A perfect day with the perfect group of people. As always Rita's was a lot of fun and I think everyone took home more then we really needed. Here is a pic of Rita doing a "drive by"
Pics of nursery run to Rita's ( Randolphs greenhouses)
Kenny - where's the pics of Kim riding the bucking bronco ?
Hiliarious!! Great pics and dialogue..... thanks for including us in your day! Looks like ya'll had a great time !
I am envious.....
Genna - I sure wish you could have come. I know you would have had to have had a great time with this bunch ! We sure missed those that didn't get to. When we went to eat, we were amazed that the total count for lunch was actually 20 people. For this not to have been a plant swap - that is really amazing.
When we told Casey Jones that we needed a table for 20 people - the young man said he about passed out. So, we kindly volunteered Ruth to go help clean up the table for us all to eat on. Thanks Ruth! Otherwise, we may have had to eat all seperately.
Kenny, Ruth (the one in the middle ignoring me) and Amanda (Sandra's daughter).
edited to say - the cute little red head on the far right is 1 of Sandra's DGD's. Both of Amanda's girls came, and they were both so good to be amongst so many nuts in 1 bunch.
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LOL ..... I am sure ya'll were a quiet, mild group.... no one even knew you were there !!! LOL NOT !!
Maybe next year..... I needed to work in my garden today but I didn't get far because it started raining !! I did manage to get some more seeds planted in jugs though for my flower beds!! I just wish the get togethers were a little more spread out !
One year Genna, it seemed we were doing something every month. We hated saying bye so bad, so we just planned another event for the next month so we could see each other again. I tell you - it is really hard to say bye to such friends that you had so much fun with.
I have had the priviledge of meeting several of the DG folks - and have thoroughly enjoyed it .... really looking for ward to next weekend and seeing several of them again. Then hopefully it will be on to Jeri's just three weeks from now! I just wish this trip to Rita's hadn't been so close to the others..... as I have a HUGE to do list here that I am barely making a dent in !! LOL but then it is that way ALL the time !!
Too bad there isn't someone from that direction coming to Debras so that you could come with them......
I totally understand Genna. You end up having to pick and choose when you have a busy life. It is hard to because it really does do my soul alot of good.
LOL No itch...pants were falling down from sweating so much! LOL I am a little nervous about seeing me on the horse. lol
We had the most wonderful time! Words just cannot express how much KA and I love each of you!
KA took a few pictures at Bonnie's house. I will post them tomorrow.
Kim the horse pic will show up in a few days. Glad to see ya'll made it back safe and sound.
And man, did we do some sweating! Wish my pants would fall down from sweating. I don't seem to have that problem, Kim. lol.
Kim - did you and Marilyn enjoy your stay in the hotel??
We had a great day and the weather was perfect, it was good to see everyone again with everyone shopping and going in all directions there just wasn't enough visiting time.
Bonnie, I bet we lost lots of weight today from all of the toting and sweating...we should be able to fit into a size 3 tomorrow. LOL
Actually, it was Kathy Ann and I that stayed in Jackson. However, we were informed that there was no reservation in our name. But, they got a us a suite next door (for the same price!) and all worked out. Anyway, the room was spectacular! We both gave Jeff several hugs for sending us ;o)
Ruth as always, it is so good to see you and Lamar! You both make me laugh all the time!
By the way.........we would like to invite y'all to go with us to shop for plants in Memphis next year. LOL
I had fun looking through all the pictures Kenny, You DONE good! LOL
I did have an awesome time too. Darren helped me unload all the plants I picked up today and yesterday, he kept asking me , Mom I thought you weren't going to rebuild the greenhouse, Why are you stocking back up on plants ? LOL.
It was wonderful meeting some new folks this time around. If you folks that didn't get to come ever get the chance to, meeting at Rita's every year is a trip you won't want to ever miss...
Did you happen to find my missing hostas, KA? I am glad that you had some help getting out all of the plants...because you had a few!
I too, am so happy to have met some people for the first time. It is so very nice to be able to put a face to a name! I hope to see all of you there again, next year!