Monday, December 31, 2007
Posted by Janet Hunt at 2:58 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Posted by Janet Hunt at 12:16 PM
It is wonderful to have friends who think enough of you to get you exactly what you want for Christmas even when it is your Christmas Day Lunch! Our sweet, long-time friends, Gene and Charlene White have done just that very thing for us for the last few years. They prepare a huge delicious meal for us and there is always enough for more than one family, so we invite Jake's parents to come as well. This year we were able to have Jake's parents, his sister, Jennifer and her husband Luke, along with their little daughter, Ella. Also, Eddie's mother, Granny (Viola) was able to join us and she is always a delight to be around. We had a great time celebrating Jesus's Birthday!
We were happy that Santa was able to make a surprise visit on his way back to the North Pole! He also shared with us a story about why we really celebrate Christmas. Santa really is a great guy!
Addie patiently awaits "her turn" to open her stocking! During our family time we take turns from the youngest to the oldest opening our gifts. However, on Christmas Day after we have lunch everyone opens their stockings. That is a "free for all" and everyone just goes for it. But at stocking time, Addie thought she had to wait her turn so she sits patiently then finally asks Jake if it is her turn now!! I think her favorite item of the day was her fishing pole!
Family is wonderful and it is nice when cousins actually like each other. My niece, Lindsey, and her fiance, Taylor were able to drop by for a brief visit before everyone is off to Gatlinburg!!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 11:32 AM
Friday, December 28, 2007
This was a very different Christmas Eve for Johnny and me. We actually had a Christmas Date. After the wonderful Christmas Eve service, Johnny and I had a great Italian dinner together then went to the movies. It was a great time for the two of us. We really enjoyed being together. Christmas Eve has changed for us throughout the years. It was always a real treat for me as a child to look forward to spending Christmas Eve at my grandmother's house, exchanging gifts with the large family then heading home in the backseat of the car always looking in the sky hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa on his way to my house. When the grandparents are gone, things really begin to change. It is then time to make new traditions with the family. Ours changed when we began to have Christmas Eve services at Woodstock not going to Wilmington as often during the Christmas holidays. It was then a chance for Mom and Dad to come to Woodstock to visit us which did happen on occasion. Then, came Xtreme, meaning we all head for Gatlinburg on Christmas Day or the day after. (You will hear about that soon!) As a parent with grown children the time comes for their traditions to begin for their families as well, which means sharing our children with the other parents! That is not so easy! However, it is a necessary thing to do. It is a part of having a growing family. So....new traditions must begin for Johnny and me. For the last two years, we have had our family time on Dec. 23rd which has worked out well and we had a great time as a family, as always. Christmas Eve for Hollie and Pete is spent with his parents, the Hixsons and Deanna and Jake spend Christmas Eve with Jake's parents, the Carswells. Then on Christmas Day everyone, including the Carswells, all gather at our house for a delicious Christmas Day Lunch, provided by a great friend that I will tell you about next! Will our new tradition be a nice dinner and movie on Christmas Eve? We'll see as the years roll around. Stay tuned! Christmas Eve will be here again before we know it! Regardless, Christmas Eve can always be great if you are celebrating with someone you love as much as I love my wonderful husband, Johnny.
She is nothing less that a pure delight to her Mimom and Papa.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 9:21 PM
Theme with a Prom dance for the HHHixson High School! And of course, she and Pete were crowned the Prom King and Prom Queen! It was so much fun. Most people dressed in their most unlikely prom wear for the evening. Hollie, Pete and some friends arrived on the Fur Bus. Below are some of the pictures from the evening. Go to Hollie's blogspot to see more fun pictures of the evening.
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Monday, December 17, 2007
This is my upstairs security guard...notice his two little helpers!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 4:49 PM
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Sunday, December 16, 2007
Merry Christmas Everybody! Okay, Okay, I'm going to try to update this page this afternoon, Lord willing!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 3:42 AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Johnny and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary on November 21. It usually falls during the week of Thanksgiving and it could not come at a better time since I am so very thankful for such a wonderful husband. His first goal is to be a Christian that honors Christ in all he says and does and he is successful! His second goal it to love and honor me as his wife and help-meet and keep me happy and he is very successful at that was well! His third goal is to love and honor his children and grandchildren and spend all the time he can with them investing in their lives and he certainly does that well! Thank you, husband, for all you are and for all you do for us making us happy every day. We love you dearly!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 11:05 PM
One of my favorite things about Costa Rica were the monkeys! The ones we took with us and the ones from Costa Rica that lived in the trees!
We stayed at the Four Seasons and they had a fabulous children's program. The kids really wanted to stay all day long and even in the evening for the special activities. They had a great staff who really liked our kids, of course!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 10:39 PM
We had a short but great trip to New York City this month. I was there only for one night but for two days and did a lot and saw a lot. You can make much progress in NY when time is short! The weather was sooo perfect! Johnny went on to upstate New York for a Timothy+Barnabas conference (it snowed!) but I could not go because I needed to get back home to leave for vacation in Costa Rica the next day! I will arrive in CR on Friday with Jake, Deanna, Katie and Carson and Johnny, Hollie, Pete, Hope and Addie will join us on Monday.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 10:29 PM
I guess we have seen the Christmas Show with the Rockettes at Radio City Hall five times and this time was as great as the first! They had changed some parts and added some great new stuff and we loved it again! How can you not love everything about New York?
Posted by Janet Hunt at 10:25 PM
We really can't go anywhere without someone knowing us in some way! We walked out of Carnegie's Deli in New York City and someone said, "Sir, aren't you Johnny Hunt?" We had never met these people, but one of them knew who Johnny was. They minister to Jewish Christians in New York City.
Posted by Janet Hunt at 10:17 PM
Saturday, November 3, 2007
I thought I would let all of you know that I am alive and loving my sweet wife BIG TIME! She seems to get more beautiful, charming, and enjoyable with each passing day. Hope all of you are enjoying Jesus and the life He has so richly blessed us with. You are loved.
Your sponsor, Johnny Hunt
Posted by Janet Hunt at 12:29 PM
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My precious special little nephew, Dalton, had a wonderful time at the Fair!
My sweet little niece, Maranda, and her mom, Julie (I like her, too) on a ride at the Fair. Maranda especially liked the music and danced all night!
No visit to the Fair is complete without cotton candy no matter how worked up the kids already are! Sugar highs are required at the Fair!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 11:15 AM
Posted by Janet Hunt at 11:00 AM
Well, they did it again! My two sweet daughters celebrated my 35th birthday, again...with style....weird style at MY request. My birthday is a day I like to come and go quietly but they like to have a party because they know that party is what I like to do, but not at my expense. So, to celebrate my birthday I insisted that we celebrate it on Halloween but the requirement for participation was that each person had to dress up...after all, it WAS Halloween. We went to the Swan Coach House and had such a great time. Here are some pictures from the big event.
If you were not invited to the party, don't fret because at least you have another chance to eat at the Swan Coach House because they may not ever let any of us back in there again. The staff may not have been too thrilled about us being there, but the other guests in the restaurant got a kick out of our party. Can you believe that we were the only ones there who were dressed for the occasion? Some people just do not know how to have fun!
Posted by Janet Hunt at 10:38 AM
Friday, November 2, 2007
Posted by Janet Hunt at 7:40 PM