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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

We're home and I'm gone tomorrow for a few days....

Last Thursday morning we did some grocery shopping in Gardnerville before heading to Reno to meet up with our friend Vickie.  We got to Great Basin a few minutes early and went inside and there she was!  Like I said before it's been over seven years since i've seen her and she hasn't changed a bit.  We met when we opened the Service Center in November of 1993.  She was Crime Prevention and I was the office manager.  When she left the center in 1997 to go work for the new city of Citrus Heights, I took her job. 

We visited for a few hours, had lunch and then it was time to head home.  Hopefully it won't be so long the next time.  
Well here we are...Vicki and me..

Ken taking a selfie of us..hahah

Friday was all about cooking and getting the stuff together to take to Linda's for Christmas Day.  

Saturday morning got the cab over and headed out. We were heading to Russell's house first so we went Interstate 80 and that sucked. Between the big rigs and chain control that backed up for a long time, we figured we went like 3/4 of a mile  in about an hour.  Of course there were accidents because people don't know how to drive for the conditions, but we got there.  Because it took so long, no time for lunch..next time tuna sandwiches so we can eat while we're stuck..Then we headed to Georgetown and visited with Bryan and family for a bit and then headed for Cool.  By the time we got there Eric and family were home from visiting Christina's family in Antelope.  

Christina had ordered a Honey Baked ham and some turkey breast, through together some veggies and rolls and i had brought mashed potatoes.  It was a yummy dinner.  A little visiting and then it was time to head to the camper to wait for the morning to come and see what Santa brought.  

So about 0445 we headed in to get some coffee.  Mason, Eric and Chris were up and then Seth.  The boys enjoyed opening their gifts and then at 0545 Eric had to head for work.  Got ourselves ready (pancakes for the boys) and we took a quick run to Bryan's to see their loot. 
Some of the mess after opening

Seth and his new longboard..

Christina got Eric a smoker..

Christina got a cast iron cooking set..
Mason got an iPhone 7

Mason and Lexy

Then off to Linda's for the day.  Fun times, good food.  

A bunch of boys in the living room..

Bobby and Shawn

Cousin Tony

Street Football..


Owen driving the Cuda

Cousin Jesse and Owen
Adam, Jacob and Aaron

Dusty after work

Late in the afternoon we visited with Ken's mom and then headed back up to Cool for the night.  

Monday morning we got ourselves ready and headed for Highway 50 and had a beautiful drive to Minden, where of course we had to visit Carson Valley Inn for lunch. Yum.  Then home. 
Highway 50

Lake Tahoe out there..


Today I took the Christmas stuff down inside and got it put away for next year.  The boys are coming on Friday, so figured this would be the only time to get it done. Tomorrow Ken and I will run to Walmart in Gardnerville for some grocery shopping.  He'll run it home and i'll head for Antelope for a few days.  

Thursday morning Russell and Lori and their friends Jenn and Steve are heading for Denver and the Broncos / Raiders game on New Years Day.  Jacob has a Basketball tournament so i'll be taking him Thursday and Friday to Placer High in Auburn.  After basketball on Friday, we'll head home to Yerington.  

The way school district schedules are i'll have to run Aaron home on Monday as he has school on Tuesday.  The other boys can stay until the weekend if they want.  Jacob, Seth, Aaron and Mason are coming for sure and Adam will probably drive over weather permitting. Fun times ahead.  


Mia and her Papa Bryan

Adam, Bryan and Mia

Adam made this luminary at school for Bryan

Miss Lucy

Today we got Russell's Christmas present to me up on the wall..well, half of his gift..gotta find some wall space in the kitchen for the other half...

Our wall is filling up! Love it...

Christina knows how much I like the show "Pioneer Woman" it's a cooking show on the Food Network. So she (Eric too) got me the utensil holder and utensils along with a knife block with knives it.  Love them..

Bryan and Cheryl got us a camping loveseat..guess we'll try that out in a few weeks when we leave for Arizona and some warmer temps!

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