Saturday, January 17, 2009

OK, the shots from Christmas.

OK, you remember, maybe, Denise and I went to Kentucky for Christmas. It was another road trip, not too long after the last one. But we love doin' that drive, so it was easy and fun.

We started out at my Mom's place on Christmas eve. That's the picture you see above there. I put together a box for dad's flag and medals, and mom loved it. We opened presents there and had lunch. Mom cooked fried chicken, some of which we took with us on the drive. We left there at about 2PM and drive on to Memphis.

After getting a good nights sleep in Memphis at a La Quinta, woke up Christmas Day, took advantage of the complementary breakfast and drove on to Denise's kids place in Bowling Green.

Once we got there, we waited for her other daughter and Denise's grandsons to show up, and then we enjoyed another Christmas with lots of cool presents and fun.

On day while we were there we all drove back down to Nashville and checked out the ICE show at the Opryland Mills Mall. I'd gone to Kentucky hoping for cold weather, but it turned out to unseasonably warm. So, going into this ice show, where it was 9 degrees, was a fun time for me.

Mostly, my time was spent supporting Denise, doin' whatever the others wanted to do. I love to see her having a good time with her kids. And I also love to play with her grandson Collin. He loves it when I pick him up by his feet and toss him around. I'm like an amusement park ride for little kids. I love it too.

On the drive home we stopped in Memphis again. This time we walked up Beale Street and ate some great BBQ at BB Kings place. Blind Mississippi Morris, "The Real Deal from Beale" was playin there that night. It was a great time.

During his break, Morris was led over to the bar near us and he enjoyed a complementary adult beverage.

We made it home in time to have a drink and celebrate the new years here at home. It was a great trip, and it's been made even better now with the news that Denise's younger daughter Lynn is pregnant. She came home in tears Friday afternoon and told me. Lynn had called her to tell her while she was at work. It's wonderful news!

Anyway, if you want to see more of the holiday shots, go here for the Christmas shots, here for the ICE show, and here for the pictures from BB Kings place.

Enjoy the pictures. I had a lot of fun taken' 'em. Cheers!


Mushy said...

One thing about it, Morris had no clue you were photographing him!

AirmanMom said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Pat Houseworth said...

Merry Christmas Jeff!


Suldog said...

Cool pics. How did you all end up with the same jackets?

FHB said...

Mushy - No doubt! You know, I was lookin' to see if he was really blind, to see if he's notice the flash. Didn't. He's good. He was bopin' to the piped in tunes too.

Airmanmom - Thanks. And thanks for comin' by again.

Pat - Yea, I know. Playin' catch-up.

Sully - They handed 'em out at the show. Good thing too.

Anonymous said...

Hairy, a beautiful thing you did for your mom with the case you set up. Whenever did you find the time. I'd love to meet her sometime if a mere friend could join you 3 at the Chinese place some Friday maybe? Is that allowed? She sounds awesome. Also, I'm happy as everything for you and Denise and love to watch the progress of your entertwined full lives! Happy 2009! Belton Belle

Anonymous said...

I think I meant intertwined??? Belle (it's too early---had a late night playing cards with 2 other crazy women)