These are special days to remember the most
important blessings we have.
Easter - April 04,
Christmas - December 24-25, 2009
October 31, 2009
Labor Day, September 7, 2009 - Desoto State Park, Fort
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.
Sunday - March 23, 2008
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!
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
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!
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
Labor Day, September
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
Springs State Park and ended-up here for Labor Day and to complete a
PB&J Adventure. Our first
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
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
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.
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!