Sunday, December 6, 2015

Food Storage

When I was working on my Christmas decorations, I kept finding little...or maybe not so little...stashes, inside my boxes of decorations. Some little...or maybe not so little...mouse had lots of food storage in our attic. It had been moving black sunflower seeds and little round red seeds from the bird seed in the garage to it's storage places.

Christmas Trees

I have two, favorite, small Christmas trees and one regular one that I put up, just because it's expected. I have a small Noah's ark tree. We had to redo the lights this year, because it was pre lit and half of the string didn't work. It took both Ron and I quite awhile to pull those off. Then my favorite tree has an outdoor/fishing/animal/cowboy theme, with black bears under it :) I started working on all of those about a week before Thanksgiving. I finished all of the decorations the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. We invited 5 other couples (neighbors) to come for dessert on Sunday evening. My December this year is cut short, because of our trip to Utah. Between Christmas, my primary calling, and stuff at home...I am running out of time.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day

We checked around with all of our friends here in Bandera and a few in Kerrville, to see if anyone wanted to come to our house for dinner- everyone had plans. So it was just the three of us. I did put on my sweat pants, rather than my pajamas for dinner- lol. I cooked a turkey, a ham, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry salad, gravy, cranberry sauce, and fruit cobbler. We had dinner at 1 pm. Afterward, Ron cut up the turkey and I cut up the ham. I am excited to have lots of leftovers to freeze. 5 single servings of ham, 5 single servings of turkey, 2 pans of sliced ham, 1 ham bone, 1 container of ham pieces, 1 container of turkey pieces, 1 turkey/stuffing casserole. Ron earned his dinner today by assembling a kitchen cart, to set a microwave on. My regular microwave is above the oven, so mom can't reach it from the wheel chair. I thought she would be happy about having one that she could reach. Maybe she needs to think about it for a bit- she didn't seem very excited. We had some deer in the front yard all day. We haven't seen any of the turkeys for over a month now. Which seems strange- do they know that it's Thanksgiving?? :) Not very exciting pics for the day- but it was a nice quiet day here. It's almost 6 pm and raining.

Thanksgiving Stuff

Remember, this blog is mostly for my annual journal. Some day, when I'm in the nursing home- you can bring me the book for this year and I will be able to see how cute my house WAS. lol.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Family Halloween Costumes 2015

I had to go grab pics from blogs and from facebook, but here are the family costumes for this year. Our kids sure get more excited about Halloween... now that they have kids... than when they were kids- lol.

"Fall Festival" and "Truck or Treat"

For the "Fall Festival" at church, I forgot to take my camera, so I had to take pics on my phone. Most of them were not very good. And for some reason, they have been floating around out in cyber space and just showed up in my gallery today. I took a crock pot of chili/mac and two large desserts- one pumpkin pie and one cherry pie and over 100 Kit Kat bars. I came home with nothing. Guess it was a success :)