Thursday, December 31, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

 Merry Christmas from Mike and me and our family!  Wishing you a day of blessings and great memories!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Aaron's Gingerbread House

Aaron's school puts on a display of gingerbread houses.  If the
children want to, they can buy a gingerbread house kit, assemble
it, and bring it in.  It is solely voluntary.  This is Aaron's 2nd year
of making and displaying one.  He did most of this himself.  He 
needed a bit of help in lining various parts of the house with icing, 
but the rest was his doing.  He cut the green stuff to make the door
and the trees and put all the candy on. Aaron is 6 and is in 1st grade.

Sara wrote his name on it.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thanksgiving in Texas

We spent Thanksgiving in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, with my daughter and her family. We arrived on the Tuesday before and left their house on Sat. morning to drive to Austin for four days.  We had a wonderful time!

 This is the cheese, crackers, etc,  and dessert table.

 This is a view of Thanksgiving dinner from one side of the island.
The menu was: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrot souffle,
biscuits, creamed corn, tossed salad, deviled eggs, Brussels sprouts,  
stuffing, and a cranberry dish.  My daughter will tell me if I left 
anything out.  It was absolutely delicious!
This is a view from the other side. 
 This was the sweet potato and pecan cake---one of my
favorites! The other dessert was apple pie.
Sara and Abigail

We were goofing around -- this is my son-in-law's step-father, John.
He and wife Kim were there also.

Abigail, Sara, Jory, and Aaron

Mike and me with Abigail and Aaron.

All of us.