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 !