Sunday, November 23, 2008


Before Joey and I moved to Georgia I told him I wanted to move where it was really green with lots of trees. (like East Texas) Little did I know that not only was I going to get green, lush summers but the trees in the fall here in GA are absolutely breathtaking. A couple of weekends ago a lot of us made a trip up into the North Georgia Mountains after church to enjoy the scenary. We cooked out and the kids played in the leaves. We had a really great time and some worn out kiddos! For those who couldn't make it (was kind of a last minute trip) -- you were missed!
I fit right in with all the beautiful dark skinned dark hair Grahams right?!? :)
Jeni is going to be SUPER MOM one day!!! Although she is the youngest of the 10 kids, she is so good with the grandkids:)

We're so lucky Joey's dad is a photographer; we get some really great pictures!!!


Most of you who know Joey and I know that we are far from being a fan of Obama, but this week he was interviewed by 60 minutes and at the conclusion of the interview they asked him what he thought about the BCS system in college football. Here is an excerpt from that interview...

Kroft: "I have one last question: As president of the United States, what can you do, or what do you plan to do about getting a college football playoff for the national championship?"

Obama: "I think any sensible person would say that, if you've got a bunch of teams who play throughout the season and many of them have one loss or two losses, there's no clear, decisive winner, that we should be creating a playoff system. Eight teams, that would be three rounds to determine a national champion. It would -- it would add three extra weeks to the season. You could trim back on the regular season. I don't know any serious fan of college football who has disagreed with me on this. So I'm going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it's the right thing to do."

First of all, Obama is right on the money with his emphasis on "any sensible person." Second, this isn't unfamiliar territory for a U.S. president.

Realistically, we know he can't really interfere at this level but we like him a little better now!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


My pretty little blue-eyed kitty-cat!
Halloween came so fast this year! I had ideas for a costume for Avery but with school and everything I hadn't taken the time to get anything together. It was Monday night before the Halloween trunk or treat at the church and we still had no costume. We frantically spent family home evening searching all over Athens for a costume! The pickens were slim... either it was the wrong size or not cute enough! It was drawing closer to closing time at most stores and Joey suggests we just go into Claire's and see if they have anything we could add to something we already had at the house. BINGO! We found a black cat set that included the ears, tail, and paw gloves. The best part is they were half off! We added it to a black sweat set and she was adorable! I'm partial but the she was "CUTEST BLACK CAT EVER!" She had a blast going around and collecting candy from all the trunks! We had a lot of people in our ward create some pretty amazing trunks and she had a blast! I don't know if she had more fun or if Joey and I did watching her!