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Grandkids

My Grandson

My Grandson

Meet John Harrison 

He was gloriusly born in Nashville Tennessee on March 18th, 2013. He is named after his Grandfather, “Johnny“, and some guy named Harrison. I like to think it was after Harrison Ford myself. I know you all think his nickname is probably “Harry”. But his Momma decided to name him “Harold” after Harold in “Harold and Kumar”??? So for the purpose of this introduction we will stick with “Harrison“.

Frankie

Frankie

This is Harrison’s Aunt Frankie.

Bubba

Bubba

This is Harrison’s Uncle Bubba. They both just love their nephew.

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This is Harrison’s best friend “Paddington“.

Harrison really the sweetest, best behaved, cutest (handsome), smartest Grandson in the world (sorry everybody else in the world that has a Grandson…it is my first so I have to say it).

Hotty Toddy

Hotty Toddy

Harrison is an Ole Miss Rebel. He will attend Ole Miss someday and most likely will be the starting Quarterback for the Ole Miss Rebels. His Grandpa will be at every game, probably crying every time he touches the ball.

Fashion Maven

Fashion Maven

Harrison is also a great dresser. He will be featured in GQ Magazine in June as one of their “Best Dress Men in the World”.

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This is Harrison’s Cousin, Sophie. She is my 11 year old Granddaughter and in the “World’s Best Granddaughter“. By now you should be acknowledging that the Gene Pool for Looks is very strong in this family. She is the first spoiled Grandchild and Harrison will be next. Sophie is the best Cousin a little boy can have, and smart as a whip too.

Pretty Boy

Pretty Boy

I had to end my picture gallery with this beautiful picture of my Grandson. Now come on….that is stinkin pretty, isn’t it?

So, so much for my bragging and gloating over my grandchildren. I am sure you understand. But if “Gerber” or “Huggies” has any openings for baby models, Harrison is ready. And if “Forever Twenty-One” is looking for the next Super Model, Sophie has talent!

You can see what happens to you when you have Grandchildren. All the parenting, discipline, pushing, and challenging go away and pure love just bubbles over. What blessings they are!

“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.”

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Shrinkage

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Shrinkage!

There are many, many different forms of shrinkage. Some are pleasant and others are not.

Here are just a few ways we are encountering shrinkage daily.

1. Loss of weight. According to the Surgeon general the picture above should be reversed. We are not shrinking ! We are expanding.

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2. The Economy: Yes this is for sure experiencing some dramatic shrinkage. This form of Shrinkage has definitely effected our Savings accounts

3. Organic Shrinkage (I think you guys get this one). Usually occurs when we run like Bo Derrick into the Pacific Ocean. This can be very exhilarating or very embarrassing depending on your style of suit.

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4. Hair Loss: It happens to most of it. We try to convince ourselves that it is not but it is. Our follicles are experiencing shrinkage and chocking our last few little hairs. But who cares. There is nothing more reflective than a beautifully shined scalp!

5.Home Size: This is what I have just experienced. Some serious shrinkage of my home. This was my previous home:

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Not bad huh? 748 lightbulbs, 7 Pool Pumps that went out monthly, 362 sprinkler heads,  12 shower or tub drains that got stopped up bi-weekly, 1/2 acre of flower beds where the flowers had to be replaced once every two months or the neighbors complained about the aesthetics of the yard. And we will not even get into the water and electric bill of this monster every month.

Now for the Shrinkage.………This is my new abode

Chateau de Shrinkage

Chateau de Shrinkage

And this is my master bathroom.

No Drain Issues here!

No Drain Issues here!

Now for those who know me, that was not my previous home…..not far off though. And this is not my new abode……..not far off either. But I have gone through some serious Shrinkage and it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. The more we shrink physically the bigger our spiritual life expands. It is amazing when all the burden of materialistic stuff is lifted and the simplicity of life takes over. I have saved enough time each week from not changing light bulbs, fixin sprinklers, and calling handymen, to working 30 hours a week at the local Yogurt shop. And they pay me instead of me forking out.

Shrink and Simplify!!!!  Adds years to your life!

Cheers Y’all

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Dead or Alive ?

Dead or Alive

Am I Dead?

Am I Dead?

or…………

Am I Alive!!!!!!

Am I Alive!!!!!!

I am alive and well! Sorry about the disappearing act. My life has been turned upside down for the last 3 months but it has been a crazy fun E-Ticket ride at Disneyland type of life. Just to name a few things:

1. Went to London

2. Went to San Francisco

3. Had my first Grandson

4. Went to Nashville

5. Sold my home

6. Got a new home

7. Moved

8. Caught my Breath

9. Been Cooking a whole lot and getting alot better, if I may say so

10. Enjoying my Winter Garden and now fixin to plant Spring

So, as you can see I have been very busy, but I have lots of exciting, funny, bizarre stuff to share with you now that I have come up for air.

Thanks for your patience.

Barbeyaki is Back!!

Barbeyaki is Back!!

Watch Out…..I am Nuttier than a Squirrel Turd!

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