Saturday, December 3, 2016

It's beginning to look like Christmas!

Ok we are still in the midst of quite a few boxes but things are shaping up

I have gone simple for the mantle this year. I have forgone the greenery swag this year.

My tiny dome scenes. Three snowmen.

Santa with his sleigh

Truck with presents and a snowman.

And David is dressed for the occasion as well ;)

Tree up, tiny star on top and a few of our Italy bulbs tucked into the greenery. And yes, the ladder still in place to get the last minute bulbs to the top ;)

Butch hates this deer I kinda love him!


Craft project that Liz and I gathered parts for. There are three more on the mantle I will share later. I couldn't get a good picture without glare ;) The other three are showmen and Santa themed.

Tom in the new oil less fryer - basically a big thermal oven.

Ella has the right idea!!!

Liz challenged the kids for a polar bear plunge... yeah, Braden and Ella wimped out.

Burrrrrrr 57 degree water is BRISK!!!

Braden is smiling....

Until he hit!!! Yikes cold!!!

Ella did go in eventually. She was tossed in, but she went in ;)

Then they warmed up in the hot tub.... ahhhhh

Figuring out how to get Tom OUT if that cage! We had to tuck legs and wings and such to get him out but he made it in one piece!!

Pretty bird!!!!

The Ham was no slouch either!

All gathered in the dining room and entry!

Braden ate it ALL and came back for more!

My tradition. Picking the turkey clean after our meal. Lots of great food and wonderful company. What more could we ask for? Nothing!! Hope your Thanksgiving was just as wonderful.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

And that's a wrap!

Tuesday Robert, Janet and the girls headed out at 7:30am to the airport. David and Laura headed out driving to Texas and later in the morning Britnee, Eric and the kiddos headed to the airport as well. Not sure why I have no picture of their cute little family during this trip? I did, however, get a parting shot of the boys with their vampire teeth they found in my stash upstairs ;)

Funny kiddos!!

Just as they pulled out THIS happened!!

Really it seas no fault of anyone, just agee and wear. I'm sooo glad this didn't happen when I had to be anywhere! I was cleaning the house and running up and downstairs and trotting stuff to the trash when this happened. Yikes!!!

Yep, look closer.
The wheel shaft wasn't in the bracket anymore and the cable is all jacked up! Thank goodness for the repair guys. They were here in less than an hour and a half from my call to fixed it. Then again at that cost, they should be quick!! ;) I'm just glad we have the money to do this fix without thinking twice!!

All Girls Weekend day four

Views from my window. I stepped into the window sill as they are full length windows...

Then I looked up...
Wow!! Yeah. It's falling in!! I quickly stepped out. The one ceiling over the balcony door wasn't quite that bad.
However still pretty warped. Explains why our door didn't work :(

Oh well. Back to Janet's balcony for parting shots!!
Then down to Tubby's for a good breakfast!!
Then we were off and running to see parts of the town.

We chose the Davenport House for a house tour.

Mom and Linda on the Factors Walk.

I only took one picture on the tour.
Yeah, my picture doesn't compare.

Next up we got the car from the garage and did a looping tour around most of the squares of Savannah.

This is what I looked back to see 1/2 way home - ha!! Made me feel right at home as this is what the girls look like when I drive :)

Yep, both asleep!!

Linda had us all gather at mom and dads got a sibling and parent photo op :)

All Girls Weekend day two and three

Day two was a down day for most if not all. We lost Angela, Jessica, Sarah, Janet and Robert to Savannah to play with Britnee and Eric and their kids for the night. Elizabeth met them there on Sunday morning as well.

Angela had school the next day so headed back to Warner Robins with Britnee, Eric, Robert and the kids. Liz stayed and played with us!

Mom, Laura, Linda and I drove down to Savannah on Sunday. We had a nice lunch at the Cotton Exchange.

Then we headed out for our sight seeing your on the river.

Wouldn't you know it this was the coldest day in the last few weeks!!

Mom was snuggled in Linda's winter clothing!!

We went back to the hotel and Janet got her room and checked in. Kim had gotten her room earlier. They had a cute room with two queen iron four poster beds. Very cute room.

We all tested out the balcony ;)

Mom and Linda think it's creepy. Hahah!!

We wandered and shopped and eventually ended up at

Linda and Moms room was on the 5th floor (top floor) cute business looking hallway.

Laura and I finally got our room only to find it had been damaged in the hurricane. Drat it!! All in all I highly recommend the hotel and location and they did right by me with the room and lowered my rates to reflect the room situation.

For dinner we walked down to the River House Restaurant.

Great food and great company!!!

Poor Lizzie had to head home to grade papers :( sad she had to go home.