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These are special days to remember the most important blessings we have.

Easter - April 04, 2010

Christmas - December 24-25, 2009

Halloween, October 31, 2009

Labor Day, September 7, 2009 - Desoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama

Independence Day, July 4. 2009 - Desoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama


Martin Luther King Day - 2009 - Plains and Andersonville, GA  - Click here to see what else we did this weekend.
Jimmy Carter's Childhood Home - Plains, GA

Downtown Plains, GA

Andersonville Civil War Prisoner Camp.

Christmas - 2008
Our House Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Mommy's Family - Our House

Daddy's Family - Nanny's and Paw Paw's House

Independence Day - July 4, 2008
This July 4 found us camping in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Dixie and Larry were getting married, and Rebecca was in the wedding.  What better excuse to spend a few nights near the Smokies.  For more details and pictures, click here.

Memorial Day - May 26, 2008
We spent Memorial Day weekend at Stone Mountain with the Super Dave, Carly Sue, Diana, Carson, Mark, Julie, Olivia, Buster, Parker Jon, Pamba, Calbert, John, Suzanne, Emily, and Luke. We all had a lot of fun over the weekend, but we had to head home on Memorial Day.  We spent that afternoon swimming in Nanny's and Paw Paw's pool.

Easter Sunday - March 23, 2008
Stone Mountain lured us back for Easter this year.  We were joined by Super Dave's crew for a long weekend of camping and festivities at the massive campground at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park.  The Easter Bunny apparently broke in to the camper overnight and left four baskets with some Peeps and candy-filled Easter eggs (some with money).  Later, we searched for eggs all around our lakeside campsite.  After we broke camp, we took a little detour so we could swing by Zoo Atlanta to wish the animals a happy Easter.  We ate at one of Daddy's favorite restaurants, Papasito's for an early supper, then headed home. 
For more on the entire weekend, click here.

Note: If you find any Legendary Creatures hiding in our adventures, please report them!

Christmas Holidays - 2007
Whew!  What a Christmas.  We had Mommy's family at our house one day,  Dixie, Larry, Pamba, Parker John, and Calbert one evening, Jillian and Justin dropped by, and we had Brunch at Nanny's and Paw Paws on Christmas Day.  Santa worked harder than usual.  Word is, he had to make several trips back to the North Pole to reload.  Daddy wished he could sue Santa for leaving all the trash.  We're considering a cruise around the world next year instead.  Does anyone want to watch four kids next Christmas while Mommy and Daddy are gone?

PS. Daddy wants to especially thank Nanny & Paw Paw for his eye surgery.  He's now without glasses for the first time in almost 40 years!.


Thanksgiving Holiday & Decorating for Christmas November 21-December 2, 2007
We haven't been able to do a lot of adventuring away from the crib recently, with all this Christmas decorating and home maintenance.  Daddy did get the horse swing hung (from last Christmas), and the weather was mild for playing outside part of the time.  We set up the slot car track (the first time in many years) , made cookies, and did lots of other neat things.  Everyone helped put up the tree, and Lee Thomas helped a lot with the lights in the back yard.

Looking for legendary creatures?  Here's a little poem for you:
If you're looking for a Bigfoot creature, don't blame yourself,
You might have better luck looking for a little bitty elf.
If you're looking for a big hairy monster, you should never fear,
I'd be looking instead, for a very famous reindeer,
If you're looking for a water creature as big as a van,
You'd better try looking for an Abominable Snowman!


Halloween, October 31, 2007
We started out at Nanny's and Paw Paw's as usual for our first treat.

Halloween Party, October 27, 2007
This year we attended a Halloween party at Mason's home, one of Lee Thomas' new friends from school.  All I can say is, I'm glad they did it instead of me!  Mason's Mommy and Daddy (and other family members) spent a lot of time (and $) decorating and organizing the party.  They had a haunted chicken coup (built in the 1800s), a scary haunted trail, a hay ride, games and prizes, and lots of great snacks for everyone.  The kids had an absolute blast (as did Mommy and Daddy).  Daddy's favorite part was Sherman, a young energetic coon dog that loved to chase a tennis ball (or what was left of a tennis ball).  We want to thank our hosts, and I hope they keep us in mind if they do it again next year.

Labor Day, September 3, 2007
We started off this Labor Day by packing-up and leaving F.D. Roosevelt State Park.  We had spent a couple of nights camping at Indian Springs State Park and ended-up here for Labor Day and to complete a PB&J Adventure.  Our first stop was FDR's Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia, just a few miles away.  It was a learning experience for us all.  FDR was responsible for many of the state parks because he started the Civilian Conservation Corps to put men to work during the Great Depression.  The CCC planted trees, built lakes, and built roads giving access to these great places for the general public.  FDR died of a stroke in this modest little cottage.  It's a very peaceful place.  It's easy to see how it appealed to him.

That afternoon we went to Callaway Gardens.  This is a great place to visit when camping at FDR.  There is a lot for the entire family to do there.  There is golf, miles of paved bike/hike trails, a butterfly house, gardens, and a huge beach with lots of activities (and more!).  We visited the butterfly house, the vegetable garden, and finally the beach (the kid's favorite).  It was a fun filled day, and once again, we plan to come back soon. 

Independence Day, July 4, 2007
After the usual chores were done on this 4th of July, Super Dave and Carly Sue brought Dianna and Carson over for a swim at Nanny's and Paw Paws.  The kids really enjoyed swimming.  We cooked-out hamburgers and introduced them to our Vidalia onion treat we love so much.  I think Super Dave likes it almost as much as I do.  After eating, we headed for the fireworks.  We like to park in the field behind the SDA church because it has a great view of the fairgrounds and the fireworks, it's less than a mile home, and it's free!  We took homer so we'd have access to the restroom and the fridge.  The fireworks were exceptional this year.  The show has become the largest in this region with literally thousands of cars lining highway 53.


Easter 2007
As usual, we celebrated Easter Sunday at home with the kids. We had lots of candy, dyed eggs, had a huge lunch/feast (thanks to Mother Goose), and hunted for eggs that the Easter Bunny (Daddy) hid.  As you can see from the third picture from the left, the Easter Bunny left a little deposit on the breakfast room hearth.  The day started out a little cool, but with the sunshine, it turned out beautiful!

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