Friday, September 30, 2011

Oh say can you sing!

Andrew (would you look at the way that kid has grown up!) is taking chorus this year at Wesleyan.  Tom sent this video of him singing with the acappella chorus at last week's football game.  One of my joys in life is to see and share what the fabulous nine are up to!

Wesleyan Chorus sings Natl Anthem 9.23.11 from Tom Sabonis-Chafee on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

September moments of love extraordinaire...

And exactly where it comes from is where it's going to...


Alan sent me this picture of Kristin and himself in the first grade at Westminster.

and one more...

P. S.  I miss the Regas family, sending love extraordinaire your way!  (I know you have been really, really busy; football, cheer leading, golf, work, school...just know we are thinking of you!)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Goodbye Mattie

Mattie was put down just a few minutes ago.
I'll tell you more when it's not so painful.
i love you

I don’t mean to expose Kimberly’s broken heart, here on the walls of Chatterbox, but I hope through these walls we can remember, commiserate, share, love and put to rest the life of Mattie, the Sab-Cha Cat.
It is natural to expect that we will comfort each other when we lose a person near and dear to us, but we are not allowed to grieve as such when it is our pets.  I remember when Nava died and feeling the sadness within the Regas family and Michael’s touching tribute.   I so wanted to let them know that I understood.

Mattie has been with Kim and Tom from shortly after they began their lives together 20 years ago.   Mattie warmed the hearth of their first home and taught them how wonderful it was to expand their love for each other.   Seeing that love to fruition, Tom and Kim laid Mattie to rest today.  She had stopped eating, was labored in her breathing and after the veterinarian did all he could this weekend, they bravely went back this morning and on his advice took Mattie out of her misery.  Make no mistake, this is such a kind, loving and terribly hard thing to do.

Pretty soon the family will smile instead of cry at the thought of Mattie, who gave so much pleasure and so little displeasure; but today we will all mourn her loss and feel sad about the pain in the hearts of Tom, Kim, Andrew, Emily and William.  If you need to talk about Mattie, you can put it here on Chatterbox, we would love to listen.

This is to Mattie, the Sab-Cha Cat, thanks be to God for the Gift!
(A strong genetic background for longevity can't be discounted. Given proper care, nutrition, and regular veterinary visits, a cat kept indoors can live as long as 21 years or more. (The average age of cats is 12-15 years) This is, of course, barring any serious medical conditions or untimely accidents…You gave Mattie a good life!)

Weekend at Northcroft...

Trying to figure out what to do about down trees on Egypt.  
I don't to let it go.

Fascinated by the beauty at the waterhole.

Orange bracket fungus

Grass of Parnassus at creekside.

Sweet time alone, feeding the fish and talking to God.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Bragging Rights


Partner Mike Regas, Immediate Past President of the Buckhead Lions Club, presents a check to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in the amount of $35,000 from the proceeds of the Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament held at Druid Hills Golf Club.

Okay, so I took it straight from the pages of facebook; a mother's got a right to brag!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's official...our first...

...and Mimi is sending the safe driving angels to fly in Ford's tailwinds!

Way-To-Go, Grandson!

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Joyfully more candles to light...9/19/11

Thank you for loving me, sharing your family with me and being my rock when I need truth...
  I was nineteen, had a year old baby I was already clinging to, how was I to know that I needed you so much...but God did.
Happy Birthday, Kim Berly (and I write that with a smile).  
You are one of my finest hours and every Mother's dream for her little girl.  

Happy Birthday!

Monday, September 05, 2011

In a word...Isabelle!

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