Monday, December 28, 2009

Athens Master Chorale

Mitch sang with the Athens Master Chorale this holiday season. He is in the back row, fourth from right.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas in the Southwest Performance

Last night Mitch had a duet during the Athens Choral Society's performance of their program, "Christmas in the Southwest". Here's a short clip.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Last of Thanksgiving Photos

The proud parents on Thanksgiving Day....Elie...



and Alayna, with Isaac.



Isaac wrapped in the blanket I knitted him. Sweet! He liked seeing fireworks and Christmas lights.



Departure day, Alayna was so nice to come out to breakfast with Mitch and I, and brought Isaac. He'll be running around in no time.





Isaac has a tiki on his jacket!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Day and Night after Thanksgiving

Uploaded the photos in the reverse order! Ooops.

Isaac meets Santa Claus in the Knoxville square.



Isaac, my bro Elie, my sis Sarah and me.



Mitch with Isaac. Mitch has that facial expression because Isaac is tremendously strong and wiggles A LOT. You have to hold on to that kid. Mitch is wearing an earflap hat I knitted him.


Me 'n my awesome hubby. 9 years this month!



Sarah, me and Mom.



Wearing hats I made...mine is a crochet replica of the hat Bella wore in Twilight (Free Pattern). Sarah's is knitted.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Thanksgiving, Day 2

Photos from Thanksgiving day.

Don with grandson Isaac.


Ice sculpture...the others said it was a cornucopia but Sarah and I thought it looked like a shrimp tail.


Isaac smiled at me!


Auntie Sarah with Isaac.


Mmm...nice baby smell.


Auntie Me with Isaac, plus Mitch.


Proud parents Alayna and Elie.


Maternal grandparents.


Then everyone else of course went to sleep except for Mitch and me. We walked to a pub and stayed there. 8-)

Monday, November 30, 2009

My Nephew Isaac

Short video I took of my sister, Sarah, interacting with our nephew, Isaac. Best part is at 1:13.

Thanksgiving in Knoxville: Day 1

Drove through the Great Smokey National Park to get to Knoxville...





Met up with my family at the hotel and then went for a walk with my sister, her pug Baby and Mitch..






Went over to my brother's house to finally meet my nephew Isaac, who is amazing.... Elie cooked crab cakes and Court Bouillon for us with seafood that my parents brought from Louisiana.

Mitch with Isaac...


Mama Lee with Isaac...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Last of the Coast Drive

Hummingbird near Big Sur...




Mitch at Morro Bay...



Morro Bay.



Short video of Mitch at Cayucos.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Elephant Seals

On our drive down the Pacific coast in CA, we were lucky enough to see a herd of elephant seals lounging on the beach near Hearst Castle. Once almost extinct, their numbers are slowly growing.




Here's a short video of them that I took:

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Coast Was Beautiful

A few more photos from our drive down the Pacific coast in California.





This one (below) makes me aware of the curve of the planet.






Friday, October 23, 2009

Big Sur, CA

photos from our drive down the coast through Big Sur.







Views from the restaurant in Big Sur where we had lunch; Nepenthe.