Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We traveled out to Florida for Thanksgiving.  We usually leave on Tuesday night, arriving sometime Wednesday.  This year we were able to leave a day early, getting to spend an extra day with family.

We got in to Tallahassee early the next morning, as the kids were waking up.  Thankfully Grandma and Grandpa took over and Bryan and I took a long needed nap.  The kids were right at home, playing and having fun.  Landon LOVES to ride the tractor when he gets there, and his second favorite thing is to catch squirrels!  Kenzie wanted to be outside the whole trip and begged Grandpa or Grandma to take her out every chance she had.

This trip was great because Landon got to spend a lot of time with his cousins.  He even stayed the night!!  I couldn't believe it. Kid's came over to Grandma's house and we played outside for hours.

Football stars

Sharing the "chair"


Who knows what's going on here.

On Thanksgiving, we had a late brunch.  Bryan and I were signed up to run in the Turkey trot, but Bryan hurt his back somehow on the trip out and decided there was no way he could run...fine by me, as I snoozed the alarm and went back to bed.
Brunch was delicious.  Monkey bread, pastries, juevos rancheros, breakfast casserole, all so good.  We spent the afternoon scouring the black Friday ads, coming up with a game plan.  Bryan, myself, my sister-in-law and my niece hit the stores.  We stopped at Wal-Mart on our way to Target - it was a mad house - literally insane. I've never seen such a sight.  We didn't need anything there, so we left quickly and headed to Target, the line was already around the building.  We got in line and waited.  And waited.  And waited.  Got inside easily and got everything we needed.  Bryan's sister, however got distracted by a TV - LOL - and missed her opportunity at air mattresses.  We went back by Walmart after that and it was a ghost town.  Creepy how different it was.  Then we dropped off my sister-in-law and niece and Bryan and I went to get a few hours of sleep.  Woke up and hit the stores again.  Snagged a few more good buys.
On Saturday we had lunch with the rest of the family at my sister-in-laws.  It was delicious.  Bryan bought an infrared turkey fryer and the turkey turned out wonderful.  We visited with Bryan's aunts, uncles and grandparents.  Another fun day.  Time for the Gator game!

Bryan and his Grandpa Purvis.

It's always over so quickly.  Landon was sad to say good bye to Grandma, Grandpa and his cousins.  I really wish we lived closer to family, Landon loves being around everyone.

Bryan's aunt Diane, his cousin, his mother and Grandmother

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

San Antonio Marathon - Part 1

Leaving hotel to walk to Expo

Bryan trying to figure out map on his phone to get us going in the right direction.

Kids drinking hot chocolate on the riverwalk.

Kenzie clearly upset about the fight at the Alamo - or just mad because she wanted to drag her blanket on the dirty ground.

Family picture in front of the Alamo.

Bryan resting on "history"

Jill and I - Kenzie was too shy for the picture.

Landon and Kallie - cheesing it up.

Landon took over the camera here. Waiting outside expo...

Elvis' Rocking It

Kenzie drinking some juice after she ate 12 cups full of tomatoes

Bryan and Landon on the river by The Guenther House

Cinnamon roll from The Guenther House

Kenzie copying Kallie eating a sticky bun from The Guenther House

San Antonio Marathon Trip - Part 2 (Seaworld)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


A few pictures from Halloween.  The kids both had parties at their schools on Friday, so instead of wearing the Angry Birds costumes all day - they went with their Tech stuff.  Pretty cute (although Kenzie did NOT want her picture taken.)

A friend hosted a pumpkin carving party - thankfully she didn't force us to carve (LOL - j/k S) which meant Bryan and Landon carved the pumpkin together.  Landon was pretty grossed out by the inside part.

Kenzie and Landon were great at Trick or Treating.  Kenzie was so happy to get candy from people, she'd just stand and stare, I guess hoping they'd give her more.  Landon wanted to go to every house in the neighborhood - too many house.  Our friends met up with us and trick or treated, although her kids were tired, and were done way before Landon even considered stopping.

Bryan had on the green pig shirt.  I'm sad we never got a family picture of all us.  The costumes turned out great, Landon was so proud of his black bird.  After trick or treating, we turned our lights on for kids to stop by - Landon wanted Bryan to go out to the street and tell everyone that there's "Halloween going on in here"  - he was disappointed that he'd missed handing out all night.