Wednesday, October 31, 2007


The sistas and their men.

Congrats to Emily & Doug - engaged on October 26th!

Emily is proud of her sweater - she knitted it herself!

Caleb and Rachel - happy times!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fall in Brevard, North Carolina

Rudy and I headed off this weekend to visit our good friend Stuart in Brevard, North Carolina (WE MISSED YOU KATIE!). The weekend was full of adventures - flyfishing, hikes, and midnight rides on bikes through Brevard. Here are some of our pictures.

Hiking in Cedar Mountain, NC:

In Brevard:

Katie and Stuart's House

My transportation for a night on the town

Rudy's ride (P.S. the reflector worked)

Stuart's Ride

Us @ a bar in Brevard

We ran into Andre -

a great friend of our from the High Rocks Days -

it was great to reminisce

Monday, October 22, 2007

Wacko Jacko Lanterns

Rudy's pumpkin

Danielle's alien...

Tara's spider - the 2007 winner of

Corey and Yancey's annual pumpkin carving contest

I believe this one was Walter's pumpkin - how cool?!

Birthday Boy, Rudy

Rudy is 32! All of our friends went out to the National, a cool new restaurant in Athens. I made up dozens of buttons for the staff and guests to wear - the picture below is the one I used in the button. Look real hard in the group shots and you will see them! We like to call it Rudy's 'Hollywood' picture.

The before pic

The after

Drew, our favorite boy-wonder

bartender @ our favorite bar, the Globe

Emily and Douggie Poo looking so hip. Nice chicklets, D.
Lisbeth, Rudy's 'work wife' and Rudy. (kidding!)

Carlton, Sugar, Rudy, Corey & Yancey.

The boys surprised Rudy with a liquor attache.
Now Rudy is apart of their special club.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Bag Lady

For those of you who know me well, I always bring my reuseable bags into the store. Check out this site to understand my plight as the 'bag-lady.' I hope it will inspire you too to use reuseable bags and say no to plastic or paper.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

It's a Pine Valley Halloween

By Carl (the fish) & Josie

By Doug, Esq.

By Emily

By Shawn

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Sorry it has been awhile! We have been so busy lately. To catch you up - in the month of September - we went to Charleston, then Rudy left for Utah, then I went to Greensboro, then Rudy left for Indianapolis, then I left for South Georgia, then we left for Chattanooga. We are home the next few weekends - Thank the Lord!

Rudy has now finished about 2/3 of his research out at the Farm - and although we rarely see each other these days - we know it will all be worth it next year.

He has begun the process of applying for positions - in various states - Utah, California, New York, Washington (State) and Tennessee so far. We will continue to update you as the interviewing and applications continue. Who knows where we will end up!

Here are some pictures from last weekend when we met up with Rudy's family and friends in Chattanooga, TN.

Rudy and his Momma

Riverside Chattanooga

Mom, Dad and Emily crying after Georgia lost to Tennessee (Or are they crying because of split beer?)

Everyone relaxing riverside

Mom, Dad, Danielle, Rudy, Emily & Doug