Thanksgiving Pics

Thanksgiving was fun and now it's time to get ready for Christmas. We went to Panhandle on Thursday and drove back Thursday night. It was very scary because we were both quite tired as we worked all night Wednesday night and didn't really sleep in between work and going up North. We got home about 10 and I slept better than I ever have in my life without the benefit of medication. My Aunt Tommye, my brother and I went shopping on Friday like the maniacs we are, and she did manage to get some good deals on electronic gifts at Circuit City and I found some green apple licorice at Sutherlands (whoda thought?) I was super excited because I haven't had it since moving away from Canyon (home of the Mountain Man, oh how I miss him...) On Saturday we had Thanksgiving lunch at my dad's house which was also fun and I got to meet D'Liesa's boyfriend for the first time. He seems very nice. Anyway, nothing particularly new or exciting to report, except that I did get my Christmas tree up!! Most of my shopping is done too, and I'll start wrapping this weekend during arts and crafts time at my aunts. Yay! Here are some Turkey Day pics and one of my beauuuutiful tree

This is our official Thanksgiving picture. It was actually taken on Thanksgiving Day when we went for a walk in Panhandle

This is Ashlie with Nikaia. Isn't she getting big? (The baby, not Ashlie, who is quite slender)

Here's my Dad and Hunter waiting to eat.

And Hannah practicing her famous Whipped Cream Swallowing ActThis is D'Liesa with James. Cute huh?

And lovely tree!

Happy Thanksgiving

Yesterday was our 6 month anniversary. To celebrate I worked overtime, and today we went out for Indian food at our favorite restaurant. At lunch they have a buffet. Brilliant!! Justin just came back from a dog walk, and Maybe made a friend today. He lives down the street. I think he's a young pit-bull. She took him a rubber bone from her extensive collection of chew toys. I'm glad I have a dog with good manners.

I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping and in 3 days I get to PUT UP THE TREE!! We're still figuring out how we're going to keep Maybe from chewing on it, but I'm sure it will all work out.

I'm slightly morally opposed to Thanksgiving, as it was started by a bunch of Puritans who thought it was ok to hang people for their religious beliefs (whether they actually believed them or not), however I do enjoy the food. With that in mind, we're heading to Amarillo for Thanksgiving (actually, Panhandle by way of Amarillo). We get off work at 5:30 Thursday morning and we'll head towards Amarillo around 9 or so. I'm shopping with my aunt on Friday and then my family is doing the turkey thing on Saturday, so the rest of the week will be quite busy. Anyway, Everyone have a nice Thanksgiving and eat lots of dressing, that's my favorite!

{Editors Note: No actual turkeys were harmed in the making of this blog}


I don't really have much to say, which is good as I have laryngitis. I figured I'd better post something even though my readership is steadily declining. Yesterday Justin and I got our flu shots. I had had a cold for the past few weeks as I mentioned in a previous post, but I thought that I was just about over it. They told us (not verbally, on their handy questionaire) that if we were sick we shouldn't take the shot. First off I tend to believe that's hooey, everyone knows that you don't get the flu from the shot these days...and Secondly I didn't think that I was still sick...

Apparently, you don't get the flu, but it bangs around your immune system enough preparing all those flu antibodies that you're susceptible to all sorts of other lovely diseases. And if you already have one of those lovely diseases (as in my case) the shot gives it room to just take on over. Gross.
I'm supposed to go to my aunt's house today and clean and perhaps go to Lubbock for some shopping...I'm still going to go but it's gonna be way less fun if I have to whisper and cough the whole time.


I'm a newly converted shoe wearer. That's right folks, the flip flop queen has made a turn around. I now have 3 pairs of new really cute tennis shoes. It was shocking to walk around target without my feet starting to hurt. I think I see a trend starting.


I do not have any on my mission to find some I stumbled across this website, which, even non-sock wearers will confirm is pretty darn cool.

Also, anyone know a good gift for a 5 year old boy? I've got to buy for two in that age range this year, and having never been a five year old boy I'm just not sure...I don't think socks will cut it though.


I have a cold. It is making me cough and sneeze and gag and vomit (because of the drainage to my stomach, isn't that a lovely picture?) I've had this disgusting infection for almost a full week. It doesn't seem to be getting any better, but it doesn't seem to be getting worse either.

I wonder if I can file this under my accident insurance? I certainly didn't get it on purpose.