Hello my friends,
I'm taking a break from decking the halls to share a post that is a bit different for me.
My blog is mainly about my décor, thrifting, crafting, and occasionally a bit of silliness.
It's not very often that I share photos of my family. But a couple weeks before Thanksgiving our daughter in law, Tracy called and suggested that we do family photos on Thanksgiving Day.
I was all for it because we are a family that rarely (never) takes family photos. I mean, it's been years!!
It's not easy getting us all together, but this year every one was going to be here for Thanksgiving,
SNOW, this is us. . . :)
I just couldn't wait to use that for a title because we got buckets of snow dropped on us the evening before and it was just perfect!!
You know what else was perfect? That we wore plaid. if you know me, you know that I am "mad for plaid"!!
My husband Greg, I call him Shultz. It's a nickname and it just stuck with me as well. He is an engineer, soon to retire. He is the love of my life and is the most kind and generous person! He also has a wacky sense of humor. He's shy, and most people don't see that side of him.
This is our oldest daughter, Nichole. She works at Horrocks Engineers. Her husband Jason is a construction foreman and very hard worker. Their daughter, Jordyn (We call her Jordy). Nichole was born on Christmas Day. That's why we added an 'h' to her name, In honor of St. Nicholas. She became a diabetic when she was 11. That is why they only have one child. Jordy is a sweetheart and loves sports and riding her motorcycle.
Lonnie is our oldest son. He is an LS and is over the surveyors at Horrocks Engineers. The three boys, Kade, Riley, and Braxton are from a previous marriage. He is an awesome dad! His wife Tracy was a life saver for those boys. Lonnie had full cutstody at the time and she stepped in and became a fabulous mother!! Paityn is their daughter. She is a little diva. Ashley is Kades wife. Married just last June. They all work and play hard and love the outdoors!
This is our daughter Karrah. She heads up a floral department at Smiths grocery store. Her husband Jayson, a great mechanic and their two daughters, Taylor and Saydee. There are 10 years between the girls. Karrah developed toxemia with both of them. Taylor was born a month early. She was small, but able to come home. Little Saydee only weighed 2#'s 6 oz. at birth. It was a bit scary for both mom and baby for a while.
This is our son, Dalan, he is an engineer as well. His wife Samantha (Sam) and their three boys. Dalan calls them, "my three sons". Dalan was born on Valentines Day and has always been a sweetheart of a son! Sam is an amazing mother! Jack, Will, and Evan. They are all three so different. Jack is super smart and reads fabulously well. Will, we don't call him "Will the pill", or "Will-de- beast" for nothing. Seriously, he is a cutie! Evan, well; let's just say he likes grandpa a whole lot better than me. Although he will give me a kiss now and then. :)
Our youngest daughter, Kylee. She is full of adventure and has been traveling for a few years. She has been to Spain, France, Portugal, Thailand, Australia, to name a few. Last winter she worked the Iditarod on an Alaskan glacier. She loves the outdoors and doesn't mind getting dirty one bit! She's only been back home for 6 months. We sure did miss her!!
Kade and Ashley. Kade has always been a sweet grandson and has such a tender heart. Ashley is a cutie and we are so happy to have her join our family!
SNOW, this is us!
Us and the grands!
Of course we had to have a crazy one, because well. . .we are!!
Now, this has nothing to do with our family photos, but did you notice how rusty the roof on 'hilltop cottage' has become? It's a little too orange to my liking right now. Hoping some of it wears off. Also there's a big streak where they must have missed the solution that makes it rust. What's a girl to do? Wait patiently and see what it looks like next spring. I sure don't want to climb up there and sand some off very badly. That would not be
a pretty sight!!