We did enjoy our holiday. A lot of work was done at Edge #1 and I am so glad we took the extra days to get that taken care of. It's not finished by a long shot but a vast improvement has been made. We were even able to get a Christmas tree up and decorated before we headed back to Edge #2. All is well and waiting for us to enjoy Christmas.
It was a busy week overall. I saw so many people I haven't seen much of since we moved last year. It was like we haven't been gone, ease of friendships fell right back into place. We had some excitement in that Makenna decided to play hide and seek with Vitt while we were working and hid in her bedroom closet. The door knob is missing on the inside and she was stuck in there for about 15 minutes before Fred found her. I'm thinking the child might need therapy now. The girls also declined their father's invitation to spend the holiday with him. They've gone to his house for turkey day since the divorce and they just had in their heads they didn't want to go this year. It got ugly early Thanksgiving morning, but they ended up with us. Also, the leaves were falling with each puff of wind that blew. All Thanksgiving afternoon, Paige would rake up a pile of leaves and the younger ones would have a ball playing in them. My Daddy said he was going to invest in a leaf pit instead of a sand pit. I also got to see a couple of cousins that I don't see on a regular basis. It's kind of weird now. I remember them being older and worldly when I was young (I can hear them laughing over that statement now). We had a wonderful time connecting on a grown up level and I'm so glad they came.
We took a day trip to Myrtle Beach to do some shopping Wednesday. I had to text my friend Mellie in Hawaii to let her know where I was. She called me back and told me I needed to repent because it was just wrong of me to rub it in. We took a side trip down to the water for an hour. The girls ( Paige, Makenna, and Trinity were with us) took off their shoes, rolled up their pants and promptly got wet. That's what it's all about.
Friday morning found us up and gone around 3 a.m. Des, Fred, and myself headed to Flo-town to see what we could get into. We met up with Lu, Tripp(my cousin), and Jeff (Lu's son) and did some shopping. Fred and I weren't in sync, so we didn't get our game plan in motion. There was one thing in particular I wanted, but it eluded us. That caused some disappointment because I'm competitive, so the letdown threw me off of my game. We weren't as successful as last year, but we did get some stuff accomplished.
One more thing. We've started a tradition of stopping at a Steak & Shake on our way to South Carolina for Thanksgiving break. I whipped out the camera phone as I am prone to do and took a few to remember the occasion. I had to, Vitt decided he was going to be a male model and I HAD to record it.
Of course, I'm going to leave you with a couple of photos from our holiday. I'm shopping around for a new camera phone that takes good pictures like the one I have now. If you have any suggestions, let me know!
p.s. uh....Stacey? I'm still waiting on that picture, girlfriend.
Introducing the new male model for Steak & Shake!
Note the leg up on the ledge as he poses. (We believe in comfort when travelling) (I wore pajama pants for the drive home Saturday.)
Every little girl needs a Dad/Uncle to carry them through the loose sand so their feet don't get nasty.