Friday, December 24, 2010


OK, so I'm a little behind.
Here it is Christmas Eve and I'm finally posting about Thanksgiving. (sigh)

It was the Merrill's turn for Thanksgiving this year, and we threw the party at our house.

It was a weekend full of art projects and puzzles.

Not to mention the food of course!

Ben dug a pit in the backyard and cooked the turkey deep-pit style.
It takes 12 hours!

The turkey was so moist and tender, it just fell apart.
It gave Grandpa Merrill quite a carving challenge!

Ava apparently couldn't wait for the feast to begin.

Good times were had by all. The cousins especially had fun together.

And then of course, the Christmas decorations come out immediately afterward.
Jolie's favorite!

Can't wait till Christmas!

Saturday, December 04, 2010


Yes, I know. Fall is over. Winter is in full force.

But just before all the leaves fell, we thought it would be great to get a few pictures of the kids. As it turned out, the only decent pictures we could get were of Jolie and Bronson. Faye has something against getting her picture taken lately that we really must remedy. So I put in a shot of her when we were in Greer earlier this year.

What can I say... we've got some cute kids!