Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving at Home

We were so glad to come home to Dave and Miranda visiting from New Hampshire... We cooked up a Thanksgiving feast of our own... It turned out pretty well even though the turkey was still a little frozen and that threw off my timing... but Miranda's amazing gravy made up for it all and we had a delightful time together... complete with a late night tour of the monuments. We are so grateful for the chance to get to know Dave and Miranda better... what amazing people who will be wonderful parents! We look forward to next Thanksgiving together with hopefully a thawed turkey!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving in Midway

Mike and Pam gave us the wonderful treat to be at their beautiful home in Midway... complete with a late night trip to the hot pots! Cousin Katherine Mackey joined in the fun. Thursday we loved being with the Mike Weilenmann clan for a Thanksgiving feast to be cherished. The room was full of tender emotion... we have so much to be thankful for. That night we traveled up to Merry and Jim's, where they welcomed us with the best pie I have ever eaten. Meg and Jay left early the next morning and Greg and Jessie took the rest of us to the airport that afternoon after a fun breakfast they enjoyed at the Aspittle's while my siblings and I took care of some business.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Dad's Funeral

Dad's Funeral was a tender tribute from people who love him. A great day to honor a great man! We miss him dearly!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gathering with Family

With the news of Dad's death we quick made plans to travel to Utah... We flew in 2 teams (Me, Matt and Em... Jay and Megan) and by Saturday afternoon we all arrived. Mark and Louise treated us to a spontaneous turkey feast and tour of their new home! Emily fell in love with Lucy - Melanie's cute little dog. We loved spending time with family and attending to the sacred task of preparing for a funeral. Melanie wrote a beautiful obituary... we all pulled together to attend to the details.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Week to Clap for Megan

Monday I got to clap for Megan as she was inducted into the Nation Honor society, Tuesday I got to clap for Megan at our Young Women Night of Excellence where Meg played the violin and wowed everyone modeling her modest homecoming dress, Wednesday I clapped for Megan as she received a special academic award at Oakton High School for straight A's! After we celebrated with a hot cider at Starbucks... which Megan enjoyed! (see photo above)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Halloween Haul

Another successful Halloween... Emily and Megan sort and count.