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Thanksgiving 2010

We had a wonderful time in Memphis!

We came straight from our staff conference in Asheville, NC and were pooped. So, after about a day of sleeping and re-cooperating we were ready to rock and roll in Memphis.

There was lots of hunting, lots of eating, lots of shopping and lots of time spent enjoying being a family.

The day before Thanksgiving, Joel was up at 5 am to go hunting, and tried again at 4 pm.

Then we headed to Thanksgiving dinner (for 15!) at Sugar and Sweeties.

Mrs. Anita and I worked on preparing dishes like stuffed celery, cornbread DRESSING (vs. stuffing which I was raised on!), sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, etc.

The next day was another day of 5 am hunting, 4 pm hunting, then Thanksgiving lunch at Mrs. Anita’s house!

Here is Holly denying accusations of being a Rebel fan…the scarf says otherwise :)

We had a delicious meal and then we packed up food to take to family at the hospital.

We had to get to bed early because we need to do 5am hunting and 5am Black Friday “hunting”. There was also a 4 pm hunting shift this day…are we up to about 7 or 8 hunting shifts? Holly got a deer! But Joel hadn’t put any meat in the freezer yet!

On our last day, Joel headed out for an early morning hunt. Then we drove down to Oxford for a delicious breakfast with the Reed’s at “Big Bad Breakfast” YUM!

We took a stroll around the square (quite possibly the most wonderful place on earth) and then headed to Newk’s for lunch with the Coles!

Of course, then there was hunt #10…

And BINGO! Finally! Joel said, “The Lord came through in the final hour.” I’ll admit, I laughed and rolled my eyes. But I am grateful to the Lord for some free food!  :)

So, as you can see, it was a fantastic time of being with family. We missed my family, but can’t wait to see them for Christmas!

Hurdles <3 the Rebels!

Joel was one happy camper this weekend when his Rebels rocked UT. He was even happier when this video was released by Campus Crusade for Christ at Ole Miss.

(Babes, I promise I am going to work on liking football more.)

Congrats to Dexter McCluster, the player of the week!

We are so excited about what God is doing in his life.

(Isaac, the man mentioned, was the man who convinced Joel to join a fraternity at Ole Miss. He mentored Joel throughout college and officiated our wedding!)


Dexter spoke at Crusade tonight in Oxford. We can’t wait to hear how the Lord used him!