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Surprise.

Two weekends ago, we set out for Georgia for my great uncle’s surprise birthday party.

My grandma and great uncle:

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A few more pictures from that weekend.

Warner Robins Trip

 We had such a fantastic time: lots of great food, fun, and beautiful scenery. 

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Did I mention the beautiful scenery? 

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 I did? But it deserves another mention.

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 I’m seriously thinking, ‘I have a pond, a hill, and I need a stream flowing down said hill into said pond.’

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 With stepping stones. 

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 But back to the fun times.

My grandmother looking at a photo of her parents. They had ten children. Yes, TEN! 

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 And another photo of her father and a few of his many grandchildren. They had numerous grandchildren, even more great grandchildren, and so on. 

My Mom

 One thing that I’ve always been told about the Chappell family. Over and over again. They’re talkers. Almost everyone of them. Even yours truly at times.

And staging an impromptu photo shoot will probably result in a few outtakes.

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 But getting together is always a lot of fun. . . 

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 Hope you had a wonderful birthday Uncle Albert! And thank you for sharing it with us!!

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What Mother Means. . .

Wishing my mother a happy birthday today! And since, we have a deal (I don’t tell her age if she doesn’t tell mine), I’ll refrain from mentioning which birthday it is 😉

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And to make this a little more special, here’s what Mother means to me. . . . 

Mama Because you’ll always be Mama to me no matter how old I get. 

October Because I’m your October baby

Teammate Because you’re my Teammate in all things goat and soap related. 

Help Because you’re always ready to Help anyone in need. 

Early Because unlike me, you’re an Early riser, and when I was a little girl, you’d wake me up early in the morning (too early) by singing, “You Are My Sunshine.” 

Reader Because, even though, you probably really didn’t want to you read to me from the same books over and over and over and over again just so I would turn into a Reader. Thank you 🙂

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Happy Birthday Mama!

 

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October In Photos.

A little late, but you know the saying. Better late than. . . . well, you know. Let’s do this!

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I turned 31 last month (yikes!) 

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 Grandma taking her first selfie (with a little help from yours truly) . . . . 

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 My mother’s standard, Sophie. I love my weimaraners, but standards are my heart dogs <3 And awesome farm dogs, too. 

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She and Bry are the best of buds. 

Bryony and Sophie

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And last, but not least, early morning breakfast with the goats (and Mose, of course). 

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Happy 86th!!!

Guess who celebrated their 86th birthday yesterday?

Grandma did!

Of course, we had to have a little celebration. With cake. You can never forget cake! And ice cream. If you have birthday cake, you gotta have ice cream, am I right?

Bryony even got in a festive mood, and you gotta know I’m going to post the obligatory dog-in-a-hat photo. Or tiara, in this case.
Bryony does love her Grandma. And the feeling is mutual. In fact, I overheard G-ma talking to Bry the other day and telling her, “Who’s Grandmama’s pretty baby? You are!” They’ve even started taking naps together every afternoon 😉 But enough about that, and back to the real message of this post. . . . 
Happy Birthday Grandma!!!