Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving Blessings


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Wow--do we have a lot to be thankful for this year. We have our health. We are faithful to our God. We are starting a new business. WE HAVE A NEW BABY!!!!!
We were blessed to have two Thanksgivings this year. Our first was the week before Thanksgiving when my sister came from NYC. Brenna and John came down and we had a nice family Thanksgiving. I decorated for Xmas, so it was very Ho
liday-like at our house. Our second Thanksgiving was on Thanksgiving day. I cooked everything a second time because leftovers are just not pretty. :) We had Dik's dad and his step-mom, and her daughter, her husband and their three girls. We had the BEST time. My mom and Mimi came too. We had 11 people!!!! I loved it!!!, although I did have a cold that day and was not feeling 100%, but food and family makes you feel better. We had Xmas presents for the girls because we will not see them on Xmas. It was so fun to buy for nieces!!! That is a first for us!!
And now-------we are going to buy for a beautiful little granddaughter!!! We are all so in love. She is now one week old, barely weighs 6 pounds and melts your h
eart. She has beautiful black hair and dark brown eyes. We are praying that she will be adoptable because she has already fit perfectly in our family. I went to Abilene twice this week to visit her (and Brenna and John) and she is such a good baby. She eats and sleeps, eats and sleeps. I wish I could put a picture on to show you---but we can't do that---so just take my word for it---SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! :) Thank you to everyone who prayed that Brenna and John would get a special baby. All our prayers were answered.

My sister and her Maltese, Aria

The Four White dogs--Neesy (Bren and John's), Belle and Cissy (ours) and Aria (Gayla's)Thanksgiving #2
The three nieces!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Just call me Nonni and Dik, --Poppi





Brenna and John just found out they are getting a 3 day old baby girl named Grace!!! We are all so excited for them and for us!! She is being delivered to them about 6:30 tonight and, of course, I am going down there tomorrow to stay overnight!!

We just did family pictures--just one week too late for baby Grace. But here are a few for you to see: I love them all and can't wait to see the other 100!!! :)


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween night



Halloween 2008



We had a little murder mystery for Halloween. We had the best time but I am all worn out. Everyone played along so well and our murder victim did a wonderful job. We had it at a little log cabin we rented at a park. We ended up with 16 people. Dress was costume of your choice. We had some great ones!!! We had catered spaghetti and meatballs, focaccia bread and desserts. We had 9th street punch with dry ice to make the "magical effect'. Well the pictures speak for themselves. Here they are: Enjoy Our pumpkin carving contest!!!



MURDER!!!!


Herman and me--his bride :)




Beauty and the Beast????



The DIAMOND SMUGGLERS


A clown and spiderman!!



The Psychics




The King and Queen of hearts!


Our lovely Desire Love and her pirate



The host and hostess: Needsa Love and Lostma Love






The decorated room







Collin on his way to work as----the JOKER

What happened to Thanksgiving??





I know---why did I skip from Halloween to Christmas???? What happened to Thanksgiving?? Well for the first time ever, we are going to have a LARGE Thanksgiving. My sister is coming from NYC and with my mom here and Brenna and John coming, plus foster kids (IF THERE ARE ANY By THEN!!). Well---that all happens the week BEFORE Thanksgiving. I want the house to be festive and we probably will have Xmas since my sister will be here. THEN the next week we have Thanksgiving #2 at my house. Dik's dad and wife and her daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters are all coming to the house for Thanksgiving!!! I am so so excited to have a reason to cook a big dinner again!! :) We definitely will have Xmas for the kids at that time. So---I am already pulling out Xmas decorations for the house. I am definitely excited!!! I just love Christmas!


Now--you know the "rest of the story" about why there is no Thanksgiving layout!!!


Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas!!! And Happy upcoming 2009!!!!