We had a busy October.
My daughter Kayli and her fiancé Chad got married.
Here is a picture of their beautiful family.
These se two came home from Arkansas to attend the wedding, it was great to have them home again.
We had a small reception with a little karaoke action.
That’s my son Nic, my aunt Marilyn, and me singing for the crowd.
It was a great night with lots of family and good friends!
Then we had Halloween, of course.
Here is a shot of Hudson with his ghostly gourd.
Kinsley, Kennedy, and Michael are showing off their Jack-O-Lanterns.
Hope your October was great, too!
This Easter was a great time!
There was lots of great food…..
Mom always does the Easter feast and it was delicious this year.
The asparagus bundles were my favorite.
I like to try to make something fun for Easter every year so I made these nests with eggs.
I love getting together with family.
Especially when a good game of kickball is involved.
My brother, Bill was really moving out in that one!!!
According to my family, you are never too young or too old for kickball.
I hope your Easter fun was as memorable as mine!
THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOUR SACRIFICE FOR US SINNERS!!!
My grandma is quite a character.
She enjoys life more than most people.
Some of my best memories of growing up are of my grandma.
We all got together for her birthday celebration.
My brother, Bill – Aunt Belinda – Grandma – Uncle Vic – Mom – Madison
Nic – Michael – Kennedy – Kayli – Hudson.
Here is a 5 generation picture.
Not very many people can say that they have 5 generations in their family!
Mom asked her if she feels old and her answer was, “What’s the difference if you are 16 or 95?
Gotta love her!!!
These dishes are some that I have had for over 20 years.
I started buying them one at a time at the grocery store until I had the set.
They are beautiful.
The original set was a set of eight, dinner plates, saucers, bowls, and glasses.
I found four extra plates at an antique store about ten years ago.
The extras with this set are a divided plate, pedestal cake plate, and a large bowl.
The design on these dishes is very pretty.
You will be seeing these again shortly because they are going to my daughter’s house this Sunday. She is making Sunday dinner for all of us. And I am taking these dishes to her and blogging about it (of course).
When I started collecting these dishes I did it so I could give them to my daughters when they had a home of their own.
My daughter, Kayli already has hers. They were a set that my Grandma Stroup gave to me and Kayli’s dad when we got married.
Kamille is ready for hers.
Mom had her table set in blue.
It was really pretty.
This is what everyone sat down to.
After dinner she got out the carom board. Have you ever played carom? It’s kind of like pool except your fingers are the pool cues.
Mom made lasagna!!! Her lasagna is the best I have ever had. Everyone else agrees with me.
Gracy getting ready to dig in.
Then we decided that all the gifts had to be homemade.
Kamille and Justin drew out Mom’s and Megan’s names. They made candles in wine bottles that they cut off themselves. Pretty impressive.
Nic had Kamille’s name, he made reindeer out of a six-pack of beer and some coasters for her beverages.
Bill had Big Ran’s name. Trust me, he really did like his Osborn green and orange Christmas bulbs. What a hilarious picture!!!
Megan had Kayli’s name and made her a cool teacher crayon wreath and some zebra coasters.
Mom had Madison’s name. She made her a picture frame with pictures of Madison and Dad, and other pictures of Mom and Dad in their younger days.
It is awesome!
Here is a picture of the super heroes and their capes. Bill, Nic, and Justin, I’m sure they are probably wearing these capes now!!
Yes, that’s right, Mom went all out! It was a great time!!
Oh yeah, Kayli, I am still waiting on my homemade gift!!!!!