Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving at Molly and Clarks!

We spent Saturday night at Molly and Clark's to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Schnells! Here's Grant carving up the turkey!

Molly finishing up some sides

Clark supervising while Gary does the taste-testing ;)

Mmmm food!

Family photo time!

Wait! Not quite ready yet ;)

Good one! Molly, Clark, Marla, Gary, Me and Grant

So sleepy after all that food ;)

Just chilling

Thanks for hosting, Molly and Clark! We had a great time :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Our Christmas Tree!

We like to try to cut our Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving - I figure we get the most use out of it that way :) The last few years we've been going to a place near Rice where you cut your own but the trees are slightly out of control and are gigantic. So, it's quite affordable and usually a little adventurous ;) ... just how we like it! lol ... so what you do is, show up to this old farm place, hunt down a giant tree that you like the top of, cut the top off and viola! You have your affordable cut-your-own Christmas tree!

After cutting it down

Leidy on her first Christmas tree hunt

The tree being decorated at home ...while the kitties plot their attack ;) They're actually a lot better now at leaving the tree alone. Usually there are just some random ornaments on the ground every once in awhile but I try to leave the bottom part ornament-free to deter them.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving at our House

We had my family over for Thanksgiving and took some family pics. Here's our little family!

And the whole family! Ella, Chris, Heather, Ruby, Mom, Dad, Me and Grant

It even snowed a little!

Mom/Gramma and Ruby

Ella playing with some of the toys from when I was a kid

Me getting the potatoes ready

Gramma Rosie and Ruby

Grant, Mom and Dad

Mom's making her pie crust 'as tender as her heart' ;)

Dinner time! Heather, Ella and Gramma

Me and Grant

Ella, Ruby and Chris

Reading up on the Black Friday ads

Gramma and Dad visiting

What an exhausting holiday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Leidy is 1 year old :)

Leidy turned one year old on November 14th, 2012 (or somewhere around there at least - we had to guess at her birthday :) Here she is when we got her as a little pup!

And here she is modeling the same jacket she wore as a baby ;) She didn't love trying it on again but I had to see how it would fit ;) I couldn't get the straps under her belly at all to velcro and it was way too short ;) hehe

Here she is in the snow as a baby

and again as a year old!

The birthday girl with her birthday bone. Happy Birthday puppy dog :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Deer Hunting

We spent deer hunting weekend in Clotho with the Schnells: Mom Marla, Dad Gary, Molly, Clark, Ben, Jess, Lillian, Jill, Alex, Meredith and Arthur.

We camped out in the back yard

Zoey and Leidy had a fun time as always ;)

Cousins! Grant, Molly, Jill and Jess

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