Friday, November 26, 2010


_________ Thursday we drove to Williamsburg for lunch with Dan, Nancy and the Shermans. Dan had cooked the turkey on the grill. (After making a turkey sized cannon to put inside the bird with juice in it to keep the turkey moist. It worked. On the same principle as a 'beer can chicken') He had marinated the turkey in juices and etc. They also fixed pork loin and along with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn casserole, green beans, stuffing, salad, relish with dip, rolls and pies we had quite a meal.... and did I forget anything? Plus good company!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

National Honor Society Induction

___ Jeff and Caleb were the main ones that worked on hors d'oeuvres for the reception. But they still had to do their part in the program. All the seniors that were members took part. Jeff thought maybe they wouldn't have too. But he had the longest part to read, which he handled very well. His voice carries and is easy to hear. Teresa was in charge of drinks. And since I was at the High School I took a picture of the senior hand print wall. Jeff's was clear to the top and upside down. Figures... couldn't be routine!!! His was in a group of the football boys.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Home from CR

We went over and visited Joan and family Thurs. and came home yesterday. We went out to eat and shopped at the newest farm store. Joan found a alarm that emits a high pitch that only dogs can hear. It is activated on the noise of a bark. Her neighbor has two dogs that are early morning barkers. (Joan loves to sleep in) We are anxious to see if this is 1/2 as effective as advertised. ________ We came home to a freezer that has been getting slowly worse and was getting cold, but not enough to shut off. It is OLD. So we now have a new freezer...... I heard tonight that Hil has a "That a girl" coming. Her intra-mural volleyteam are champs at UOI!!!! They will have their picture in the fieldhouse for the next year! Also Jeff had First Team All-District football honors. Jeff has a part in the induction of new National Honor Society members tomorrow afternoon. He is in a baking class and he and a friend are making refreshments, as well as some part of the ceremony. I'll have to check that out tomorrow. I haven't seen the college girls yet. They are home for Thanksgiving, I'm ready for winter. My new coat was delivered yesterday.......It will be fine if it stays warm, so I don't need it!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


__________My Nativity collection has grown again. I had decided that I wasn't going to get anymore. Storage is the biggest problem. Then I found this Jim Shore Blessed Family at a garage sale for $2. I couldn't resist. Jerry said "I thought you weren't going to get anymore." He just didn't under stand this collectable! _______ Then yesterday I was shopping and ran across the Fisher Price Little People set that I had tried to get unsuccessfully the last couple years. I couldn't resist! It will be just right for Mara when she stops over. Maybe now I'm not going to get anymore....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

At Courtney's Sunday Evening

____Sunday evening Courtney and Amos hosted our family at their home in Urbandale. This way Matt, and Liz and family could be there to see the siblings and families before heading for NC on Monday. We had a great visit. The cousins could play and had a place to run off energy and get reacquainted. Good food too. Dan had roasted pork for sandwiches. Joan came from home. She and Jill had been cooking and Teresa and I shopped at Dahls. It was a great place for Sunday football too. Thank you, Courtney and Amos!!!!!

Ox Yoke Inn

_______Last Saturday night the family, minus Matt , Liz and theirs, got together in Amana at the Ox Yoke Inn. This had been planned to follow Abbey cheering at Coe when BV played Coe. Liz's Grandmother funeral was that afternoon, so we attended that and missed Abbey's game. We greatly enjoyed getting together in the evening. This was a postponed 50th Anniversary celebration.