Tuesday, May 29, 2007
My niece Bonnie is finally married and it was a beautiful wedding. She is not the girly type and the wedding wasn't girly either really, but more of a simple and elegant nature. She wore a beautiful wedding dress and Brian wore his tux. They each had a witness, maid of honor and best man, to stand with them. The preacher wore his Sunday suit and cowboy boots and the ceremony was in the front yard at her mothers house, under an arch decorated with tulle and red roses with the squash patch in the background. It was perfect. The bar-b-q reception afterward fit in as well, was a lot of fun, and produced some great pictures. It just goes to show that you don't have to spend a lot and go overboard to have a beautiful and elegant wedding. Especially if that's just not your style. I wish Bonnie and Brian a long and happy marriage together. I know they are going to be very happy.
Posted by Carrie Sparks McClain at 6:25 AM
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Posted by Carrie Sparks McClain at 9:04 AM
Well, it is strange how things work out sometimes. I have been in the real estate business for a year now and haven't sold anything. I have found that you have to have money to make money and you also need time to devote to this business to be successful at it. However, those are two things that I'm a little short on lately. I had decided that my life was too hectic and I needed to simplify and since money and time are short the first thing to go was going to be real estate. Now, in the past couple of weeks, I have put a contract on a house and it was accepted and I have to finish paperwork and take pictures for the house I'm listing. It seems that when I don't try to make progress in this business, or even try to leave the business, that is when things start to pick up. Now that I have these deals in the works, I have to stay around a little longer. It's just strange how that works, isn't it?
Posted by Carrie Sparks McClain at 7:09 AM
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Well, we had a wonderful time in Panama City and I'll have pictures later to show you, but I thought I would go ahead by saying that camping at the bay is not too bad, very clean and well taken care of. We enjoyed the calm bay water, much like being on the lake here, but I did miss being able to fall out of the door and be right on the beach and hearing the waves roll in. We did get to see the Airforce jets fly over a lot and even saw a Navy ship come in to port and restock. Clark said that the Navy ship was a smaller one that goes back and forth between the land and the big ship to restock it. I have pictures of that too. All in all it was a good trip. Clark is already asking where we are going to camp next and we had to go by an RV store on the way home to look at our future camping vehicle, a fifth wheel with a master suite. Plus he informed me that he would need a new duel wheel truck to pull the new camper. Big dreams! Anyway, the only bad thing (and its not really a bad thing) that happened was the biker rally at the beach. We didn't realize when we planned the trip that it was "Thunder on the Beach" biker week in Panama and you have to really watch out for the bikers coming in and out of traffic. We were on the other end of the beach from the festivities, but there were a lot of bikers staying in the camp grounds. Most of them were very nice and didn't make a lot of unnecessary noise and the bikes were nice to see (Harleys, Hondas, Gold Wings, etc.) I enjoyed our trip a lot and of course we spent some great time with our friends, Greg and Jana, and their son, Gavin. Gavin had Clark all over the place, he loves Clark and has to know where Clark is at all times. If Clark went back over to our tent for something, Gavin followed him. They played ball on the beach and hung out at the camp grounds. I think it is so sweet. I'll try to get the pictures downloaded this week so you can see them.
Posted by Carrie Sparks McClain at 6:33 AM