Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Happy Birthday, Brayden!!

Today is Tim's brother Rob and Ada's son, Brayden's 6th birthday!!  Brayden is such a fun little guy, and it was neat to watch him interact with his siblings and cousins while we were together in the summer.  So thankful (again) for that special time together with family!  Looking forward to more next summer, Lord willing!  Hope you've had a wonderful 6th birthday, Brayden - we love you!!

Swinging on Grandpa's zip line
Sweet smile
They're a fun(ny) bunch!!
I love this family photo
(by NaWink Photography)

All other photos are stolen borrowed from Rebekah, of course!  =)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Happy Birthday, Kiernan!!

Today (except that I'm late again, posting) is my sister Liz and Trevor's son, Kiernan's 7th birthday!!  Lizzy's birthday was just a week ago, so there is a family pic over there.  I had a great selection of summer cottage pictures to choose from and got some good action shots of my sweet nephew!  The girls all surrounded me as I was choosing them - all shouting out their suggestions.  I couldn't use them all, but tried to get a variety.

I think I mentioned before that I really enjoyed getting to know my nieces and nephews a little better this past summer.  It's hard for some of them to warm up in such a short amount of time, having not seen each other for so long, but being smushed together in a cottage for a week worked pretty well, and we had such a great time!  Kiernan likely would have warmed up whether we were smushed together or not.  He's so sociable and chatty, and it was fun to see his personality coming out all over the place.  He reminds me a lot of Nathaniel, and Liz could see that too, so it will be neat seeing what they're both like in another few years.

Wishing you a spectacularly wonderful, and Happy 7th Birthday, Mr. K!!  Sending you big hugs from all of us in Mexico!!
Kiernan with cousin Lucas
Jumping again
A cluster of cute, crazy, cousins!  =) 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy Birthday, Liz!!

Today (except I'm 2 days late in writing this!) is my sister, Lizard Breath's Elizabeth's birthday!!  No, I never call her Elizabeth, but that's where "Lizard Breath" came from, and some things just never change.  =)

My beautiful sister

Lizzy kindly posted this picture on Facebook on my brother's birthday, so I thought I would be "nice" to do it for her, too!
Ha, Ha - Liz and Jeff  - I love my sibs!  =)

Trevor and Liz

The whole, sweet family!
I love you, Lizzy, and am so glad you're my sister!  It was so great being able to spend a few days together this summer, and I'm already looking forward to the next time!!!  Happy, Happy Birthday - I hope you had a wonderfully special day!!  Lots of love from all of us!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  We had a super day today, enjoying the goodness and grace of God, and the company of friends.  We had several more than we thought we were going to have, and there ended up being 19 of us for dinner.

The dessert line: gluten-free cupcakes and pumpkin pie, a delicious apple pie cheesecake, pecan, lemon, banana cream and apple pies.   YUMMY!

Everything ready

The kids' table

Everybody else (except Gwennie, who was already napping)

Ha ha, Sam!
It was a crazy-busy, fun, delicious, thankful day!  Hope yours was great, too!