Monday, December 15, 2008

Emmy's 13th Birthday, better late than never.......

Wow, since joining Facebook, I've really gotten behind on my blogging. For now, I'll just post pictures of each "event" and add text later. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

So we've passed another wonderful Thanksgiving holiday made complete by being able to share it with our family and friends. Here are this year's pictures:

Emmy and Granpapa with the newest addition to his family; Maggie

Grandmom and me visiting in the candlelight

Emmy playing chase with Maggie Mae
Uncle Ben and Cooper sharing a special Thanksgiving snuggle

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Halloween just a couple of weeks late!

Sorry, I haven't posted in so long, we've been up to our ears in our kitchen remodeling project.

Anyway, here are my pictures from Halloween:

Medusa, aka Emmy ready to take on the world

Freddy Krueger aka Garrett

Caroline was missing in action that night, busy with her friends.

I'll EAT you!

Trick or Treat!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Labor Day, a month later......

On top of the world, or at least Stone Mountain.....

This year our big adventure for Labor Day was to visit Stone Mountain. And while it might seem like a simple or even silly way to pass the day, believe it or not, the kids had never been-with the exception of seeing the laser show. So we did it in the kind halfway-way. We took the tram up and walked down on foot. When I was a kid, I bet I climbed the mountain up AND down at least 30 times, but that was also 20 some years ago,and folks don't seem to do it the same way anymore.......but anyway, all the way down the mountain we saw all kinds of cool carvings that the kids really enjoyed reading.
Bill et al waiting for the tram.....we Corders are the patient sort of course!

We had a really good view of the carving on the moutain from the tram-I've NEVER seen it this close before so I was THRILLED!

CC and Garrett in the tram.....nice view, ay?

On the way back down....follow the white line

Here's one of the carvings we found, we liked it because it had "CC" in it.

There are lots of lovely boulders on the way down the mountain.

Once at the bottom of the mountrain we waited, and waited and waited still more for the train to take back to where we'd begun.
Back on that midnight train to Georgia.....

Monday, August 18, 2008

Garrett's Birthday Dinner at Feast

Happy 9th Birthday Garrett!!!

Uncle Ben gave him a card that was to the nines!
and of course, cash is ALWAYS nice....

birthday hugs

not really sure what's going on here......

more lovely cards and cash
G-man is curently the richest guy we know!

and more birthday hugs

Grandmom, Caroline, Emmy and Garrett
at the entrance of Feast, Garrett's favorite restaurant

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Vacation on St. Simons Island

For our vacation this year we decided to visit an old favorite; St. Simons Island. On the way, we stopped over in Savannah where I went to college and spent a day there. For dinner we went to the Pirate's House which was memorable for it's history of harboring pirates if not for the quality of the food. (I guess you can't have everything *G*) Anyway, we also wandered the river front and took a Trolley Tour around the city before heading out to St. Simons.

Ahoy Matey!

Savannah Sweets

So THAT'S how they make salt water taffy.......

Caroline, always willing to offer a hand!

Look, another Garrett was here!

In St. Simons we rented a house and my Dad, Ben, Kristin et al were able to join us for a few days spent fishing, golfing, touring the lighthouse, and visiting Jekyll Island.

Keeper of the starfish......

I think all in all it was one of the nicest vacations we've had in a long time. Can't wait to see where we go next year.....

Whale climbing....

Cooper, CC and Garrett on top of the world, well the whale anyway!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

Here are just a few current pictures of my summer garden. Right now, my favorite thing is my dahlias, they are fabulous!!! There are a few other things going on as well......

Jumannji Clematis
really clematis is supposed to bloom in spring time, I guess this guy is confused?

"Red" Butterfly Bush with a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth visiting

Prince Noir Dahlia

Lavengro Dahlia

Datura: Angel Trumpet in pink