From left: John, mema (my mom), Allison, Alex, and nephew Will--who doesn't 'belong' in that crowd, but rode the Megabus from Chicago to Des Moines that day so he could spend Christmas in Sac City the next day. Samantha and Allison provided the 'car service' and retrieved him from the bus station.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Christmas if more fun with small children, and great-nephew Blake and Izaac both enjoyed opening presents!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
So the backhoe was finished on another job and came this afternoon to get things started for the new septic system that has to be installed Friday.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Yes, there are some disadvantages to living in the country, but we think it's still better than living in the city (like we used to). (I took this picture through a dirty back porch window--oh well.)
Saturday, December 17, 2011
John noticed this whole in the ground where the access cover was, a couple of feet long and a foot wide.
Monday, December 5, 2011
First it rained, then it snowed. Now, it's gotten even colder!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tuesday a box was delivered from Amazon. I LOVE Amazon for the variety of selections, prices and delivery, especially at Christmastime!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Samantha and Marty were here visiting yesterday, and Samantha insisted we put the Christmas Tree up and decorate even though I warned her that the last time we had it up, the 'orphan-kitties' (the kittens we took in three years ago) lived IN it at various heights.
Friday, November 25, 2011
That's Uncle Charlie heading for his traditional chair for the spread yesterday. YUM!!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Okay, so as you get 'older' (Joe turned 22 on Sunday, the 20th) the birthday parties aren't 'quite the same' in the way of 'focus'...
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I discovered this instant-camera picture of John from the past when I went hunting for something else in what used to be my daughter's (Samantha) bedroom yesterday.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Here's the 21-second video of Izaac singing the Happy Birthday song to Ben (with his grandma Shirley assisting). Ben blows out fake candles afterwards because he had PIE instead of CAKE!!! His grandmother then felt bad when she hadn't thought to put a candle in his pie.... oh well. The pies she made were DELICIOUS (as usual)....