sweet home alabama

Couldn’t decide between that title and “a whole new world.” This is my first time in Alabama the Beautiful, and wow. It’s like it’s own little country or something. I completely expected their accents to be different, but I didn’t realize they spoke a different language altogether.

I’m typing on Gabe’s laptop from our comfortable basement suite in the home of old neighbors of mine from Ohio. Catch all that? I used to babysit their kids, and now they’re all big and stuff.

This was our first time doing 2 zoos in 1 day, and I would highly recommend it. 🙂

It’s a bit nippy here in Alabama though. Brrrr…

We’re taking off at 6:30 in the morning for a very cool zoo with GIANT PANDAS. So excited. We’ll do the zoo, drive 9 hours home, get up early for the girls’ Christmas program dress rehearsal, then go to three Christmas programs in 24 hours.

We live on the e.d.g.e.

Then we’ll collapse in a heap. Then pick ourselves up and do a rush job on Christmas. Ugh. I’m miserably far behind. And I always vow that I’ll get a head start next year…

I sure do love my family. And zoos. And old friends. And watching God provide. And baby giraffes.

Talk to you soon! Squeeze hugs from the Deep (and Lovely) South!

15 thoughts on “sweet home alabama

  1. kimberly t. bowling

    I know this is crazy commenting on an event from 6 months back….but we live in AL. And yes, we have a distinct southern accent….but you gotta love it! 🙂

    I am sad I didn’t find out about your zoo trip excursions before now! At the very least, we could have met up with you so you wouldn’t have had to experience the B’ham Zoo alone…..you could have watched my 3 monkeys run around laughing at the real monkeys!!

    Your girls are so gorgeous! And this experience is so awesome for all of y’all. Kudos to you, mom, for planning and implementing such a plan!

    Am enjoying the facebook updates and the blog!
    God Bless and safe travels.

  2. stephaniedawnbasham

    I was thinking the same thing as OneFlossyChick about Mississippi (and Louisiana, for that matter). It’s even worse than Alabama. The deep south is completely different than the regular south.

    I can’t wait to see you next week!

  3. Nixter77

    sounds like fun – be careful you don’t fall off the e.d.g.e!

    I have a cousin in Alabama say hello to her for me 😉 She is in Huntsville! I have been there a couple of times, shame I am not there now hey!

    Have fun!

  4. allieanne

    W.O.W.
    you guys are so crazy you are cool 🙂 sounds like a lot of fun, but just thinking about it makes me want to take a nap! The girls will never forget these 52 weeks of their lives 🙂

  5. YoGrandmaYo

    Good to hear from you!:)  Glad you’re having a great time!:)  About tomorrow night – Should Dad and I come to your house first, or is it closer for us to go right there?  Let me know.  We’re really looking forward to it!:)  Have a safe trip home!  Love you, honey!:)

  6. GracefulKiki

    I always loved Alabama. If I could handle the heat and distance from my family, I may have moved there. I have SOME family there…just not the immediate 3, ya know?

    Anyway, 2 zoos in one day? Awesome.

    Are your girls out for Christmas break already?

  7. OneFlossyChick

    Where in AL are you? I lived in AL for a little over a year, and you’re not kidding about them speaking a different language. If you think AL is bad, I can say with some amount of certainty that you haven’t been to MS. “A Whole New World” would have been a very appropriate title. I say that and I’m from the South.

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