Thursday, December 24, 2009

Twas The Night Before, The Night Before, Christmas

Yummy food, great family and lots of laughs, made for a happy holiday party for our family. The Sanders graciously hosted our annual family party and with a little help from everyone it was a great success. Gondola pizza, pastrami salad, Cammy's miniture holiday cupcakes, and Candices sinfully delicious chocolate bunt cake made by our very special elf Courtney Henao.As always the house was warm and decorate in fstival colors and sparkling lights. Throw in a few Christmas presents, some faily entertainment and the 2009 Chirstmas was a memorable one. We were missing our sweet Elisaldez family but knew that they were carrying on and building new traditions mixed with some old.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Croc and Rock WIth Miss Cammy

The 1st recital of Miss Cammy's Croc and Rock Dance School took place December 1, 2009.
A huge success for Cammy and Abel who work together to run this business out of their garage. Katie and her cute family were down that weekend and joined us as Cammy's stars made there 1st appearence. I have to say this as a Grandma and Grandpa we thought that Avennly was the best dancer in the class. We are so proud of Cammy and her hard work !!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Missing A Tradition

For years and years as long as I can remember there were rolls of paper lining a wall the month of Novemeber. The way is was done changed over time but the idea was that we wrote, drew or cut out pictures of things we were thankful for. I loved seeing what each person was thankful for and especially what the childre tthought.
So do me a favor make this my Thanksgiving Gift..Write what your thankful for on our blog so I can treasure those memories and continue to count each of my blessings, especially each one of you.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Dancing Grandma

Dear Dancing Grandma,

Happy Birthday to you. I hope that in Heaven they are planning a party with music, dancing, singing an a drumstick for you. I can't celebrate Halloween and not think of you. Halloween and your Birthday always came in two's. They ushered in the Holiday Season . You were always the beginning of this wonderful season approaching of joy, gratitude and celebration of the Saviors Birthday. How brave, strong and joyful you were. When words wouldn't come your eyes told the story. Every party , house filled to the brim with family, kids and babies....some would have hated that but not you. Dancing Grandma you always loved a good party with yummy food, happy tunes and most of all the children. You really were such an example of Christ like attributes.

I miss you so much and at times I ache for you , to hold your hand one more time, to help you stand one more time to have you follow me around and be my shadow. I know in my heart that you are at Heavenly Fathers side with Grandpa and your family. You are preparing our home for each arrival just as you did when we were each born.

Our Father in Heaven loves us and always places people in our lives to love us, care for us and help us to bare our trials. I am happy to know exactly where you are and that you can now remember those things about yourself and your family that brings you joy .

I am grateful to know who I am, where I come from and where my final destination is. This knowledge is all the sweeter knowing you are there waiting and cheering us on.

Happy Birthday Dancing Grandma !

PS (my computer just went down and I can't load pictures but check back....I have some great ones to share)

Monster Mashed Out

We did the Mash, Thriller, munched, bunched, Grandpa Mark brewed up bubble bubble homemade rootbeer, Witches Blood Punch, BBQ Grill Masters, Chili & Nachos. The Sanders had a Haunted House for us to all gather at, we had pumpkin carving contests, the most beautiful baked goods from Court, Kay, Auntie Leslie, Sarah , Nonnie Laurie (COSTCO Of Course)( sorry if I missed anyone) We had Hans Solo, Mario's, Lugi's, Fancy Nancy's, Rosie The Riveter, Monsters, Magicians, Smokers,( aka you know of whom I speak, those we don't speak of) Indian Jones, Car Hops, Sonic, Cool Cats, I Bite Vampires, Dragons, Candy Corn Witches, Alice in Wonderlands, Snow Whites Goofy Glasses and Teeth, Gaa Gaa's , Bacca's Auntie's, Uncles, Grandma's, Friends, Bella and Edward, A Beauty King Bill, A Dark Angel , Witches, Missionaries, a Comando and a real true Life American Service Man just home from training ( Scott Dwelley WELCOME HOME !) A Trick or Treater that won the show as a Gum Ball Machine, Glow Necklaces, outdoor movie theater and a total Blast ! Now I am totally MASHED OUT ! Can't wait for the next party. Thanks to everyone for making it great ! The only thing missing was You and that's goes for all our friends and family who we know were Mashing It Up everywhere else !

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mark's 1st Birthday

Yes, Mark is really having a 1st Birthday as a whole new man. Father to 7, grandfather to almost 15 and 1/2. Uncle to countless nieces and nephews, and has gained new parents in laws, not mention the famous new brothers and sisters comic relief club.

With everything going in our life and as busy as it gets I hope Mark knows how much happiness and rejoicing has gone on in heaven and earth to have him be the head of our family.

What a wonderful joy Mark is to all that know him and I know Hicks, Evelyn and all those brothers and sisters were happy to welcome this baby to their family.

Happy Birthday Mark, thank you for all the many many things you do for each and everyone in our family.


A Lot Of Fun In The Henderson Sun

I am finally back blogging and I am way behind. My computer was down visiting the Dr. now shes home and I have so many things to catch up on. Some are out of order but Mark and I have been having a great October. Mark took me to a wnderful Pumkin Patch, its was right in the county (2 miles from our house ) We loved it but it seemed everyone there had their chldren or grandparents and granchildren. Well I got in the car and burst into tears, poor Mark. Now I can admitt that nap time nd relaxing time I never bust into tears of missing everyone to the pont of crying All I can say is enjoy every minute with those priceless thngs in your life ...your famiy. My month turned around...that night the Henaos surprise us with a visit and back to the pumkin patch we went...( watch for those photos next ) It is now Oct. 27 and Mark and I have been to 5 pumpkn patches from San Diego To Henderson. The Elisaldez kept us entetained, amused and well fed. Thanks to our children,gradcildren and their pets for loving us so much !