Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I think I’m still a little full from Thanksgiving.  I’m loving my leftover turkey sandwiches, though! =.)  It was great for lunch today! =.)


I had a great Thanksgiving, even though I caught a little cold.  I’m hoping it goes away by this weekend.  We’re heading down to South Carolina to do Christmas with Marc’s stepmom’s family. (I don’t remember the rule for apostrophes when there are two possessives beside each other.  If you know, please let me know, because I hate it when my grammar is incorrect.  I’m a dork.  I know this. =.)


Black Friday was great!  I’m mostly done with my Christmas shopping.  I have just a few more people left.  And, more hints of the dork that I am, I have it organized into a spreadsheet with each person I have to buy for, each gift already purchased, gift ideas on those left to purchase, and highlighted if I still need to purchase. =.)  I know, a bit extreme.  Marc laughed at me when I showed it to him last night.  Fun! =.)

I arrived at Wal-Mart at 4:30 on Friday morning.  I got home, when finished for the day, at 5:00 in the evening.  Such a long day, but so great to be with so many ladies in my family.  I went with my Mama, my grandma, two aunts, and two cousins.  I love tradition! =.)  It was great, and I slept soooo well on Friday night! =.)


Marc’s dad and stepmom stayed with us from Wednesday through Friday.  We renovated our house last spring, put up vinyl siding, new roof, redid a lot of the inside with hardwood floors, added a master suite, etc.  It looks really, really nice.  Until you look out back and see this awful mustard brown, paint peeling, shingles missing, wood rotting shed.  It’s just gross.  But we use it, so we didn’t want to get rid of it altogether.  Luckily, Marc’s dad, Lyman, is great with a hammer and some nails! =.)

They spent all of Wednesday afternoon and evening, Thursday afternoon and evening, until it started raining working on this shed.  We had some leftover vinyl siding, so they used that, then they put on a new roof, and added a lean-to, so we can park our mower and put other yard stuff under there.  They finally finished it up on Friday morning.  And let me just say…it’s a HUGE improvement! =.)  I love it! =.)  It matches the house, now! =.)

So, on Saturday, I spent most of the day painting the doors (three coats) to match the siding.  It’s not an exact match, but it’s still a vast improvement from the mustard brown. =.)


We went out to dinner on Saturday for Wendy, my sister-in-law’s, birthday.  She turned 30 yesterday.  Happy belated Birthday, Wendy! =.)  I’m sorry, but I didn’t take any pictures…I’m a bad blogger (for more reasons than that).


Sunday, we had lunch at my grandmother’s house.  The guys rode their 4-wheelers after that, and I had a little photo shoot with them.DSC04951DSC04950DSC04952 DSC04953DSC04976 My crazy brother, Brock…awesome picture, though! =.)DSC04975A little background – before I even got up there to watch them ride, Marc and Brock hit head-on.  They’re both fine, but Marc’s 4-wheeler doesn’t look so great at the moment.  So, he decided to ride Allie’s 4-wheeler down to the track.  He was just playing around, but he did jump one jump…love it! =.)DSC04966 See…all four wheels are off the ground! Hahaha…=.)  Great form, though. =.)

Allie and Ava love riding on the Ranger!  Here they are with my Daddy!DSC04961



Then, we went and played in the leaves…!! =.)DSC04991

Allie loves the leaves.  Ava, not so much.  Look at the face on her…she wanted OUT! =.)DSC04997

I love this one with the moon in the background.

She was holding on for dear life, as well.DSC04998DSC05003 DSC05006

I hope you’re having a wonderful week! =.)

1 comment:

Whitney said...

Glad y'all had a great holiday! Those pictures are priceless!