FC: Memories from 2005 - 2006
1: These are some pictures from 2005 and 2006. I was so far behind when I started the digital scrap-booking. I had not worked on a book in 4 years!
2: Philip was away at school but was home many weekends. A good friend of his, Auburn Lyle, asked him to take her to prom, and so they went. They had a great time! Philip was still good friends with a lot of kids at Ragsdale.
4: Some snow while traveling!
5: I met Jeff and the boys in Franklin for the weekend to celebrate Christmas at Daddy's. I was working in Maryland at the time, and it was easier to drive down to VA for the weekend. I drove back to Maryland on Sunday, and then flew home to NC late in the week for the Christmas break. 2 weeks at home - a real treat!
6: Hanging around the house catching up with everyone is the first order of business!
12: After dinner, we open presents upstairs in the loft - we start with the youngest person and work our way around the room.
13: Philip turned 18 - so he got his own box of peanuts - a right of passage!
15: Becky always gets everyone toothbrushes and gift cards for the younger crowd!
16: At home, we open presents on Christmas Eve - we all want to sleep in on Christmas morning!
20: Fun at Christmas - silly on the tread mill...... gotta love our Philip! | Matthew needed a Foreman grill since he is living on his own. He still is a fast food freak though!!!
22: We went to Richmond, Virginia for a photography convention and met Doreen and Steve for dinner - it was great!
23: The Cherry Blossom festival in Washington, DC is gorgeous! The cherry trees blossom in March and they are in bloom for about a month. I could not find a place to park, so all the pictures were taken from the window of my car! | Cherry Blossom Festival!
24: This was early in the blooming stage so some trees had not yet reached their peak.
27: They also had a flower garden on display!
28: Cruise April 2006 Exotic Southern Caribbean Serenade of the Seas I was working in Maryland at the time, living out of a hotel 5 days a week. I flew home on Friday night, and then we flew out on Saturday morning, in time to catch the ship and sail away!
30: A warm day in St. Thomas!
31: Can't forget the sunscreen!
34: Formal nights are always fun. We had good dinner companions on this cruise.
35: This cruise had a lot of stops, only 1 sea day. Sea day was the last day before we docked, so at least we could relax before heading home and back to work.
38: Beautiful Scenery!
43: Our bus ride was absolutely gorgeous - we were on our way to the caves.
48: Catamaran Time! We enjoyed this excursion so much! We did have a bit much to drink though - but only AFTER snorkeling!
49: We went to this beach..... and climbed to the top of the hill and saw more beautiful views.....
50: On the way back to the ship - lots of rum punch! I guess it made me feel like dancing.....oh my, oh my!!
52: This picture of Jeff was taken while we were waiting to go to the Catamaran. Below is the slot tournament - I had never entered one before, it was fun - even if I didn't win. Towels pets - almost every night.
54: This is Montserrat, an active volcano that was smoking while we were there. The captain did a pirouette out in the ocean so everyone had a chance to see it.
56: St. Lucia
57: Sunsets are gorgeous on the ship! So until we cruise again, we remember.....
58: Back in late 2002, I started talking to some women on a forum. Over the years, we developed strong friendships, and eventually, we started meeting each other in person. | Linka, Erin, and Tracy
59: Tanja, Jess, Carrie, and Linka | Carol Ann, Linka, and Jess | Sarah and Linka
60: Steffy | Liz | Mel
61: Trish | Alicia | Steffy | Trish | Alicia
62: Baby Jessica is born!!! Monique and I worked together in Maryland throughout her pregnangy. I was there through those first awful months, the ultrasounds - and when she found out it was a GIRL!!!
67: Jessica is growing up so fast, just 6 months later - how she has changed!
68: Christmas Time! The boys had us open our gifts first this year.
70: The boys opened their gifts next - Matthew got lots of clothes, Philip got "fun" stuff.
72: Matthew got more presents than Philip this year, due to the expense of Philip's gifts. All Philip really wanted were video games and DVDs. We got the picture framed that Matthew bought on our cruise several years ago.
73: Time in Franklin, VA with the family!
74: For some reason, I did not get as many pictures this year as I normally do!
77: Everyone is so serious...
78: Random animal photos...