Thursday, December 4, 2008


Still feels weird to celebrate Thanksgiving so late, however, it's another chance to have a feast, so why do I complain? We were lucky to have Mike's brother and wife visit us for a week... yes, a whole week! I can't imagine how quiet & peaceful their home must have felt when they got home... It was special to have them! Ken & Alice and Jean also shared in on our Thanksgiving feast with us, was a good day, and the girls won the Cranium game!! :)

LeAnn & I made namecards for everyone... here are a couple... :)

and the table is prepared... (forgot to take one with the people, guess I was busy?)
Alice always a good sport to read to the kids
Jean being shown the gingerbread house
Alice & Kate sharing a giggle
Ken is good for a story or two :)
Richard & Nancy invited us all over for dinner at their place... a delicious meal again!
a feast is spread
LeAnn & I went into Bella's school to prepare the Thanksgiving feast for the Kindergarten class... it was very fun... the kids helped out with everything from peeling apples & veggies, to making cornbread muffins, and cutting up fruit for a enormous fruit salad!
A peeling station
Cutting up apples to make applesauce
Bella with one of her little friends
waiting for the feast
David & LeAnn getting in on the good eats
and Kate is in there too...
Don & LeAnn with Bella
some Sunday pics

Kate & Bella helping out in the kitchen

Daddy eating pie
capturing the moment :)
now here's a picture! :)
Donny being a good sport and giving the kids rides...
"oh, my poor knees..."
..."just one more.... pleeeeease!"
and LeAnn being a good sport and making a gingerbread house with the kids
putting on the finishing touches...
the end product.... and yes, it's still in one piece... I am the meanest mom ever!!
A trip to Jordan's furniture and Fudrucker's for lunch
David tries out a new chair
Bella finds a stuffed dog that she 'loves'!
Kate finds somewhere to climb
While LeAnn is getting a product demonstration...
Donny sneaks away for a little shopping spree himself...

Misc. Pics from November

Here are some misc. photos taken throughout the month of November... where does the time go?

Here is Kate in one of her getups...?? whatever. and here is a rag-a-muffin pose

oh, eating again...
must be Halloween candy
David had his 4 year old Dr. visit... Kate had to check it all out...
sitting high and important

Bella getting ready for school one morning... David slicked back his own hair to look 'handsome', and Kate got herself dressed...
Playing meeting... again... "Number 2, number 2..."
helping mom make pies
special visitors... Kate with her swimming goggles on. Some days she gets her 'swimming pool' on (yes, it's just her swimsuit)
Kate helping Lucille sew... wow, Lucille has 'alot' of patience!

Here are a few drawings that are on the wall at Bella's school... this one is a picture she drew of herself dressed up in her cowgirl outfit from Halloween
This is a spider in front of a rainbow
and a lovely landscape...
This is a drawing that David did of a turtle
and a shark... with his name beside it (sorry, it's sideways)