Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Break 2008

We had a wonderful time this thanksgiving break! Andy and I were lucky enough to have work off and be home with the girls. We had lots of fun things planned for our week together.

The girls got to spend a fun day shopping with Grandma Cersey while Andy and I got to have an afternoon together with some friends. We headed over and picked up Brooke and Justin who were in town visiting for Thanksgiving and then over to Megan and Lee's new house. We all got in our car and went up to Atlantic Station to Dialog in the dark. It is an hour long tour in the complete darkness. The purpose of this tour is to give one an awareness of what it is like to be a blind person. Each tour is guided by a legally blind person. We had a great guide. Our guides name was Peter. He was so impressed with our group and the way we could recognize our surroundings that he began to call us his A+ students. Thanks Lee for leading the way. As for Peter and his story of blindness, he has only been blind for about 2 years. 2 years ago he was perfectly fine and lost his vision unexpectedly. The tour was an awesome experience. It was very neat to try and understand what it might be like to be blind.

Then we got to go have a fun time at the Cheesman's for a pie night. It's always great to spend time with old friends.

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Thursday- Thanksgiving Day

Today we spent the morning relaxing around the house. It was nice to sleep in for a change. At noon we went to mom and dad's for some yummy homemade soup. We cooked all afternoon and the rest of the family showed up around 5:00. Our dinner was very tasty.

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Grandma has a grandkid tree in the basement that the kids get to decorate each year on thanksgiving. They always enjoy this and grandma always has a small gift for them to open. We had a fun time just being together as a family.

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Today was so much fun. We got up early and had breakfast at mom and dad's and then we all packed in the cars for a 2 hour drive to Pine Mountain Ga. Mom and Dad treated us to a Wild Animal Safari. We rented a 15 passenger van that was painted like a zebra. The windows were taken out and replaced with metal bars. We took an hour long drive where the animals come right up to the window so you can feed them. It was really cool. Alexis almost puked when the water buffalo came up. They smelled so bad. We got to feed Zebras, bulls, deer, elk, bison, pigs, water buffalo, longhorns, and Emily even got to feed an ostrich (she almost got eaten by the ostrich). It was crazy to see how big their tongues were. They were pretty nasty. After the drive there was a walking zoo like area were we saw Ligers, Bears, Lemurs, Baboons, Monkey's and Alligators. There was one monkey that decided it liked Megan. He went crazy when she came near the fence. Where ever she went he followed. He started running and jumping at the fence and using his head to motion her to come to him. He was trying to communicate with her. He was making noises as if he was trying to talk to her. It was really crazy to see how he acted toward her. She was pretty embarrassed though. After the safari we stopped at Olive Garden for dinner. Thanks to grandma and grandpa Cersey for a very very fun and exciting day!

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Today we decorated our Christmas tree with the girls. I always love doing this. I get so excited to put up all the decorations. This is my favorite time of the year.

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Time for a girls day out. Me,mom and my sisters got to go to the movies to see Twilight while the kids and dads went to watch the Georgia-Georgia Tech game at the Cano's. We had so much fun at the movie. I loved it!!! I can't wait till the next one comes out.

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We spent the rest of the day shopping with our girls.

We had the best Thanksgiving break. I am so grateful for my wonderful family.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Andy!

Today is Andy's 32Nd birthday. We were happy to have Andy's parents in town for the weekend to celebrate with us. We had a fun weekend together. We went to the movies and did some Christmas shopping. Were were able to spend a few minutes with them this morning before they had to head home. The girls were so excited to give daddy his gifts. They each made him a sweet card. Megan's card said "I don't want you to go out of town. You are the best daddy in the whole wide world. You keep us safe." and Alexis said "I love you daddy". We went to church and came home and ate lunch together and then Andy had to go out of town for the week. We were sad he had to leave on his birthday but we did have a good day together before he left. Happy Birthday sweetie we love you.

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Friday, November 14, 2008


Gary and Laura are in town for the weekend and we decided to go out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse to celebrate Andy's Birthday. My mom came with us and she had the Cano kids with her too. We had a long wait and the kids were getting pretty restless but they did enjoy their food when it finally came. (except Alexis who didn't even take a bite.) They did get to watch all the waitresses do a line dance in the middle of the resturant. Alexis climbed up on grandma Cersey's shoulders to get a better view. Gary told our waitress that it was Andy's Birthday so they brought him a bowl of ice cream, but they also brought out a saddle and made Andy sit on it. Our waitress made a big announcement for all to hear that there was a special cowboy in the house tonight. Then asked everyone to give a big "YEE HA". I was so glad I had my camera. We were all laughing so hard. It was awesome.




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Friday, November 7, 2008

Fall Festival at Jessica's Work

Today was the Fall Festival at my work, Legacy Academy. Andy brought the girls up to have dinner and play some games. They had a fun time. My job for the night was to be the photographer, which was the perfect job for me. Here are a few pictures of the girls having fun and me with some of my coworkers. Me and Joycelyn, Me and Santiago (if I could adopt a little boy it would be him)!! Me and Minka, & me and Tamara.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


So tonight was almost the end of me. I was standing at the park with Andy, Justin and Kristina. Andy and I went to take some family pictures at the park for Justin and Kristina. We had barely walked into the woods and took a few pictures and when we came out I was standing near Justin. All of the sudden I felt something on my neck and said, what's on my neck and put my hand up to scratch it. The look on Justin's face was enough to send me into hysterics. I looked down and saw the biggest spider I have ever seen just standing on my chest near my neck. So of course I went CRAZY. I started screaming get it off, get it off and jumping around. It seemed like forever until Justin bent down and got a nearby pizza box to get it off. It took him what seamed like forever to get it. Basically, I could have died. I could have sworn it bit me on the neck so I was crying in hysterics. I am just lucky it didn't go down my shirt because I would have been topless in like .2 seconds if it had. That would not have been good. Pretty much this is why I HATE being outside. We think it might have been a furrow spider but we are not sure. Of course we took a few pictures of it and then I made Andy KILL it. We did get some cute pictures of their family though.

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I mean this is just so NASTY!

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The cutest boys I have ever seen!


Well it is the day we've all been waiting for, Election Day! The girls were out of school today and we gave them the option to come with us to vote or stay at grandma's house while Andy and I went to vote. They decided they wanted to be a part of this day. They have been talking about it so much at school and even got to vote last week. They were pretty excited to see how it all works. We were prepared for a long wait. We took lots of activities and plenty of snacks with us. We got lucky because we only had to wait an hour and a half, unlike the 10 hour wait the early voters had last Friday. We let our neighbor Cherie Moore stand in line with us even though she was not making the right vote, as you can see in the picture below. Ha Ha. We still love her. I was glad that the girls got to come along. We had a fun time.

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