Saturday, February 1, 2014

Anzel's visit to Nashville

Jenni texted me this photo today. Lisa, Chadd and Anzel stopped by her condo for breakfast this morning, on their way through town. 
Cousins: Jenni and Anzel

Dad's surgery

My Dad's been having hip pain for over a year and it has finally reached the point where it is affecting his quality of life. Dad loves to travel, swim and work in his garden. The pain has started limiting his enjoyment of these daily life activities, and he and his doctor decided it was time for some surgical intervention. 

Dad had hip replacement done on Tuesday and by Wednesday morning was up walking short distances with the help of PT as directed. He's not out of the woods yet, as this will be long and sometimes painful recovery. I am hoping and praying this surgery will give him relief and get him back to enjoying each day.

Happy 50th Bryan

Fifty years ago during a snowstorm in Memphis TN, Bryan made his debut into this world! We certainly couldn't let this year go by without celebrating our "vintage" dude. 

To kick things off, Jenni caught a plane and arrived in time to help me throw a birthday party for Bryan at our clubhouse. We invited all our local Verizon friends and a great time was had by all. Sadly, I only have a picture of the food. I guess we were all having too much fun. 

Next was the actual birth-day, so Jenni and I took Bryan out for steak and sushi at Amura, followed by dessert at Dexters. The next night we kicked some butt at WOB trivia night and won second place. If there's anything our family is great at - it's random knowledge! 

We ended the week of Bryan with a trip to meet some friends in New Orleans. Bryan was shocked, surprised and very flattered that 20 of our friends met us there to help him celebrate this milestone. It was a fabulous weekend with awesome friends!

We love you EZB, we really really love you!!

Christmas in Florida

Never too old for Disney!
Operation - Nightmare before Christmas style!

The kids decided it would be fun to spend some of their Christmas holidays with us in Florida. They arrived on Christmas evening and we had 4 days of non-stop fun!

Jenni and Anna at House of Blues
Emri loved her Mickey cake pop
Pool/hot tub time
Morgan's carmel apple from the Candy Cauldron
Puzzle time