Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I feel a change in the air...

It is October. Once again the air has that familiar crispness. The leaves are bursting with all the lovely yellows, golds, oranges and reds. The sky has been more blue than I knew it could be. And we are preparing for a visit from Ema.

She will be landing in Asheville at 1:59 today. We are just about done with all the last minute preparations. Natalie has been talking about Ema coming for the last week and when we say Ema will be sleeping in Nathan's room, she asks, "Why?"

Mom has done a great job planning the menus and even the places we want to show Ema.

We plan on taking her to see parts of Downtown Asheville, the Grove Park Inn and Car Museum, Cataloochee valley, a beautiful back road in Leicester, and up on the parkway for a hike. Last year when we went up on the parkway for a hike, we found snow! I hope it will not be snowing this time and we can enjoy a brisk hike. Hopefully, we won't run into any bears preparing for hibernation.

Nathan's 15th birthday (I can't believe it) is on the 23rd, so we will also be celebrating his birthday while she's here. He wants fried chicken and Gooney Bird Pie. Friends of ours, the Lavoie's, raise chickens for meat and eggs. We got a chicken from them. This will be a first for us, having a fresh, home-grown chicken. And yes, I will be eating it and enjoying it : )

I plan on getting as much information as I can from Ema about her family and my grandpa's family. I have tried looking up the names I remembered, but didn't get anywhere. Genealogical research is harder than I thought.

I will take plenty of pictures and be back later to tell all about her visit.


  1. Mrs. Williams (or whoever posted this) - being a history nut overall, I've spent a fair amount of time researching my family's history, and I'd be happy to offer tips or help in any way that I can.

  2. Well thank you! My grandma was really digging in her memory last night and she remembers a whole lot about her family. I never knew because I've never asked. Maybe I'll have some questions for you Sunday.
    ~Miss Williams ; )

  3. Wow, I remember when you posted about Ema visting last year. That reminds me, the one year anniversary of my blog is coming up soon...I can't believe it's been that long!

    -BJ...errr Mr Fowler Jr. ;P...That does remind me though that I should be using peoples last more, especially the older men, It's just not something you think about much when you have known someone so long.

  4. Yeah, it's almost the year anniversary of mine too.