Monday, November 23, 2009

Visions of Sugar Plums....

DH, DS and I visited our town's Natural History Museum if for no other reason than to see the gingerbread exhibit. I have to say, I was a bit disappointed in that I thought there would be lots more. Our town has some very well known chefs and for them not to exhibit was a let down. BUT....there were some great exhibits. My chef hat is off to those who baked and created!!

First off, a wonderful surprise to see DS' high school made up into a confection! His school celebrated it's 225th anniversary last year. This school was originally a military academy after the civil war and was chartered in 1783. It is the 3rd oldest existing public school in the US and the oldest in the south. President George Washington attended the graduation ceremonies in 1791.

Next up are pictures of the tied First Place winners. They were outstanding. The imagination and design was so there!
The first couple of pictures are of our town's Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. This gingerbread church was awesome. So much detail!

And last but not least was a great display of a city street showing First National Bank of Waynesboro, a little town south of here. This "house" gave you peek inside! Too cute!!

Hope you are getting into the holiday spirit. It's approaching so fast!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's a Girl!

Meet Maddie, our new 6 lb fur-baby. She found Corbin at the bus stop a couple of months ago and then managed to find out where he lived and was waiting on our door step late Sunday evening. We made her a little bed in our utility room and she's decided she likes it here. She was checked out at the vet this morning and she's healthy and can now be introduced to her big brother Zoe - this should be very interesting! Hopefully, there won't be too much hissing and such. She's a cutie and loves to play with toys! We'll have plenty of kitty entertainment, for sure!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spooky Greetings from the Beach

Just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I'm alive and well. The back is much better and getting stronger each day. Our family took a mini get away to the beach this weekend to relax and just try to get away from the cares of life. We've been hit with a lot of hardships in the last couple of months so this little trip was badly needed.

Of course, with Saturday being Halloween, it was only appropriate that we get a photo of us celebrating Halloween beach-style. Even the ghouls and goblins hang out on the beach getting rested before the big haunt at midnight!

Hope your Halloween was spooktacular!