Saturday, November 29, 2008

Yay, 200 posts!!!

Not that I've said anything all that important or impressive in that time, but yay 200. Seems momentous.

I'll get this out of the way right now. After my diatribe regarding Continental in my last post, do you want to take a wild guess who I'm flying out to Annapolis on Monday?! Continental. Yup. Luckily, I have three free drink tickets we earned by having a two hour delay on the way to Seattle, so I will make sure to use those! But I'm excited about the trip -- as of Monday I'll be an employed member of society again and I think that's really cool. Not to mention the renovations on the garage will now be the renovations on my home office, therefore tax deductible. Paul brought over a ten foot long slab of counter that I plan to use for a long counter atop lots of cabinets. Eeks, can't wait to get working in there! In more ways than one, lol.

Thanksgiving was good, traveled over to Baton Rouge to see the crew. The kids are getting so cute and Max and Anna were particularly adorable. It's also exciting to be thinking about my little Aunt Margaret's wedding. She was born when I was like six or seven (and she has another younger sister and they make up my "pocket aunts"). It means we're all pretty much officially grown up too. The kids are all in their 30's with kids of their own and the babies are in their 20's and getting married and graduating college. Crazy. Here are some of my fave shots from the week:

Max (almost cute enough to make me breed, but not quite):

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Margaret and her awesome fiancee, Simon (both are CatchPhrase champs, fyi):

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Anna Banana:

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What's that face?

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Mary entertaining Max:

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And a bad pic of my bad ass Aunt Diane who is looking SO FAB these days, and I want to call and tell her every day!

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I always love going out to Paw Paw and Ms. Gussie's -- the food and the company are great. Everyone's a laugh riot even when TMI is taking over (and TMI is always the topic of conversation!) Played lots of games even though there were some super whiners over Apples and Apples. It was a bummer to miss out on seeing Andrea and Chad, but I do love a trip to Louisiana. I was easily convinced that I needed to come back in Jan, for Mardi Gras and for various other dates.

Hope you had a great turkey day. I meant to run today and get back on some program since I am expanding as the days pass, but it was a major relax day. Knowing I got home home at ten last night and I have to pack again tomorrow kinda sucks =( The kind of problem I'm happy to have though...grateful for the opportunity...


Michelle Lanning said...

hehe - fun pics Brandy! Sounds like you had a fabulous time and yay for the job - woot-woot!

Brandi said...

Your photos look awesome! I was too busy playing hostess to get many Thursday and they are by no means awesome! LOL! Congrats on the new job!

Jennifer said...

Love all the pics and best to you on your new job venture!

Kasi said...

your photography is great! And YAY on the home office being tax deductible!

Diana said...

Congratulations on the new job! I'm happy for you! Good to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Rita said...

So happy for you and the new job...not sure what it is but you sound excited about it, therefore I am too!

We love catch phrase too!

Happy belated Turkey Day!

AbbieTorroll said...

wow looks like you had a great THanksgiving!! Great pictures you took! COngrats on the job!

Ronda Simpson said...

Fun photos!! Looks like you all had a great time! Oh, and Congrats on your new job!! :)

shannon said...

glad you had a nice time!
apples to apples caused a riot here once. kinda dangerous!

Heather said...

can't wait to hear about the trip, and I love the pic of dyl with that face! ;)