This may not be Twitty City BUT...
we did deck the halls, walls, doors, bushes, and trees.
Mom's beautiful wreath and fun snowman rug.
Mimi's snowwoman and children singing Christmas carols.
Mom's adorable snowman basket, snowman tower of boxes and heart snowman. Can you guess the theme this year? I am so glad my mom gave me a lot of her Christmas decorations! I love them!
Mom and Dad's Christmas tree with decorations.
I inherited an adorable collection of ornaments. Check out the slideshow below for a sample of the ornament collection I have from my mom.
Another beautiful gem from my mom.
Aaron and Sydney wanted to put up our little tree in their school/playroom. Aaron rigged up the lights so that they would blink. It was hard to take a nice pic of the tree with the lights blinking off and on, so I took a small video clip of the blinking lights below.
Tis the season...
Happy Thanksgiving from Georgia! We sure have a lot to be thankful for.
Our day started with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The kids were so excited to see the big floats.
The table setting for our Thanksgiving feast was very simple, nothing fancy. Keeping it simple, keeping it thankful.
The food was very simple. This was the first year that we ordered a turkey breast from HoneyBaked Ham, thanks to a gift card from Wellstar Hospital. The rest of the trimmings were purchased with a monetary gift from my parents, and lovingly prepared by me. Like I said, we have a lot to be thankful for. :)
I was trying to keep it simple by baking one kind of pie...pumpkin... but I forgot that Sydney doesn't like pumpkin pie, so I made her a chocolate fudge pudding pie.
We took a walk around the neighborhood to burn off some of those calories from our Thanksgiving feast. It was actually a bit chilly and cloudy today.
Uh oh, here comes the incline. Whose idea was this?
This house looks festive. Notice the strange yellowish color the grass is around here this time of year. I don't know what type of grass it is but it's almost like carpet. It was like this in Tennesee too.
During the summer months the lawn at this house was lush green, and perfectly manicured. I mean it looked like each individual blade of grass was cut by hand. It was downright embarrassing for the rest of us. :D
Am I excited about this walk or what!
It's all downhill from here!!!
Syd earned herself some hot chocolate.
Time for a little family game time.
Aaron won the Apples to Apples game. Why is Clint refusing to cooperate with getting his pic taken AGAIN... sore loser? :) He did win the SKIPBO game though.
All in all we had a great Thanksgiving.
We had a great visit with my parents last week. The time went by too fast! It was the simple pleasures in life that I enjoyed the most... taking walks with my mom, playing card games, sharing meals together, hearing the sound of my dad's infamous leg clap, and watching him doze off to sleep on the couch as he was playing hangman on his laptop.
Today I was looking back over the week through the eyes of a nine year old girl. I thought Sydney did a great job of capturing the fun week we had with my parents through her chalkboard drawings.
I especially got a kick out of how she drew my mom's hair in circle scribbles on the top of her head.
Sitting around the kitchen table playing SKIPBO, and losing to pap time and time again!
Going to the movie theater to see Big Hero 6.
Going to Johnny Rockets for a chocolate malt.
She even captured the tears at the airport as we said our goodbyes.
I was able to keep track of the flight online and knew the moment that their airplane took off. We ran outside into the backyard with my camera in hand and captured a picture of a Southwest airplane that flew over the house about the time that they would have been flying by. We were waving and yelling goodbye as it went past. :)
They were flying to their new home in Las Vegas.
We had a great visit with them here in Georgia and can't wait to visit them in Vegas!
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