Sweet Home Alabama
I'm visiting the place where I spent my formative years. In a little while, I will be going to church where I spent my formative spiritual years (at least the early formative spiritual ones). This church was where I met and married my husband and where I was ordained as a minister of the Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA) so a lot of good memories and warm fuzzies going on this weekend.
Yesterday we had a birthday celebration at my Aunt Nancy and Uncle Vernon's house.
Here is a little girl enjoying what's left of the yellow icing from the cake:
Here is a little boy taking a break from fishing and playing:
Vernon and Nancy live in the "country" complete with pond. A lot of folks fished.
Some folks lazed around.
All folks ate.
chicken (tenders and on the bone)
birthday cake (my mom's)
(did I mention?) banana pudding
dip and corn chips
cream cheese with pepper jelly and crackers
And to top it off:
Watermelon from the garden
Most of my relatives are quite entertaining, actually.
Particularly funny were: the Auburn jokes, LeeLee attempting to fish, my aunt goosing my brother-in-law, the "fish" trick.
Oh, that banana pudding was good.
The first picture is me trying out the Hammock with a gorgeous view beyond my toes.
Honestly, does it get much better than that?