Friday, November 25, 2011

It is goodbye to my beautiful fall arrangements and hello Christmas!
 Our front year.  The Nandina plants have red berries.
 Fall flowers in front yard.
 Yes, Virginia, we have autumn colors in California!!!

 We were each putting a kernel of corn in a basket and telling of a blessing we were thankful for.
Family and friends around the table were: Jon, Jan and family, Rory, Jess and girls, Joanna and Cody Barker, Anna and Justin Lance, Lance and Danielle Pettit, the Marsden's and children (Anna's family), family friend, Eugene Elliott, Lynn, Jean, Scott and Shawn.  Jan's new table built by the Amish came last summer and managed to seat all of us!
It was time to say grace and express our thanks for family and a bountiful feast!

Thanksgiving 2011

Scott  is getting the Martinelli bottles ready.  Lance and Jordan in the background!

 We are all ready to eat.
Scott is carving the turkey.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Julia is now officially 14. She is a new MIA Maid and can go to the dances! Yeah
Where's Julia?
Around the table are Jonathan, Janae, Rory, Shawn and Jessica.
Lynn, Jan, Julia, Jonathan, Janae, Sadie and Rory watching the candle lighting ceremony!
Jean, Lynn, Scott and Jordan waiting for ice cream

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Morning glories

Scene from my kitchen window!

Trick or Treating

Gallery of the family Trick or Treating

Trick or Treating

Family and friends went Trick or Treating Halloween night. It was Charlotte's first time. She was so cute trudging along dragging her orange bag and trying to be the first one to knock on doors!!