Saturday, February 23, 2013

Exploring

 This afternoon we decided to get out a bit and do a little something different.  It was very nice.  We drove down the Natchez Trace and then ended up out here.  This was an old store that Todd used to work years ago.  He enjoyed looking inside and remembering the people from his time there.
 He was also a good sport and being my model.  :)

 Across from the old store was this very old church.  We walked around it.  It was very interesting.
 What in the world is that rope for?  It went all the way over the roof of the church.

The door is so pretty.

 Around the church was this old cemetery.  Very old cemetery!


 I did take several pictures of Todd while we were there.  Then I asked him to take a couple of me.
 But of course he had to get in the picture too!!!






 We had fun doing a little exploring.


This was the beginning of a gorgeous sunset.



 We cant wait for it to warm up a little and then plan to go out there with Avery and the rest to play in the creeks out on the Trace.  Maybe have a picnic and do some more exploring.














Monday, February 11, 2013

Crawfish Already

 We just recently had another crawfish boil!  I love these.  I am usually not a great fan of the crawfish.  I mean just look at them...  Its mainly because of all the peeling and such.  This time I ate more crawfish than I ever have before and it was good. 

Avery is not a fan of them before they are cooked.  Charlie was showing her one of them and this was her reaction.  Screaming and running inside.

Here are the guys setting everything up.

Boiling them up!

Even though Avery was not a fan of the crawfish before the boiling.  She was definitely a fan of them when they were done.  Believe me she ate her share!  We all did.  (Except for Todd)
 Look at this monster!

Matt told us about this idea to punch holes in these cans and drain them and add them to the crawfish boil.  Never heard of that before but we are kinda new to this. So we added a can of boiled peanuts!, and cans of green beans!  With those things (which were sooo good) added to the potatoes and corn and chicken, Todd had plenty to eat.  He enjoyed those.  We all did.
 After dinner we had a little watermelon.  Avery thought it was pretty good, except for that part that got salt on it!  YUK!!!!!  Most of us however were correct in our assumption that watermelon in February wasnt the best idea.
 This is Casey helping out.

As I mentioned before---Again, Matts idea, we even added chicken wings to the crawfish boil at the end.  It was good.

 We played ladderball.  I think Mic and Charlie were pretty sure they were going to win this one.

Friends are great!

Avery thought the day was a winner!

 There was even a little baseball going on.  Who knows what they were using for a ball...
It turned out to be a very nice day.  We enjoy spending time with everyone as much or more as we enjoy the eating.  It was a gorgeous day and we plan to do this again around Easter.