Sunday, November 1, 2009

Time to Update those Gift Lists!

There's only one more birthday to clelebrate before the Christmas shopping season begins, so get those lists updated. Or you can just let me pick out some super gifts like the electronic yodelling pickle.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Joyce and Annie's Birthdays

Joyce and Annie have chosen to celebrate their birthdays on November 1st at Granny's. The dinner will be homemade pizzas. Come hungry!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Melissa's Birthday

We will be celebrating Melissa's birthday at Granny's on Sunday October 11th. Gift suggestions can be found at her wish list.

Friday, July 17, 2009

No More Gumbo Cookoff

The Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce has decided to forego the Gumbo Cookoff for 2010. I guess we will have to be content to have won the trophy in the final cook off.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Party Time

We will be celebrating James' 19th Birthday at Granny's on Sunday. His Amazon wish list is somewhat up to date.

He would also like:


Drum Throne (It looks like a stool to me)

New Cymbals (Zildjian Brand - Splash, Crash, or Ride)

Reilly would also like to celebrate her birthday on Sunday, July 19th.

Her gift list :


Jewlery Box ( grown up kind )

Shirts - junior size 5/6

Pants or shorts - junior or misses size 5/6

shoes - size 71/2 or 8

underware - size 6 ( boy shorts )

DS Games
Imagine Babies

Fashion Designer

Cook Mamma 1,2 & 3

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Calling All Campers

We are going to the Hill! Donna, Joyce, and I are heading to Red Hill on Thursday July 9th for a few days in the woods. Please let me know if you wish to join us and I will put your name in the pot for supper.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

James Got a Job!

James is now gainfully employed by Academy. He starts as a cashier.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Father's Day Suggestions

In case you were wondering what to get Miles the Elder, I have received the following suggestions:


ZTech Ball Retriever # 298955--- $ 24.99
ZTechShag Bag w/ aluminum Tube # 292742 -- $ 19.99

From -- Autographed Baseball Tie --# 20124 -- $ 35.00

A watch jewelry box.
Some kind of bar-b-que grill
for some unkonwn reason he keeps looking at and wanting an old fashioned popcorn machine, either on wheels or not, I have no idea where he might put such a thing.

Please do NOT buy him any kind of clothes or shoes.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

An Even More Major Family Announcement

Coleman has come out with a rechargeable blender. Family campouts will never be the same.

I'm taking up a collection.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Red Hill Update

Red Hill re-opened on April 1st. Extensive work was done, but no other details are available at this time.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Yellowstone Expedition 2010

The major family announcement:

We will be going to Yellowstone in the summer of 2010. The projected start date of the trip will be June 19, 2010 and the return date will be July 4, 2010. Stay tuned for more details.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


It looks like the May 16th date is not going to work. Please send me alternate dates/destinations.

Major family announcement tomorrow at Granny's. Be there!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Who's Ready to Go Camping?

We are planning a family camping trip for the weekend of May 16th (before Memorial Day weekend). We will either be going to Red Hill (current status not clear) or Huntsville State Park. Please let me know if you would like to join us so we can plan accordingly.

Stay tuned for a major family announcement!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hello Again!

It's been a while since my last post, but I've been busy with Boy Scouts and Wood Badge. We will be celebrating Donna's birthday this Sunday at Granny's. I understand that chicken and dumplings are on the menu. Gift idea's can be found on her Amazon wish list.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

We are still the Champions

Well only one other team showed up to compete against us and the judges called off the contest. We don't know yet if there will be another Gumbo Cookoff next year or if we will go down in history as the final champions of the International Gumbo Cookoff!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Are You Ready for Gumbo?

It is time once again for the International Gumbo Cook-off! I have heard rumors that the competition is running scared and only two other challengers have dared to enter the contest. No matter, we will cook enough gumbo for all of Orange County and anybody else that cares to show up.

We will start preparing on Wednesday night and we will be selling gumbo on Friday night and all day Saturday. Everyone is invited to jump in wherever you can.

Stay tuned for news as it develops!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

The best way to start the new year is with a celebration and what better to celebrate than the 32nd anniversary of my 21st birthday. Some may say its been done before, but I say we could always do it better. As always my gift list is up to date on Amazon. We will be having lunch at Granny's on Sunday the 18th (we are still working on getting the rest of the world to recognize the 19th as Miles the Younger Day). Shrimp will be served, so bring lots of presents.