Monday, November 14, 2011


Last weekend, Alisa and Jeff came down to see us. We were excited. And so were they.

This is Alisa checking to make sure Jeff isn't squinting in the photo.

Some of the things we did:

Saturday am- we got up early and ate oatmeal. Head towards the airport. It was colder than I had planned on it being and I made sure everyone knew I was freaking freezing. But it was a beautiful day to go flying.

Thanks to gracious friends, we all had headsets.

Mr. Pilot headed us towards Dauphin Island shortly after take off and landed us nicely.

A walk from the airport to the ferry is 3.4 miles. Off we go. It's still cold. I'm still cold. Is anyone else cold? Why is it so cold?!

This dog had his own balcony.

We walked and talked and laughed and I froze. We arrived at the ferry just in time to jump on for a cold ride across the bay to Fort Morgan. On the way, my hair did what Beast's hair did when he became a man.
Alisa and I zipped up our jackets as far as they could be zipped, ducked into our hoodies, shoved our hands in our pockets and hunched down behind our husbands. None of the car-riding ferry goers offered us a seat inside their vehicles. They all sat, somber faced, and watched us shiver. We probably were entertaining. Alisa and I sat down to get out of some of the wind. But then....

we got hit by a wave. It came up through the deck drains and we all got pretty durn wet. Alisa and I shrieked, the boys yelped.... and then we all laughed at each other's soggy bottoms. Still no offers from the now-smiling car sitters.

I think Fort Morgan would be a gorgeous place for a wedding.

Because our bottoms were dry now and the sun was warmer the ride back was lovely. We saw a few dolphins surface and watched each others faces turn pink.

Home again home again jiggety jog!

Saturday evening - Constantine's for supper!
Saturday evening still - Alabama got a field goal. LSU got a field goal. Alabama got a field goal. LSU got a field goal.

Sunday afternoon - Settlers of Catan. If you haven't played this game, just come to our house. Jeff had not played it... so we played twice. And I won. Twice. Both times. Excuse me while I go shout it from the rooftop.

Settlers of Catan is like Risk. Only, I've never played Risk. I've never wanted to ever since my parents told me they played it when they had only been married a few weeks and it was the closest to divorce they ever came. Oh yeah, sign me up to play that! But it is similar in the "get land and resources" idea. You claim land, you earn resources (wood, ore, sheep, wheat and brick), you buy roads, and settlements and eventually cities.

Alisa and Jim should not play this game together. They are rather cutthroatish about it. And when they realize the other one is being a cutthroat as well, it just makes them be even more of a cutthroat. We laugh throughout the game, but sometimes I wonder what my husband's or my sister's blood pressure might be at any given moment.

But who cares? I won!


Owl of the Desert said...

Wow! What a fun weekend. I have played Risk a few times now...never made it to the finish. Gave up before then. I've never played Settlers. Will have to do that sometime.

pamphlet said...

I love reading your blogs - I am your biggest fan - just so you know - and I love seeing my children having such a wonderful time together - it warms my heart more than you can know! I look forward to playing Catan at Thanksgiving - don't forget to bring it!

Amy said...

We will!

Alisa said...

my chin. you could drive nails with it. but i lerv your blog.