Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Prayers for Elli

My sweet little 2 year-old niece and my new person of the week, Elli Frensley, will be having a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy on Tuesday morning, November 24, at Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Please keep her, as well as the doctors and nurses, in your prayers.

Brandlyn and Chris really appreciate all your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Leona Grace

Sam and I were so happy to see our new baby niece last night! Leona (Lee-O-Nah) Grace Sackett was born yesterday and weighs 7.3 lbs. I think Leona looks just like her big sister, Ella! Here is a fun fact for ya...Ella is the first "Sackett" in a few generations to be a big sister!

Here are a few pictures of me and Sam with Leona. Between the two of us we have 6 nephews and 5 nieces now. I love being an aunt!

Mommy and baby are both doing great! Please keep Matt and Keri's family in your prayers as they welcome the newest addition to their family.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Harvard Club

I completely forgot to write about our recent trip to Boston. Sam was in his friend, Clay's, wedding. Clay and his new wife, Inna, live in New York City, but they met while in college at Harvard University. The wedding was beautiful and the view from the reception at the Harvard Club was breathtaking. I was in Boston less than 24 hours so I didn't get to see much of the city, but Sam and I plan to go back sometime! I loved the city from the moment I flew in over the harbour...lighthouses and sailboats everywhere. The view was like out of a book!

Here is Sam posing in our swanky little hotel room in downtown Boston.

Sam & The Groom

Me & The Beautiful Bride - Her dress was all beautiful and feminine!

Sam and two other groomsmen taking shots with the Groom. Before.....

...and After. Wow, nice faces!

Sam's parents at the wedding!

 A few pictures at sunset from the Harvard Club. Like I said, the view was amazing...

What a fun trip. I cannot wait to go back and actually see the city!
Congrats Clay and Inna!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Taking It All In

Sometimes you just need to take some time to look at all the beauty around you. I did that last week when I went for a run. Well, at least I started to go for a run. The fall colors on the trees were so beautiful that I ran back to my house, got the camera, and decided to go for a walk instead. Sam and I just moved into a new neighborhood and this is really my first fall season to be in Fort Wayne so I wanted to take advantage of all the new beautiful scenery around us.

As I told y'all before, the Fall is my favorite season, and I would say Fort Wayne has the most beautiful Fall I have ever seen! The leaves turn slowly and depending on the type of tree, the leaves sometimes stay on the trees for a month after turning colors. It really makes you appreciate the different seasons. Well, that is, until the leaves all fall off the trees because then you know winter is coming soon. And the winter here is frickin' cold! I also like the dramatic color scheme - evergreens are always green, then there are yellow, orange, and red maples, and Crabapple trees, and so many more...

Part of our neighborhood is on a golf course. Our house is not, but it's really close. As you can see, walkers are not welcomed on the course. Golfers Only!

This tree below is my very favorite tree in the neighborhood - a Red Maple. Sam and I are going to plant some in our yard next spring! The one here belongs to our new neighbors from Chicago. They moved in the day before Halloween and have 4 precious little girls. The youngest two are twins! So adorbale!

It doesn't really do the whole scene justice, but I love this picture! The cutest creek and bridges run through the golfcourse. And in the mornings it is so quiet here...perfect time to go for a jog.

The three pictures below are also on the golf course.

This one was taken at our house. I LOVE Crabapple trees and we have four of them! Aren't they so "Wintery Whimsical"?! They remind me of my Delta Besties, especially Collin, because we love going to Bonefish Grill! They have the most amazing food and seasonal cocktails and this one reminds me of the "White Christmas" martini!

I love the Fall! Keep coming back because in a few weeks you will be seeing pictures of more snow than I care to post!