Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas and New Years in Asheville!

Brad and I left Texas yesterday at 1pm and made it to just outside of Atlanta. We checked into the hotel at 1am (eastern time, we unfortunately lost an hour on our way over) and got up at eight. We pulled into Brad's Grandma's house at about 1 this afternoon. It feels so good to be out of the car! It's going to make for a long drive on Sunday. I guess we'll have to get up early and be on our way. Today we exchanged gifts with Brad's family. They were very generous to us this year. Brad got two more Wii motes, Wii Sport's Resort, a Wii motion plus, grilling stuff, J.RR Tolkein books, some movies, a gift card to the Olive Garden, and probably some other little things. I got a 9 by 9 baking dish (yay!), a stir-fry pan, the final set of dishes so I have a nice round number, a serving bowl and platter, a movie, a DVD of a hearth and music (I think it's the same one you have mom, haha), a scrapbooking kit, and some odds and ends for the Kitchen. Brad's grandma and grandpa also gave me some money for Australia! I am very excited that the funds are coming together for Australia.

I started another scarf. Here's a picture (also on Ravelry):
It's kind of cute. I really like the color. You can't really see it in the picture but it's blue with lots of greys and greens in it.Some purple too. It's really soft yarn too. I kind of like it. :)

Tonight I think it's going to be pretty laid back. The women folk (minus me) are in the kitchen cooking some supper right now. Then I think the game plan is to play some board games. Brad and I got scattergories and Mad Gab for Christmas, so we'll have to try them out! Scattergories is one of my favorite games ever. I like Mad Gab too, but it's been awhile since I played it, so I'll need to refresh myself on the rules. Tomorrow we're going to eat a Thanksgiving feast together, since we unfortunately had to miss the family Thanksgiving. I am kind of excited, Turkey sounds really good!

Well i'm going to knit a little more on my scarf and wait patiently for dinner to be served!



Vicki said...

What a nice day, and wonderful gifts! Your Brother and I decided that we want to learn how to apparate so travelling is a snap!! What, Harry Potter isn't real?!?

Like the scarf, you have accomplished a lot on it.
Have a Happy New Year!!

jmh49735 said...

Not THE Fireplace Video. LOL