Tuesday, January 7, 2014
However, after everything was sorted out, we decided to head out to eat with the healthy portion of the family. It took us a half hour longer to get there, but since the weather was so cold and so awful, the restaurant was not busy at all. I imagine they were glad to see us. Ray and I had noodles and everyone else ate sushi. We had ordered chicken dishes for the kids, but Wyatt is going to be a sushi eater as well and he helped his father clean out his Bento Box.
Now Andrea's birthday is tomorrow. her dining wish is Burger King; what a difference!
Monday, January 6, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
We have had a wreath to put over the garage door for several years, but it wasn't quite big enough. Ray wanted it to surround the light, not hang under it. All the ready made wreaths were too expensive, so this year I hit the sales and got a big wreath and decorations at 70% off at Michael's. There are solar powered led lights on the wreath which were 75% off at Lowes. I think the total cost for the finished project was about $65.00 which was less than the original cost of the unfinished wreath. Now there is just a year to wait to see how it looks.
Friday, December 13, 2013
This year, while I haven't been overboard, I have baked more than I have in years. It is all because of the grand kids. It just seems right to make cookies with them. I admit to having this fantasy of them telling their kids and grand kids over icing and dough how they made cookies with us when they were kids. You can't have memories unless you make them and so I guess that is what we are doing.
I also am making cookie trees with Wyatt and Andrea's help. I know for a fact, that they are not perfect, but the second one was a lot better than the first. I think I will make one more. The short first one for us. The second one in the picture for Nicole's family and another one for Andrew and Theresa. I am looking forward to seeing if the skills required improve with my next effort.
The non baking picture of Andrea with the reindeer is just commemorate the fact that she now can sing all the words to Grandma got run over by a reindeer, just from listening to the deer on the rocker. Who says kids aren't listening.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Dave Morse and his wife were in the communication squadron at Karamursel Turkey. We had a great time together, we traveled places, and we kept in touch over the years. Dave and his wife divorced, but we still are in touch with both of them.
It is just so great to be able to still visit with friends from over forty years ago. I consider it a real blessing.