I’m noticing that many of these pictures are not showing up on my xanga page as good quality as they are in the computer program. They really are good pictures!
Well, my big sister is whining, so I’d better post! We truly have been going 90 mph lately – if Mom and Dad have any more Dr. appointments, we might as well move into Sadler Clinic! We did have a break on Saturday and again on Tuesday, so I’ll tell my story with pictures and captions.
Saturday we went to the Herzog’s Harvest Fest. We had such a good time! They had all kind of activities, Chicken and Dumplings for dinner, a bonfire (singing included), and a hayride! What a blast!
Kids everywhere Our hostess, Christina (& Co.)
Missy went with us, and had such a good time. She’s often too shy to participate, but she joined in for everything the kids did. She did the sack race, then they had a great obstacle course. It was GREAT!
My 2 favorite men! Michael and Amy in the sunset
So then, the men were invited to compete in a building project. They had to choose materials, tools, and design anything they could make with what they chose. It was hysterical!
Nathanael and Josh waiting to “Go”! I think they just wanted to wrestle!
The first pic is Nathanael’s teams’ effort – they decided (after they built it) that it might be a “manger scene”. One of the team members’ son played baby Jesus.
The second pic is the winning effort – a windmill. Bub’s team got 2nd, and Josh’s team 3rd. I’m not sure I’d want any of it in my yard!
Of course it was cold, and the fire felt WONDERFUL!!!
Singing and playing! Dan’s not sure about Bub’s intensity!
The hayride was a success. Missy got in the spirit of things!
Our hosts (and tractor drivers)
Okay, so that was Saturday, and I still have Tuesday to go! Just a few pics, though.
Dad, Mom, Dan and I will be going to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with Pamela next week, so we decided (last minute) to have Thanksgiving with our local extended family on Tuesday. Gen, Dan and I spent the day baking, and had such a good time! Emily baked her first loaf of bread at home, then joined us in the afternoon for the rest of her baking.
Time for lunch. We had cheese ball & crackers, veggie tray, chips and queso dip for snacking while we prepared dinner.
I took a break to feed & rock Parker Gen never takes a break!
We stuffed ourselves with Turkey & Dressing (Michael fried one of the turkeys – Yummmmm!), sweet potato casserole (my favorite!), mashed potatoes (Mom’s favorite), Em’s bread (EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE!), salad (we had to have something green!), and Red Velvet cake and Pecan Pie for dessert. Then, while the grownups were visiting, Missy asked if anyone would play “Go Fish” with her. I knew no one else would, and I love to play with her, so I volunteered. Before I could even get on the floor, my DADDY climbed down there and said he’d play with us! It was GREAT!!!!!
Dad has always played with the kids, but I haven’t seen him on the floor since I was little!!! Just so you know, I won!
Dan took some closeups, but she wasn’t able to get everyone. K had to leave early, Bill left shortly after her (he had to get up at 3:30 Wed. morning), and Gen & Em would kill me if I posted the one Dan took of them. I’m substituting a gorgeous pic of Em from Sunday, just because she’s a joy to behold!
Mamaw Kunkle Daze
Amy and Michael …and yours truly!
Now I’ve posted, and it will take days for these pics to download for any of you “dial-up” people (like us!), but here it is. God bless your day, and thank Him for the many ways He blesses us all!