Thursday, January 28, 2010

Recent Events

Last weekend we had a birthday celebration for all the December, January, and February birthdays on my side of the family. We have decided this year to meet every three months to celebrate everyone's birthdays. We started with December because my niece and nephew have December birthdays. We had so much fun visiting. This is my sister-in-law, one of our January birthday people. We had a great time chatting about recipes and couponing. This is my dad, mom, and younger sister. It was great to get to visit with my sister. She lives in Knoxville, not too far away, but we just don't get to visit as often as I would like. She is enjoying motherhood with a 10 month old little boy. Sweet as pie!
About two or three weeks ago, we had a dusting of the white stuff. This was the second time this winter! That doesn't happen alot down here in Georgia. We have enjoyed getting even just a dusting:)

The boys and I watched a documentary today about The Donner Party. What a tragedy for those people. I didn't remember studying this in school, so the story was just amazing to me. It is amazing what some of the westward expansion emigrants went through.

We are enjoying our American History study. We are going into depth, so it may be a study that goes into the summer months. We are watching several documentaries, as well as reading several books. Netflix has been a wonderful resource in this area!

Well, I am off to research dryers. Ours finally dried its last this morning!
Have a great evening!


Sue said...

What a great idea to gather like that every three months to celebrate birthdays! Sounds like you all had a great time. Family gatherings are the best!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Pam said...

That is wonderful that you are gathering for birthday celebrations like that. I wish we did that in our family.

mybarefo said...

Yeah you are back!!!!! Hope you guys enjoyed the snow today:-)

Tonia Sherrill said...

Love the idea of gathering for birthday celebrations. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Good luck on your dryer search. We went through that a few months ago. So hard saying goodbye to those dear PAID FOR appliances ;-)