Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012 - It's all about the people!

Roger's greatgrandchildren - Breilla and Liam

 Jonah and Brody

Jill and Santa

 Martin and Roger
 Mia and Santa

The Polster family

 Cory, Jill and Stephanie

Jaime, Jonah, Mia, and Aaron



Karin and Alan

Jill and Grandma (me)

Merry Christmas!

Hanukkah at Irma and Mark's

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Happenings

Jill had the only solo in her chorus performance.

Mia had her premier performance. She even had some words to say.

Jill helped me decorate. She decorated this wreath.

Our Christmas Tree - an old one we have used for many years

Nibbles got a Christmas haircut. His ears were so tangled, the groomer cut off all the hair.

Jaime won a wine tasting at her house with her friends.

Jaime's house on the night of the wine tasting.

Jaime's outside lights

Christmas season moves along. I am being very creative to do a lot with a little this year. So far, Aaron graduated from Police Academy, Jaime got a promotion, Jaime hosted a wine tasting at her house that she won earlier this year at a charity event. (She even won the tickets to the charity event in the first place.) Still to come, Hannuka dinner at Aaron's parents' house, a traditional cookie party at my friend's house, Christmas Eve at my house, a Christmas visit from Roger's son, Martin, Christmas morning at Jaime's house and Christmas dinner at Martin's mother's house. I LOVE CHRISTMAS!

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Christmas Card and a Pic from Washington DC

Jill and Mia received a Disney Countdown to Christmas card
from my Blogger friend at Free Ranging Chickens and Grandchildren.

Aaron, Jaime and Jonah are in Washington D.C.
The White House is in the background.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

I roasted a 22 lb turkey

Roger loves Thanksgiving - Turkey and Football

Jaime put up her Christmas tree with a peacock theme for Thanksgiving visitors

Part of the table, Jill, Stephanie, Cory, Aaron, Irma, and Jonah

At the other end of the table were Jaime and Mia with Jill and Stephanie again. I didn't get pictures of me, Karin, Alan, Jay, Papa Jerry or Tyler. Mark and Elliot were in N. Carolina. We had a very happy day.

Cory was teaching Jill at the piano

There is something about a second generation in my little house. I have lived here since Jaime was 5 and Cory was 14. Now the celebrations are moving a few blocks away to Jaime's house. It is taking a while to adjust, but yesterday was wonderful. Everyone brought something so nobody had to do all the work. We were all relaxed and happy. It was truly a happy day.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Veteran's Day Picture of my Father

My father, Francis Jean Marshall, and friend
Navy Medic, WWII 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mia's 6th Birthday Party

Mia's second birthday cake. My cake with whipped cream icing melted!

Lala Loopsie cake. Probably tasted good but everything just sunk
 into the whipped cream even though Jaime had it in a cooler.
Whipped cream - low in sugar, but bad idea.

Aaron and Jaime

Jaime and Irma

Mark at the grill

Daniel, Evan and Amanda

Karin, Alan, Joyce and Robert

Conner and Tyler

Vannon and Tyler


Mia blew out the candles and opened presents
surrounded by family and friends.

Mia and Sean (Dad)

Mia was able to READ her birthday cards
(with a little help)

Mia requested a surprise birthday party this year. So Aaron and Jaime told her grandma was taking her to the doctor's. Aaron said she had six-itis and had to have six shots. I think that was mean. I told her there would be no shots and we would do something fun afterwards. We went to the park and were almost to the shelter when Mia said, "This isn't the way to the doctor's!" Then she said, "This is the park!" And that is when her mom and several other people jumped out from behind a tree and yelled, "SURPRISE!" Cory, Stephanie and Jill are missing from these pictures because they weren't able to come but lots of other people showed up and had a good time.

 Here is Jaime with her friends, Sarah and Jennifer on her 6th birthday

Here is Jaime's Care Bear birthday cake with 6 candles