30 May 2011

Un-American Memorial Day

You have to grill on Memorial Day Weekend.  Isn't that law?

We thought it was.  So for dinner we had Italian sausage thawed and ready to go for the grilling but as Bryce announced, "Uh, we're not going to be grilling today."  We weren't going to be grilling today.  My first thought was we were out of propane or spiders or something gross and/or creepy was in there.

This is what Bryce showed me.

How did they get in there?

This is why you get a cover.

24 May 2011

Here's to you Becky Thompson

Heard a woman laugh and thought it was a nice one.

Made me think of you and your laugh.

I chuckled out loud.

Your laugh makes everyone laugh even if it's not funny.

I'm chuckling again...at nothing.  Thanks Aunt Becky!

(Not that you'll ever read this.)

Now in Ghetto Flavas

nuf said

whirly dirly winds for Mother's Day

Alabama was hit with some tornados and Bryce - being the thoughtful giver he is - volunteered us to go help alongside 300 others in the clean up efforts.  Happy Mother's Day!  It's ok, I'm not a mother yet and if if I was I'd probably want to go to get away from the kids...haha.

We didn't take any pictures while we were there unfortunately, but it was pretty wild to be driving along and then there's a section where the trees are snipped and bent and then on the other side it looks like nothing happened.

Here are some aerial shots taken by a pro.

 Most of the work was moving trees and limbs, and cleaning up remains of homes.

Now, I know what you really want is pictures of our hotel room.  Our option was to camp in the church's yard or a hotel.  Obvious choice. :)  Thank you Oxford for having decent hotels to choose from.  We chose a Hilton Garden Inn.