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Better late than never I here is our Thanksgiving.  This year was a year we stayed home and made a yummy dinner and ate ourselves silly and watched some Seahawks football!  GO HAWKS! We only had one little glitch in the cooking of lunch and that was my roaster somehow getting turned off for who knows how long.  Thankfully I think we were only about half an hour later than the Noon time of lunch...or maybe it was an hour.  Either way one of these years I'm going to get a Noon time of a Thanksgiving dinner on the table!  This is my table...I set it with my lovely table cloth and then consulted my Betty Crocker cookbook that isn't Betty Crocker but Better Home and Gardens cookbook, and set my table appropriately.  I really wanted candles in the middle but I ran out of room with all the food.  There are worse things to happen right?  My family...there were a few disgruntled members who felt they should be able to show up to the dinner in pj's instead of a decent pa…


Our tradition of officially buying and cracking open Egg Nog (the fancy and expensive kind...where you pay a deposit for the bottle) and chocolate milk. It starts off the  holidays here at our house.  I can't remember why Lee is missing but I suspect he was not feeling well...that is what I'm remembering anyway.
I hope to post some more holiday pictures and stories!

Toodles for now!


Not so long ago in the past we celebrated Dru's 8th birthday!  Eight you say?  Yes! This year was Skylander themed, a video game he got for Christmas and really enjoys!
 Our resident 8 year old...heartbreaker this one!  Happy Birthday son!  Make a wish my love Dru received a Sounders shirt as a gift.  To go with his Sounders game birthday gift from mom and dad! I hope he had a great day at his party and at the game and that all his wishes come true!

Escapades in Kilts

Early in July...well actually late in July Nikki and I went on an escapade to see Kilts...perhaps food too but really for kilts.  It all goes hand in hand...we need the food to sustain us to look at weapons and kilts.  We were waiting for the Gathering of the Clans  We went to the beer garden and it was so yummy...kilts and beer yummy.  I don't remember what the beverage was called...but it had Angry Orchard and something in it. SO good!  Nikki do you remember?  Thelma and Louise ride again and obviously can't look at the camera

 Honestly the array of kilts that we came across was simply amazing!  I really had no idea of the sheer amount of tartans out there.  This one was very colorful!

 Do the Seahawks have an official tartan?  This poor guy figured out that his pictures was being taken.  He was a good sport...never said anything.
 And this guy...oh man this guy.  Where do we even start with this guy.  He was in the group Wicked Tinkers...and man was he wicked...wicked d…

Rebels With Out A Cause

Candy cigarettes..... flavored jelly beans. Yup...that's the kind of candy Auntie Anita and Uncle Frank get the kids while on a camping trip!  You have to know how awesome we are! Being an Auntie is some of the most fun I've had...ever! Love these guys!

Smokey Haze

I'm sure that line belongs in a song or something...or I've heard it sung somewhere. A few weeks ago we celebrated Frank's birthday much to his horror.  He's like this for birthdays like I am about holidays.  All horror! Anyway, hard to get away with not celebrating anything with kids so off we went!  I think he had a tolerable birthday.  Dru made Frank an appetizer he had at Vacation Bible School.  Ian made him some cheesy breadsticks to go with our dinner of pizza.  I made him the cake he likes. The boys took Frank out to see the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...and I loosely mean they took him out.  Eli, Dru and Ian also used their own money and each bought him a beverage they knew he liked to drink.  Those boys will get you looking every time, right!?! Here is the birthday boys cake  Yes...all 38 candles are on that small cake!  I'm that kind of wife!  38 candles all lit up...OH.MY.  Making a wish and blowing the torch out!  So much smoke!  Annual picture …


Back in January we said Lee he could dye his hair...we had to tone (bahahahahha...snicker snicker...pun intended!) down his wants for color and scheme and what ever other crazy concoctions he had swimming around in his head.  Well push came to shove and we had to pay up, and we finally did the last month of school.  Why not it's just hair right? Right.  I just wasn't gonna pick this fight. So we asked Grandma to help and Grandma willingly did, poor lady!  Some days her grandkids have that woman run ragged! So off to Grandma and Grandpa's house we go! Off to work and planning just how to accomplish this, thank goodness Grandma is a professional!  Doing some before photos
 We all just thought this was funny...Lee in a bonnet  No pain no glory right Lee?  Ruadh aka red was picked  Bright!  Catching up on a little bow and arrow action while waiting for color to set.  An expedition to hunt for frogs...found one!  End result...not quite what he was looking for and not quite wha…

Plate Licking

(A game played at a birthday party with whip cream)

Just Shameful!

Give it a try she said....
 For shame...for shame...for shame Rather pitiful, really!

Spokane or BUST!

I realize I am finally sitting down to post this well after Little Miss was born, but such is life.  In July my lovely little niece was born...Look!  Isn't she just darling!?!  She already loves me best! Shortly after she was born I managed to jet, and I do mean jet, over the mountains to see her!  I wasn't able to when her brother was born and by golly I was gonna this time.  Killed me I couldn't for my nephew and it's so very hard for me to get over to Spokane to visit as much as I would like.  It's an actual physical pain I don't get to see them as often as I would like.  But that is life and we made do! So I got to Spokane and spent the night at Grandma Lea and Grandpa Bob's house/farm...where my boys did what boys do.  Caused havoc and at least one is lucky to have an eyeball...*shaking head here*.  I digress...spend the night and then had a lovely breakfast and then off to see the new niece and my nephew and for cousins to play and visit with brothe…