Sunday, December 20, 2009

Matt's Birthday

We celebrated Matt's birthday today. Food was great and good to be with everybody! We played games like we would play at a kid's party. Everyone made a paper airplane and flew it down the hall, dropping clothespins in bottles (or vases), putting a small puzzle together trying to be first done, bingo, and the most entertaining....tied a balloon to left leg and then the battle to pop the other balloons while protecting your own---all the long legs highstepping around the room were hilarious! Matt got a start on his motorcycle fund. He wants to get one next spring so he has cheaper transportation. Gram said she wasn't going to give him any money cuz she doesn't want him to have a cycle. She remembers the days when John had one and she'd lay awake at night waiting to hear him come home and she said sometimes he didn't come home (as she glared at me) ;)
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Tyler and Jami are engaged! Here's the story: Tyler enlisted the help of Tessa and Matt. He told Jami to get in the vehicle and then blindfolded her and drove her up to Garvin Heights lookout. He had the pathway lit with candles and guided her to the point. The blindfold came off and as she's looking out over the lakes, he asks her where she would go to fish. She looks to KMart ;) and he says to look the other direction. There on the lake he has laid out lights to spell "Marry Me". He got down on his knee and proposed and Jami cried a lot! The ring he had made special for her and it's lovely. They are a good couple and complement each other well and we are happy to have Jami in the family! My kids are growing up!
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Sunday, December 13, 2009


Last night we had a party with our old Life Group. We usually get together for Christmas and the highlight is exchanging white elephant gifts. This group of people has been so much fun over the years and when we're together, you're guaranteed a sore stomach and face from laughing. I actually woke up this morning feeling like I had a hangover from all the food and fun!
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Circle quilt

There's no one home to hold up my new quilt for a picture so the clothes line held it. The windmill shadows are not part of the quilt. The boys thot it was stunning when I turned it so they could see the front! This is my second attempt at machine quilting--I'm getting better, but my machine likes to act up and the tension gets messed up and there is a lot of ripping out and re-sewing. I really like this quilt and don't know if I'll be able to part with it.
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