Friends, for your kind comments from my last post...
thank you so very much.
I have never, ever had 19 comments!
I appreciate you all, every one of you.
So... if anyone wants to skip this post, please feel free to.
It's the family Christmas Party.
We have 11 wonderful grandkids, from 3 months old to 23.
Most were here.
(One of my favorite pictures, and the perfect picture of son-in-law Jesse,
who is the best dad to his three little boys.)
The look on Keith's face about says it all.
Great grandpa Ralph and the littlest one.
Son Jim and part of his family (Madison and Chris missing)
I really should have kept my Christmas jacket on!
My walking buddies had to stay in the bedroom during the party, but Nathan and I took them out afterwards.
And they got out in time to see the kids, whom they love.
Another favorite picture!
Keith's mother gave us six place-settings and serving dishes of her
Waechtersbach Christmas china, bought in Germany while
Keith was stationed there.
It is gorgeous!
We'll be using it at Christmas for the two of us, and next year at the
This is a pitcher and a large serving bowl.
Here's Nathan at the bridge over Angel Falls... notice we did NOT go down to the creek with his clean shoes on!
We took Nathan home to Garnett today, and
are resting tonight. One more trip... to Independence, tomorrow, to
see son Jeff.... and then a quiet week for us.