Sunday, December 13, 2009

You went to a what?...

Yup, Dan and I went to our friend Sarah and Mike's in Nashville this weekend to attend their 1st annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party! We had a great time and our thankful have such good
friends like the Thomas Family.

Here we are, ready to party!

The girls...

And the boys...

Congratulations to Bernard and Alicia for winning the tacky Christmas sweater contest! Bernard's bow was amazing!

Adeline partied hard...then fell asleep!

A visit to Opryland Hotel

Dan and Evie checking out the big Christmas tree.

Hard to get all 4 of them to look the same way but here is the Thomas family!

Sunday morning in her playroom, Adeline wanted to play dress up, check out her heels!

And of course, when you dress up in a pink tutu, the next thing you do is ride your horsey!

Thanks for having us in Nashville Sarah, Mike, Adeline, and Evie. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009


to have had a fun Thanksgiving in Charleston. Here are a few pictures!

Going to see the lights at James Island County Park...

Thanksgiving day cooking, here is Momma and Baby Boy!

It's Game Day.....Clemson v. Carolina......

And a Tennessee fan...

All the Linder Ladies!
Love to all!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thanks Mom

So nice to have Mom here for a long weekend visit. Nicer that she cooked my favorite dinner tonight, veal with mustard cream sauce. Love it and love my Mom!

Monday, November 2, 2009

On Rocky Top

This weekend 4 of my friends from college and their families, got together for the UT v. South Carolina ballgame. We rented a house in the mountains outside of Knoxville and were there from Thursday night until Sunday morning. This game has special meaning in the Linder house since each of us are alumni of these schools!

I am truly blessed to have found such good friends in college and stayed in touch with them through the years. It's so nice to get together and pick up like we never left college! I miss them.

Here is Dan and Evie hanging out before Breakfast.

Kate and Adeline had a lot of fun playing and taking a bath!

There goes Adelina with the witch hat...

Kate loved tailgating....
And so did Dan and I!!!

Maria, Evie, and I

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and the cutest little chicken dressed up for Halloween!

The girls...Go Vols!

Kate's 3rd outfit - a poncho!

Kate enjoying her first Vols game in the rain with her Mommy Allison

Love to all...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rainy Days and Mondays....

Wow, I know last year we were in a drought but this past month has more than compensated for that. We survived the massive rains a few weeks ago and today it started up again, all day gray, cloudy, and pouring rain. A truly perfect rainy day...

Sunday, October 4, 2009


That's the record our Atlanta Braves finished with this 2009 post season again for the Braves. They made a great run but in the end they lost their last 6 in a row, not good enough. With the end of baseball season, comes the fall and football season. I'm proud to say that this week the Gamecocks of South Carolina have been ranked #25. The Volunteers of Tennessee have not had a good start and could be a very long season. Love to all.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Highlights of September

We've been busy but have had so much fun in September, thought it would be good to hit the highlights.

One night when we had some time, we got out the Pasta maker and made our own home made ravioli. Dan and I both really enjoy the process and the end result is delicious. It's nice to put on some music, enjoy some good wine, and make a meal from scratch. If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it.

Here I am making rolling the pasta through the machine.

Our ravioli was filled with spinach and cheese.

The final result topped with one of Pat Conroy's sauce recipes from his cookbook.

We took the weekend of the 18th and went down to Destin to get in some beach time. While Atlanta was experiencing the great floods of 2009, we enjoyed some down time at the beach and loved every second of it!

One afternoon we went to Bud And Ally's for lunch, it was outside, right on the beach, and we enjoyed the delicious drinks seen below.

After lunch, we went back to the beach to enjoy a picture perfect sunset.

The Linder's love the beach....

This past weekend Brooke came for a visit to eat some good Atlanta food, go shopping, and rock out to Sugarland who were in concert here Saturday night. It was wonderful to have her here and enjoyed meals at ONE Midtown Kitchen, Nordstrom Cafe, and FLIP Burger Boutique. Dan also fixed one of his appetizer specials which was given to us by Uncle Jeff. It's prosciutto wrapped around arugula and asparagus....awesome.

Sugarland put on such a fun show last night. They sang some covers, some Sugarland classics, and some new ones I can't wait to come out on CD. It rained all day yesterday but by the time of the concert it was a perfect night. Here we are on the lawn at Verizon wireless amphitheatre.

And finally, September would not be complete without the Braves racing to the finish to see if they can make it to the post season, the Volunteers trying to survive, and the Gamecocks winning some big games and losing some they should have won!

Braves are on a big run and are 2.5 games back in the wild card. Every game this week is a must win so it will be great race. Here we are at a game a few weeks back.

Love to all from Atlanta, home of the (let's hope) postseason Braves!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Packing our bags...

that still have our "Just Married" luggage tags on them! After work tomorrow we will be heading to Destin to enjoy the beach and celebrate our 2nd Anniversary Monday! Love to All,
Mr. and Mrs. Linder

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Went back to Savannah last week to help at the Hyatt while they were in training. It was a ton of fun being back in Savannah and at the Hyatt. I was glad to be able to help and thoroughly enjoyed seeing old friends and co workers. Below is the Hyatt right next to Savannah's City Hall!

Back to work tomorrow, hoping for a normal week, here's to hoping!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Our Second Rose!!!!!!!

We have our second Grandma Smith Rose!!! It is so beautiful and the Pink is so vibrant.
We thought we were just growing some pretty green sticks for a while ( the Deer seemed to like the taste of the Grandma Smith Rose leaves). Love to all

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Tour Of...


What a fun time Dan and I had visiting Chicago, we packed a lot in our long weekend but it was well worth it!
Here is a view of some of the awesome buildings downtown:

The "bean" sculpture in Millennium Park - so neat you can see yourself in the city.

Gorgeous weather called for a trip to Lincoln Park Zoo where we saw animals and also The Air Show that was in town for the weekend.

Finally we spent Saturday at Wrigley Field watching the Cubs win and then celebrating in Wrigleyville afterwards. Here we are before the game, taking in the sights and smells of Wrigley.

We met a lot of new friends after the games at the bars around the stadium, here's Dan with a baseball fan!