Thursday, December 31, 2009

Let the games begin!

Every year our church has a "Game Night" on New Year's Eve. I know it sounds a little tame but put our group together with too many snacks and those board games you only bring out once a year and the competitive spirit and hilarity abound! This afternoon a couple of our grandchildren (cousins) have started the celebration early. Let's hope we grown-ups can be as civil!
PS-Why don't we play board games more often? We actually interact with humans instead of the computer!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The beach in December!

Amazing! The sun was shining and it was shirt-sleeve weather at the beach today in Lincoln City! (Ok, I wore my coat but I'm always cold.) The kids had fun feeding the seagulls and building sand castles for hours, with a break at Burger King for lunch.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

We're Ready!

Cookies are made, pies and pastries baked, a second batch of fudge finished (after a disastrous first try), presents wrapped and now we're ready. A bit different from the first Christmas so long ago when the responsibilities of daily life brought an expectant couple to Bethlehem where, because there were no vacancies in the local inn, they bedded down for the night in a stable. Not a likely place for a king to be born but the Creator showed mankind that sacrifice is an inseparable part of love. Oh, how He loves us! So we're ready for the holiday festivities and all our company tomorrow. And we're ready to accept the amazing gift given so long ago. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Santa's Little Elf?

Becky was holding DJ as he tried to remove the hat that mommy & daddy thought was so cute! He'll be one month old on Christmas! Look at those big feet!
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A Christmas Card to All

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Grandma's brag book

Let's face it-this blog will mostly just be a grandma's brag book from here on out. Here's the latest!

Christmas Memories

Big brother had a Christmas program last night but the little guys were the center of attention! DJ had his "tux" sleeper on and Michael was taking a look a the first cookie he was allowed to have. It didn't take him long to figure out what to do with it and then he was snatching them from Dad as fast as he could and not too happy when they were taken back!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Double Shots

Thursday was the day to go get that yearly check-up at the Doctor's office. It feels more like a "tune-up" (look under the hood, kick the tires, etc.) but it's at least over for now. While there, I got a shot in each arm. After having a son and a dear friend go through the misery of this nasty bug, I was happy to get a level of protection! I know there's other strains of it out there, but I'm hoping I can miss it this year!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

You know it's winter when.........

It must be winter, maybe not by the calendar date, but when pipes burst, cars stall, and the flu hits then all the signs are there! Yesterday was one of those days for family members. The son & daughter-in-law in Newberg came home to find pipes inside the garage wall had burst! Another son had his car break down last night on I-5. Thanks to good friends, the car was towed and I stayed with the little ones while his wife picked him up. Jacob has the flu so he slept through it all but the two babies were glad Nana was there. Let's hope today is a bit quieter!