Thursday, December 29, 2016

Busy time of year, but so nice

We did not get to go to Branson in October like we sometimes do to see the grandchildren there.  We had just been there in May and Jeff has gone to 5 classes and worked out of town twice in the last four months so there just wasn't time.  Plus he had used all his vacation.  I went to Kansas in December with Hannah.  She was able to visit Hardesty and see many of our old friends.  Hello Kay.  I wish I could of seen you too.

Anyway, here are some photos of our family this season
First is Kastyn and Jasper, Kaleena's children.  They look so sweet dressed and ready for church.  I think that is Jaspers first suit.

Last year for Jeff's birthday which is on December 24th we went to South Padre Island National Seashore, so we did it again this year.  Only this year it was a little warmer so the girls packed a picnic and we ate there.  We found the place where you can drive on the beach and just drove a little ways on there.  We had the pickup with 4 wheel drive so it was ok.  This is last years picture and this years picture at the National Seashore.  Joy made it into a collage.
I have been keeping busy crocheting.  This year I made three of the mermaid blankets and a few of the messy bun hats that became popular.  Now I am working on some baby blankets that I was commissioned to make.  They look like they will be very beautiful.
The girls are still here visiting until the first of the year, but yesterday they took off and went on a mini vacation to Fredericksburg.  They got a motel and did some shopping.  They will come home later today. 
 I will be making a lasagna for supper.  I will have to have them stop and pick up some garlic bread to go with it.  I will be cooking a pork roast all night in the crockpot because tomorrow we are going to a friends ranch to make tamales.  I have never made them before so it will be a learning experience.  I'll take some pictures to share.
I am going to try to update this blog at least once a week.  I didn't realize anyone really read it anymore but I found out that some dear old friends do read it, so I will do my best to keep up with it.
I hope you all have a great end of the year and that you find peace and joy in the Lord and have made him your savior.
Have a nice day.