october 4, 2019

“You will always be “too much” for some people. Too loud, too soft. Too this, too that. But you’ll always be perfect for the people who need you.” ~ Unknown Hero turned 81 this past Tuesday. Tonight, the family celebrated his latest trip around the sun, first with dinner at Red Lobster followed by a rousing game of Farkle. He had a load of fun and loved seeing everyone. He

january 5, 2019

“As you work on breaking habitual tendencies (eliminating greed, hatred, or ignorance from your life, for example), don’t be discouraged if you’re not there yet. A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of persistence.” ~ Timber Hawkeye     Mike Moore turns 50 later this week. His wife Missy took advantage of the weekend and planned a surprise party at Jalepeño’s today. Twenty-eight hearty friends

december 20, 2018

“If you’re not having a good time, find something else that gives you some joy in life.” ~ Penny Marshall     Melissa Wilson Moore is the photobomber of the family. Here she perfects her technique in front of Tamara and Curt. Later in the evening, she and hubs, Mike, carefully store their food away in their cheeks like squirrels so I can snap one of them together. These girls

december 18, 2018

“Sometimes we look for those thunderous things to happen in our life for our lives to change or go in the other direction. We seek the miracle. We seek the parting of the seas, the moving of the mountains. But no, it’s a quiet thing. At least for me it was.” ~ Ben Vereen     Aunt Charlene and Uncle Tony invited us Lexington Terry transplants over for a pre-Christmas meatloaf

november 28, 2018

“Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.” ~ Shakespeare     These two, lawzee, they love their phone cameras. I’m pretty sure they took more pictures than I did at Thanksgiving.

november 22, 2018

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but grateful for those which he has.” ~ Epictetus     Once more Aunt Lois opened her home to the family so we could enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together. Last year we had over thirty of us. Mike Moore’s brother came along. This year we had a smaller crowd, no less grateful mind you, and

october 1, 2018

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” ~ Gilda Radner     Tonight we celebrated dad’s 80th birthday. Sixteen of us were able to gather at Ramsey’s for a Monday night dinner and he was just as tickled as he could be to see everyone. Before dinner he got a call from his

september 9, 2018

“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical, person that you are.” ~ Mandy Hale     I’ve been working on my backlog of photos this last week. Today, I found this gem from the 2014 Sorghum Festival (yea, I’m that far behind). That year, cousin Missy and her catering partner Tammy had a potato tent set up by the flea market at Index.

july 2, 2018

“Everything comes to you at the right time. Be patient.” ~ Unknown     Tony and Charlene are having a large yard sale tomorrow in West Liberty. At the last minute, not wanting to miss out on the upcoming holiday extravaganza, they threw a summer dinner for the family who could get to them in Lexington. It was a great way to spend a Monday evening, and the food was,

january 24, 2018

“Judge me when you are perfect.” ~Unknown     Our Shero, pictured here with elf, Missy Moore, at Christmas, turned 76 years old today. I sure didn’t think she would see another birthday after last year’s horrible accident, but survive she did, thanks be to God! While she and I will celebrate her trip around the sun next week when she’s here, today’s weather cooperated so that she and dad could