Monday, December 28, 2009


Merry Christmas!

Joy to the world!

We actually put up Christmas lights this year.

Our next-door neighbors' lights blew ours away. Our neighborhood had more lights than any other we saw anywhere this year, and they even had a judging. (The neighbors in the photo above won 3rd place.)

Santa's secret hiding spot

Mommy and Daddy got their biggest presents a few days early. Thanks Papa!

We had lots of Christmas parties to attend. Our favorite was the Autism Benefit that our friend Emily put on. It was good to hang out with our Tupelo crew!

Another favorite was the annual "How Come Christmas?" party, where every year we eat venison gumbo and hear Dr. Warriner's rendition of the obscure classic Christmas tale.

Rowan got his first stab at billiards.

"Can we go home now, MeMe?"

Christmas Eve turkey dinner at MeMe and Papa's house (with Emily and Lucas!)

Carley's special Christmas Eve nog.

We opened some presents on Christmas Eve so there would be room for Santa to leave all his presents.

Thanks Santa!

The best gift of all

The last ornament on the Advent Calendar

Bloody Mary Christmas morning, plus breakfast casserole

So many toys, and all day to play with them!

Rowan's friend Taylor came over for a late afternoon visit.

Bye bye Christmas! See you next year...

Back to the main page

Sunday, December 06, 2009


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tupelo has the biggest Christmas parade around, so we made the 45-minute drive to our old neighborhood and met up with Rowan's MeMe and his buddy Lucas.

We also met up with Henry, one of his new pals from the day-care in Oxford, and Henry's mom Elisabeth.

We had a great spot...

...and Rowan really got into it...for awhile.

Here they come!

There were big horses...

...and little horses,

and all kinds of floats sponsored by local businesses...

...including some tacky ones.

There were kids marching in pajamas...

...and kids riding in a tent.

Of course there were plenty of high school marching bands...

...including the Cougars of South Pontotoc, the rural school where Rob teaches about 35 minutes away.

There were solar-powered race-cars,

hoopers (Carley's favorite),

and even a cross-dresser!

Merry Christmas!

Back to the main page

Friday, November 27, 2009


Tuesday, November 24, 2009 to
Friday, November 27, 2009

For Thanksgiving week we loaded up the car for another 7-hour drive to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. We stayed at the same condo as last Thanksgiving...and the one before that.

"I'm ready to go swimming!"

The bike rental place across the street was convenient.

Thanksgiving "dinner" was at our usual spot, the excellent Cafe Thirty-A.

"Mmmmmm, turkey."

The weather was a bit chilly, but not too cold for a sunset walk on the beach with MeMe.

Back to main page