Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Family Fun!

It was a beautiful day with a high of 60! That's my kind of winter day. We decided to go to downtown Franklin for lunch and shopping. It was so much fun! We had lunch at Merridee's Bread Basket and I bought some Christmas treats there. It's so nice having all of these delicous bakeries to sample all of these delicious sweets. Merridee has some fabulous chocolate chip cookies. I like them slightly chewy and they offer the most amazing mint brownies. Sweets are my favorite foodgroup. Evie had a bran muffin, yogurt and fruit for lunch. What a healthy eater! After lunch, we checked out a few shops and I bought myself a little gift. 95% of our Christmas shopping was completed online so I did not buy myself anything so I decided that this would be the perfect treat! Do you buy yourself Christmas gifts while shopping for others?

After our adventure in Franklin, we went to visit Carl's office. It was good to meet everyone although Evie probably does not agree. She was not so happy to be there! It's so loud and all of these strangers in her face made her quite uncomfortable. Evie likes to warm up before being grabbed or engaged in conversation. It's so funny but that's just her personality!

It was such a nice day for a walk and Evie loves to be outside. It's fun to see all the Christmas decorations even in the daytime. I had to go pick up a few things at the store for our trip. Evie needed some food and diapers for our trip. In the morning, we are heading to Atlanta to see Carl's family and then going to Gastonia on Friday to see mine. Evie will LOVE being with her cousins for Christmas. We are so excited to see everyone!

It has been so nice being home these last few days with Carl. We have had so much fun exploring our new town, getting a few projects done and of course enjoying our time with Evie. It seems like everytime Carl is off work then we leave to go out of town. Sometimes, it's nice to stay home. We plan to have another "staycation" soon.

Evie went to bed early since she had a VERY short nap in the car. I was upstairs feeding her and heard someone knocking on the front door. Carl was downstairs in the laundry room. He had closed the blinds and was changing his pants. There was someone knocking very loudly on the door. He figured it was UPS so he opened the door in his boxers and held a towel in front of him. Guess what? It was not the UPS man at the door! Our neighbors were standing there - the mom, dad, and two kids with a plate of homemade cookies. Claire, the 9 year old, shielded her eyes from Carl and he excused himself to put on some pants. Remember he had just put his jeans in the wash so he grabbed a pair of pants from the drying rack that felt like cardboard - his words and went back to talk with the neighbors! HA! I bet they will not come to our house again with out calling and Carl will most likely not open the door again unless he is fully dressed! Carl and I have been cracking up about this all night especially Claire's reaction! So funny! I am sure this will be something we always remember about our first Christmas in Brentwood.

1 comment:

  1. That is HILARIOUS! Of the course the one time it's not the UPS guy....


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