Wednesday, December 31, 2008

South Carolina

Monkey arrived in South Carolina! We got home last night from South Dakota, and were greeted by a big box from Charlotte, North Carolina. Needless to say, we were all smiles as we opened Monkey's little travel "pod". Carolina was thrilled to finally meet her cousin, and she asked him to join her in a little basking on the front lawn. It is quite warm here today, and the sun felt soooo good in the midst of winter!

Curious about what the numerous coolers on our front drive contained, Monkey investigated. Hmmm...a little champagne....


Some beer....

And another cooler filled with shrimp covered in ice. Had we wandered across the street, the coolers over there would have revealed oysters. Yes, it's true! Monkey will be able to take part in an Oyster Roast!! Several of our neighbors get together with our kids, and we roast oysters on New Year's Eve. I think this is the 4th year we've taken part. One year we did local crabs along with the oysters (also local), but this year decided that local shrimp sounded good. After eating, we set off fireworks for the kids. And if someone over indulges, it is a quick hop, skip, and a jump into our respective homes.

Monkey and Carolina discovered what we're having for dessert....s'mores! I'll try to snap some pictures of the festivities tonight, but it will be dark so I can't promise anything. For now, Monkey and Carolina are catching up on hugs and kisses...


4 comments:

Mona said...

Awww...such a sweet photo of Monkey & Carolina under the mistletoe. Monkey is going to party tonight!!
Happy New Year!!!

lisagh said...

Happy New Year, Monkey, and you be a good boy with Carolina and her sweet family. How lucky to be in South Carolina on this special night with such fun people!

Here's to '09!

April said...

Great pictures!! Glad monkey will be having fun tonight!!

homedaisy said...

love the mistletoe!! so cute!
and sorry for my late post. glad he made it safely to a loving home :)