happy thanksgiving

well, it is after thangksgiving. but better late than never, right? lots has been going on during this sleepy little month of november. mom, pam, janet, mama mac and aunt betty came to asheville the week before turkey day. they came thursday and stayed until saturday. we spent an evening enjoying the candlelight tour at the biltmore house. i still had not been when we went that thursday and was amazed at the size and beauty and can not imagine having all of that luxury and opulence at the turn of the 20th century. or even now. it is incredible. we spent friday doing some shopping and enjoying the display of the gingerbread houses at the grove park inn. and saturday they left for home. short vist, but a good one. here are a couple of pictures that mom emailed me.

strawberry shortcake's house... in gingerbread

me and mom posing in front of one of the grove park inn's massive fire places

and then last week was spent working busily and getting ready for a kingsport thanksgiving. the first one jay and i have spent there and the first time he's been in kingsport for thanksgiving since high school. and, we went up on friday after b/c i had to work thanksgiving night. but we had a great time. we stayed with larry and mitos and were able to visit with isaac, jay's half brother. we visited with cousins and their new babies and aunts and uncles and mamaw. we watched a very long ut football game. and we ate. a lot. and that's about it.

we are getting ready for a visit to nashville. we should roll in sometime on the 7th and leave around the 11th of december. it will be our christmas there. we are busy finishing some early christmas shopping. fun fun...