December 28, 2008

Help The Homeless

~We have a family friend who helps feed the homeless, there is a great need for coats, blankets,socks, beanies, scarfs,mittens anything to help keep them warm. They do not need to be new, but in good condition. If you would like to donate I am taking all the things I can gather to our friend to hand out New Years Day. Please bring whatever you can donate to my house by Wednesday Dec. 31st before noon.~

December 15, 2008

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!!!!

It Snowed Today!! Josh and Lisa asked me to take some family pictures of them at Redrock.
Is this crazy or what!!! The kids loved the snow!!! Madison our snow bunny was enjoying the snow too.

4th Annual Cookie Exchange

Lori, Helene, Barb, Kaye

Katie, Elaine,Cassondra


Vanessa & Amber

Paula, Jackie

Katie, Kamy, Barb

Some of our yummy Cookies! We also had cheeseballs, dips & vegetables.

Joanne, Ian, Rebecca, Naomi

Lisa, Grace, Lily, Cindy, Suzanne, Lindsey, Corbin

~~~We had a great turn out for the 4th annual cookie exchange. We had 28 ladies, my friend Rebecca taught us how to make english toffee. We had so much fun visiting, eating and exchanging recipes.~~~

Grace's Dance Recital

Grace had a little dance recital with Teresa Moody her dance teacher. The class is for children 2 and 3 yrs. old. They are learning very basic skills. Grace loves it!!! There was a special dance with her dad.

December 07, 2008

4th Annual Cookie Exchange

I am having my 4th annual cookie exchange Wednesday December 10th 7:00 at my house.

Anyone is welcome to come. The way it works each person brings 7 dozen of their favorite cookie or holiday treat. You will put them on individual plates, bags or containers. You will go home with 6 dozen different kinds of cookies to make cookie platters. We will share with everyone at the party the last dozen. My friend Rebecca will be coming and show us how to make English Toffee. I hope to see you at the party.

December 01, 2008

~ Food ~ Family ~ Fun ~

We had 50 people for dinner in the Beaver Dams, we used the church because of the rain. The first picture is the 3 gallons of Turkey gravy my mom made!! Then we have the picture of our food, then I took a picture of our dessert table! Boy did we have a feast!! Look at our family recipe blog for the Pomegranate salad recipe and more pictures. The next picture is of my Uncle Andrew & Mabel Mitchell they are such a cute couple. The next picture is of my mom Betty and her sister Mabel. I love family. We had almost all of our family there. Lisa and Lily were home sick and Tami and Jason were home because Tami has been put on bed rest!! We missed you!

Cousins Connecting

The top picture is of my Aunt Mabel and her daughters, Jill, Judy, Michelle, Toni and grand daughter Kristen. Aunt Mabel just turned 92!! She looks great!! Growing up I loved to visit my cousins in Boulder City. It was great to see them all again. Jodi was coloring with the babies, Cassidy and Marissa just having fun. Lauren with Madison visiting with Grandma Betty.

Cousins having fun!

Top picture is of Megan, Melissa and Lindsey, Then we have Ashley and Emily, Megan and Melissa are twins! Madison and Hudson are a few weeks apart. Then we have Nathan and Cher.

More Family Fun

Top picture Jason, Cassidy, Marissa, Zoey, Corbin and Grace going for a walk. Then we have Jodi and Aaron they announced they will be having a new baby in July. Jesse was enjoying the massage chair.The last picture is of my niece Jodi and my sister in law Yvonne. I think I got a picture of everyone but my youngest brother Darrin. Sorry D!

When The Family Gets Together

We have so much fun getting together, this is pictures of my sibling and their kids,
and the top picture is Josh holding our baby Madison. The next picture is of George and Pam with their grandbaby Zoey, The next picture is of Marissa, Cassidy,Remington,Brooklyn,Grace and Zoey. Then the next picture is of Cameron and his girlfriend Melinda they came in from Texas. The last picure is of my oldest brother David.

Men Frying The Turkey

Our family was in charge of frying the turkey, all the boys helped. We had roasted turkey, fried turkey, spiral cut ham, and a prime rib!! We had a great feast, and of course the fried turkey was fabulous! The men frying the turkey are Bob and Josh, my dad F.D. and my brother David and Jesse came for support.

Thanksgiving At Grandma & Grandpa Houston

Top picture is of David & Judy's kids Cameron, Ashlee, Nathan & Nicole. Tami is home on bed rest. Then we have Grace and Corbin in the wheel barrow and then on the organ. We missed having Lisa and Lily here for all the fun and food. Then we have Nicole and Grace Nicole's boy friend Tommy couldn't come this year we missed having him. The last picture is of my mom and me in our new Melanie Aprons.We love them! My mom tried mine on and loved it, so Melanie was kind enough to make mom one and they match! ( same flowers). Thanks Melanie!! Two Cooking Chicks!!! I learned from the best!!!
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