Sunday, November 09, 2008

Family Day

Yesterday (Saturday) Amy and I spent the day together doing fun stuff. First we attended the Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia's ( Annual Basset Bash. We hung out in a park with about 100 other basset hounds and a number of other dogs. We had a potlluck lunch and many contests including Longest Hound, Widest wingspan (ears), Chow Hound (what WON'T a basset eat?) and a costume contest. The day was also a fund-raiser for the charity and a great social event.

Speaking of social events, Amy and I participated in a blog party last night. It was organized by Heather Whittaker ( and her friend Stephanie Lee (wife of Third Day guitarist Mark Lee. Heather's husband Carlos has a pretty popular blog as well (

We met at a restaurant in historic Roswell, GA and there were about 40 of us there including guitarist/photographer Daley Hake (, friends of Heather's from California and followers of her blog. The really weird connections were plentiful including these two. We learned a few days ago that the sister-in-law of one of Amy's friends from Florida was to be there (the sil lives in Atlanta). The other one came when Amy saw a nametag indicating a blogger from New Smyrna Beach, FL. It turns out it was two ladies from Edgewater, the town just South of NSB and not only do these ladies know Amy's grandparents from their church, they are in a small group with Amy's sister Kelly! It freaked us all out, so we took a picture of Amy with the ladies and sent it to Kelly's phone and nearly immediately got the response WHAT?!? Where are they all together?!?!


Ruthie said...

The blog party was so fun. No one noticed the table moving or glasses dropping. It was great fun to meet you all. I love your doggie pictures as well. It was so weird there were so many people from New Symrna and you knew Dixie Crossroads, go figure.

Peach and love,

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good morning Amy and Michael, it looks like you had a great time at the Basset Bash!!! Which one was your dog?? Thanks for sharing your video of this fun event.. Baba

Jeff said...

What, no Phillies costume?!

Jodee Leader said...

Cute pictures! It looks like you had a great time at both outings!