The most memorable part of the Georgia trip for me was the Thanksgiving day touch football game that the family played shortly after the conclusion of the meal. I should have gotten a clue when I saw my brother-in-law John merely nibbling at the Thanksgiving feast, but I blindly continued to stuff myself until John proposed an after-dinner football game. Now I've heard of post-Thanksgiving meal football games, but I've always enjoyed them passively by watching on TV. Needless to say, the touch football game we played was a lot of fun, but also left me hurting the rest of the evening with some of the worst indigestion I've ever had (and that's saying a lot). For Sharon, the trip was a great time for her with her family where they could see Kürbis growing and feel him kicking about.
As far as Kürbis, everything is continuing to go well with him and both he and Sharon have been going through quite a growth spurt recently. The latest doctor's checkup this week was very encouraging and we are waiting to get his final opinion about the Christmas traveling possibility on our next visit on Dec. 12. Between now and Christmas, things are going to be crazy busy for me with tons of schoolwork, but I am looking forward to the chance to taking a break to go watch the Steelers upset the Patriots at Foxboro on December 9. We'll be among the many Steeler fans there that will have the opportunity to glory in the Steelers unlikely triumph.
On a sadder note, these past few weeks have been a little traumatic for Koerber possessions. First, our trusty toaster died. This was soon followed by the even more significant death of our car (that's two cars killed in 3 months in case you're counting) and capped off with the crashing of my laptop computer. Although the toaster and the car are in the process of being replaced, we're still trying to figure out what to do about my computer. This is especially a dilemma since I have a bunch of papers I need to be working on (although the hard drive was salvageable). Despite these minor setbacks, it is still comforting to remember that Kürbis is coming soon and these other problems are small in comparison to the excitement we're experiencing.
The Smith-Maynard family together at Thanksgiving