Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thanksgiving+Cousin Time

We were so lucky to get to see so much family this trip!
My cousin Jimbo and his family drove over from Bentonville Tuesday night.
 Brauns, Wilsons, and Adams
Sam loved wrestling with Christian!
Hadley loved hanging out with Coleman (she kept calling him Bad Boy, lol).
My Aunt Drenda, my cousin Susan and her family, and my cousin Wesley and her family were all able to come for overlapping stays.
Brauns, Wilsons, Schmidts, and LaRues-first cousins once removed (we looked it up!)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Long Trip Home

(Sometimes they look so much alike it kills me!)

Friday, November 24, 2017

Kids Cook 2017

Every year the kids confirm that we are going to do "kids cook" for Thanksgiving. I think it is their favorite tradition that we have. We were feeding a huge group this year!
Hadley thought the menu was a sign up sheet
It's a good thing that Mom and Dad's new house has a big kitchen! Patrick and Walker jumped right in.
 Coleman is the sausage ball specialist! Abigail was on pecan pie duty for the first time this year.
 Amy couldn't have managed the dressing without Hadley's help.
 Many hands make light work!
 Everything was DELICIOUS!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Going On A Mule Ride

Everyone loves to ride the mule at Grandy's house!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

LSU vs Tennessee

Jim and Uncle Gary made plans before the season began to go to the LSU-Tennessee game. Tennessee has had such a poor season that tickets were easy to get and the rest of us decided to tag along a the last minute!
We were pretty excited to see the band go in
We got tickets after we got to the stadium and boy did we luck out on our seats! 3rd row, 30 yard line, right behind the LSU bench.
 And right behind Mike!
It was a great game!
Even though the bottom fell out at halftime and we got DRENCHED.
It was a great start to our Thanksgiving break!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Hurricane Irma hit Atlanta on Monday afternoon. We were lucky and didn't have any damage, although the trees were really swaying! And it rained, and rained, and rained....
 Gas was in short supply for a few days given all of the evacuees from Florida and the Georgia coast. (We had the sister of one of my bridesmaids evacuate from Savannah to our cabin for a few days!)
And we lost power Monday evening (along with thousands of other people!) Our power was out for about 24 hours. Not too bad considering.
The candles hide the dust... maybe this is something I should explore further.
 Reading with a backlight was not so bad!
 And school was canceled for three days. Even the kids were ready to go back by Wednesday.
We lost most of the food in the fridge. But bright side-this is probably the cleanest my refrigerator has been since we moved in!
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