Saturday, March 29, 2008

Asheville for a Day...

After a LONG and productive week of working, Jason and I decided to take a day trip to Asheville, North Carolina to relax and explore! We had a wonderful time, despite the nasty weather - it was very cloudy and only about 50 degrees, even though it was finally up to 70 on Thursday. As we didn't get into town until around 1:00 we decided to eat lunch first. As those of you who have been to Asheville know, they have tons of GREAT restaurants so we had quite a choice to make. We both decided that we wanted to go for some Chinese food and ended up eating at a great little place called The Noodle. This is a picture of Jason and I after chowing down on some great noodles!

Next Jason and I attempted to see a cultural exhibit at the YMI Cultural Center called "Africa," however, after purchasing tickets and walking a couple of blocks, we realized that the exhibit had closed for the day. So instead, we walked through the city and saw some strange dancing group. I think they were from some local college and doing English Country Dancing. It was very interesting - as we the crowd that formed around them.

We then decided to walk around the shops down town.

Jason and I found an old Woolworth's with a really cool soda fountain in it and had cappacino's which were YUMMY. This is a silly picture we took with our capacino mustaches :)

We then visited Jason's favorite bookstore, where we read for a couple of hours.

We hope you all enjoyed our blog about Asheville as much as we enjoyed our day trip!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

While I'm on the topic...

I just thought of another jewel of information passed on by Grandaddy that I often remember in my daily life...
"If you count your nickles and dimes, your dollars'll take care of themselves..."
PS - when you are reading these Grandaddyisms you have to be "in character" and imagine the words being said in a deep southern drawl...
Happy Tuesday!


Jason and I thought we'd share some great insight with you all from one of our all-time favorite philosophers...Grandaddy. Grandaddy, for those of you who don't know, is Jason's mother's husband, Greg's, Grandfather. Although I don't know his real name (or much of anything about him, come to think of it) other than he owned and ran a coal mine, Greg is always happy to share some wisdom passed down by his very own Grandaddy...and thus we will share it with you.
Behold...your very first Grandaddyism:
"If you're goin' fishin' sure to take along your yak-em-rag"
Take that for what you will...and takes a truly great philosopher and scholar to understand the true meaning of a "yak-em-rag."

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Saturday Night With the Spanglers

Saturday night Jason and I invited our friends, Misty and Rob Spangler, to a yummy dinner of my homemade, double-stuffed lasagna! Some of you might remember Misty and Rob, as they were our photographers at the wedding. They are an awesome couple and we had a blast...topped off with some homemade brownies and ice cream! The kitties and Goose also LOVED Misty and Rob and she was kind enough to take some great pictures of them after dinner!

This is a picture of Misty & cute are they?

This is an amazing picture that Misty took of Diablo - isn't he RAVISHING in this picture?

This is our little Goose, with his very own Bible...

My sweet little Josephine was not interested in being in pictures and decided to bathe under the table instead...

This is a picture of the beautiful tulips that Misty and Rob brought us - my favorite flower...

Jason and I after dinner...

We hope you all have a wonderful week and come back!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Our Blog

Hello Everyone!

Jason and I have decided to start this blog to keep in touch with family and friends. We are glad that you decided to visit and hope you'll check back often for updates on our lives, with lots of pictures, of course! We used to use Myspace, however a lot of our family and friends do not have Myspace memberships and it's too difficult to try to get them to sign on...thus the blog! We hope you'll all enjoy and send us lots of comments!

We miss you and love you all,

Jason & Kellee