Saturday, December 23, 2017


 The kids with Santa at the J-Stars Christmas Party
 Despite the look on her face Amelia was happy to see Santa, when he arrived she ran to see him. She told him she wants a Barbie house. At Jake's shop Christmas party later that day there was another Santa. Amelia kept going where she left off, telling him she also wants a kite.

 Amelia cut her own hair...
 Jake's mom sent a bunch of ornaments so we set up another tree with them:

 Last weekend Amelia helped me with some Christmas candy:

 Today the kids opened up their presents from Jake's parents. They were so excited!

 Gavin is in pokemon nirvana:

November cell phone pics

Amelia enjoying a snack of leftover sausage:

 Cleaned out Gavin's dress-up bin:
 Gavin made a scarecrow at Meemaw's:
Jake got the fireplace working just in time for a cold week:

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Before joining my parents for dinner we took family pictures in the woods (empty lot) in our neighborhood. For the first time I attempted the use of a remote control and tripod with the camera to get shots with all of us in them. Afterwards we went over to my parents house to eat a fully cooked feast waiting for us - much appreciated! And the kids are spending the night over there, so I have time to edit pictures and update the blog. I even ordered my Christmas cards! Great day.

 my favorite: