Monday, November 28, 2016

First Frost

It has been so warm, our first frost was (probably) about 10 days ago. and we may not have had a second one.
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Flowers

They don't have any more gladioli at HEB where we would get our flowers every week. :(

However, while we were at Sam's a couple of weeks ago, we got some Carnations, and they still look very lovely.
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I also got a replacement Cardinal for my little hanging basket.  The last one I had, had disintegrated, believe it or not.
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Church

A few weeks ago, we heard our new preacher give his first sermon. We had been waiting many many months with the search committee working so very hard.  So, welcome, Burrow Family!
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It was also "Light on the Hill"/"Food Drive" week, and so we sent the little boy up with our contribution.
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Also, Cindy was back at church with us, and the little boy was totally psyched.
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Thanksgiving 2016

We had Thanksgiving lunch at Oldham Lane again this year.  Judith had posted a sign- up sheet at church as an open invitation to join us, anyone who might otherwise be spending Thanksgiving by themselves.

We ended up with close to 40 people there.  I had prepared 2 turkeys, along with a ton of gravy, but the second turkey remained untouched.  The first one was pretty much decimated by the end of lunch.

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A lot of ladies ( and gents, I suppose ) worked hard to make this meal happen. Hurray for them!
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The little boy helped me prepare the cranberry relish, just like the way Granny Franny used to do it.  I tried to make the turkey gravy the old fashioned way, with chopped up boiled eggs.  Also, a mincemeat pie was a must-have for the hubs. :)
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Like, drool.
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And don't you just love goofy cousins at Thanksgiving, all decked in various shades of ORANGE?
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And the older ones keeping an eye on the younger ones..?
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Meanwhile, the grown-ups dug in to the grub.
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I thought that it was very sweet of Jet to want the little boy to sit next to him, even though in the last picture, the little boy looks a little bewildered. LOL
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And babies....
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The little boy very much needed to stop by the Oldham Lane playground for a few minutes before leaving...
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CUTENESS OVERLOAD!
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After a short nap at home, it was time to reconvene at Stephanie's house for dinner.
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The sunset on the way there was spectacular.
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The guys were all caught up in the Cowboys' game,
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while the rest of us tucked in to MORE GRAVY.
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Once the game was over ( Woot, Cowboys won! ), the little kids took over the living room AND the TV. LOL.
*love love love love love*
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Grandad's Playground Revisited

We used to go by this playground a lot when the little boy was younger, but not so much recently.
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The little boy went around "remembering" all the different places at the playground, especially the sand pit.
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The little boy and daddy had a fun time playing basketball with some balls they found on the grounds.
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Then we walked throught the "ditch alley" to the street where Grandad used to live..
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the feels, y'all.
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*sigh*
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