Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Recently Jim retired from the SWAT TEAM he was on in Ohio and yestereday he received these two awards from them.

Addy Visits Santa

On December 8th we went to the Dairylea Christmas party where Addy met Santa for the first time. She was quite interested in Jolly Old Saint Nick.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lunch With Jack

Yesterday Jack, Jim and I were fortunate enough to be able to enjoy a free lunch at the new restaurant "Gordon Biersch" that will be opening to the public on Monday. It is located in the "Canyon" section of Destiny USA . Someone Jack knows made it possible for us to be part of this. The food was really good and the service was exceptional. While we were there Jack and Jim did some exploring of the new "Wonder Works" that is located in this section. There were a few people trying out the "ropes course" and two of them were having a hard time getting up their nerve. They had started out and appeared to be frozen in place half way through. After Jack left to go to work Jim and I went and saw the new James Bond movie before coming home. All in all we had a really nice day.

Emily's Birthday

  On Saturday , November 24th, we celebrated Emily's Birthday ( a few days early). Jim and Cathy and the boys were still here so the whole family was together. Emily had chosen soup and sandwiches for her Birthday dinner and a Butterfinger Pie for dessert. Jim made Potato Soup which was delicious.He ground up the left-over turkey for Turkey Salad plus we had Ham and Roast Beef for the sandwiches with lots of cheese and other "fixings". The Butterfinger Pie was so good and is definetly a keeper. Since the grandkids were all here we were able to get some pictures of them together.




Better late than never. Jim and I hosted Thanksgiving this year and there were 25 of us. Jim and Cathy and the boys made it up from Ohio but Jeremy and Emily were in Hancock with Emily's family so we weren't quite complete. We had a great day with lots of delicious food ( Jim's Turkey was exceptional) and great conversation. It was warm enough for some of the kids to play outside on the swings, Teeter Totter and Merry-go-Round. I think everyone had a great time.