July thru December was a very busy time for us, especially October, November, and December. July 1 was Jimmy's birthday. We celebrated the Fourth of July at Barb and Brett's with family and friends. July 6 I spent a few hours with Carter at A Latte Fun, an indoor play place for kids up to 6 years old, so many things to do, we had a great time.
July 10 left to spend the weekend with her friend of about 48 years Edna, they had a great weekend.
Martha's birthday is July 21 but we went over on July 19 to celebrate with her, a wonderful day, she got loads of cards, phone calls, and visitors a very fun day.
July 24 Christopher out of school came to spend some of his vacation time with us, he had a great time with Carter and Griffin. On July 30 Joan and her dear friend Jenny went on a weekend church retreat, great fellowship, just a great weekend.
Not a lot happening in August, just gearing up for the rest of the year.
September 12 Martha, Jimmy, and Jessica came over and we all went to a wedding of a daughter of a great family friend, great wedding and reception.
September 18, my birthday we drove over to Clearwater Beach as Barb put on a wedding shower for her friend Beth who is getting married in November.
On the 23 rd we celebrated Joan's Mother-in-Law Dot's 90 TH birthday. She especially enjoyed getting to spend time with Carter and Griffin.
October was a wonderful month for us. On October 12 we left on a cruise joined by our dear friends Bernadine and Butch. We had stops in Nashua, Paradise Island, Coco Bay, and Key West.We had so much fun we hated to see the cruise end.
On October I re connected with a long time friend who I had lost touch with for a few years, we have had such fun catching up about the time we were disconnected, Joan and I took Carter and Griffin to the Pumpkin Patch, a very exciting day and for Halloween Carter was Scoobey Doo.
November we spent lots of Saturdays at Carter's soccer games. November 10 Joan and I celebrated our 8 TH wedding anniversary.
We spent the weekend of the 14th, 15th, and 16th in St. Petersburg for a beautiful beach wedding of Beth and Greg, Barb was the Matron of Honor and Carter was the ring bearer, the wedding and the reception was wonderful, great time was had by all.
On November 17 we checked into a condo at the Hilton Vacation Club for a very exciting week. We spent many fun hours at the pool and spa, went to the Arabian Nights show, we were joined by Barb, Carter, & Griffin and Joan's sister Debbie and her husband Mike.We went to the ICE show at the Gaylord Hotel, went back there for a great Christmas show. Spent time at Downtown Disney and Christopher met us there and came home with us for a few days visit. Joan hosted Thanksgiving, wonderful day of great food, great time spent with family, we all had so much to be thankful for this year.
December isn't over yet but another very busy month, the high light so far was Carter's Christmas Pageant at his school, great show, the kids were wonderful. Saturday the 19th was Carter's last soccer game and trophy presentation.
Still a few more good things coming this month including of course Christmas, Barb and Brett will be hosting this year, for family and friends.
I told Joan the other day that 2009 has been such a wonderful year for us I almost hate to see it end. Griffin we born 6 weeks premature and had a rough couple of months but he is doing great now and Carter just loves the role of big brother.
We hope that 2010 will be a good year for all our family and friends, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and may God look out for us all in the coming year.