Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving on the Bluff

We had a beautiful, crisp fall day for Thanksgiving this year. There were nine at our table, plus Timothy, who played in his Exersaucer and playpen while we ate. We had all the usual delicious dishes - roast turkey breast, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes (with marshmallows, of course!), green beans, seven layer pea salad, cranberry chutney, hot rolls, rice and green chiles casserole, deviled eggs, and of course, desserts - pumpkin and pecan pies and Italian cream cake - YUM! Did I mention we were stuffed?! And in four weeks, we'll do it all again!

Over the weekend, the house went from being filled with autumn/harvest colors to a Christmas wonderland! Mom and Greg helped me... and Timothy was around to provide sideline entertainment and diversion! But it's all done... bring on the snow and Santa!!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mam-ma Polly!

My grandmother will be 97 years old on November 5th. We all gathered at the hospital cafeteria today for a celebratory lunch. Everyone was there... my mom and Lee, my sister Suzanne and her husband Mike, Jasmine, Timothy and Joseph, and Greg and me. Mam-ma had a good time, lunch was tasty, and she even saw some old dear friends who came by to wish her a Happy Birthday. (As always, click on any length to see larger photo!)

Monday, November 02, 2009

Trick-Or-Treating With Ada and Ladd

Ladd and Ada Jane Choate and their parents, Stephen and Melissa, came by for some early Trick-or-Treating and a visit Saturday. Ladd was an alligator - Ada was a Ladybug. We were so glad to see all of them and catch up on things. Ladd will be 4 in December... Ada was 2 the end of August. We think they are adorable... don't you?!

Olivia and Owen were supposed to come by, but they got the flu, so we will have to "treat" them later!