Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Christmas Card

Sunday was the day we WOULD make a picture for the
Christmas card.  I wanted to use familiar Athens landmarks.
Most of the others involved wanted NOTHING to do with this project.
 We woke up late after a very
exciting Georgia/Florida game from the night before.
I don't want  to wear church clothes.
The sun's not even out.
"Got a flash."
And so it went. 
 Did we get the picture?
"You bet."

The picture above and the one below were taken at 
 A beautiful place to visit anytime, but especially Spring and Fall.

The next two pictures were taken at the Seney Stovall Chapel on Milledge Avenue.
It is an architecturally interesting structure as it is octagonal. 
(This picture of the building is from the
Carl Vinson Institute of Government web site.
It is really lovely in the Spring, isn't it?)

...And I've already ordered the coal!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Southern Comfort Zone

I am in love with the new Brad Paisley song,
"Southern Comfort Zone"

I particularly love the stanza that says:

"I miss your biscuits and your gravy...
Fireflies dancing in the night,
You have fed me, you have saved me,
Billy Graham, Martha White..."

From October 19, 2012 Wall Street Journal

Because it is small and difficult to read in this format, here is the text:

The legacy that we leave behind for our children, grandchildren and this great nation is crucial.
As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election could be my last.
I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates
who base their decisions on Biblical principles and support the nation of
I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life
and support the Biblical definition of marriage
between a man and a woman.
Vote for Biblical values this November 6, and pray with me that
America will remain one nation under God.

If we will heed this ad from the Wall Street Journal,
maybe he'll help save us again.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween and Spirit(s) Week

In all my spare time, I've been decorating for Halloween.
(Silly, I know.  I don't have time to wash clothes, but I'm crafting
canvases with 'The Raven' on them.)

In all Julia's spare time, she is making costumes
with friends for Spirit week at school and Halloween.
Today was twin day.  She and longtime bestie, N, paired
up in Chic Fil A garb. Aren't they cute?

With these costumes, we should be angling to get free Chic Fil A for a year, 
since it's not like we'll ever eat at home again!!

BTW, I saw this piece of exquisite art work ('The Raven') on the
most awesome blog: Dixie Delights.
The owner of that blog offered to email 'The Raven'
to any who emailed to request it.  How very sweet.
See her blog for instructions on putting it together.
The project was easy and fun and her blog is well worth checking out!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Homecoming 2012

October 6th was NOHS homecoming.
John and his group made pictures at the William Daniel house,
an Oconee County home of  this Revolutionary War hero.
Several years ago it was restored and is now used for all kinds of gatherings.

After pictures they had dinner at Dominick's in Watkinsville, went to
the dance at the high school and then on to the home of a friend to watch
the end of the disappointing Georgia/South Carolina game.

Monday, October 01, 2012

MBMS Volleyball

We've had lots of fun playing Volleyball this fall.
This was a sport we knew nothing about last spring.
We were excited when Julia made the team last May.
We were excited when we went into the 
last game with only one loss this September.

But nothing beats the excitement of today:
beating our across-town rivals - Oconee Middle.