Baby Boomer Babbling-er-Musings

I'm from the baby boomer generation. I have a mop of white hair, courtesy of my gene pool. And a botox-free face that sports frown lines in the forehead and around the eyes. Love handles instead of a waistline. Can't say I'm exactly crazy about any of these old age indicators but I accept them with grace. And now I've lived long enough now that I ponder on a lot of things, new and old.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2012 Merry Christmas!

Greetings from Monty & Pat

Merry Christmas everyone! 
 We hope that this most blessed of holidays 
finds each of you well and happy.

Instead of inserting a newsletter with our Christmas card this year, we decided to share a link to this blog post where we have recapped our year [2012] in photos.  

Highlights of our year together
Click on any photo to see a larger view.

Our anniversary on Sanibel Island, Florida

Monty takes down a dead pine tree.
He used the backhoe to push it over
after making the cut.

We enjoyed a Celtic Woman Concert
at the Fox Theater in Atlanta.

Our Valentine grandbabies, 
Shepherd & Ella

Pat's Mama passed away in March
Charleston SC with friends,
Marci & Glenn.  Pat & Marci did 

a walking photo tour.

Sweet Cousin Suzanne went 
home to meet the Lord

Shepherd & Ella came up
to Bucks Mtn for Easter

Never too busy to have a little fun
with granddaughter, Ella.

Monty the Beeman
was busy this summer!

Monty is tedding hay.  We keep two tractors
running in the field and work together as a team.

Ella's first dance recital!
We were so proud!

South Dakota in the Badlands
Nebraska at Carhenge
Snowy Pass in Wyoming
No snow!
Birthday weekend in the Smoky Mountains
Ella & her Mommy on her
first day at school!

Our new little canned ham!
Shepherd is now 2 years old!

Gigi and Ella had breakfast together
at her school for Grandparent's Day!

Halloween Fun!

Rodeo at the Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY

Our grandchildren, Shepherd & Ella,
always enjoy a visit to the farm!

We love a stroll in the woods
around Bucks Mountain!

Ella is now 5 years old!

Pat's image made the cover
of NW GA Living Magazine!

Ella thinks that her Poppy gives
the BEST rides ever on the farm!
She's pointing "up" to tell him that
she wants to go higher!!

This past year was filled with a mix of great joy and deep sorrow. Such is the measure of all our lives. We hold tight to our wonderful memories of those who left us behind in this earthly world and we look forward to the day when we will be reunited with them for all eternity.

We feel extraordinarily blessed that 2013 will mark our 26th year of being together.  We appreciate all the more how precious love is.  Not only the love we have for each other but also the love for all of our family and friends.  

"Three things will last forever - faith, hope and love - and the greatest of these is love." 
[1 Corinthians 13:30 NIV]

As you leave 2012 and move forward into the next year, our hope for you is to find joy and peace during Christmas to reflect on the birth of our beloved savior, Jesus Christ.  
He is the reason we celebrate now and throughout 
the entire coming year!

"For to us a child is born ... and His name shall be called 
Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, 
the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas!
Monty & Pat

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