Monday, December 21, 2009

Low Country Boil 2009

I am sorry that it has been so long since my last post. I am having trouble getting back into the swing of working and trying to get everything done that I want to get done. I hope I will get better.


On the weekend of the 13th we had our 4th annual Oyster Bake and Christmas Low Country Boil with Eric’s family. It is always so much fun but this year was the coldest it has ever been. I think it was around 40 degrees the whole day. We did not let that stop us though.

DSC_0094Eric and Michael always have to shuck the oysters for all of the girls. We usually keep them real busy.

DSC_0112  She is her father’s daughter. She loves them steamed or raw and has to have hot sauce on them. Chicklet #2 will not eat them at all. She just eats the crackers.

DSC_0121 While the boil was cooking, Chicklet #2 and I picked up pecans from the front yard. We picked up a red wagon full. We are going to be busy shelling them now.

DSC_0139After we ate the boil, we all sat around talking and playing Jinga. We always have such a good time when we all get together. There is nothing like a good time with good family.

DSC_0151 Just for the record, Chicklet #2 was the champ. Boy could she pull the pieces out of some tight spots.


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Goodie, Goodie Gumdrop

On Thursday when the Chicklets got home from school, I had everything to make our gumdrop trees for the kitchen. The chicklets look forward to this every year. I have to buy an extra bag of spice drops to have enough of them to cover the trees.

DSC_0069DSC_0063Chicklet #1 made hers into a pattern at first. It turned out really cute.

DSC_0059Don’t you love the Kool-Aid stain on her upper lip. 

DSC_0061DSC_0075These are the finished trees. They sit on our kitchen table. I decorate the whole kitchen in a bright red and lime green.  Now I just have to keep Eric from eating all of the gumdrops. I find more and more holes in the trees as we get closer to Christmas.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

I am sorry that it has taken me so long to post these pictures. As you all know, I have been sick for the last 3 weeks and am just starting to feel normal. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got to spend a lot of quality time with family and friends. I hope everyone had as good of Thanksgiving as we did.

DSC_0042Chicklet #1 helped Mama cook all of the Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday. They got to have fun cooking together like I did with Mama when I was her age. 

DSC_0041Eric, Jamie and John Mark spent the day watching football. Clemson did not do too good against South Carolina. Eric was really upset they lost.

DSC_0024Chicklet #2 got this dress and some dress shoes for her birthday from Mamaw. She did not have any panty hose so she took some of Mama’s and put them on. They were thigh highs on her. She thought she was “Miss It”. She was too funny. I hope all of you have a good weekend and try and stay warm.