To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Playing some football on Thanksgiving has always been a tradition!

Tanner and Cassidy putting up Christmas lights on our trees! Fun!

Jumping on the tramp and making mashed potatoes for our huge dinner at grandma's house.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Early Saturday morning we got bundled up to go out in the cold and feed the homeless families an early Thanksgiving breakfast. We got to the place at 7:30 and they were still airing it out from all the single men that had just left to go downtown. They told us there were 3 times as many families this year than usual. Alot of the children needed help caring their hot chocolate, orange juice and plate of pancakes and ham to their room. We got to help them carry the food and as a result got a look at the room where they all stay together. It was so sad to see bed after bed packed into one large room with barely enough room to walk around. Each family only gets one bed for the entire family.The children were just darling and my heart just broke for them but they were so polite and kind. It was good experience for all of us. I came home and washed up 3 nice comforters I'd promised a man and his 2 sons. He was so grateful.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lexi had to take a picture for her Solo coming up in the Orchestra Concert.

Coming back home from the feeding the Homeless, this was a great experience!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mom and cute little Ella! Ella loves mom, like always!

Lexi's costume for school, She was cloudy with a chance of RAIN!! She got people good with that one!
All of us in our costumes on Friday night!! How fun! Cass and Kelsi were Raggedy Ann... and the other one..
Parks was John Linem the Beatles dude. Lexi was a Fumble Bee

Lexi and her friends.

Lexi's reality town costume! She won first place for it!