Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today's activities were filled with lots of food, fun and love from our family!

We spent our Thanksgiving with my parents, sister, nephew and my dear nanny. We ate your traditional thanksgiving meal (turkey, sweet potatoes...etc). It was so yummy!

I am so thankful for the Lord Jesus Christ for saving my soul and my precious family. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

Well, the Christmas season is upon us. The Goodman family has already participated in several fun Christmas activities.

On Saturday we went to The Asheville Christmas Parade. We had a fabulous time & memaw came along with us! We sat in Pac Square in front of the most adorable little bakery and Andie McDowell ( from Groundhog Day) even stepped up on the curb beside us. Unfortunately, my husband wouldn't let me ask her for her autograph. Addison was such a great sport, the parade was really really long (lasting about an hour and half) and we even arrived an hour and a half prior to the parade starting, so we had to sit on the curb for a loooonnnnngggg time!

After the parade, Memaw treated us to a great lunch at Fuddruckers where we enjoyed some burgers and hot dogs!

We then decided that this was the year that we were going to get the "Christmas tree experience" as Josh has said that we needed for an entire year. Last year, Josh was really disapointed with the way that we got our Christmas tree. We simply followed some signs that we saw in Waynesville to a Christmas tree farm, picked out our Christmas tree that had already been chopped down and brought it home. Soooo, this year he wanted us to pick out our tree from a farm, chop it down, drag it down the mountain, and enjoy some hot chocolate afterwards. Well, our experience this year wasn't quite like that, but we sure had fun. Josh wanted to go to Spruce Pine, NC (where all of the Christmas trees are, he says) to get his Christmas tree. I had asked around at work, and googled several locations, and stumbled upon Sugar Plum Farms in Plumtree, NC (no, i'm not kidding). We drove about 2 hours from Asheville to get to this place, it is located in Avery County (the only thing that I know about this place is that it ALWAYS snows there). We FINALLY get there, and this place is like the Christmas tree capital of the world. First, you wait beside Santa's house on the hay ride and the hay ride takes you up a really steep mountain and drops you off while you search for the perfect Christmas tree. We were only looking for a 5 - 6 ft tree, and they had seveal to choose from. We settled on a 5.5 ft tree that was really full. We flagged down a worker and he cut the tree down for us, gave us a tag and then we hopped back on the hay ride down the mountain.

Once we got down the mountain we browsed around the ornament shop & bought a few Christmas gifts. Unfortunately, because of how time consuming the parade was we didn't get to partake in roasting marshmellows by the campfire or the free hot chocolate. They also had wreath making class on the premesis, but we didn't get to do that either. More reason to go back next year. So, we paid for our tree & gifts and headed back to Asheville, but not before Addison told Santa Claus that she wanted a new baby and a pizza (again, not kidding) for Christmas.

It was a great day & Sugar Plum Farms was well worth the long drive out there. This will be one Christmas tree experience for the scrap book.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Clemson vs Florida State

Last weekend "Spunky" and I were given tickets to the Clemson vs Florida State football game in Clemson. Thanks so so so much Uncle Riggs! We were given 4 tickets, so we gave the other 2 tickets to our friends Brandon and Jennifer (even though they are huge FL State fans). Addie stayed in Waynesville with Nana & Papaw!

The game started at 7:45 that evening, so prior to the game we had a great time tailgaiting with Bojangles chicken and biscuits! We all had a great time, especially when the tigers scored 2 touchdowns in the last quarter, beating the seminoles 40 to 24!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

This Halloween was filled with lots of tricks and treats! We dressed our little witch and headed to the street! Main Street that is, main street was filled with lots of ghosts and goblins that gave us quite a scare, but it was all worth it with the amount of candy that Addison recieved in her spider trick or treat bag! After trick or treating we settled down with a great dinner from

We're Back

Yes! We're still alive. We've had major computer issues at The Goodman home, and Geek Squad diagnosed our computer as "brain dead" and we ended up having to purchase a new one. Here's a few pictures of what we've been doing over the past few weeks.

Addison celebrated her 3rd birthday party!

The Beach trip was a success, and everyone loved the ocean!

Nanny celebrated her birthday!

Addison was awarded her Cubby vest
in Awana!
We've also had a few answered prayer requests, shortly after my last post we found a car for hubs to commute to Fruitland in. It's a gorgeous 1997 Toyota Corolla! The best part about it is 38 mpg! The worst part about it is that it is a straight drive, and someone is having to teach me how to drive it! Please continue to pray for hubs, as school is very time consuming and difficult!