Saturday, November 25, 2006

thanksgiving in the mountains

evelyn and floyd drove up to the mountains on wednesday afternoon (with JH in tow, of course) for the annual tree hunt and some terrific r&r time. we enjoyed a terrific turkey day feast with neighbors from all over the cashiers-highlands area. on friday, we set out for the annual tree hunt at a christmas tree farm down the road. these pictures are actually of last year's tree... and that tree had a lot of influence over the hunt this year because the '05 tree was 17 feet tall. as you can see from the pic of floyd, evelyn, and amy in front of the bound tree once we got it in the house, the top of the tree is well out of the picture. also featured is a picture of me hacking away at the trunk so as to fit it into the tree stand. as a result, the 2006 Gibbs' family tree is 1/2 the size... a nice, manageable 8 or so feet tall. E&F will be bringing home their tree (which i hope to post soon) tomorrow and letting the season begin with a bang as we set up for our first christmas at bradley blvd. woo hoo!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

A note from Colorado!

So, while poor Floyd is back home recovering from his hand surgery, Evelyn is enjoying a few days in Colorado with the sisters and the nephews. Garrison, Daniel, and Olice are having a great time playing together... and Jack Greer is pretty happy to just sleep or eat in the background. Aunt Nancy asked Garrison yesterday, "You have a lot of Aunts, don't you?" To which he said, "Where are all the Bees?" I don't know how we resemble ANTS, but apparently, there was an interesting connection with Bees made in his little head. Pictured: Daniel and Olice in the tub, Daniel destroying the choo-choo train track that Garrison had labored so hard to make... and the three big boys posing for a picture.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


So, Halloween came and went last night... and i just need to express my disappointment with the trick-or-treaters. We had 2. Two people! I will give kudos to those two little boys for their costumes: one was "Capt. Jack Sparrow" and the other was "Jeff Gordon". But i am still wondering, where are all the trick or treaters? Have we forsaken door-to-door altogether for church events and fall festivals? Come on! There are still some very nice people who love to give out candy... for one, me.