Another year at Bridget and Pauley's Gourmet Soups and Dips has passed and we hope that everything has gone well for you and your families.

As we get ready for our 24th year of business in 2019 we would like to take time out to thank all of our customers for helping us grow our business. It has been a wonderful way for our family to do something together and to teach our children (and now our grandkids) how important it is to treat people fairly and with respect.

As always we will try to bring you the best soup and dip mixes that you can find anywhere and at the best price. Last year we introduced a new soup called spicy cheddar. It has gone quite well. I am still trying to come up with a good chili mix to add to our soup line.

Over the last several years we have been privileged to have our friend Ami Horton working all the shows with us. Ami has been the smiling face that has served soup samples to thousands of our customers over the year. Ami has informed us that she will be back with us for another year and for that we are grateful for.

Our daughter Katie who one day (soon?) will be taking over the soup business will be doing all the shows this year.

Katie’s friend Jessica, who has been doing shows with us since they were both 12 is expecting a baby boy in June. We are praying that both baby and mom will be healthy. Having said that we don’t expect Jessica to be doing many shows this year.

At some point this year I’m sure we’ll have both Katie’s and Jessica’s 9 year old daughters out trying to help us at a show. (Peyton and Avery).

I  would also like to mention that our friend’s, Barbara and her daughter Little Barbara will once again be doing our Macon show. Last year they were joined by Alexa Ray who was back for a second year and my neighbor Jason. I’m hoping that they will all be coming back to help us out.

Our son Nick is now 26 and is in his 5th year in the Air Force. He is currently stationed in Omaha Nebraska at Offutt AFB. He is at the point now where he is considering re enlisting for another 6 years. I did 20 years in the Marine Corps and Marine Corp reserves so I am hoping that he does re enlist because it truly is a great career.

Well that’s about it for now so here is hoping that you stop by and see us at the shows this year.