Amid all other influences

Amid all other influences
"reaching for the light"

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Thanksgiving Celebration, Family, and an Early Christmas with the Minotians . . .

Our Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same if it wasn't for family. We had a visit from Nikki and Dan and their children and also my nephew Jarom, who's attending the "Y". The children sure loved Jarom and it made our home filled with life.

The one thing about having turkey for the main course is that we prepared so much and after the dinner, had a lot of left overs. Even 4-5 days later, there were remnants of turkey and other left overs. It was all good.

As with tradition, we start to put up our Christmas Tree at this time of the year and with the extra visitor help, everything on the tree went up fast. The kids contributed alot and later we adjusted the ornaments and balanced them out throughout the tree. You know the drill, move the ornaments from the lower branches and spread them around. We all had fun and it was a festive evening.

We've been enjoying the visit of Nikki and Dan and the kids. Of course, there are some adjustments you have to make and give equal time to the other side for visits. Afterall, what is half a block away between families. It was all good and except for some rescheduling issues, it could have been better. (Enough said.)

The joy of our lives is to visit with our grandchildren. It was so much fun and exciting, they are all so sweet. This is to mean all of our grandchildren, from the east coast to the west coast and to the islands of Hawaii. We love them all. They are great. Of course, we don't have to put up much with the cranky lack of sleep, or don't want to go to bed yet issue, and even the smell of surprise when you pick one of the little ones up. Their parents are so loving that they take care of those issues. Still, its all good.

We can't wait for visits from our other daughters and their families. It will help boost the low spirits around here, especially when we get that way as the children return to their homes. How come they can just live close by. Isn't there a rule or law that states this? Anyway, we've had a great time and its been good.



As you can see, even Ipo got in the spirit of the season. Reluctantly she kept her reindeer horns on until I could take this picture. Tis is the season for joy and good will. . .

3 comments:

piglet26 said...

Really cute pictures dad! We are getting very excited to come and see you! 2 more weeks...

piglet26 said...

Really cute pictures dad! We are getting very excited to come and see you! 2 more weeks...

Leslie said...

I'm so excited to see fun photos up and hear about the holiday updates. Only about 3 more weeks and we are on our way!