Forward - From the Heartland of Carolina

This is a continuing story of the journey Forward shared by 2 people, Lynne and Tom. Both love to LIVE life to it's fullest, which currently means spending lots of time outdoors, working on various projects from gardens to patios, flowers to vegetables, sunrises and sunsets, birds and woodland critters, and spending time with family. Don't forget to check the monthly archives, and please feel free to leave us a comment so we know you stopped by.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Another great weekend...

... came and went way too fast. Pleasant weather, and even more pleasant company Saturday afternoon and evening.
The day started off with a gorgeous sunrise, and was a good day for me to putter some outside while Lynne and the cats continued decorating inside.

Glenn, our good friend Eva's husband, from Michigan, has been temporarily working down here in NC, about 75 miles from us. The rest of his crew took off for the weekend, so things were worked out for Glenn to stop by for a visit and have dinner with us. I had met Eva a couple times in years past, but this was our first time meeting Glenn. He filled us in on all the goings on back in Michigan with Eva and everyone up there, and while Lynne showed him around the gardens, I started up a fire in the firepit. The wood was still damp from the Thursday night storms, but it didn't take long to catch. Then it was time to fire up the grill for some hamburgers. Not just ANY hamburgers... these were BUBBA BURGERS!!!! Yes Eva, they really are called that :-) Lynne fixed a pasta salad to go along with them, and the 6 burgers didn't last long once we sat down. We even managed to snag Mom away from her Christmas ornaments she was working on to take a picture of the three of us. One of these days, I'll figure out how to work the self-timer on the camera ;-)

We really enjoyed Glenn's company and visit, and we really hope that when he comes back down in January, Eva will be able to make the trip with him and we can have dinner for 4.

Another good friend from California, Laura's son, Colton, was featured on NBC's 'THREE WISHES' program Friday evening (Dec 2nd). Colton is slowly losing his sight to Retinitis Pigmentosa, and his wish was to see some famous sites, and sights, while he still has his vision. The show featured his trip. Please stop by his page, , and get to know him and his family, his disease, and his Three Wishes trip with Amy Grant!!!

It's a damp, cool, rainy Monday night here in the Heartland, where Life is Well, and Christmas decorating is well underway.


Blogger Eva said...

Looks like you guys had fun. Glenn very muchb enjoyed himself and thanks you again, for your hospitality.
IF I make it down there in Jan, I guess you'll have to serve "bubba burgers" as Glenn said they were good.
I'm jealous, you still have fall colors. Our trees are totally bare and we have tons of snow. We are expecting 15 inches by Wednesday morning. Glenn keeps teasing, on the phone, that he's in t-shirt and jeans down there. But, he's coming home to a snowstorm!!

The pictures are great! Thanks again!

Have a great week,

Love ya,

6/12/05 8:05 AM  
Blogger Eva said...

Hey Guys,

Looks like Glenn is headed back down there for a week. He will fly out of here on the 2nd and back on the 6th, I do believe. No weekend time down there this time. I won't be able to go, as it's too short of notice, but if they send him back again, then I will!!

Hope all is well with you guys. Thanks again for your hospitality towards Glenn.

Love ya,

14/12/05 7:17 AM  
Anonymous Jo said...

I sure do enjoy visiting with you through your pictures. Your yard is so lovely and peaceful and your house always looks so warm and inviting. Next time I'm passing through North Carolina, I'm gonna have to stop to say Hey! Last time I was in North Carolina, I almost froze to death! We were playing 'war' in a litte town about an hour from Charlotte. Can you imagine living in a tent for a week with snow on the ground? It was the loooongest exercise of my military career. LOL.

17/12/05 4:08 AM  

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