Hey it's good to be back home again, yes it is. The old John Denver song really expresses how I feel. The last few weeks have been amazing and a lot of fun, but it sure is good to be back home again. We arrived back home from our cruise on Sunday the 28th, had 3 days to regroup, and then headed for Baton Rouge on New Years Day to see the grandkids.
AUTUMN WAS HAPPY TO SEE US
We stopped in Shreveport to pick up Autumn who had spent a few days with David's folks. When we got to Baton Rouge that evening, we celebrated Christmas with Cynda, Dave, and the girls.
WAKE UP PAPA
Friday noon we went to a wonderful; restaurant called ZEA's. In the afternoon, Gina and Cynda went shopping for scrapbooking supplies. Cynda has really gotten into scrapbooking. If you are interested you can see her scrapbooking site. She has gotten Gina interested, and Gina just started her own site.
AUTUMN SLEEPING ON GRANDMA
Autumn always wants to sleep with Grandma. Grandma would lay down with her until she went to sleep, and then get up. Autumn figured out how to keep Grandma with her. Just sleep on top of Grandma.
CYNDA AND DAVE CELEBRATE THEIR 7TH ANNIVERSARY
Saturday night Cynda and Dave went out to celebrate their anniversary while we kept the kids. They had a great time. People at the restaurant asked them if they were dating. We had a good time with the girls. We took them to the Himalayas Restaurant. Himalayas features an Indian and Nepalese menu. Autumn loves the Palak Paneer. My favorite is the Navratan Korma. Himalayas is Cynda and Dave's favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge. The owners love to see Autumn eat there. Not many kids her age will eat food that is unusual. Autumn will eat an adult portion of the Palak Paneer.
REBEKAH AND POOH TAKE A BATH
After eating at Himalayas, the girls needed baths. They enjoyed their baths, and we thought they would settle down and go to bed. They were way to excited for that. It was midnight before we got them to sleep.
REBEKAH DRIES OFF
Gina and Cynda had to take advantage of one more opportunity to shop for scrapbooking supplies on Sunday morning. After they were finished we got around and headed for home. It was after 1:00 when we left. We arrived home about 9:30, and yes it's good to be back home again.
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I was born in 1956 in Madison, Tennessee, while my parents were attending Madison College. I grew up along the Front Range in Colorado, attending schools in Longmont, Brighton, Boulder and Loveland, Colorado. Two years after graduating from Campion Academy, I married my sweetheart, Regina. We lived in Loveland, Colorado for six years before moving to Mena in western Arkansas.
I love the people of Mena and the friendly easy going way of life here. I have owned and operated my own business since moving to Mena. I enjoy the natural beauty of western Arkansas and being out of doors.
My newspaper column in The Mena Star, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered on January 7, 2016. In March 2017, I published my first book, titled The Little Things - Devotionals from a small town, using articles from the column. I published the second book in the Devotionals from a small town series, titled In the Fog, in December 2017.