Our third and final dinner was in Tannehill, Oklahoma at my Aunt Paula's new house. It is just gorgeous, I wish she would come decorate mine! And, my dad built it...we have some talent in the family if I do say so myself. Unfortunately, I don't think I snapped any pictures of the house. I've become a slacker in the picture department lately. I did make sure to get some pictures of my great grandmother with me and the girls. She is 101 and still sharp as a tack, love getting to spend time with her and the family. Thanks, Aunt Paula for hosting a wonderful dinner...and to Uncle Roger for taking my "squatchy" husband hunting for three days! :)
Can you believe this is the girls' great-great-grandmother?! Wow!
We hosted our SEVENTH annual Thanksgiving dinner for friends this year. We missed several veterans due to sickness this year but had several rookies show up. Sadly, I didn't take a single picture of the attendees. Sad! We had 26 adults, 20 eating age children and 5 babies this year. As always, we just love having everyone in our home. I think SJ and C were loving the extra playmates as well. Here are the only pictures I took...
Thanks to Amy for sharing this picture of a few of the kiddos this year!
On Saturday Nov. 17th, we traveled to Scipio, Oklahoma to have a big Thanksgiving dinner with my mom's side of the family. I always enjoy seeing the family and I love that everyone comes even from way down in Texas! This year I had an idea to get some family pictures because we never do a BIG family pic. I'm sad that a few weren't able to join us because of work or other family obligations but still glad we got this one.
Here is just our individual family...missing Keeli and Darin.
And, the classic "aunts" picture. Beautiful ladies!
Oh the things toddlers say! Daniel taught Sarah to say, "uncle" when he is harassing her or wrestling and what not. Well, she also calls her Uncle Darin, "Unkey Dee." The other day we kept telling her to say uncle when she wanted us to stop what we were doing to her. To our amusement she kept saying, "Unkey Dee!". I finally caught it on video. Love!
We stopped at the mall food court for lunch the other day and the kids piled in this tiny photo booth. They put a dollar in and we then realized it needed four more! (Rip off.) They reeeeally wanted their picture taken so I grabbed my phone and started snapping away. They loved it!
A weekend or two ago we headed up to Kansas City to visit some friends from college. We headed out Friday evening and drove to Jacob and Dondee's house where we were treated to a wonderful steak dinner! The next morning we woke up and started planning our big RV trip to Manhattan to see out OSU Cowboys take on the Kansas State Wildcats. Seven of us piled in the RV and left around 1. We had a wonderful babysitter come sit for us from 1 PM to 1 AM! Unfortunately we lost the game but the fellowship, RV ride and tailgating were worth the drive!
On Sunday we went to Shawn and Ashley's house. The boys cooked us an amazing brunch. Then, Ashley took me to the West Bottoms, a really neat flea market. Not just a flea market though, it had tons of repurposed furniture and handmade products. Ashley and one of her friends have a booth in one of the stores there with some really neat items! we then headed back and D and I loaded up and drove home.
Thank you Eberharts an Campbells for such a fun weekend!
What a great year! We have not celebrated Halloween the past couple of years because SJ seemed so young. After seeing Caroline get into it this year I feel a little bad that SJ missed out last year! Our dressing up chances started on Saturday, Oct. 27th for sweet Millie Smith's 4th birthday party. On Halloween we were invited to Daniel's office for some trick-or-treating. The girls got a ton of loot! A TON! Thank you, Kraft for letting us invade your office! We followed up Kraft with a stop at the Hoyle's for their annual block party and cookout. Thanks Hoyles! After that stop we headed to the Kirby's, who just had sweet baby Kennedy. She was only 6 days old on Halloween. We hit up a few houses on their street. Sarah, Caroline and Blair loved it! SJ kept trying to help herself to each house's candy bowl and then proceeded to tell them, "Thank you, welcome." Ha! Enjoy the pics! (And, sorry Aunt Susie for taking so long to post this!)