Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Deck the....

Well, this is about all the "decking" I'll be doing this year.

It makes me so, so sad, but there isn't any reason to drag all my decorations out for no one. We will be in Alabama for most of the Holidays. This is the 1st time in about 30 years that I have not put up a tree. I'll probably get out the little 2 foot tree for Cami and Max. I look forward to next year and our new home and being able to really Deck the Halls!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Black Friday

Call me crazy, stupid, or a glutton for punishment, but for the last 3 years my nieces and I have braved the crowds and hit the town for the after Thanksgiving Day sales. This is one tradition that I hope lasts a long time. All four spend the night with me Thanksgiving night. We wake up about 4:30 am, get dressed and go out for breakfast (Cracker Barrel) then we hit the Mall. We have a really good time listening (and singing) to the Christmas songs in the car and just acting crazy. Of course, by 9:30am, we're all ready to go home and go to bed. It wouldn't be that bad if we could go to bed earlier but when you don't go to bed until 1:30am and then get up at 4:30am, that bed starts calling. But, when those 4 get together, sleep is the last thing on their mind. Here's a few pictures of the girls sometime after midnight.

Gabe loves a cell phone!



Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The process has begun...

Sorry that I haven't written in a while but this whole "moving" thing has got me running around in circles. I'm trying to decide what to throw out and what to keep. It's amazing the amount of crap you can accumulate over the years! I decided that I would start the smallest room (our bath). So far I have one full bag of trash and one bag for goodwill. At this rate I'll be finished by June! I've got to kick it into high gear. Maybe one reason I can't get motivated is that it's going to be very hard to leave this place. We've lived here longer than we've ever lived in one place. Cody has actually grown up here and there are many memories.

Sam is leaving Sunday for Alabama. He'll be working in Huntsville during Thanksgiving week. Cody and I'll be leaving on Weds., then we'll all return to Greenville for the week of the 26th. After that, Sam will be "officially" in Birmingham. I will continue to travel back and forth until the house sells.

Yes, case you're wondering, Cody will remain in Clemson, although...I keep reminding him that Tuscaloosa (UA) is just down the road from Birmingham.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Gabe at 11 months

Big, Big, Big News!!!

We are not moving to Nashville, I repeat...not moving to Nashville!! Sam's company has decided that they do not want to lose him so......We're moving to (drum roll, please) BIRMINGHAM, A-L-A-B-A-M-A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Details later....

Happy Birthday, Greg!!

Awww......Look how cute!

What the heck happened? Guess those 41 years really took their toll on ya!

Just'll always be my "cute" little brother.

Love ya

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Spook Central

...Just a few of the Little Spooks that knocked on my door!

Spiderella (Cami)

Storm Trooper (Max)

Monster minus his mask (Zane)