Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Our First Texas Visitors!

So we finally had some Texas visitors!! (other than our Texas friends James & Sherrie that now live in Charlottesville of course) Fur fur and Bethers came to hang out with us for a couple of days this week. It started out kind of hectic with it snowing in Texas and delaying their flight to New York and then it raining in Virginia and it canceling their flight to Richmond. But they eventually got to our house after spending some days in crazy crowded New York.

We had a lot of fun going around Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown. We definitely learned a lot (and did a lot of shopping!).

Fur fur got a new camera for Christmas so she took all the pictures, I'll post some once I get them from her :)

We were sad to see them go, but we leave Saturday morning bright and early for our drive to Texas for Christmas!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Williamsburg Grand Illumination!

For the past 73 years, Colonial Williamsburg lights up the sky with a grand firework show (actually there are 3 shows throughout CW). Our friends James and Sherrie joined us from Charlottesville!

It was packed out and very cold! Our car temperature thing said it was 34 out, but Sherrie and I know it was at least -10 (according to our frostbitten toes). Next year I'll wear my ski outfit :)

Poor Gil

Well we had a tragedy strike our family yesterday. Our cute little fish Gilbert has died. I think Luke poisoned him, he was always jealous of my love for Gil. Well we had Gil for over 2 years. Most people thought he was dead every time they saw him. I think he was just playing dead because he was shy. But now he really is dead...I will miss him.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving in Tennessee

So we got to spend TG (that's for you Lunsford) in TN with Luke's aunt, uncle, and cousins. It was a lot of fun. I was glad to get to spend some time with them because I saw them for 5 minutes at the wedding and you can't build a relationship with that kind of time :)

Danny, Luke's youngest male cousin, has a love for board games, so of course he's cool in my book. We spent most of the time playing some. The games included Electronic Monopoly, Skip Bo, Dominoes, Pit, Scotland Yard, Blokus, Apples to Apples, Sequence, Risk and of course Settlers of Catan. Catan seems to be Danny's new favorite game, which makes Luke happy because he's obsessed with it.

Here's a pic of Luke with Randy, Danny, and Will playing Risk.

It was a hard TG for me though, the first one I didn't see any of my family. I was a little sad, but it was fun getting to celebrate with the Tennessee Morrisons :)