Monday, November 30, 2009


I thought I would shock all of you by posting yet another note right away. Are you all still out there? I sure hope so because I just want to say thank you so much for being a part of my life. How thankful I am for the many blessings that the Lord has so richly bestowed upon me... with special thanks for my family. I have a treasure chest full of wonderful memories that will last me a lifetime and more. Much love and thanks to all of you. Here are a few pics from your dear ole dad.

Dad passing the 'baton' (apron) over to Michael. Yikes!!

Michael holding his prize turkey that he seasoned to perfection.

Michael dropping the turkey into the hot oil while dad watches. (Bet you didn't know that your dad went out and bought a new fire extinguisher just before you got there did you? hmmmmmmmmm.)

Checking the temperature. (You weren't afraid that yours was going to turn out like your dad's did were you son??)




And voila!

Now isn't he a beauty!!

Not to be outdone.. Christopher's smoked beauty. Way to go guys!!

Apples, apples, apples

I know, I know, it has been quite some time since I posted something new on this site. So sorry. This post will be brief, but I did want to jot a little something down while I had some available time. The biggest thing that I wanted to share were these beautiful pictures that were taken by my husband Jim. Between my parents coming to stay, my last son getting married, and a ton of appointments, my fruit, which never did anything before, came on by the hundreds it seemed. Truly, I have never had so much fruit in all of the years we have lived here..... and right during the time that I was making everything I needed to get done for the wedding. My mom and I spent so much time canning, freezing, etc., etc., it wasn't funny. Especially mom. Thank you so much mom. (And thanks also to my granddaughter Reilly who was so faithful in going out to pick, peel, or whatever we needed! Smooches sweetheart.) So here are the pictures.