and that water was sooooo cold I passed. It was so nice and cool in the mountains that I enjoyed being outside all day. William and I met up in Clyde and had dinner together then I followed him to where he had to leave his tanker and we stayed in Salisbury for the night. I got up super early this morning and headed home so I could milk and feed the animals. While it was still cool I mowed the grass and weedeated around the flower beds. William got to sleep in a little longer then headed to his daughters house before heading to PA. All in all we had a wonderful weekend. I am so blessed to have such a special and caring family. Uncle Bob didn't stay too long as he got tired but he was so happy at the big turn out. This will probably be the last picnic we will have with him. My uncle Pete finally married his girlfriend he has been dating for years. They looked very happy. Everyone there had a fun time and it was just a perfect get together and a perfect evening with my hubby.