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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Thanksgiving and the start of Christmas season.

 Welcome! -Well here in the USA the Thanksgiving holiday has now come and gone.  

We had a very small and somewhat quiet Thanksgiving.  Most of my family spends the holiday with either their spouses family or just celebrates on their own.  So it was just Mike, myself and our daughter Greta and her two girls, Coleen and Joelle.  Greta's boyfriend had to work so he wasn't able to join us this year.

Greta did most of the cooking and prepared some great food.  She made a sausage/vegetable stuffing, green beans almondine, mashed potatoes and gravy.  We did the turkey and I made some cranberry/orange sauce and an Apple Pie.  I bought a Pumpkin pie (mainly for hubby) since I don't like cooked pumpkin pie.

Here is the food and company shots.
One of these days I'm going to have to remember to have someone take my picture as I was the one taking these and never seem to get into the family photos.
Of course after Thanksgiving we have a bit of a tradition of getting the outside Christmas lights up as soon as possible.  This year ours went up a few days before the holiday but didn't get turned on until after Thanksgiving.

We got one new elf and also moved my mom's Nativity set into our yard so that our daughters family could put up what they wanted in their yard (which use to be my mom's place).  They still have to get their house lights up but yesterday Mike & Coleen worked very hard to get the yard decorations set out.  Everything looks very festive now.

I spent the day getting down the holiday glasses, doing dishes, some laundry and puttering around here and there.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to Christmas and the holiday season to come.  
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

A Halloween Send Off

Welcome. - It's now November and soon Thanksgiving and the dreaded (snow) will be upon us.  - I'm so not a fan of winter but seasons come and seasons go so I'll try to make the best of it.

Meanwhile....I thought I would share some Halloween shots with you.

Coleen worked really hard to make a costume for the character/myth,  Mothman she made the wings and antenna herself.

She wore this to a party she went too before Halloween night.

Her little sister, Joelle they dressed up as, Chucky (to grandma's dismay)

Although I must admit that with that face she's just to cute to be spooky.

 It rained here all night long and I thought we wouldn't have any kids show up but they came out in abundance this year.  We had at least 70-80 trick-or-treaters which is the most we've had in about 5 years.
Coleen took Joelle around to a few houses in the neighborhood as the little one hadn't been feeling well and they didn't want her out in the rain for very long.  
This is how Coleen looked then,

 I loved her "third eye" look.
So that's it for Halloween this year.  - I didn't get out and take pictures of people's yard displays like I normally do so maybe next year.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 31, 2022

Halloween Decor

 Oh my gosh it seems like I only post here about once a month anymore.  I have a bunch of stuff that I haven't posted so maybe I'll start trying to do a few more posts in the near future.

Anyway we decided to put up some outside Halloween decorations this year. Normally we usually carve pumpkins but in recent years we just haven't had time, patience or the desire to do so.  

So instead this year I purchased this:

Didn't tell hubby about it until it was about to arrive,  I wanted it to be a surprise. - The surprise was on me though when I showed him another one and he said,  "Go ahead and get it!"
So without further ado....

                                    Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Back to School

 Welcome! - Yesterday was the start of school here again for another year.
As is my tradition I'm posting Coleen's "back to school" photos.
She is starting her Senior Year in High School. - Where has time gone?

 She was rushed yesterday so not much time for many pictures.  She just had her hair dyed the day before.  
Here is the "side by side" comparison shot between grade 11 & grade 12

 And finally below is a collage from Kindergarten through Grade 12
Lots of changes over the years.  

 Wishing her the most wonderful year.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Awww Monday - August 8, 2022

 It's been awhile since I've joined in for Awww Mondays so I'm joining today (a day late) with a cute little post.


We took Red to the Splash Pad in July and I am finally getting around to sharing a few of the photos I took of her there.

 Several years ago I took Coleen when she was about 11 years old and the pad had just opened up. 


 So now it was time for her little sister to have some fun.  You'll see Coleen here as well.


 Lots of fun for sure.