Sunday, January 10, 2010

Giving Thanks On Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks On Thanksgiving Day
We were so blessed to be able to spend Thanksgiving with both of our families.. We first went to my sister's house. She came in from Savannah two days early just so we could spend Thanksgiving together. She did such an excellent job hosting dinner and entertaining! Thanks Krysten and Gus for having us in your home.. I know we all enjoyed spending time with you guys!

Tucker and Jacob playing together.. haha More like Tucker playing and Jacob observing!

This is actually Jacob's dinner chair- We take it everywhere so he can sit and watch everything going on with the *big kids*..
Mimi and Tucker playing together..
This was a lucky shot! The moment we try to take pictures they look or wiggle away! ha

Sweet Evan Brothers
My sister Krysten and her youngest Tucker..
Krysten set a BEAUTIFUL table.. here's one of the pictures..

Each person received a table setting like this.. she really did a great job!

Thanks to all the people cooking!
The food was awesome and the desserts were out of this world... 
The Menu included:
Mashed potatoes
Sweet Potato Soufflé
Creamed Corn
Fresh Green Beans
Squash Casserole
Mac n Cheese
Homemade Yeast Rolls
Tea and Coffee
Sweet Potato Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
and The French Pantry Cream Cheese and Strawberry 5 layered Cake

Mimi and Carson
 Gus's Grandfather. -Granddaddy
Gus's Grandmother- Grandmama
Gus and Tucker
Mimi got Jacob to laugh and laugh and laugh...
They are so cute when they laugh so hard they get the hiccups!

My sweet Carson Tyler playing with trucks

They were so cute! They both had white shirts on with jeans.

My Grandfather- Grandpa Matt


Adam had to work his usual schedule on Thanksgiving Day so I went over early to help cook...Adam's sister- Stephanie, her dog - Pierre and boyfriend- Paul came in town for Thanksgiving Dinner..

I missed getting a picture of our food but this is the menu:
Honey Baked Ham

Mash Potatoes
Italian Green Beans
Creamed Corn 

Pumpkin Cheesecake 
Pecan Pumpkin Crunch
Bourbon Whipped Cream

We had so much fun ..

Grandma Hedrick cooking away!

 As you can see, she made an AMAZING turkey... truly was the best I have ever eaten-
(Everyone thought so too!)

 Carson helping us cook in the kitchen!
Jacob- 5 months old

Carson loving on Jacob..

 The Hedrick Crew!
Everytime a group of the Hedricks get together we take one big family photo- (It is always on a timer so it takes several shots to get a good one.. haha sorry Jacob, you were not looking in any of them!)

I was so busy during the visit with both families that I did not take very many pictures.. notice ONE of me! ha As you can see we enjoyed the company and had fun visiting with the family!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our North Carolina Trip

The Christmas After Party!
We went to North Carolina.. Won't you come see what we did?........

The beautiful North Carolina Mountains 

Carson just hanging out while we drove 10 hours
 One of the many fantastic restaurants we ate while in NC.


Carson's masterpiece
He loves coloring..
Jacob and Grandpa.. Gotta love some Papa!

 Hanging out in the hotel room..

Brothers.... what joy they bring to our lives

Daddy had to be the referee! Jacob was getting a little rough.. :)

The Hedrick Family
Daddy and Carson sharing a piece of yummy chocolate cake.
Ok, So... we were locked out!
NOT to worry.. Grandpa was on his way to the rescue!

Some beautiful star lights hanging in a bead store.
It was FREEZING!............ To say the least.
A cool fish tank in the bead store.
Grandpa and Grandma

Here's the story.. Grandma has a fantastic gift at finding superb local restaurants when on vacations. This brunch/lunch (by the time we got there) was such a hot spot that there was an hour wait. OH YES! We waited!...  It was so cold outside and NO inside room whatsoever so we waited in the car (of a parking lot of maybe 12 slots) tiny.. tiny place, but amazing!

Car pics while waiting.

Daddy reading to Carson
Braved it and went outside to wait..
Quick family pic before we froze.
There was a rock slide on one of the major Hwy so the only place we could find to stop and play in the snow was The Welcome Center/Museum in Ashville.
Snow fun



 MMMmmmm... Fresh Guacamole! The BEST I have ever eaten!

Another great pick by Grandma.. :)
How yummy!
Carson loved it!
My Handsome Husband..
I had them stop the car so I could get out to take this pic.. Funny at the things you'll do for a pic.. 
(or maybe that's just me!)

Grandparent lovin

Driving Back To Florida!