Thursday, November 29, 2018

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

By Saturday evening most everyone had headed back home so the stragglers had dinner at Driftaway Cafe.

Nephew, Douglas, and girl friend, Abbie.  Abbie attends college at Methodist College in Lakeland, Florida so she came up to be with the Grimms.  Douglas attends UNC Greensboro.

Barbara and William.

Will and Mina.

Mar and Ar

We also got to see Alabama beat Auburn while we were there so Win Win.

After dinner we helped Mina get her Christmas tree up.

WE had fun listing to carols while decorating. Well maybe some were listing as they had egg nog while decorating...the rest of us LISTENED to the music. No matter how many times I read over a post to edit things, I miss something. In this case it was listing vs

We had to work on the lights for a bit. Will figured out the problem.

Festive hats make decorating more fun. Our Army man was not afraid to show his fun side!!

It was very pretty when finished. Mina had so many elegant ornaments.

Sunday morning we got up and had breakfast at Sunny Side Up before hitting the road. We just made one stop in Fort Valley Georgia.

It did not have a Giant Peach like the one in Clanton, Alabama! They had lots of pecans...

 Marvin purchased some boiled peanuts for the road and I had a chocolate truffle.  It was a cute store and if you are ever in Central Georgia, check out Lane Orchards.


Sandy said...

I know y'all enjoyed family time this past week.
Lane Southern Orchards is the family we got Gus from. We visited Fort Valley, Georgia to get our little boy. I have never seen so many pecan and peach trees in my life. Two places I am dying to go back to are Perry to go to James T. Farmer's store and then to the Lane Southern Orchards store.

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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun you had! And those pecans....oh how I would love to shell pecans! We always stop and get some on our trips to NC but I'm almost out already! Enjoy your day!

Robin in Virginia said...

It looked like you had a wonderful tree trimming party with a beautifully decorated tree as the outcome. I don't think I have ever seen that many pecans in one place before. Enjoy your day, Arlene!

Visits With Mary said...

Enjoyed visiting with you today, great pictures, great fun!!

Carol said...

Such fun family times, Arlene! Oh, my husband would think he had died and gone to heaven to be in the same place as all those pecans--he absolutely adores them :)

Terri D said...

Abbie must go to Florida Southern College here in Lakeland. It is a Methodist University and I know it well!! It's a great school! Loved seeing your festive photos and all the fun you guys had together! The football win was icing on the cake!!

Mari said...

I'm so glad you had fun with all those family members!
It was nice of everyone to help with the tree. Makes it so much easier!

Jazzmin said...

What fun and blessed family time... Enjoyed so seeing all of the smiling happy faces. And wow, the tree turned out beautifully.
I've loved reading about and seeing through your eyes also your wonderful trip and new memories made on a blessed Thanksgiving and adventures exploring Savannah and the historic beauty!

Have a blessed evening!♥