Tuesday, January 24, 2012
You know The Old Man that I have a photo of in my header - and that I've blogged about ad
nauseum infinitum? Well, here is his much older brother. This old man has been around for as long or longer than my old man, and he is HUGE! My brother has a wonderful photo of my Dodgie standing inside of him, and you can get a sense of just how huge he was in all his glory. There isn't a tree near-by that is half as big as this tree is.
For the 40 years my parents have called this land theirs, he's always been this way. Never had the pleasure of seeing him in all his living glory. Sure wish I could have.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 06, 2012
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Of course, the first thing you notice is my brother's head is cut off in this photo. I'm not sure why, as I wasn't the editor of said photograph. On the other hand, this is a superb photo of three generations of Bumgarner men (and the women that helped produced the two younger ones.) Thanks, Paul Jackson, for not only this photo, but a lot more of 'em!
I'm boring, I know, but love documenting such a loverly time. That MO gathering was just wonderful! (Come on! Tell me you don't you agree that everyone in this photo just looks damn happy???)
Sunday, January 01, 2012
We had the most wonderful time this Christmas. Nothing better that the gathering of all those you hold near and dear in one place. It was a very nice way to close out 2011 - a year that wasn't all kinds of good for many of we humans.
A good friend of my parents came over to take photos of the family during our stay and the above one is one of my favorites. It's my parents with their grandkids. The youngest kid, my Dodgie, belongs to my brother and sis-in-law, (and tho Cody-dog thinks she belongs to Dodgie, she really belongs to the grands). The three big kids, along with that black-haired beauty belong to GB and I. Angie (the black-haired beauty) joined our family this past year on 9-10-11 when our son, Bly (or George as Angie calls him), had the good sense to marry her. Yes, it was planned quickly and at first they thought they'ed have a big old wedding next summer, so why make a big announcement/send announcements out, but as time goes on, it seems less and less important to wait to tell the world what a wonderful person our Angie is. (Only problem is the confusion caused when her identical twin, Carolina, is here as well. I shamefully admit there are still times that I mix them up.)
May this New Year be
filled with goodness - and much love
that surrounds us all
expecting goodness in '12!