Tuesday, December 16, 2008

First Annual Pig Roast and Toast

So my parents bought some acreage in Cedarville this year and held the "First Annual Pig Roast and Toast" a few weekends ago. This is probably not for weak stomachs, but Dad picked out the pig from one of his neighbors there a few months ago. Needless to say, that pig grew a lot in the last 3 months. I love how they dressed it up with the orange and leafy garnish. The food was great and we had an absolute blast! Some of the guys stayed and camped out...too cold for me!

Kind of sad to think this pig was running around just a few hours ago...
My Uncle Moby and Aunt Dena warming the beans and cooking chicken. Dena wanted nothing to do with that pig...she prefers chicken!

Some of Daniel's buddies getting ready to dig in.
Daniel and Dad getting dinner ready.

We will probably have the 2nd Annual Pig Roast and Toast a little earlier next year...It was freezing!

Leslie, Gena, and Barb chatting before the big feast.

Hanging out on the four wheeler waiting for the party to get started. Yes, that's a helicopter in the background. My dad's friends flew in from Little Rock to join the party...They landed at the gas station in town to get directions to the R&T. Crazy!

Tiana's Baby Shower

We had a baby shower for my girlfriend Tiana who is due to have a baby boy next month. Doesn't she look great?!? Baby Rowan is due January 24th (a day after my birthday) and I can't wait to meet him. Here is a pic with Jade (and Caden), Britts, Me, Tiana, Callie, Megan, and Lindsey. Baby Rowan got lots of cute stuff and Callie made some yummy finger foods. We had a great time and it was fun catching up with everyone.
Tiana, Britts, and Lindsey running the show. Ava was a big help with opening Baby Rowans gifts.
This is Caden, Jade's little boy, who just turned 1 and just started walking. We put a bow on his head and he didn't know what to think...He is precious! I can't believe how fast they grow up.
This is Ava, Brittany's little girl. She just turned 3 and Lindsey had gotten her a makeup kit for her birthday. Look very closely and you can see her beautiful makeup job. She was cracking us up. She put purple eyeshadow on one eyebrow and pink on the other. Oh, and she wanted to have her hair put in a high ponytail too. I love it!
Here's a before picture of Ava before she got into her new makeup kit...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

3 Ways to Tell if Your Husband is an Over-The-Top Christmas Light Decorator

Okay, if anyone knows Zach, they know he LOVES to decorate for Christmas...He started the project when we got home from our Thanksgiving journeys. When it comes to decorating the yard for Christmas, it's a major ordeal at the Gump house.
3 Ways to Tell if Your Husband is an Over-The-Top Christmas Decorator:

1) Your husband is highly ticked when you get home from Thanksgiving vacation and he notices that your neighbor already has his lights hung. He starts the project immediately-totally ignoring the Sunday afternoon Football games.
2) It's the coldest day of the year and snowing and that doesn't stop "Project Christmas Lights".
What better way to put you in the holiday spirit he says...
3) You have a knock down drag out fight in the middle of the Christmas isle at Wal-Mart because your husband wants to use net lighting (the lights that go over your shrubbery and bushes) to light your whole front yard and you say "ABSOLUTELY NOT" in fear that your neighbors will think you are the Griswold's cousins...That's right, a yard covered in net lighting right where your little Jack has to go tinkle...Can you imagine!

Thanksgiving with the family

Wendy and I at Amanda and Lynn's house for Thanksgiving dinner. This was the 2nd Thanksgiving feast we ate that day...TOO MUCH FOOD! It was great seeing everyone and catching up.
Zach's brother, Jacob was in for Thanksgiving from Chicago. This Zach and Jacob taking a break from the Ping Pong tournament at the Pettus's. Josh, Z's cousin still stands as champ...
My brother, Daniel, and his girlfriend Gena at Granny and Pop's farm in Nashville AR. Yep, there is a Nashville Arkansas, but don't blink or you might miss it. Dad and Daniel had been there all week hunting on the farm...I'll never understand that!
We just finished eating way too much at Granny and Pop's for Thanksgiving Lunch. My Granny makes the best homemade rolls ever. I can never get enough!