Saturday, December 3, 2016


Grandson Knox turned 5 today!
He loves super heroes of all kinds, especially Avengers
We sang The Birthday song 
He blew out all those candles ...
... and enjoyed his birthday cake, ice cream, and punch
Party People!
The cake was great but opening presents was the best ~ He got books ...
... but hit the jackpot when he opened the really good stuff ~ Lego Ninjago, his latest fave
His cousin Elijah read his birthday cards to him
More goodies ...
... and then some more
Great-aunt Jane and family got him some cool headphones, super hero style
Birthday carnage ~ he was pretty much thrilled with all of it
Grandpa, Daddy, Elijah, and Knox figuring out how to work the bow and arrow
Knox couldn't wait to get started building one of those Lego sets ... with Daddy's help of course
Captain America enjoyed the party, too
Photo shoot with family and the Birthday Boy ~ his cousin Elijah, Aunt Holly, and cousin Shelby
Knox with cousin Sarah, great-aunt Jane, and great-uncle Don
His cousin Julia was late to the party but better late than never
Granny and Grandpa ~ we love having this grand peep in our lives ~ so hard to believe he's five already!
And those two wonderful people who made this day possible ~ Daddy and Mommy ~ Knox is most definitely the love of their lives

Happy Birthday, Knox!! We love you more than you'll ever know!!

Friday, December 2, 2016

“It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.” ― Sarah Kay

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
~Dr. Seuss

Friday, November 25, 2016


The star of the show ~ Don roasted a most excellent turkey 
Kelly, Kerry, and Knox hosted our Thanksgiving feast this year ~ And it was a FEAST!
Dinner is served ~ Jane, Kerry, Elijah, and Sarah belly up to the buffet
Holly and I snapped each other 
Around this table from left ~ Grandson Elijah, niece Sarah, niece Julia, son in law Jerry, daughter Holly, grandson Knox, and granddaughter Shelby
    Around this table from left ~ daughter Kelly, sister Jane, brother in law Don, son in law Kerry, and hubby Neil
 Neil took this one ~ Kerry, me, Kelly, Jane, and Don
Happy eating!
Turkey, ham, Don and I made two different dressings plus his gravy, Holly made broccoli casserole and deviled eggs, I made garlic grit casserole, Jane made two kinds of sweet potato casseroles (one with marshmallows on top and one with brown sugar topping), Kelly made potatoes stuffed with cheddar cheese and bacon, and of course there was two kinds of cranberry sauce 
Picture time with the girls ~ can you tell we weren't ready?

Moms, daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins 
 Julia and Shelby
 Knox and Sarah
My girls Kelly and Holly (Julia and Shelby's hand photo bombed)

Beautiful day to be outside to snap some photos and throw around the football
Sarah stretches for the catch, giving it the old college try
Neil, Holly, Don, and Elijah ready for the pass
Jane, Sarah, Kerry, and Julia giving her all
Don caught this one ~ I think they all had two footballs going at the same time
Great form Sarah and Kerry .... and then things got a little ... weird ....
Ah, Snapchat, don't ya just love it? I'm the turkey leg and Kelly is corn on the cob
Knox and Sarah
Don and Jane
Went for a walk around the neighborhood ~ I was walking backwards taking this picture as they watch me almost back into a parked car ~ at least they were kind enough to give me fair warning
Maybe we walked off a few calories ... maybe ....
Kelly and Kerry ~ our turkey day hosts with the mosts
Neil snapped this selfie 

We rewarded our effort to burn some calories by pigging out on pies when we got back ~ Shelby made this yummy Reese's Peanut Butter pie
Jane made a pumpkin pie using Don's mom's recipe, Don made whipped cream from scratch, and Kelly made a chocolate fudge pie using Kerry's mom's recipe ~ to die for good
Jerry killed the deer and he and Holly made the jerky ~ yum!

Thanksgiving Peeps
Sister Ann and hubby Terry joined us after a dinner at Terry's mom and dad's home ~ thanks for the sister pic, Kelly!
After pie, it was back outside for an energetic game of kickball ~ they played until it got too dark to see
A fun game of Apples To Apples rounded out the day
We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving together. 
We thank God for blessings too numerous to count.
Good food, fun, and family.