Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Fun...

Front porch with the pumpkin I hastily
carved and the large candy tub...
We gave out almost 2 tubs worth of candy!
Wide angle of the porch...the skeleton on the left "talks."

Adam and the giant pumpkin at Maple Leaf Farms.

Me at Maple Leaf farms after the corn maze.

Over the last couple of weekends, I either been on call or forced to stay in town to operate during weekend hours. As a result, we've been limited in our Halloween activities though still managed to have a little fun! Last weekend, I had the privilege of operating from midnight Friday into Saturday morning (emergency) and managed to get home at 4am. I slept quite a bit to recover Saturday, but managed to get up in time to catch the 4th quarter of the GA/LSU game and finish the evening by going to the Corn Maze at Maple Leaf Farms. It wasn't scary, but it was a gorgeous fall night lit by thousands of stars! We completed the maze in about 90 minutes and came home ready for bed. Sunday was spent at the hospital operating in the morning and napping during the afternoon!

Tonight, we handed out candy to about 70 kids! Adam and I quickly carved a pumpkin, decorated the porch, and enjoyed handing out tons of candy... Here are some pics of the last week or so. Hopefully, we'll be able to take some fall "leaf" pictures this weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Adam and Mom!!!

Close-Up of Adam's cake...
Bad photo because of flashing police light...
but certainly something to remember!Adam with his cake and remote-control helicopter I bought him.

Today was Adam and Mom's birthday! While Mom, Dad, and my grandparents toured the mountains, Adam and I enjoyed a much needed night together. Adam chose the dining venue...Little Caesars (at least it was cheap) and enjoyed a "mummy" birthday cake. (He asked specifically for a cake with vanilla buttercreme icing, so the "mummy" cake seemed perfect!)Since Adam loves "scarey" things, we decided to go up to Oak Ridge, TN to a "haunted" cave called Cherokee Caverns. While it wasn't really that frightening, it was really beautiful. The hanuted experience in the cave has been going on for the past 20 years, but is being closed this year. Sadly, they are terminating the experience because of tons of vandalism incidents which have destroyed many of the cave's formations. Sad.... We enjoyed the experience and are happy to have had the opportunity to participate in the "Haunted Cave!" Here are a few photos of Adam's cake and Adam on his 36th!!!