I Am So Behind!
We have been busy having fun with family and friends this month. Between a trip to Utah, a visit from the Fords, a visit from the Spencers (and Steve) and a quick trip to Columbuis Ohio, there just hasn't been much time for posting. The worst part is I haven't taken many pictures. I just never remember or the battery is dead. I definately need to work on that.
We had a blast when Mike's sister Mandy, her husband Brady, their two kids, and Mike's brother Steve drove down from Illinois. We bought a shot gun at a pawn shop and some clay pigeons from Walmart so that we could go shooting. We just drove down the street to our landlord's father's property. I guess that is one of the perks of living in Tennessee, you can just go shooting "out back". It was a lot of fun. Afterwards the boys went to the University of Tennessee football game while Mandy and I did a little shopping. We also played games, ate junk food, and watched Elf. I love that movie. We had a great time playing with Alec and Ella. They are both getting so big. We just wish that the weekend could have lasted longer. Thanks for making long drive down here. We loved having you guys.
A few days later we drove up to Columbus, Ohio to join my Sister Stephanie, her husband Larry, and baby Creed for Thanksgiving. On the way up we stopped in Louisville, Kentucky to visit our brother-in-law Mark. It was pretty late when we got there and Mark let us stay the night at his apartment. He has a great place right now on the eighteenth floor of an apartment building that is downtown. Needless to say it has a great view of the city. Mark is Bob Cratchet (spelling?) in A Christmas Carol right now. Before he had to dash off to rehearsals in the morning he showed us where to buy delicious pies. The caramel apple pie was amazing Mark. Then we headed up to Columbus and the holiday traffic turned a 3 1/2 hour drive into a 7 hour drive. It was delightful let me tell you. Luckily, Logan was really good for most of the drive. The next day was Thanksgiving and we were fed a yummy dinner. Stephanie already posted the details on her blog so I invite you to go there if you haven't already.
I love the Holiday season. I love how Christmas has it's own movies, music, decorations, and food that one never gets sick of.
Don't forget to watch all of the classics:
A Christmas Story
It's a Wonderful Life
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
The Santa Claus
There are so many more. What are some of your favorites?