Catie and Cossars Memphis wedding

Steamboat Colorado 2021

Steamboat 2021

Hiking around Steamboat

Going out west is always a fun vacation! Here are some hiking highlights.. These are some great places to hike with beautiful views.. hiking Hahn’s Peak, hiking Pearl Lake and hiking Fish Creek Falls. Hahn’s Peak is very hard..straight up with lots of switch backs but worth it! ( I didn’t make it to very top) The elevation goes from 8200 to 10800. I could hardly breathe! We hiked around Pearl Lake and to Fish Creek Falls. They are both about 1 mile round trip and relatively flat..

Favorite places to eat

Our favorite restaurants in Steamboat.. Creekside Cafe for brunch or lunch. Try to get a table outside by the creek. Ore House is a great steak house. Salt and Lime is delicious Tex mex . If the weather is nice get a table on the roof. Winonas is delicious for breakfast or lunch. The downtown Farmers Mkt is 3-4 blocks long along the river on Yampa street. It’s on Saturdays 8-2 I think, Highly recommend! Hahns Peak Roadhouse is just like it sounds! Fun local pool hall/restaurant. On The way to Hahn’s peak on CR 129 you pass by Clark Colorado where The Home ranch is and The Clark store. The Clark store is definitely a must stop. We flew into Eagle CO and drove to Edwards, CO for lunch. We loved Hovis and Harrison which is a cafe, bakery and market!

The Steamboat rodeo is a very American family activity. The cowgirl going slow around the arena with the American flag is the most patriotic thing! 🇺🇸 Below is a video! There is saddle bronc riding, cowgirl barrel racing, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling,bareback riding and junior and pee wee events. The announcer explains every event. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. My son is interested in the team roping.

“America the Beautiful “ 🇺🇸

Horseback Riding on the Continental Divide 🤠🐎

VRBO information We stayed in a VRBO on the side of town where my son lives. It’s a brand new neighborhood with brand new houses and we loved it!

Cossar State Park 2021

The Cossar family has been going to Cossar State Park (www.mdwfp.com) since 1979. We have our family reunion there once a year. Usually in May or June. It is on the shores of Enid Lake about 7 miles off the Oakland exit . There are 13 air conditioned cabins and 83 campsites.

St Simons GA

My sisters and I went with our mom Elizabeth Cossar to The King and Prince in St Simons GA for her 80th birthday 🎂 ..No children..No husbands.. Just us!

The King and Prince is a wonderful Georgia Resort on St Simons Island. This historic resort has a lot of southern hospitality and beautiful views. It’s located directly on the Atlantic Ocean and offers outdoor dining for 3 meals a day! They have a HUGE tent for outdoor weddings and receptions.

Our shopping recommendations: Savannah Bee Company has cool store. We loved Diana Bailey (@dianebaileydesigns) and her ladies shop! We also liked Go Fish, Viola Market, Two Friends (@twofriends-stsimons), Butlers Stash, KJ Clothier, and Bailey Boys (@the_bailey_boys). Bailey Boys’s is a wonderful local children’s clothes line that also has fabulous back room with lots of choices and deep discounts on their clothes.

Our food recommendations: Porch is a great spot for lunch. For dinner, Coastal kitchen (delicious shrimp salad and great views), Ember (delicious pizza and Brussels sprout appetizer), Halyard’s (fabulous shrimp taco), and lastly Tramici (excellent service, pizza, & chicken piccata) . Also Echo At The King and Prince very good. If you happen to be there on a Wednesday lots of fun happening with the karaoke singer!

The Island Day Spa is wonderful! My massage was in of the top 5! We all loved our therapists! Highly recommend! 💆‍♀️

How I listen to podcast or audio books. Earphones KILL my ears 👂🏼
Favorite house I saw .. just sold for 1.5 million
My middle sister Tay Morgan made a private Facebook group asking all of my moms friends to send cards to me to take to her on our trip. It was a very fun night activity and she got around 130-ish cards! It was a Huge surprise!

Another 80th birthday surprise was that my younger sister Mary Payne Gilbert got the comedian LeeAnn Morgan to do a personalized video birthday message that was hilarious! Watch it here: https://v.cameo.com/e/iRo9Q6mGTgb

The grandchildren sent her beautiful flowers!

Last pic taken in the Atlanta airport ✈️

Thompson and Kendall’s wedding weekend

Below is the article for the Northside Sun:

Garraway and Moore wedding February 13th, 2021

Kendall Marie Garraway and John Thompson Cossar Moore were united in marriage on Saturday, February 13th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at The Cathedral of St. Peter in Jackson, Mississippi. Father Aaron Williams officiated the ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Frances Nelson, organist and Sonya Loper, soloist. 🎶 The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Greaves Garraway of Jackson, Mississippi. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick West Garraway of Jackson and the late Doctor Dominick Manuel Lago of New Orleans and Mrs. Madeline Marie Lago of New Orleans. 👰🏼‍♀️ The bridegroom is the son of Doctor and Mrs. James Love Moore, Junior of Jackson, Mississippi. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Love Moore of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson Cossar of Madison. Groom🤵🏼

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a custom Britt Wood Designs LLC of Atlanta, Georgia white strapless gown with a low back silk Mikado bodice and an A-line skirt made of silk organza with a chapel train. She finished her ensemble with a royal cathedral veil made of silk tulle. Her bouquet was filled with queen annes lace, ranunculus, astilbe, stock and lily of the valley. The bouquet was complete with a family rosary, diamond and gold rings, blush pink silk ribbon and monogrammed double faced satin ribbon.

The bride’s Maid of Honor was her sister, Caroline Garraway and her Matron of Honor was Margaret Morgan McKemey. Bridesmaids were Frances Chase, Ali Corbin, Emily Dance, Marguerite Johnson, Sally Farrington Thompson, Katie Love Garraway Owen, Sara Anderson Tynes, Murray Miller, and Luci Moore. Honorary Bridesmaids were Chesley Wilson Crider, Emily Haberstroh, Margaret Harkness Morgan, Kendal Herring Peterman, Ginny Luckie Farmer, Mary Ellen Lewis, Alex Cockayne, Chandler Clarkson, Ann Marie Lyons and Hannah Farris Moore. Hastings Owen, cousin of the bride, was the flower girl. Bridesmaids wore different gowns in shades of white, cream, and ivory.

The bridegroom’s Best Man was his father, Jimmy Moore. Groomsmen were Sanford Moore, Harrison Moore, Douglas Haick, Wayland Swann, Costa Kell, Matthew Gude, Tripp McKemey, Whit Kendall, Christopher Schell and John Garraway.  Ushers were Cossar Morgan and Daniel Haas.  

On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner fish fry for the wedding party and family at The Cedars in Jackson. Travelin’ Jane provided the entertainment. The bridal brunch on the day of the wedding was cherry blossom themed, paying homage to the newlyweds home, Washington, D.C.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception for wedding party and family at The Raymond on the historic square in Raymond, Mississippi. After the couple’s first dance to “You Make Loving Fun” by Fleetwood Mac, sung by Kate Teague, guests were entertained by the Patrick Harkins band. The three-tiered traditional bride’s cake featured a smooth cream cheese frosting. It was displayed on a large silver pedestal adorned with white roses and displayed under a floral wrapped industrial chandelier. The bridegroom’s cake was a five-tiered display of Manny Randazzo’s King Cake from New Orleans.

The newlyweds traveled to Antiqua for their wedding trip. The couple is at home in Washington, D.C. The bride and bridegroom both graduated from Jackson Preparatory and the University of Mississippi. Currently, the bride is a Legislative Assistant for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and the bridegroom is a Professional Staff Member on the US Senate Appropriations Committee, Homeland Security Subcommittee.

Leaving for honeymoon ..getting on train to Nola

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is a popular natural landmark nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak on the west side of Colorado Springs. It is known for its massive red rocks sticking straight out of the ground – it was quite impressive!

Kissing Camels

No Climbers on the day we were there! It was very windy!

This is called Siamese twins.

Balancing Rock

Balanced Rock, poised above the park road at the Garden of the Gods, defies the laws of physics as it balances on a sloped ledge of sandstone. The famed boulder, appearing in publications around the world as one of the best examples of a balancing rock, is the most famous rock formation at the Garden of the Gods!

Pikes Peak—Summit

We made it to the Summit today! Yesterday it was only open to 11,000 feet and this afternoon they opened it to the TOP —14,115 feet! So we took off. It was a VERY EXTRA scary drive. It’s 19 miles total! I prayed, leaned into the middle of the car, held my breath, couldn’t talk, and prayed some more. My hands were sweating. My husband did a fabulous job ..but it was still one of the most scariest things we have ever done! I really can’t describe the roads and switchbacks. There was no railing, but it was icy and very windy. My favorite thing was the beautiful scenery. You could see for miles.

Here are some pictures that I took. I have more on my good camera, but these are iPhone pictures from mine and my husbands phone…

this is a view from the 13000 feet stop(mile marker 13)

I was a nervous wreck. It felt weird standing up. Almost like I was on a ride at the fair.

14,115 feet! We did it!

This is from the top right where we parked our car.

Just beautiful!

Cool and Windy! Notice construction crew behind us working on new observation deck and cog railway.

Mile Marker 18.. Usually big horn sheep are in this area.

We didn’t see Big Foot

Its $15 per person to drive up this scenic highway, and it is worth it!

Drive out West

We wanted to go visit our son in Colorado and also take a vacation. We were not wanting to fly on a plane so we decided to drive. It’s about a 20-ish hour drive from Mississippi. We first stopped in Dallas and stayed with a friend and ate dinner with some friends and had a great time. We got up early the next morning and left in a huge lightning storm before 6 AM and got to Colorado Springs by 6 PM. It was a long day in the car. We listened to the podcast called “Missing in Alaska” for most of the day. We stopped in Amarillo for lunch and ate at a wonderful healthy place called Eat Rite. That night we stayed at the Broadmoor and thoroughly enjoyed it. The next day we drove to Steamboat and stayed three days. They got 8 to 10 inches of snow while we were there and the temperature got down to -10. We stayed at the Inn at Steamboat – and loved it. It is quite small but a great place to stay. You get breakfast, hot tea, and cookies in the afternoon. They also have a washing machine that you can use.

We went to watch our son Harrison at work. They were doing pregnancy checks on over 200 cows at the ranch that day.

The next day we went with him to feed the cows and horses.

This is Panda, my Granddog. He is a wonderful ranch dog and loves telling the cows where to go!

After 3 days in Steamboat, we drove back to The Broadmoor for 3 more days. Then headed back to Mississippi. We listened to the Audiobook called “The last Plane in the Sky.” It was fascinating.

The Broadmoor

At the Italian restaurant

We ‘celebrated’ our anniversary… just a few months late!

Golf on the East Course at The Broadmoor

Beautiful MoonRise over Texas!

Oxford MS #HottyToddy Ole Miss game #TheGrove

We had a great hot weekend in Oxford. It’s a awesome place to go visit! We had some new discoveries this past weekend I’d like to share. Anytime we go to Oxford we have best time catching up with friends we haven’t seen in years and checking out what is new!

The Snack Bar was a great surprise! We had never been and loved it! It’s dark so we had to get our phones out to read menu. The trout dip was a wonderful appetizer. We loved the choice of zero proof drinks on the menu. Its rare to find something on the drink menu for people who don’t drink. We were thrilled! We had no problem getting a reservation and the service was the best!

Then we visited The Creamery …it’s a new ice cream place on the Square. We enjoyed it so much that we went back Sunday after lunch at St Leo’s. We love to support locally owned places while in Oxford. The owner of The Creamery is Hudson Magee. His parents opened up the William Magee Center for Wellness this weekend. It is a new place for students to go. Prayerfully it will make a big impact on students and help them with all the stresses and other things that go along with college.

Our tailgate was fun but hot 🥵.

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Family in the Grove

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Ole Miss Players praying before the Game.

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The Creamery

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Courthouse on the Square

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Purple Honey