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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Big Thanksgiving post...

Every so often Kim and I take off for the palatial resort village of Ocala Florida....I'm kidding of course, the place is a sort of a dive but its middle ground for the Miami portion and the GA portion of the Goller family so we make it work. What's interesting about Ocala is that it is about 12 miles north of the largest "active adult" community (probably in the world) called The Villages. It's like old folk-a-palooza down there and retirees head down there in droves to do whatever it is that retirees that live in The Villages do.....that is your random tidbit of knowledge for the day.

Reese had a good time despite the fact that she was fighting a runny nose and a cough that has since become the croup. Sounds like a Dr. visit is in order on Monday. We had a big Thanksgiving day feast and had a great time chilling with the family. Pics by the tons below.
 Kim, Kerri, and Dittles

 Lance dipping his worm in the water....

Lance above prepping to stuff his face and Reese below trying to wrestle a ball to the ground.

Kristy poses for my pic, Celeste appears to be trying to move out of the view finder and Kimmy just didn't know I was shooting her rear.

 Reese corrals all of the balls but can't decide what to do with them.

 Kimmy and Nana

Little Jaxon grabs a ball from Reese - she shares her displeasure.

Jaxon looking happy but in reality he was stressing over something.

Celeste and Kristy keep doing their thing and Lance poses in the old man chair - this thing raises you up so you become incapable of getting up on your own.....Right Grandmother?

The most comfortable sectional in the world...and a gathering place for the fam. Reese appears to have lost something.
 Norma and Nana
So that's all of the Thanksgiving pics. Once we got back on Saturday, Kim and I started putting our stuff up and finished Christmas decorating. We lit the tree, hung ornaments and tidy'd up a little bit. Shortly before we left for beautiful Ocala, we ordered an Elf on the Shelf book and doll. You are supposed to name your Elf and then have fun with the idea that the Elf watches for Santa and makes sure you are good. Each night he leaves for the North Pole but comes back and watches from another perch in the house. The game is to find the Elf each morning and then sort of encourage better behavior - as Reese gets a little older maybe that will have an effect but quite honestly right now she doesn't seem to need the encouragement. She's awesome on her own.

Kim was reading the book to Reese this morning and I just had to take a few pics. This is priceless to a new Daddy.

Reese was loves the book and creatively, we named the Elf....Elfie. Yeah....creative stuff huh?! Reese was enjoying the "Tristmas tree" this morning by looking at all of the cool stuff on the tree. She is doing so good with all of the ornaments and is very gentle with them...of course we have to remind her.

Then she wanted to chill in the floor with Dadda.
Then out of no where, she wanted to try our Chocolate Grahams. This is HIGHLY unusual since she doesn't like to try new foods.

She stuffs her mouth full and reaches for another

Then Mommy has to do a mouth check to make sure she actually swallowed the cracker....she is bad about stuffing her mouth full of chow while still having stuff in there.

Finally, I want to request prayers for Kim's uncle John. John has had many ailments over the years that typically surrounded a back injury that just never got better. He became incredibly sick over the holiday and last we heard had been labeled with MRSA (pronounced Mersa) This is an incredibly hard to cure Staph infection and the infection appears to be internal versus on his skin which is more typical. Treatment of the infection includes the who's who of the very best antibiotics available to doctors. This is a serious problem and John will need many many prayers to make it through this. Just keep him in your thoughts for a while as well as his family - particularly his oldest kids, Ryan and Nicole. They have been saddled with making the toughest decisions about his well being and at their relatively young age, I just hope they can make informed decisions. We're praying for you guys....Love Adam, Kim, and Reese.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great pics send my love to kim and reese, love sandy