Sunday, September 20, 2009

Virginia's (Almost) 1st Birthday Party

Saturday Mike and I hosted a party for our niece Virginia's first birthday. She actually turns 1 on Tuesday, the 22nd. The whole family was there, except for Annette & Robert. Reiggin's mom and a few of Kathy & Reiggin's friends made it as well. My other niece Samantha blessed up with her presence. Both kidos were very good (at least as long as Mom was in sight!). We really enjoyed having everyone over and I'm especially glad we could help Kathy celebrate Virginia's 1st birthday.

Kathy had a really cute cake made. It was also very delicious!

Virginia liked being the center of attention!

Samantha, enjoying some tasty wrapping paper!

Overheard: Samantha said, "So what, I'll be 1 in 4 months!" Samantha got the smart alec gene from her mom!

Man, do I know how to throw a wild and crazy party or what?!?!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Wandering Sunday

Mike and I took the bike out for a Sunday ride. Mike had some dirt roads he wanted to explore. At first, we didn't have any luck finding the roads that were on the map. But that's OK, we still enjoyed just exploring. This was a neat monument in Old Fort, NC.

This was down a dirt road that eventually ended into private property. This was a really, nice secluded road.

We eventually ended up on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We went to Mt. Mitchell State Park. It got a bit chilly up there. It had been probably 10 years since we'd last been there. They'd made many improvements. I was surprised at how many people had brought their dogs. Just to prove that we were there...

We left Mt. Mitchell and took a dirt road that was off the parkway. This road was actually fairly heavily traveled (as dirt roads go). There were many people camping along the road. This was a very scenic little road.

All in all, it was a nice day.