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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Walk the Line

Well, we watched the Johnny Cash movie last night, Walk the Line, and it was excellent. I can see why Reese Witherspoon won an oscar for her performance. I highly recommend the movie. I am not very familiar with Johnny Cash's music so I have nothing to compare the music in the movie with, but it seemed to me that they did a really good job.

Before watching the movie we enjoyed a lovely meal outside in downtown Athens at Depalma's. We sat at our sidewalk table and watched the people go by. Last night that included some high school students all dressed up for their prom. I just love the European feel of eating outside at a sidewalk cafe. It was a bit warm for April last evening, but we were in the shade and there was a nice breeze so it was very comfortable.


Downtown Athens

Friday, April 14, 2006

My Law Librarian official photo


I'm posting this here so I can link to it from somewhere else. It's a few years out of date, but then I look much the same.

Photos from Fall St. Johns reunion in San Francisco

It seems I never posted photos from the San Francisco reunion in October. So here are a few. First, here are the "girls" after our Saturday afternoon cruise on San Francisco bay. From left to right: Donna (Cowl) Salmont, Lisa Tunstall, Jennifer Devlin, Frances Yankie-Marsh, Tomi Griffin, Beth (Geesey) Holmes, Debbie (Ostrowski) Setzke, Barb (Ruhlin) Verrett, Marianne (Ludka) Hulsey.



Here's Fran and Arthur Veenendaal in the pub next to the hotel at Happy Hour on Friday.




Here's Jenny Devlin and Matt Chuchman enjoying the cruise.




Lastly, here's Chris Geurden and Tomi back at the Irish Bank Pub.

Mexico here I come and Easter in Athens


So, now that it looks like there won't be a Delta stike and I will be able to fly to Cancun I am getting excited about a few days of R & R at the beach south of Cancun with a bunch (21) of friends from my school days at St. Johns International School in Waterloo, Belgium. I saw some of them last October, but others I haven't seen since 1978 when we were all in 8th grade. We are staying at the El Dorado Adults only resort -- the photos on the web make it look fabulous so I hope it lives up to them. Here's one above. I've never been to Mexico or an all inclusive resort like this so it will be a new experience -- I know must people my age did this on Spring Break at one time or another, but I've always preferred cooler climates and am really going now to be with the people -- I confess though that I love swimming pools and having drinks by the beach -- I just hope it's not TOO hot. I was just outside here and it is really very hot in the sun with temps near 90. Much too hot for April 14 in North Georgia. In fact the temperature is two degrees COOLER in Cancun today than it is here.

The Holmes Family, Athens branch, has no special plans for Easter weekend. There's an Easter egg hunt at church and special music at church where Jim and I will be singing in the choir, but other than that no plans for anything other than a quiet weekend. Emma is going to parents night out tonight and Jim and I plan a dinner on our screened porch following by a viewing of our latest Netflix movie "Walk the Line." I'll be sure to let you all know what we thought. Jim and I are big fans of Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix so are looking forward to it.

That's it for this Friday -- time to get back to work.
~Beth

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Twins at 3 months















My sister Kate just sent me these photos of Nikolas and Amelia at three months. Their proud Aunt thinks they look adorable and can't wait to see them again. Nicky is in the blue and Amelia is in the green.