Sunday, June 21, 2009

"I've never seen a woodchuck climb a tree!" Richard L Wright

Dick came running into the house today yelling "Get your camera!"
We drove up the road (I can't run) to our neighbors property!
Sure enough there was a woodchuck in the crotch of the tree!
"I've got to have pictures or no one will believe me!" So here they are.

Happy Father's Day!

To my Husband Dick who has always been an amazing father and now grandfather!
And to my son Nick for being such a great Dad!

My Dad, Richard E Winter
Happy Fathers Day to the Men of my Life!
You have all made my life complete!
Thank you!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Shower on the River!

The Northern group of maids!
Jen Shaver, Jill O'Brien, Michell Durr, Matron of Honor
Amy Wright, "THE BRIDE", Shawna Sias, Jessica Fields and Emily Wright
Flower girls Makayla, Jenna and Lily Wright!
We missed having Makenzie, Junior Bridesmaid with us!

June 13th the bridesmaids from here had a Shower for Shannon. It turned out
to be a great day on the river although the sun wasn't out. We had a large turnout of wonderful friends and a tremendous amount of delicious food!
Shannon received many beautiful gifts!
The bridesmaids and matron of honor Amy deserve all the credit! Thanks again Girls!

Southern Ladies Shower the Bride!

On Sunday June 6th we had a shower at the Springdale House and Gardens a
wonderful place for a party!
Shannon's bridesmaids and friends were in charge of the decorating
and games! Kelsey Geary drove in from Charlotte and her college friend Julie Becraft
from Atlanta also drove up! My friend (and Shannon's dance teacher!) Vicki Lewis
drove down from North Carolina. Bridesmaid Laruen Dumsky drove from Florida.
Bridesmaids Tara Connor, Katrina Smaciak, Amie Smaciak and flower girl Kayliegh Smaciak
and ring bearer Tyler Smaciak were all part of the festivities! Shawn's mom Elaine
also attended!
We had such a great time and she recieved many nice gifts!

Bachlorette Party in South Carolina!

It was so great to travel to Columbia to be with Shannon for
her parties! I arrived on Thursday and she had arranged for me
to have a room at the Hilton Downtown. What a nice treat!
Of course we did some shopping. Almost a natural for mom and daughter!
Ate out at great restaurants and generaly enjoyed ourselves!
Saturday evening my friend Vicki Lewis drove down from North Carolina to join me!
It was so great to see her. I had not seen her in 9 years! We had a lot of catching up
to do. She spent the night with me and met Shannon's friends.
It was also a chance for me to meet her friends who I only had known by name.
All very nice young ladies! Thank you for including me and making me feel welcome!