Hollywild

Last weekend we continued an annual tradition (which was interrupted last year) of going to Hollywild during the Christmas season. For those of you who have never been to Hollywild, let me first tell you what it is like the other eleven months of the year: If you wanted to make a movie about a…

Greenville Parade

The day after yesternight, we watched the parade downtown. It was fun and it was exciting and I loved it. Here we are eating in our strollers:   Sylvie and mommy:   Everyone:   That’s of me and Nancy:   Everett and lights:   Everett and lights and a firetruck.   Everybody again:   Lights,…

Passport Photos

We recently applied for Sylvie’s passport (still waiting to get it back so we can buy plane tickets!) and had to renew Belle’s and Lucy’s. As we were doing that I was thinking how funny it is that 3 of our kids have passport photos from when they were tiny babies. I thought ya’ll might…

Lovely Fall Saturday

Today was a perfect day.  The temperature was perfect for playing outside, the sky was perfectly blue, the leaves were fabulous colors and we had a fun-filled family day at home.  It was so nice.  It was the kind of fall day I missed last year while we were in the land of perpetual summer…

Pumpkin Carving

Belle drew a variety of designs for our jack-o-lantern and then Lucy chose the following design: But Belle was only interested in collecting the pumpkin seeds to plant. When we explained that we wouldn’t be around long enough to grow them, she said, “Yeah, but we could share them.” Here is her jar of seeds…

Georgia Aquarium

Last week we got to go to the Georgia Aquarium (and then the Varsity) with my parents. We forgot the camera at the Varsity, but here are some pics from the Aquarium. The Tropical Room              The Tunnel           The Wall of Water     Touching…

Adjustments: Commercial Appeal

While in PNG, we wrote a lot about the physical, mental and emotional adjustments we had to make as Americans in a foreign land. Now, back in the US, we are adjusting to things that were formerly normal here at home. One thing we didn’t have any exposure to in PNG is TV commercials. Since…