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December 2, 2019

O Christmas Tree 2019

5:09pm

Our mighty tree hunters, the Webmaster and Tad, went shopping yesterday for the right Christmas tree.

After much deliberation, and many, many, MANY text messages, the tree was tagged, bagged, and loaded up.

And in a near-miraculous feat of Christmas magic, the tree was up, lit, and decorated by Sunday night!

That was a decorating marathon, but it’s done!  First piece of Christmas is up and shining brightly!


November 29, 2019

Flashback Friday

5:36am

Before we jump into Christmas flashbacks, here is one from when Ane learned the mysteries of making cranberry sauce.  This was 2014.

And this was clearly before Thumper became a super picky eater, because he was willing to sample the cranberry sauce.

I wonder if he would try it now?  I have leftovers….

 


November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving 2019

10:31pm

From our table to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Actually, there were three tables this year, and Ane and KT hung out with with Little Cousin and Little Cowgirl at one of them.

We had 20 people at Grandma and Gichan’s house this year!  And thanks to Disney+, the kids were very well behaved.

And with that many people, we had quite the variety for dessert.

Grandma is the master of piecrust, and made pumpkin pie.  I tried a new recipe and brought cranberry cheesecake.  Ane was assigned to make an apple cobbler, and did very well.  I also brought vanilla ice cream for the cobbler, and gingersnap cookies for those who might turn down other desserts (Rerun and Thumper).

Everyone left full, which is the goal of Thanksgiving, right?  I hope yours was just as filling and tasty!


November 27, 2019

School Pictures 2019

6:28pm

The kids’ school pictures have been back for over a month now, so, naturally, I haven’t gotten them in the frames yet.  But with Christmas decorating just around the corner, I figured it was smart to get them in the frames now.

You know, just in time to pack them away for a month or so.  I have great timing.  But aren’t they cute?!?