There is no better feeling for a mother than when her babies come home.



My youngest came home last weekend for a very brief two days, but, hey, I will take it. I was happy, happy, joy, joy to get those two days. Thankfully, we were able to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach on Saturday, filled with quality one-on-one time before thunderstorms set in.



We saw John Stasko, Beverly and Greg Schmitt, Kevin and Mona Howard and their three boys while out there.



Saturday night, Lynn and Steve Dugas, Lisa Burwell, Claudia and Ash Caswell, Heather Tate, Daniel Walker, Mackenzie Carter, Summer Wheeler, Michael Dobson and Demetrius Fuller, Phil and Madra McDonald, Mike and Angela Ragsdale, Rebecca Balkcom, Hunter and Jami Ray, Kelli Siler, Paige Schnell, Sheila Goode, Nina and Garrett Horn were some who enjoyed Digital Graffiti.



Promoters of the event held a nice media brunch Friday morning. Claudia Caswell, Rebecca Balkcom, Jami Ray, Kelli Siler, and Anne Hunter enjoyed.  



Carol Wenrick hosted 19 members of the Women's Art Network at her home Monday night. Joan Vienot, Peggy Jones, Susan Alfieri, Martha Cooper, Donnelle Clark, Lori Drew, Carol Dickerson, Karen Kolenberg, and Victoria Hunt enjoyed.  



Congratulations to Regina Jaquess, who tied her own world record during her birthday weekend last week at Cedar Ridge Ski Lake in Canton, Miss. Regina set the Women’s slalom world record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off at the site last June, and returned to the lake last weekend and proceeded to tie the record. Wow! 



Clara Mattison celebrated her 95th birthday last week with a small gathering that included Gary and Linda Vorbeck, Bill and Susan Imfeld, and her son, Gary Mattison.



Congratulations to Mike and Stacey Brady who celebrated 26 years of wedded bliss last week.



Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa was awarded an Award of Excellence from Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine.



Purina has named Alaqua Animal Refuge the top shelter in Florida and one of the top 50 in the United States as part of Purina's 50 Years/50 Shelters promotion.



Vue on 30A is honored to make the VISIT FLORIDA Dining Insider Favorite Beachside Brunches list. Check it out at http://www.vueon30a.com/brunch.



The duo of Tim Jackson and Ike is now the house band at Marie's Bistro in Blue Mountain Beach and play every Friday and Saturday from 8:30 p.m.



Following their month long journey through China, Peggy Sue Mullins and Anne White threw a Chinese pool party for friends at the home of Chuck and Anne White in Sandestin. Guests were treated to authentic Chinese cuisine, artifacts and beautiful images of their visits through Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, the Yangtze River and dozens of small country villages. Attending were Brenda and Jim Radtke, Penelope and Hollis Risley, Peggy and Art Hayes, Connie and John Yarbro, Peggy and Kent Lillie, Mary Alice and Joe Taylor, Kathleen and Michael Hall, and other friends and neighbors.



Valerie Thompson attended a Fleetwood Mac concert.



Beverly Johnson visited Fort Worth.



Ray and Vickie Dollar visited Chicago.



Betty Cork enjoyed California.



Condolences are expressed to Allison Yii in the death of her mother.



Wish a "happy birthday" today to Lydia Smith.



Tomorrow to Lynn Wesson.



Monday to Georgeen Newell.



Tuesday to Bob Hudson, Kent Lillie, and Jan Serafin.



Wednesday to Peter Horn III.



Thursday to columnist and artist Chick Huettel, Lisa Steeno, Nelson Rice, and Linda Banning.



And Friday to Bob Dobes.



 



Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email dwheeler@waltonsun.com. Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. Contributions are accepted.