Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday's Scribbles

It is Saturday afternoon, the sun is shining and it is a balmy 46 degrees.  We just came back from a nice long walk outside.  So nice to get a little fresh air.  It has been another week of roller coaster temperatures including one snow storm that challenged most of our family as they traveled through it to get here on Wedneday.  Our home is awfully quiet now since the family packed up and headed back to their homes after lunch.  We love having them usually takes us a short while to adjust to the noise level, and then after they all leave it takes us awhile to adjust to the silence!  We are so grateful they are willing to spend time here with the grandparents.  We miss them already. 

I am not sharing pictures today, as I need to sort through and see if I have any that do not include our one family who does not want their faces shown on my blog.

We planned on going to church Wednesday evening, but the weather did not cooperate and church was cancelled due to blowing snow and slippery roads.  Faith Lutheran is located out in the middle of farm country and most people drive a distance to attend, so when the weather is bad, church does not happen.  We were looking forward to going, so we had a short service right here in our living room with several grandkids participating.  That was fun!

Thursday was a big dinner for 21, family photos, cribbage games, Wii games, and lots of visiting.  Thursday night they all headed back to the hotel and swam at the pool while the guys played more cribbage and the gals caught up.  Friday was the Thanksgiving football game, since it was way too cold to be outside Thursday.  Even with 24 degrees it was chilly but they toughed it out and had a good time!
We also opened Christmas gifts on Friday.   Later in the day our daughter Sarah, boyfriend Derek and grandson Jonas went home and so did our son Matt, Michele and their three.  I headed to Joann Fabrics and Kohls later in the day with two other daughters, avoiding almost all the Black Friday crowds.  It was Buffalo Wild wings for supper.  While we were gone the guys put together Joel's new sound bar for the TV.  Nothing is as easy as it seems, but it is now working well!  Our daughter Bethany and granddaughter Abbi had spent hours and hours over the past year putting  together our old slides on a flash drive, so we all sat and watched them.  It had been at least 20 years since we had looked at the slides!  The grandkids really enjoyed seeing their parents as little kids, their grandparents young (and skinny), plus our slides from the Philippines. 

Saturday was more games, talking, and pizza for lunch before we said our goodbyes to the rest of the family. The time flew by and was packed full of good memories. 

How was your Thanksgiving? 

Until next time............

1 comment:

Gayle said...

Ours was busy and wonderful. The Seahawks played, so after we ate we gathered around and the guys especially, watched the game. Our little one who is two, sat at the table and just before eating said, "MeMe's house fun!!" It made my day! It sounds so wonderful with your family, like a holiday to remember. And the mix of snow, that just makes it delightful!