Monday, December 22, 2008

School's Out - the fun starts

Today was our first day of our Holiday break. We had several families over to make Candy Houses. It was lots of fun. We have also decorated cookies with Hailey and Zach and had our Christmas with Amber, Dan and Megan before they left for Utah. Hailey and Zach all tuckered out after a fun day. I'll include some other pictures also.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fun with Baba

We have had such a nice visit with Craig's mom who we all call Baba.
We went to the Zoo last week. Today we walked around the Galleria Mall and then decorated the tree for family night and played "hot potato" with Shad's family.

Thanksgiving 2008

The Parade is first event of the morning. All the family went except me. I like to finish getting everything ready and setting the table and such with no helpers. This year I had the New York parade on one TV and the Houston parade on the other TV, while I hooked up my handsfree headset to the phone and called all my siblings while getting everything ready.

After the parade it is back to the house for everyone and final preparations for the meal. This year we had Amber, Dan and Megan, Baba,(Craig's Mom), Blake family, Dodie, Natalie, Katie and Steven, Lisa Hobleman and the Pace family, Hoyt, Mikala and Oscar.
This year our menu was Turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, fruit bowl, veggie trays, rolls, and cranberry bread. Dessert was an assortment of pies and icecream. It was all so yummy.
After eating we played games, croquet, bocce ball, and wits and wagers. Then about 6:30 pm we were off to see the fireworks and the Christmas lighting of Galleria area. A busy fun day and it was warm we didn't even need sweaters for the fireworks.