Monday, December 26, 2011

In-Law Bash @ Teresa's

 ____Teresa's lovely tree.  (Shouldn't have taken the picture in the dark.  I didn't realize I missed the top of the angel.)
 _____Some of the next generation waiting patiently._____
 _____Calvin supervising his little cousin playing on the floor with vehicles, just like Calvin did at that age._____
___And dinner is served for a mixture of friends and relatives.  We had helped serve at the Elks, so really weren't very hunger. Pork loin from the grill (David's cooking) with all the trimmings, from Teresa and the family, plus what others brought.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Present to Us

___  We purchased a new 2012 Honda CR-V this afternoon in Marshalltown.  We had looked and priced in Ames on Wednesday to no avail.  Nice people to deal with in Marshalltown and ready to deal.
I'll get a better picture when the day is bright and it's not under trees.  It shows up blue here, but it is actually Charcoal.  (polished metal metallic according to the color chart)  First NEW car we have had.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Heritage Books Arrive

 ___Seventy five boxes of 10 books each were delivered to Jefferson Library shortly after noon today.____
 __Jeff and Ben were the youngsters, and best helpers ever!!  Here Grandpa and Grandson work together. The boys got tired of waiting for the elevator, that would only hold 10 boxes at a time, and they started carrying 2 boxes of books down the stairs.  A couple others, not as old as some of us, carried 1 box down at a time.  They weighted 51# each.
 ___The basement was soon filling up.  The Genealogy Society members will be helping during Library hours the next 3 days, for people to come in to pick up their orders.  Also there are some consignment books that can be purchased.  I'm very pleased with the finished product.  There were times when we wondered if we would get it accomplished.   The "Heritage of Greene County" has been in process for over a year.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Family Christmas

_____Last evening we held our Deluhery Christmas celebration.  Soup, sandwiches and things others brought were enjoyed by all 18 present.  Jenni, Tristin, Mara and Becca were unable to attend at the last minute, when Mara woke up from her nap with a fever.  (Much to everyone disappointment.)  The main gifts were opened first.  (This was the second year we had given money early and each recipient purchased their own gift and brought it wrapped to the party.)                               __Sadie picked shorts for over her dance tights.
 _____Jeff chose a nice warm hat only to discover it contained ear phones too.  
Hil picked head wear too.  A necessity for college kids.   
 Then the annual $5 grab-bag was held. Pictured is David's turn and he is looking over what everyone has so far, to see what he would like to steal.   (Much more strategic teams are developing every year.) 
 ____Teresa has just scratched off a lottery ticket she had with her grab bag gift to discover she had won $20,000.  (And the guilty brother that had found it online, enjoying his trickery.) 
_____  A good time was had by all and the evening wound down with everyone sitting around after dessert and having a good visit.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Basketball vs Kuemper

 ____Logan K's arm is healed (from football) so he could join the team.  Kuemper wasn't as good as predicted.  They had been beaten by Carroll, instead of beating them by 40 points, as first reported.  Our boys lost, but did pretty well.
 ___Once again, the other team had the height advantage.
___Finish of the A game, ready for the B game, which our boys won.  Thanks to the final free throws by Logan L.  We were behind by 1 with time running out at the other end of the floor and Logan heaved the basketball toward the basket at the opposite end and was fouled.  He made 2 free throws to win the game.
(I bet the poor Kuemper boy that made the foul feels terrible) 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Loss @ Prairie Valley

 _____Height was a factor in the loss again tonight.  This photo isn't a sharp as I like, but with available light this is what I got, but it shows the height difference.    

 _____This combination, that played the 2nd and 4th quarters of the B game would have been winners if they had only kept score those quarters. As it was we lost by 1 point.  The boys can only play 6 quarters a day.  So when they play in 4 quarters of the A game, they can only play in 2 more quarters in the next game.  This B game helped them regain some of the confidence they lost the first game.
_____Next week we play Kuemper.  Kuemper beat Carroll (the team that beat us badly, 68-15) by 40 points.....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

7th Rams @ Carroll

____  Two lopsided games tonight in Carroll.  Our A team was beaten soundly.  And the B team won easily. Calvin played the A game and two quarters in the B game.  He had a couple points in each. I wonder why we even play Carroll.  They are a different size school, so our high school doesn't compete against them.  It is a closer drive then some of the schools we play.

Nativities to the Library

_____The library called a couple weeks ago to see if I would be willing to display some nativities during December this year.  Of course I would.  (Even though this is the third time some have been there.)  I didn't remember which I had taken up before and decided I would take some of the homemade ones, as well as a Lizzy High craft collection I had.  Plus a few others to fill in.