Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Big "40"

She made it... Lorrie celebrated her 40th birthday with friends and family @ the Lizard's Thicket in Irmo.
About 35 folks all total joined us to wish Lorrie a happy Birthday. We had a great time and I believe Lorrie was surprised. It was a lot of fun!
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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

December Trip

It seems to come and go all too quickly!
We're back from our Annual December Trip to the Tennessee mountains and I wish I could have stayed another week. It's nice to get away and enjoy the company of my family without having to worry about the day to day issues.

I believe we all had a great time. We stayed at our home away from home, the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge where the pictures above were made. It was mostly a time of relaxing, shopping, swimming and eating. The temperature was cold, but not too cold.
Timothy spent most of his time shopping for "Cowboy" boots and hat. Daniel added to his boots by purchasing a ten-gallon hat. Be sure to catch the picture above. You most likely will get a Christmas Card with the boys and their western attire.
We didn't spend as much time in Gatlinburg as we normally do, but we did get a chance to walk around and the boys enjoyed the standard "chocolate-caramel apple" treat. We did skip the foot long corn dogs and fudge this time, but we made up for it on all the other goodies.
We always have a good time in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg and wish all of our family could join us.
Maybe next year!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

One Quiet Night

Today our adult choir presented the musical/drama "One Quiet Night." Timothy played the part of "Christopher" in the family. Here he is in his elf costume with his stage dad and brother. If you look closely you'll see the choir there also, behind the white screen.

On Wednesday our children's choir will present "Christmas in Reverse." Both boys have small parts in that, so we will try to post a picture afterwards. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Timothy turns 12

It's hard to believe, but our son has officially become a "young man". Timothy turned 12 today and celebrated it with three of his friends, Nicholas, Chase and Matthew. Above are some picutres of the "cake and ice cream" event!

Happy Birthday Timothy!

Christmas Party

Lorrie and I went to our first Christmas party of the season tonight. It was the First Citizens party at the State Museum.

We had a nice time and Lorrie got to meet some of the folks I work with. Timothy and Daniel were at the church practicing for the children's musical which happens next Wednesday.

Daniel made this picture after we got home last night. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Lookout for the Electric Bill!

Well.... I had to do something with all those lights.

If you recall, last year, the boys convinced me to decorate the front of the house. So, we bought all these lights to decorate the shrubbery in the front yard. Unfortunately, we got rid of the shrubs in the summer and we didnt' have much to decorate. We improvised!

Yes, that is my palm tree on the right.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Where did Spring go?

As I sit here the first day of December, I'm wondering where did the Spring go? I don't recall having those brisk days that you felt like a million bucks and you wanted to spend the whole day outside.

I believe what we have here is a reason Columbia, SC is considered one of the hotest places in the South. We go from 90+ to 35 degrees.

I miss that about Atlanta, at least you would have a few days in the 70s....

Oh well, we're blessed, so I won't complain.