Sunday, November 29, 2015

Thanksgiving Fun

Sorry for the late post, I wanted to get this posted yesterday - but you know what they say about the best intentions...

Anyways, we traveled to Tennessee to visit family for Thanksgiving.  Chris and Arlene were wonderful hosts.  We had turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, bread, and cranberry sauce.  I know I ate like a king.

Since we had driven the 5+ hours, we weren't up for much after Thanksgiving lunch/dinner/supper (is it lupper or dunch?), which made for a nice and relaxing evening.  I was tired enough that I couldn't hang for the first half of the Green Bay game, which looks like it saved me from some disappointment.

The next morning the kids helped to make breakfast.  Chris, Arlene, Catherine, and I lingered over dishes chatting for a good while.  We then went out to lunch, and then walked State street, walking on the Virginia side on the way out and the Tennessee side on the way back.

We saw this cool country music statue along the way.  From there, Chris and I sampled a couple local brews, which was nice.

The kids both had a great time playing basketball at Chris and Arlene's.  So much so, that Catherine found a great deal on a portable rim, and we now have it up in the driveway.  Have a great day!


Saturday, November 21, 2015


Catherine and I took the kids out of school today so that we could visit Monticello on our way through to Roanoke.  I have a continuing education course that I will be attending, and brought the family along for the trip.

Catherine signed us up for a behind the scenes tour, which got us up on the second and third floors.  Apparently this was opened to the public only this year, which was pretty cool.

Have a great weekend everybody!  Pardon the poor photo and brief post, both were done on my phone...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Photo fun with the kids

Since it has been some time since I've posted, and since I've taken some photos of the kids, I thought I'd break out the camera tonight.  My flash gave me a bit of heartburn - I thought the batteries were dead, so I recharged them, only to find that the flash still didn't work.  Fortunately, after messing with the battery door for a bit, it started to work again.

I got the kids to give me their best "bored" look, as well as some others, just for a different look.

We've been busy here.  Ian and I went to a Boy Scout camp last weekend that had us up until almost 3 am walking in the woods.  He has his Board of Review for his First Class Scout rank, which puts him half-way to Eagle.  He has been working hard and having fun with this new Troop.

Leah is involved with the Girl Scouts.  Catherine takes Leah to those meetings, so I can't say for sure how much Leah is enjoying the Girl Scouts, but she says she still likes it.

Hope everyone enjoys the photos of the kids.  Cheers,