Thursday, November 26, 2009

On Santa's Lap at the Christmas in Alaska Store

When I noticed a Christmas in Alaska store in Ketchikan, Alaska, I couldn't wait to see what wonderful things I would find inside. Upon discovering Santa in the store, I went over to talk to him, and he asked me to sit on his lap. I felt like a little kid, and really enjoyed talking to him about Alaska and the Northern Lights.

Seaside Serenity

Our first day at sea on the Grand Princess. Ports of call were Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; and Cozumel, Mexico. This was our 10th anniversary Caribbean cruise, and we were enjoying every moment.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


This is an old photo of my mom (on the left) and her sisters from 1946. They were dressed up for Easter Sunday. They look so beautiful in their lovely suits and hats.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Best Friends

What beautiful girls! My granddaughter, Sydney (on the left) and her best friend, Emory. Sydney was very, very sad recently, because Emory moved to Abu Dhabi, and will be there for 2 years. I just hope they don't forget about each other. So far, they are keeping in touch via email.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Class of 2009

Bill completed Module II of the Leadership Command College in Denton, TX in May 2009. He will finish Module III in June 2010 in Huntsville, TX. The Leadership Command College is offered through the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Beautiful Conn Brown Harbor

Foggy morning in Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass, TX - 11/5/09

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Life is Pure Adventure

Adventurous, Mischievous, All Boy, and Hunter --These are the words we use to describe our Reno. He is such a big hunter that we decided his middle name should be Hunter. Also, he is so comical, he always keeps us in stitches.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Princess Captain's Circle

What an elegant and special evening. We had fun at the Princess Captain's Circle Member's Cocktail party even though I was a little seasick.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Picture Perfect Memories

Taking a moment for a photo on our first formal night on the Star Princess. What a fun and festive evening.