Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Thanksgiving Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

Thanksgiving was like the usual. Mom picked up Roll & me on Wednesday night and drove like a psycho. Then she got J on Thursday morning while Roll and I peeled and chopped turnips, potatoes and apples. We had family cooking time in the kitchen. J made apple pie with lattice top and crumbles because he wanted 2nd crust and Roll wanted crumbles so their compromise was both. Mom & Roll worked on stuffing and I was general helper.

Then we played a rousing game of Where in the USA is Carmen San Diego?, and J & I created a new version of Battleship. Then we drank champagne (at noon) and instead of OJ, I used guava juice - good stuff. We had normal dinner, then played Apples to Apples with my mom's sorta boyfriend.

On Friday Blake came over and I had lunch with these people, and this girl. It had been a long long time since I've seen any of these GA/DC people and it was nice getting to see everyone. I wish we had more time. I'm glad that all of us seem to be happy. That night mom, Roll & I saw 4 Christmases.

Saturday was football day and it was f-ing miserable to watch Tech beat UGA. I still blame my brother for changing the channels. We then played Scat and Phase 10, where I just have to say Roll is a poor loser AND a poor winner.

Sunday our neighbors came over. One of them took the obligatory family picture, which did not come out as good as last year's. Here's one of the family, and one of the 3 kids.

All 3 of us had our flights delayed. There was bad weather up and down the east coast. I got in to RDU at about 9:30 and was home close to midnight. I loved being home and can't wait to see everyone in a month.

As an added bonus, my mom emailed the pictures. I had to help her download the ones she had one her camera. So included in the Thanksgiving pictures were ones from my brother's ceremony and other pictures she had. Here's one where my mom and I are pinning my brother.

Once J got assigned a unit, the first place he went for training was Ft. Benning in Columbus, GA. He stopped off at home for a few days before he went to camp and apparently stained the back porch. Here is his "first day of school" type picture as he left home and went to camp.

Hope everyone had a good holiday. Good luck on finals KT, hope you don't get any more crappy weekend phone calls Sarah.

Ok, first I do not like being called "that girl." But whatev. Second, I am in love with your brother. Please tell him I think he looks adorable in his uniform and I am so proud of him for what he is doing. I'm proud and quite jealous! Go Jeff! He's amazing! Ok, fine, back to studying...4 more left. Thanks for the shout out Ryan :)
You weren't "that girl", you're "this girl". Much better. Good luck on your last 3 (or 2 now) finals.
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