Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thank you

What a delightful surprise to find our outdoor kitchen featured at the lovely blog 2805.  Thanks, Honey, for the honor!!  I apologize for the very late thanks, I have been a very absent blogger in November.  {Where did the month go??}

I have good intentions for December so we'll see how that goes.  I am in the midst of decorating as I'm sure so many of you are.  The result is always worth it, but the process isn't as much fun as it used to be, sad to say.  

But, I've got my IPod going with all of my Christmas music and that really gets me in the mood ~ a little snowfall would help too, but as it's about 60 today I'll give that up.  Tonight we go to our daughters' church for their Christmas festival and that is always fun.  They do a live nativity and we just love it.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Blessings

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving week full of family and fun!

My sister, her husband, their 2 small children, and my brother made the long drive from Minnesota to Texas to spend the week.  They came on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and left on the Saturday after.   When you add our 2 girls and their families it made for a lively group of 15, with 6 being children 6 and under.

Fun times.
Memory making times.

Sad to say I didn't get a lot of pictures.  But, I did get a few and I will share those in the coming days.  

Along with them in their car from Minnesota came a little bug.  It made Emma sick on the way down, it hit Evan first thing Monday morning, and then went to Jim {sister's husband}, then me, to Bob and my brother.  The only one in the house that survived was my sister.  We stayed away from  Laura and Jessica's families until Wednesday hoping to spare them.

Everyone was well on Thanksgiving {so we were extra thankful!} and preparations were kept very simple!  I used my everyday dishes and paper napkins but I think the table was pretty in a very simple way.

My girls really did the bulk of the cooking so it was very easy for me.  I think the only thing I made was the gravy! 
I love having adult daughters:-)

The glimpse below is of the children's table ~ brown paper covered their table.

We had a wonderful time together.  
I am so thankful for my family!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

An Award

I was honored and surprised to receive this award from Suzy who blogs at Worthing Court.  Thank you Suzy! 


The recipient of this award is asked to thank the blogger who bestowed this award upon them and to include a link back to their blog.  Then to pass the award onto fifteen other bloggers, include a link to each of their blogs and to reveal seven things about yourself that others may not 

Hmmm, 7 things about me.

1.  I married my high school sweetheart, we were voted cutest couple of our senior class.
2.  We have lived in 6 states in our almost 35 year marriage.
3.  We have twin daughters and the 4 cutest grandchildren on earth!!
4.  My mother had twins too, and my twins were born on the same day ~ 13 years later.
5.  I hate to exercise ~ 
6.  I have my Christmas shopping almost done, and everything is wrapped.  I feel panicky if it's not wrapped by Halloween.
7.  I love to organize.  Although my garage currently looks like it is auditioning for Hoarders. 

That was difficult.  I have new found admiration for those of you with the list of 100 things ~ 7 was tough for me.

I could not single out 15 blogs, so please consider yourself awarded if you are reading this.  I so appreciate each and 
everyone of you that stops by!!