Sunday, March 29, 2015

Birthday Queen!

Look who is having a birthday…Haley!

Haley birthday queen

You’ve come a long way, our first born…wife, mother, teacher, daughter, friend.


You are still a keeper and a cutie!

Enjoy your birthday season.  See you soon to continue the celebration.

Love you bunches,

Mom and Dad

Thursday, March 26, 2015

TBT–Irish heritage

MM has mostly Irish DNA in his family tree, through both parents.  This is his grandfather Edward on his Mom’s Haley side:

Edward J. Haley 002

And Grandma Alice, wife of Edward:

Alice Brannan Haley 001

Alice died of pneumonia quite young, leaving Edward alone to raise these gals (mother Margaret is on R) and their older brother, Arthur:

Leone, Catherine, Margaret Haley 001

Art Haley

Three other Haley children in the family (two boys, one girl) also died very young. 

Some strong DNA was passed down from all these folks, well, except for Arthur and Catherine (long braid).  They never had children; only Margaret and Leone continued the Haley line, producing a total of seven children. 

Sadly, there is no one left of the older generations to help identify a lot of photos that I have, so they shall remain anonymous in all likelihood. 

Keep those memories going, Peaches.  History needs preserving.

Happy Thursday, y’all!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My girls!


Macey, jazz band

Grumps and I missed seeing our girl Macey perform last night at her jazz band concert.  The kids who comprised this special band got to work with a professional jazz quartet all afternoon prior to the performance.  This was an extra curricular activity that required these kids to arrive at the high school at 7a for practice each morning leading up to this performance (did I mention that Macey is still in middle school?!).  Yep, and she is already captain of the percussion section.  That’s our Macey, poor thang!

Ansley at Berry

Haley took Ansley over to beautiful Berry College last weekend for a college day presentation.  Hard to believe our first grandchild is already looking at colleges!  Spring break will be consumed with looking at even more colleges in a couple of weeks.  Ansley plays clarinet in the HS band; both girls are in chorus…and keep their parents mighty busy with various activities.

Speaking of Berry College, check out the eagles and eaglets on their webcam:

Berry Eagles

They are fascinating to watch!

Life is good, y’all!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cousins and other kin…



Lil Haley had a role in a local play, so most all the family from both sides showed up for the final performance yesterday.  Sniff, sniff…G & G were missing, and so was Alex, home with the flu his lil bro passed on to him.  Thanks for sharing, bro!  Cute kids, BTW.

We have thoroughly enjoyed having Bob and Lynne here.  We’ve shared cooking, gone out to eat, grilled, played marbles, played Rummikub, walked the park, had lunch with Jimmy and Cathy…and the fun isn’t over.  Yet.

Today, Lynne and I plan to do a little girlie shopping.  The guys can entertain themselves.  Tonight, we are meeting Jose and Sarah for dinner.  Jose worked for the guys for many, many years when we were in the gravel business here, and we love getting together with them and any of their young’uns when we can.

I talked with the Empress last night, and she is doing very well.  Of course!

Staying connected with family and friends rates high on our important list.  We still have a few more folks to see before we head north—next week!  Yikes, we are running out of time.

Life is as good as you make it folks.  Surround yourself with happy people.  We sure do!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Oh, happy Spring!

And happy Bee news. Cat's text this morning said that Bee is doing great, and the meds have pain under control. She has the best nurse ever (I agree!). She should be able to go home after the PA sees her this morning.

That will be terrific news!

Bob and Lynne arrived at the park yesterday, hankering for a taste of Cuban food, so we had a yummy dinner at Havana's last night.

Life is good...and a tad in paradise.

Have you found Spring yet?

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bee update!

Text from Cat:

Just saw the doc. Went great! He said she's going to love it.
She will be in PACU for at least another 1 ½ hours.

Woohoo!!! So good to hear this!

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Bee in surgery

I have been texting with Cat, and just learned that Bee's surgery began at 10, so she doesn't expect to hear anything until maybe 4:30. Cat has a book to keep her occupied, and the clock to watch...time slowly pass.

Our family always believes no news is good news!

Later gator...

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