More Family Reunion Pix

Here are a couple of more pictures from the fun, fun time we had Saturday.  I tried to take pictures at each of the tables as folks were eating, and some turned out better than others.  Here are Jeff’s niece Arielle, her boyfriend Kyle, and her daughter Bella, who just turned five years old. Here […]

Sunday Morning in Indiana

Sunday morning we met Jeff’s siblings early at the Bob Evans restaurant right beside where we were staying, and had such a fun visit before hitting the road for home.  I got this one picture of everyone before my camera battery died.  It was a great way to end a special weekend.

Hoffman Family Reunion, Part 1

Last weekend we – Jeff, Lindee, Mallory, Clara, & I – headed to Indiana to a family reunion with Jeff’s aunts, uncles, and cousins on his mom’s side.  I have to admit I thought having this in January was insane, and we did run into some bad weather on the way up, but it was […]

Christmas Cactus

Jeff has really been working on our two Christmas cactuses, trying to get them to grow & be healthier, and finally last week he was rewarded with a bloom.  I’ve never had one bloom before, except for the blooms they have on them when I get them, so we were very excited.  We also like […]

Broccoli Casserole

When four of the six grand ones were at the house Monday while they were out of school for MLK Day they helped me make a broccoli casserole for supper. I’ve been trying out different broccoli casserole recipes lately, & frankly, I think this one was my least favorite. I figure that’s a good lessons […]

Making an Ice Cream Watermelon

Last Friday the kids were out of school for a teacher workday (I guess), so June & Mason were at the house all day :-).  That gave us time to do a few things that took a little longer than we have when June’s just there after school, like making a watermelon out of ice […]

Toilet Paper Roll Snowman

The grandkids do love making a good craft, and I love it when we find one we can make out of stuff we have lying around the house – like empty toilet paper rolls :-).  Here is Clara painting her roll to turn it into a snowman. And both girls showing off their finished projects, […]

Last Beach Picture

We didn’t get much use out of the balcony off our room when we were at the beach celebrating Boo’s birthday – it was just too, too cold – but I did step out there just before we headed home Sunday morning to get a picture of the view.  Fun, fun time.