Monday, November 26, 2007

November Gone?

Wow. So, November is pretty much gone already. It feels to me like we were just in France a few weeks ago. It has been a busy month for us. There's been the utterly fantastic UGA v. Auburn "blackout" game (apologies to Craig & Shannon). This was by far the best college football game Lisa and I have ever been to. It was just so much fun. Even Ben got in on it.

I've made my annual hunting trip to North Dakota. As usual, it was a lot of fun to out there on the ranch. Short trip this year as I had my deer in a little more than an hour. We stayed out on the ranch through Saturday morning then returned to Bismarck.

Ben also turned two this month. That's even more crazy as it feels like he was a baby just a short time ago. He's really a kid now. We had a good birthday party here at the house on the 13th. Thanks to everyone for braving the water main break and subsequent bad traffic to be here.

Thanksgiving with Lisa's parents and family was great. Everyone except her brother George's family was able to make it to Cartersville. We ended up going up there Thursday and Friday to spend the days. On Saturday Lisa's parents were kind enough to keep Ben for us while Lisa and I went down to watch the Bulldogs take on Tech. So, back to work for a few weeks then Christmas. Hopefully, we'll update things a few more times between now and then.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Chili Cookoff

Tonight was the Halloween Chili Cookoff at the Petty's. We cheated a bit and didn't bring any chili. Just appetizers and ice. At least we won that category (or I assume we did...). Anyway, had a good time trick-or-treating around the neighborhood and seeing everyone.

Pumpkin Patch

A couple weekends ago we stopped by a pumpkin patch down the road from our place and really had a good time. It was Ben's first experience and also turned out to be he first pony ride. He had fun but was very serious about it.

UGA and Vanderbilt

A few weeks ago we travelled up to Mufreesboro, TN to visit Lisa's brother's family. While there we took in the UGA and Vanderbilt game. It was a lot of fun and was Mallory's first chance to attend a Georgia game. Being down in Nashville was much fun and Brendon and Rachel were kind enough to give us a fun restaurant recommendation too. Here are a couple pictures from the trip.