Saturday, December 20, 2008

The weekend

Two of our boys came home this hunt....fortunately for the deer someone tipped them off and they hid, thus saving their lives! But then, as the boys say, there will be no deer sausage in the freezer. Oh, that's too bad! I don't eat deer sausage.

They took the motor home up and stayed until Sunday morning. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I was getting packages ready by gently placing the few gifts we were giving this year in those wonderful, colorful gift bags! I'm not a wrapper....I don't like wrapping, so the gift bags are the greatest thing for me.

I also cleaned house and made twice baked potatoes for Sunday lunch. Our nephew, Patrick and his wife Kristen are in town, so they came along with Russell's mama and Uncle Hugh. It is always an honor when Uncle Hugh comes because he doesn't eat just anybody's food! He's just a little eccentric but we love him!

Here are Patrick, Matt and Tommy waiting for lunch to be served. Those are some hungry boys!

Russell's mama, Mary Catherine along with Uncle Hugh and Jack, who loves for mema to come and hold him. That is a natural born lap dog!

Since Jack was getting all the attention, Mikey, the hyper dog, decided he would get a lot more attention if he tried being a lap dog, so he jumped up in Kristen's lap and went right to sleep. Well he went to sleep right after this picture was taken, but for him to be that still in someone's lap is not like him at all!

He may have had the mistaken idea that he was going to get a plate!

Jack sitting in Tommy's lap watching expectantly for someone to come to the door. Any excuse to bark.

Matt reluctantly letting me take his picture by the Christmas tree. I guess when you get to be 22, you aren't so eager to be under the tree.

Tommy and Matt. It is really hard to get a picture of the two of them with both sets of eyes open!

We sent Tommy and Claudia's presents home with Tommy and Matt will open his tonight or tomorrow before he drives down to Orlando where the 3 of them will fly to Minnesota to see their mother and their Minnesota family. They are going to freeze!!!

It was a good weekend and oh, yes, it's cold here! Well, I mean cold for us southerners!


Courtney said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! And yes, I know that all too soon these potty-training days will be a distant memory. A fun, distant memory.

I cherish each moment in our lives and consciously try to soak it all up...I get nervous thinking about my boys growing up...they are just so sweet and innocent right now! But, I'm sure I'll grow right along with them and God will guide me to be the best mommy I can be.

Oh, and it's a whopping 7 degrees here today (probably feels colder with the wind chill...)! :) My hubby and I will be in Bonita Springs one month from today, though! :)

Take care,
Courtney in Indiana

Courtney said...

P.S....I just read your "About Me" section and smiled. You sound like a lot of wonderful women in my life...I lost my mom to ovarian cancer 3 1/2 years ago and my dad to a heart attack 10 years ago this New Year's Eve. Their closest friends have become my "surrogates" and I am so grateful. How neat it is to get to know the people who were so important to my parents at such a personal level. And how wonderful for you to state that you hope others see Jesus in you...I feel the same way. I'm not a preacher by any means, but I truly believe that my actions should reflect the face of Jesus, and it is also my desire to reach other people through my actions. Thank you for reaching out to me on my blog...I'm now officially a "follower" of you! :) Any friend of Sheryl's has got to be a keeper! :)

In Him,

Keetha said...

Looks like fun family times.

Good fo the deer! Hehehehehehe

Rilda Peel said...

Great post and pictures. I enjoyed meeting your family. May you all have the best Christmas ever just because that is Father God's desire.
Lovingly, rilda *U*

Leslie: said...

Hi Nancy, gee I haven't been over to visit for a while - but I must say love is grand! Maybe even better the second time around! lol You have such a lovely family - I caught up with the posts I missed and it looks like you've already had one Christmas dinner already!

We have SNOW!!! It's pretty to look at but I don't dare go out in it for fear of slipping and falling. I sure hope we're able to get to my daughter's for Christmas Day as she's going to a lot of trouble - it's Eden's first Christmas!

Have a very Merry Christmas - and guess what? My honey asked me to go to Christmas Eve service! Yay!

Deare Diary said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment(even one about age Ha). I left you one on my blog. What a nice looking family you have. God is so good. I can see his hand even through the dark clouds. Praise his name forever.
Judy Deare