Monday, December 26, 2011
This year started on Christmas Eve with the candlelight service at church. Nicole sings in the choir and they had an outstanding group of songs, and the rest of the service was great as well. Then we made the ill advised decision to eat out since we hadn't eaten before church. Of course nothing was open, so we ended up at Burger King. Actually, since it was one of the few places in Derby there were a fair number of people coming in. There were only two crew people on duty and they were kept busy. We all spent a few moments feeling guilty for being the reason they had to work on Christmas Eve. We decided than, that we would set up hors d'ouvers before we leave for church next year and eat that when we get home.
On Christmas day, we don't open any gifts until the Blomberg's get here after their morning Christmas at their house. We all went to church at ten and it was a fantastic service. If possible the music was better than the night before and the message was just as good.
Theresa is a fantastic baker, she made baklava from scratch as well and a flan cake and other treats for the day. I ate as much as I could yesterday and still wanted more. The rest of the family came over after church and we ate brunch and opened presents. Wyatt had something of a melt down, (I am understating here), but he calmed down enough to participate in the rest of the day.
After that we went down to Wellington and picked up Jaunita and we all went out to Chris and Phil's for dinner. I bought all the little kids fleece throws this year and they seemed to like that. I felt more creative than just giving the money like I usually do. There was lots of food and a lot of fun with my family. We were all glad to have Jaunita with us. I miss my Dad so much and I didn't realize how Jaunita is the closing living human tie left to my father.
My wish to all of you is for the same love and blessings to you that we are able to share here in this family.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Why the header photo is so big. I am looking but I cannot find where to control the size. Maybe later. I didn't realize that Andrew looked almost asleep, but hey! The grand kids were on their way to melt down, so I had no expectations there.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
It is so nice to have Andrew and Theresa with us now. I have always missed him while he was on active duty, but it is so much nicer to see him here and happy with Theresa. We are so lucky they found each other..
Friday, October 14, 2011
We took Theresa out to Olive Garden for dinner for her birthday last night. I hope it was a fun evening for her. We are so glad to have Andrew and Theresa with us now. The Picture of the two of them is amazing in that this is the first time since he was maybe fourteen that Andrew has voluntarily worn something that was not black and funky to say the least. I want to make a beg deal of it, but I don't want to irritate Andrew. He isn't all that fond of regular clothes.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Ray and I will miss going to Valdosta at Christmas. It has been a good winter vacation for us for the last three years. I guess we will just have to find something else.