Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Day

I am grateful for all my blessings this year!

I am also grateful that we are almost 
done with our house redo,
(although I guess you are never really done!)

 This year we dined on the newly refinished furniture
 from my Grandma Lance and broke out the fine china. 

 Just as we were enjoying our meal, Lance called from Korea!
Although his Thanksgiving was the day before, it was great
to have everybody "together" on Thanksgiving! 
(Notice the phone in Matt's hand!)

 There was a lot of action going on underfoot! 
Here Indy is trying to use her adorable puppy dog look
 to beg food from the most likely to give in - Anne! 

The kids ate quickly and had to look for other things to do. 
For some reason I didn't get a picture of Aislinn, 
who is sporting a new short haircut
 thanks to a chop job at the hands of Michael. 
When we did our traditional "corn/I am thankful for..."  tradition,
Matt Kelley said he is thankful that Aislinn's hair will grow.....

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving!

Thankful for family! 
As part of our house "redo",
we refinished my Grandma Lance's 
dining room set and buffet. 
They got done just barely in time for Thanksgiving! 

After stripping all the old, dark finish, 
we discovered the set had 3-4 different kinds of wood! 

The buffet has some especially pretty grain and 
cuts of wood. 

My grandma did all the needle point seats. 

It's gorgeous! 

I can't wait for Thanksgiving dinner,
which will be served on her china as well! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful for Michael!

One of the best things about teaching at Cook Elementary
is that my grandson Michael goes to school there.
He come to my classroom most afternoons and 
we read, and talk , and enjoy each other! 
Today was awesome because he was all dressed for
Thanksgiving and I had my teepee set up in my classroom!