WE really enjoyed taking the train with the sleeping car. There is so much to see and with no one driving we both could enjoy it. You also meet some interesting people along the way. Every meal in the dinning car we met someone new and heard about some of their lives. I will defintely take this trip again.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
My daughter and her 3 kids game up for one last visit befefore we left back to Minnesota. The girls got permission from Great-Grandma to play with some of her jewlery...earrings
picking and choosing was not an easy task
|Carter played with the little people|
|we watched on movie on my dvd player|
Many memories I hope they remember what fun we had. Great-grandma even let the girls take a couple pairs of earrings home to play with.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
We went to a Garden Shop where they were decorating for Christmas and they had a little lunch spot. This is a great place to visit around the Holidays. I spent 24 dollars on what I thought were little Santa cups for hot cocoa with my grandkids. I was so careful to pack them in my suitcase and when I got them home I found out they were salt and pepper shakers a BIG dissapointment but the kids will enjoy them next year at their table or maybe fill them with something else. I miss my sisters.
Friday, January 20, 2012
HERE IS THE DINNING ROOM ALL READY FOR LUNCH
|SHE DECORATES EVEN THE WINDOWS|
|A LOT OF BAKING GOES ON HERE AT THE SILVERNAIL INN|
|EVEN THE KITCHEN WAS READY FOR CHRISTMAS|
|I LOVE GOING TO OTHER HOMES AND GETTING IDEAS FOR DECORATING|
|THIS IS STILL IN THE KITCHEN|
|THE MICROWAVE WAS NOT LEFT OUT AND THE CUTE PICTURE ABOVE|
|THERE WERE MANY NUTCRACKERS TO ENJOY|
|MY MOM AND DAD CAME ALSO (GREAT-GRANDMA)|
|A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TABLE SETTING YOU KNOW HOW I LOVE THIS|
|I WILL BE SAVING MY MONEY FOR NEXT YEAR TO DO SOME NEW DECORATIONG IN MY HOME|
|THERE WAS SO MUCH INSPIRATION|
|MY DAD IN THE MIRROR|
|ONE OF THE VIEWS OF THE LAKE|
|A NEW GARAGE WAS ADDED AFTER WIND BLEW A TREE ON THEIR CAR|
We had such a nice lunch and were able to relax. Hope to do this again soon. You can never have to much family. I only wished we would have had time to see everyone.
Monday, January 16, 2012
I have found if there are a lot of little kids running around at your holiday it is nice to take a little time out and provide them with a craft or activity of somekind. Children seem to enjoy some organized playtime and it gives you a chance to see what kind of a mess they have created in the rest of your house.
We really had a good time making these. Some of the kids were concerned when they didn't turn out like the picture but I assured them it was ok. I explained all turkeys are different and however they turned out was just right. The best part of course was eating them later in the evening:)
Saturday, January 14, 2012
We went to my little sisters for Thanksgiving and she had lots of the family there. We love to see family and just wished we could see them more. We all have grandkids now and it was like old times when we were young parents visiting at my parents home. This is Lacey Washington
|Joanne and Thom carving the Turkey|
|Eldest sister Jean helping with clean up|
|Table is ready and great-grandma (mom) is waiting for the food|
|what a beauriful table|
|I like the place card leafs wtih our name|
|This is the young adult table and married couples|
|so many people but we all were able to sit Isn't it beautiful ?|
|table setting is like the other|
|The young children were not forgotten a special table for them|
|after dinner play..hiding from the boys|
|football fans in the family room|
|even a couple of grandpas|
|some of us visited in the living (sitting) room|
|great-grandma with maddie and carter|
|we love our Jenny she is all grown up|
|coffee and beverages were in the butlers pantry|
|great grandma waiting for desssert|
We really had a good time visiting and watching all the kids play, just like old times. I wish we could do this more often...maybe next year?