Sunday, November 28, 2004

Thanksgiving Weekend

It was a busy weekend. We had a small but fun group forThanksgiving dinner on Thursday. There were six of us: Grandma and Grandpa, Kelly and Greg, and Ell and I. We soon realized that we had lots of food left. (Now we know who the big eaters were!) Unfortuantely, all of our photos were lost in a computer glitch. We managed to talk with all of you children that day. Thanks for calling!

We all played sheepshead (except Dad -- who watched football and promptly fell asleep.) He was abruptly wakened by Deisel jumping up and giving him a face wash.

Friday the two shoppers (Ell and Kelly) headed off to the mall while the other two very sensibly slept in. (They were off at 6:30 in the morning!)

Late in the morning we headed out to beat the rain and chop down the Christmas tree. We took both dogs and headed to a new spot outside of Marshall -- now that we are eastsiders.

It was a quiet little farm. We found our tree and while chopping it down Diesel found some interesting liquid to roll around in -- probably deer urine. It made the Barton's drive home quite unsavory. Diesel got a bath and was soon bounding around the house happy as a clam.

The Jensen clan stopped in Friday night for a bit and it was fun catching up.

Saturday the shoppers were off again. This time Greg and I got to work on the lights for the tree. We ran into a few glitches (lights that suddenly stopped working after they were on the tree.) We sorted it out and Kelly and I decorated it in the afternoon.

The Bartons headed back on Saturday night. It was sure fun having them. They and Diesel are very fun to have around! Now it's back to work until Christmas! I'm sure looking forward to having all of your children under our roof.

This is what the outside looks like this year. It's fun to have the tree face the street for a change! Posted by Hello

We added a few new things with our every-year decorations. Posted by Hello

We managed to do our traditional Christmas tree trimming this Thanksgiving weekend. Posted by Hello

Sunday, November 07, 2004

I'll close with this final picture of our family's newest member -- what a cutie! Posted by Hello

The men got into a deep discussion about Model T's and driving with three pedals next to the gas pedal. Posted by Hello

Here we have my Mom and the rest of us "oldies but goodies". Posted by Hello

On Sunday we came together to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday. New babies and new married couples (minus Pete, Lindsay and Andy)  Posted by Hello

We were amazed that in about 30 minutes they finished the whole field! Posted by Hello

On Saturday, around noon, the harvestors came into the field across the street to combine the corn. Posted by Hello

A rare moment --(it took alot to get all of us to stand still for this shot!) Posted by Hello

Greg and Deisel ran like gazelles through the paths. The rest of us trailed behind. Posted by Hello

We spent a lot of time in the prairie across the street with the dogs. The weather was great and they enjoyed the exercise. Posted by Hello

Deisel and Schveni spent quite a bit of time getting to know each other (i.e. Deisel chased Schven, trying to get her to play. Schven was a grumpy old lady) After a bit of this Kelly solved things by giving them both bones to chew -- that seemed to make everyone happy! Posted by Hello

November - 1st Weekend...

This has been a great, fun-filled weekend. After a surprising positive election week we have had a beautiful weekend. The weather turned warm (up in the 60's) after a cool sometimes rainy week. Greg, Kelly and Deisel joined us on Friday night.