Sunday, November 25, 2007

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:
White Christmas
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?


Tara said...

LOVE elf! It's a wonderful life is classic, hmmmmm. Just saw Polar Express last year for the first time. It was good too. But I have to say I have to watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (and not the new one) or my Christmas isn't complete!

estinger said...

WOW you guys have been busy...but it sounds like you're having fun! I'm sad we missed you when you guys were in UT. Maybe next time (or next time we're in!

Jessie Eyre said...

Hey Marissa!
I don't mean to be rude or pushy or whatever, but I don't know if you have received or rejected or forgotten about my invitations to you...but just in case, I wanted you to know that you are invited to our annual Christmas party...Most all of us girls from high school will be there.
It's Thursday, December 27th at 11:30 am at our condo's clubhouse. Your hubby and your baby are invited too and we'll be having a White Elephant Gift exchange, lunch, and just a lot of good times! If you would, please email me and let me know if you'll be able to make it. We'd love to have you there!
Many hugs,
Jessie (Nichols) Eyre

Alicia said...

Hey there!
Sounds like you've been having fun lately. Well done. :)
Love you list of movies. You've always had good taste.

darcey said...

Sounds like you've been busy!

I have to agree with How The Grinch Stole Christmas (the original cartoon version), and I always love National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! So funny!

Dustin Christensen said...

no christmas vacation in the movie list? BOOOO

Laurel said...

White Christmas! White Christmas! I can't wait to see you for even a little bit when you come out here again. Love you!

Ashby said...

Oh, I love ELF too. Great movie! I'm also a fan of the Santa Clause movies (all three) and my all-time favorite is Christmas Vacation!

Mandy said...

Um...why are we dorks and took no time to take more pics. Oh yeah, we were nursing and reading and feeding and changing and talking. We had so much fun! Thanks for having us...tell Mike Brady owes him some cash for the gun!

Ashby said...

Hey, totally off the blogging subject....but I need your new address in TN. Will you email me at! Thanks! Hope you guys are doing well!