Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Let's Do the Time Warp Again!!!

Greetings people from the deep South.  It's Thanksgiving so that means we have migrated south to spend the holidays with Everette's extended family. If you would like to get oriented check this out.
We have had a pretty great time.
It has been exciting. Usually, Everette, his parents, and his youngest brother, Jonathan and myself make the trek down. Everette's middle brother usually saves his holiday time off for Christmas.
Six weeks ago Brad called Everette and told us no one in his office asked for Thanksgiving off so he found a reasonably priced ticket to Birmingham. We told Grant, but kept it a secret from everyone else.  It worked out superbly.  Everette's parents had a wedding in  Atlanta the week before so they left ahead of us and we met them down there. We swept through Birmingham to pick up Brad and Meghan (his girlfriend who at the last minute was  able to join us), and we all piled into his parents bedroom when we got to Selma at 1:30 AM. They were happily surprised, a little groggy and disoriented, but happy.
The rest of our weekend was composed of eating and talking and driving and the movies.
We hit the highlights...
the club
the gas station
the Winn Dixie
the wal-mart
and Diego's (the new Mexican restaurant)

Jonathan did his best to be charming in front of the great grandparents.

And thanks to Elmo and Thomas the Train, both the trip down and back up were quite smooth and uneventful.


Michelle said...

Glad you had a good trip! Can't wait to hear more about it.

Michelle said...

P.S. When I told Emily we were going to Grandma Betty's for Thanksgiving, she kept asking for Jonathan. She missed him.