Monday, December 29, 2008

Here's Mason standing out by his Tahoe a few weeks ago

Here's Mason standing out by his Tahoe today

Yes, last Friday afternoon, I got a frantic call from Mason. 'I've had a wreck!' Oh dear, oh dear. He ran into the back of a city garbage truck as the truck was turning into an alley. He wasn't hurt at all, and that's good! The garbage truck wasn't hurt either. But I can't say the same for the Tahoe. I'm afraid it's headed to the salvage yard.

Friday, December 26, 2008

We just had a great Christmas this year. We decided to have a very nice, pretty formal Christmas dinner with our kids. So that's what we did.

This was our menu:

Gingered Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Beef Tenderloin with Cranberry Dijon Mustard Sauce
Roasted Red Potato and Onion Wedges
Sauteed Green Beans with Shallots and Sweet Corn
Glazed Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas
and Creme Brulee for dessert

Bo & I worked hard all morning getting everything ready, and it all turned out really good. The Beef Tenderloin and the Creme Brulee were excellent, if I do say so myself!

Bo put together a Scavenger Hunt for the kids before we ate and that was lots of fun too. They had five places around town to go. Bo had written all the clues which were really pretty witty. (He's good at that sort of thing). About an hour before the kids got here, Bo went to all the places and taped envelopes with the next clue. I wondered if they would all figure it out, but they all did, and Mason & Whitney were the first to get back. It was really fun and we were thinking "maybe" we should make the scavenger hunt a new family tradition. We'll see.

You know, we always take our family kid picture at Christmas, and here's this years:

A pretty good looking bunch, I'd say!

I hope you all had a good Christmas too. And Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Weekend

All of our kids are coming for Christmas on Christmas Day and I'm looking so forward to it. Bo & I have been working on a little surprise for them. (Nothing much, but hopefully fun). I will let you all in on it with pictures after Christmas.

Jocelyne should be here tomorrow, and we will be so glad to see her. I just love the family time at Holidays.

Bo & I drove to Clovis, NM on Saturday. He is looking for some new boots & a hat. We needed something to do that day, so on the spur of the moment, we jumped in the truck and went there to a big Western Store. He didn't find any boots OR a hat, so we just decided to wait until after Christmas to look again. Maybe they will be on sale then. We stopped and ate at a Mexican Food Restaurant on the way home and that was good.

I went and did a little late Christmas shopping today and WOW was there a ton of traffic and people out. Hopefully I won't have to do that again this year.

Tomorrow it's back to work, and that's OK too.

Have a great week!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Dirty Lilly


Clean Lilly