Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas in Columbia, SC 2010

Amy and I went with Pete to South Carolina to spend time with Amy's family over Christmas. We had a great time and below are a few pics from Christmas day.

Chuck's dog Simon is very festive in his green Christmas sweater.

Ron and Chuck checking out Chuck's coasters made from recycled phone buttons.

Pierre is a new addition to the house of Amy's dad Ron and his wife Amy. He is a little rascal.

Flora does not mind the camera that much.

Pete doing what he is doing best - relaxing. Well earned after the eye operation of course.

The brunch table is set at the house of Amy's mom

Lots of goodies on my plate

A very nice start for Christmas morning indeed

Grandmama Georgia joined us for brunch

After a lot of work finally at the table

The Christmas tree with presents at Amy's mom's house

A nice tissue holder for Grandmama Georgia

Happy faces everywhere

Well, trying hard to look unhappy

Cheryl displays her new earrings

The Christmas tree at Amy's dad's house blocked in by tons of gifts

Amy models new rain boots and flannel pajamas

A book for Amy is immediately getting attention

New knives for Grandmama Georgia

Am's dad looks forward to sleep, eat and read

We love this beautiful lamp from Ron and Amy

A quiet corner for Amy to read

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas time

A few Christmas impressions from our home ready for the holidays.


The view from the dining room towards the living room

Our Charlie Brown tree on the counter between dining room and kitchen

The kitchen is clean and ready for guests

A slightly different perspective towards the kitchen

Our tree with modern ornaments in the den

The main Christmas tree in the living room, very traditional (and orderly) :-)

The warmest place in the house

Am's tree in her office is very cute

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Advent factory on Clover Street

December 1st is almost upon us and we got the advent wreaths for a few friends and family done just in time. It is actually quite a time consuming enterprise but it does get you into the holiday spirit.

In full production :-)

Some imperfect Lindt truffles had to be eaten

Our advent wreath was the last one done

A closer look at the wreath

Another detail of the wreath

A few miniature clothespins fell victim to the feverish pace

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jordan Rapp rules

Jordan Rapp was nearly killed by a hit and run driver a few months back and today he finished 4th at Ironman Arizona. You rock my friend

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A pet update

Pete does like the fireplace

and Sylvie has moved in the guest bathroom near the radiator

Monday, November 08, 2010

Suppe und Salat

Gestern Abend gab es Suppe und Salat bei uns und es war sehr gut. Fuer so ein Herbst Wetter Abend gibt es wohl kaum was besseres. Well, for those of you who don't understand my native tongue, we had soup and salad for dinner last night and it was very fine and hit the spot.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Foursquare success

Who says foursquare isn't good for anything? This morning I actually unlocked the foursquare special at Whole Foods. Yes.

The reward (a $10 gift card) was promptly put to good use

Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween in the West End

Halloween came and went and we had a good time. Well, Amy actually was on call and Halloween is seemingly always a bit crazy in terms of work. So I represented alone.

The calm before the storm

As most likely expected, a diverse candy selection at our home

What people saw when they approached the house

The pumpkin really looked pretty good

Up the street from us a Krispy Kreme employee had these great treats to offer

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin time

It is that time of year again and last night I worked over a pumpkin to create a jack-o-lantern. Notice the interesting separation of top and bottom. :-)

Very focused on the task at hand.

Evan JackO may want eye brows.

Don't mess with a man who might know karate and surely has a knife in his hands.

JackO in action.