Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Christmas greetings from not so sunny South Carolina!

The holiday was quiet here. The Craig, Chrystal and the kids were here for Christmas Eve. We had a LowCountry Boil and then opened presents. We stopped by their house today to see what the kids got and it looked like ToysRUs in their house. All in all it was a wonderful holiday. I even managed to do some quilting tonight.

Hope your holiday was wonderful!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hayden the red nosed reindeer?

Hayden is getting into the Christmas spirit. Cute isn't she?

Friday, December 14, 2007

Volunteer of the Year

One of the things Jerry does to keep busy in his retirement is volunteer for the
Trident Literacy Association. He teaches computer courses and has helped to keep their hodgepodge of computers up and running. He also recently helped them write a grant proposal to obtain funds for computer upgrades. They had hoped to get $2,000 but were thrilled to be granted $20,000.

Jerry was asked to attend the board meeting on Wednesday to discuss how to spend the grant funds. To his surprise, the real purpose of his attendance was for him to be honored as Volunteer of the Year! He doesn't say too much, but I think he was pleased with the honor.

Congratulations Jerry!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The truth comes out...

Back in September we were awarded yard of the month for our subdivision. (see my post about it here)

I finally found out what REALLY happened. Turns out the yard of the month committee called our house a few days before Jerry 'stole' the sign and told him everyone would be out of town for the holiday weekend and for him to just get the sign himself and put it in the yard. He then spent the next couple of days trying to make me believe that he was planning to steal the sign! I knew he hadn't stolen the sign, but it's good to finally know the whole story!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Christmas parade participants

We were in Savannah this past weekend. Jerry and our friend John ran the Savannah River Bridge Run on Saturday morning. Jerry & John have decided that they are "professional bridge runners" Neither of them runs a lot of road races, but they decided they like the challenge of running over bridges. They run the Charleston Cooper River Bridge Run every year and now have added Savannah to their annual list of bridge runs. John's wife June and I are the cheerleaders.

Last year we all went down for the run and only stayed overnight. This year we decided to spend 2 nights so we could enjoy a bit of Savannah. Saturday afternoon we strolled through areas of the city and ended finding a good vantage point to watch the Lighted Christmas Parade that started just after dark on Saturday.

As the end of the parade, behind the last police car, 3 college-aged kids were marching as the tail end of the parade. It was obvious that they were not official parade participants - especially since one of the women was carrying her purse. They were having so much fun that we decided to join them. We hopped in formation with them and ended up walking the rest of the parade as part of the entertainment!! It was loads of fun. At one point the parade organizer came up to us and told us all how pleased he was that we were enjoying his parade so much.

Hopefully the race and the parade are on the same day next year. Watch for us.