This is another late post but better late than never!
My beautiful first-born has had a lot of exciting things happening to him in the last couple years.
Shawn was the little tiny thing born in 1973 at 6 pounds 4 ounces and the new love of my life in June 1973.
He grew up way too fast and we are so very, very proud of him. He took a new job in Christiansburg a couple of years ago after receiving his Bachelors Degree in Engineering. Soon after met the love of his life, Jennie Malone.
Recently got a very nice promotion, bought a new truck, bought a house AND got engaged.
Shawn & Jennie 2014
Last month Jen’s mom and sister came for a visit with them and the newly engaged couple invited the family to a cookout at their new home and to meet Jen’s sister, Cynthia. We had met her mother, Barbara, last fall when she came to visit and they brought her to the farm. She and I hit it off right away and she’s a genuinely lovely person.
Eddie, myself, Heather and her husband, Joel met at the new house which they had put together after moving in within a month. I was really proud of all they had done and organized in such quick fashion. Eddie was very impressed with their new home and even more impressed that Shawn had a place all his own and not renting.
Anyway, back to the cookout, Shawn was the chef and I’m sad to say I didn’t get any pictures of that but what a spread they put out. He has become the “Grill Master” and all he needed was a chef’s hat!! We had chicken which had been marinated in a special sauce that Jen got from another chef (I believe), we had hotdogs, hamburgers and all the sides you could imagine and we pigged out. Everything was so good!!
Then came the homemade peach tart that Jen made that morning which was great. She loves making tarts. I had picked up a strawberry short-cake on the way to their home (horrible) and she had also made another strawberry dessert that I didn’t get the name of. Heather had made some of her divine deviled eggs and everything was delicious.
Dessert table at family cookout. This is my son’s fiancée Jennie helping me decide which to take. We took all!
Shawn’s best friend joined us and a good time was had by all. There was lots of laughter, touring of the new home and relaxing on their huge deck on the back of the house. We ate until we couldn’t move and there goes the weight loss program I’ve been working on again!!
We’ve all been invited back and looking forward to it!