Saturday, April 25, 2009


This old house belongs to one of our local churches, on the outskirts of town. It has been restored, moderately, and is available for use by the community. Today a group of ladies from our church held a bridesmaid's luncheon for my niece, Lori.

Lori and I clowning around.

A lovely group of girls, wouldn't you say? Kristy, Stephanie, Lori, Tara, Casey.

A little family photo...niece Tara,myself, niece Lori, sister Joy.

We had a very nice time and it was so neat to be in this old house. My sweet friends, Pamela, Monty, Juliann, Tina, and Patsy outdid themselves.

Then, the girls, the YOUNG girls, came back to my house and had themselves another party...hosted by Tara. They made it clear this was NOT for us more mature girls. They sunned themselves by the pool, snacked on some yummy refreshments, and watched Lori open up some 'unmentionables'. She has lots of new lingerie to model for that new hubby of hers.

We are all looking forward to next weekend and the wedding. It's going to be a busy, busy week. My friend, Tina, and I are doing the majority of the decorating for the wedding and the reception. Weddings are such sweet times, and we are all excited.


Musicaljean said...

You all look so adorable. What special times you are all having together. Good memories are being made!

southerninspiration said...

Aww, what a fun, fun day! Glad you could enjoy a celebration!


Ang baylis said...

Oh, such beautiful girls! You look so happy, Tonja! I love it! If I don't get a chance to get back here, have a great time at your niece's wedding! Thanks for sharing your pictures!
Angie xoxo

Keetha said...

What an adorable little house!!! I was hoping for a tour of it WITH the shower pictures.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Nieces are really special!! I am very close to mine too....and did a posts about two of the older one's weddings!!! Beautiful girls! Would love to see photos of the shower and inside of the home. Greedy bloggers aren't we? Give us a hint of something, and we want more!

I pray your life has settled down some. Sorry for all you have been going through. I have you and your family on my prayer list.

LivingTheLife said...

I LOVE that little house...and what a great asset to your community...I think every town should have a couple of those cute cottages, so everyone can enjoy them...too sweet.

You all look like you were having fun...I can't wait to see pictures from the wedding and all your decorating...It will be FAB I just know it!!


Gram said...

Glad you had such a good time, you deserve it. I love weddings and showers and all the trimmings.

nancygrayce said...

I love that house and it's nice to have a place like that to have little "get togethers!" You are all adorable!

Mrs. Breezy said...

Hi Mrs. Tonja-
Does Mr. Don have an e-mail address? I have a proposition for DPS regarding TAPS, Inc. :-)