We had another Christmas party at the clubhouse where Mom lives. We cheated on the food and just ordered Pizza! Did have home-made birthday cake for Mom’s birthday the day before.
Caris and Grayson enjoying opening their gifts.
Richard helped Grayson free his dinosaurs from the new truck.
Six of us enjoyed playing Aggravation
Jenny lighting the candles
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Mom, Happy Birthday to you!
Mom blowing out her candles
The Group Shot!
Thanksgiving breakfast at Jessica’s house!
Today we drove through three states bringing the total to lucky thirteen!
And, while we cruised through New Jersey we had the chance to visit with Justin, Calie and the boys at Calie’s booth at a local street fair! And, to top it off, my daughter Jennifer had flown in that day to visit Justin and Calie! Family visit!!
Couldn’t find the “Welcome to Delaware” sign, so this will have to do.
After Caris’ gymnastics class I was able to watch Bryce play baseball!
I had a chance to go to one of Caris’ gymnastics classes and take some photos.
Along with the usual Mother’s Day celebration with 3 generations of mothers, we also celebrated Jessica’s FIVE YEARS SOBER on Mother’s Day! Richard smoked great meat and beans, and great friends came to share the day.
Putting water in the pan for moisture.
Put the meat on a little after 7 am
Checking on progress
Put the beans on at 10 am
Checking on the meat
Meat and beans cooking away!
Our official family party cake, German Chocolate for Jessica’s 5 years sober.
Most of the group enjoying the visiting.
Susan tried to light the candles, but the wind was too strong.
The Group Shot!
After my board meetings in Maryland, I took a train to Trenton, NJ to visit with Justin, Calie, and their boys. Here’s some photos of our fun there!
The boys in portrait!
The family at our dinner spot.
The kids came over for lunch and then us girls played Aggravation . . .
. . . while the men watched coyote killing videos!
The group shot!
Following are some of our Christmas photos from the past. It’s a good time of year to pull them out and look them over and smile, laugh, and cry a little!