Thursday, November 29, 2012

Catching up....

I've had a bit of blogging burnout so haven't been keeping up with our travels the past few weeks!  I figured that if I didn't do a post soon, it would be Christmas before I knew it.  ;-)  Then I'd really have to play "catch-up".

After we left Huntington Beach, we spent a few days at the Wilmington KOA so that we could see my daughter.  She's in her 2nd year at UNC-W and is involved in soooo many things both at school and at her church.  From Wilmington, we headed to Cedar Point so that we could "work-camp" at my parents.  You know that you've been to a campground quite a bit when the managers say "welcome home" when they see you pull in!!  We spent a little over a week doing a few chores for Mom and Dad both inside and outside of their house.  We shared dinner with them every night with Mom and I taking turns cooking.  Dad kept us on our toes with his funny quips.   Such good memories (but no pictures - too busy having fun)!

We are now at "Korky's Campground" and will be here until late December.  We got to spend Thanksgiving with "the kids" son Brandon and DIL Amanda and my daughter Ashleigh.  
Brandon and Ashleigh
Ashleigh had just had a foot of her hair cut off and donated to Locks of Love the day before Thanksgiving!

The hosts!

Time to carve the turkey! 

One of my cross-stitching items!

Brandon and Ashleigh always egg each other on...Brandon is drinking gravy from a very non-traditional gravy boat! 
It was a great day and Brandon and Amanda did a wonderful job hosting their first Thanksgiving in their new home.

We've been catching up with friends and family, too.  I spent the day with my sister Elaine earlier this week and had a nice time catching up with her.  This weekend my best friend Linda and I are going to have a girl's weekend and we are headed to the beach.  We're stocked up on chic flicks and popcorn!

I'm also working on finishing a few homemade gifts for Christmas and Dan has been working hard on some RV improvements.  We have a new awning and no longer have slide toppers.  :-)  He's also working on waxing the RV.  We will sure be all spiffy when we head south in a few weeks!

We are enjoying our time in NC but sure do wish the temps were warmer!  Brrrrr!!!!


Gail Houle said...

How great that Brandon and Amanda had everyone to their house for Thanksgiving. That looked like quite the feast! Love their home.

And, loved your cross-stitch towel:)

Have fun at the beach this weekend. Hope it'll be a bit warmer for you.

PS-please hang on to "Deliverance". I still want to see it! (your chick flick comment reminded me :))

Steve and Joan said...

When will you guys be in Florida? We're here until mid January. Maybe we can meet up if you come before we leave.

Mike and Terri said...

Really nice cross-stitching! Which reminds me, I've got an unfinished project calling my name. . .

Nancy and Bill said...

Familytime is soooo special! Looks like you all had a great time :o)))

Gin and Syl said...

Welcome home! Nice family time and Dan still finds time to wax the fiver. Ya just never know about the weather in NC.

Laurie and George said...

How nice to be with family. Way to go Dan, spiffin up the RV!

Anonymous said...

Thanksgiving looked wonderful! So glad you got to spend it with family! Enjoy your weekend with Linda!

Bruce and Laura

Sherry said...

I wondered what had happened to you guys. Haven't seen hide nor hair of you in a long time. Too busy having a good time I can see now. Lots warmer in Florida. When are you heading this way?

You no longer have slide toppers?? Meaning the awning goes over the slides? Or???? I'm probably the only one confused.

Ceal said...

Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving. The gravy boat looks exactly like one my Mother had. I hope Brandon enjoyed the gravy!
Can't wait to see all of you for our Christmas celebration.

Elaine said...

I had such a nice time with you this week & can't wait to see you again soon:-) Thanks again for treating me to the yummy gourmet cupcake - XOXO!!!

Cathy said...

Glad you're getting to spend so much time with your loved ones. Have a great time with Linda this weekend. Can't wait to see you in about 3 1/2 weeks!