|All 5 of our handsome grandsons..together one more time!💕|
Jacob (18)..Aaron (14 1/2) Seth (18) Mason (14 1/2) Adam (20)
|I love this pic of Ken and Russell :)|
|Our front yard this am..|
|Back yard... :)|
Let's see if I can get back in the blogging groove! Even in the heart of Sacramento the wifi/mifi wasn't good enough for me to be able to post comments on blogging friends so it definitely wasn't enough to post the blog with pictures. Frustrating to say the least.
Definitely was a good week spent with family and friends!
Tuesday the 26th we left here and headed over the hill hoping to miss some of the snow and the shutdowns of highway 80 that most certainly happens when it snows and people don't slow down or think they don't need chains and come to find out they do! In the end it took us 9 hours to get to Eric's house in what normally is about 4 hours at the most. It was right around 1900 when we got to Eric's. We visited a bit and then called it a night.
|I 80 traffic..|
|Pick up truck on its side...sure caused a slow down...|
|Some people who didn't heed "chains required if you don't|
have 4 wd drive...
|Slow moving traffic...|
Wednesday morning the 27th we slept in until 0630 and a little later I got a text in the trailer from Mason asking if I would make pancakes for him :) Of course!
After getting ready I went in and cooked up some bacon and then pancakes for him. I ended up making egg sandwiches for Eric and Seth. Ken had eggs and bacon. A very good morning. :)
|Christina had pictures taken yesterday|
Just a couple of Seth in his dress blues
After breakfast Ken got the trailer hooked up and we headed for Cal Expo RV Park. Got our usual site of #210 and got set up. Just hung out in the trailer for the rest of the day as weather was too cold to sit outside. I made gravy, green bean casserole and cooked the stuffing that wasn't in the turkey. Later we had egg nog and brandy for Happy Hour and watched Prancer to top off the evening.
Thursday morning, November 28th..Thanksgiving Day. We got ourselves up and going early as I wanted to be at my sister's close to 0900. Russell, Steve and Michael were going to be there smoking a turkey. Got our stuff unloaded and Ken headed out for his yearly turkey day visit to our friend KC. This year he had decided to stop by his brother Dave's place too. Emmy (our sis in law) is recovering from quadruple by pass surgery.
|Eric holding Cassidy..she wanted to cry but didn't LOL..|
|Christina had this amazing cake made and the cookies..|
to celebrate Seth's graduation from Boot Camp..
|Mason, Jacob and Diane in background|
|Wendy and her daughter, Tasha looking at|
|Watching a turkey smoke..haha.|
|Little Cassidy coming out of her play house..|
|All the cousins...|
from left..Mason, Aaron, Seth, Jacob, Adam, Dusty and Jesse
|Jacob, Aaron, Seth, Mason, Adam, Dusty, Owen and Jesse|
|The boys and their sweeties...|
Aaron, Allissa, Jacob, Seth holding Cassidy, Holly, Mason, Dusty,
Owen, Chelsea, Adam
The day went beautifully with family showing up, especially all 5 grandsons:) Bryan had to work and Cheryl stayed home to cook a turkey dinner for him.
About 1630 we headed over to visit Ken's mom for a while. Diane and Jesse joined us there. We headed back to Cal Expo after a couple of hours.
Friday morning...traditionally known as Black Friday. Since we were kids my sisters and I have gone out for Black Friday. Things have changed over the years but we always go. The crowds start much later on Friday as now stores open on Thanksgiving :(
|Seth and Mason with their Christmas tree on|
the side of the road..
|The yearly Christmas tree picture..at Stumpy Meadows|
Mason (who looks really cold) and Seth..
|Eric's truck and the cut tree..doesn't look like too much traffic|
Ken dropped me at Linda's house about 0515 and then we picked up Wendy and headed for the mall in Roseville. JC Penney had no one there. At a little past 0600 the Disney store was on Linda's list. By the time we checked out there was a ton of people in line and only 2 checkouts! But we persevered and got our items haha.
We had breakfast plans as Seth and Jacob were going to be out shopping (didn't happen). They met us at The Waffle Barn in Roseville at 0815. We all had a very nice breakfast and conversation :) Wendy, Linda and I headed back out to Big Lots and Ross. About 1130 they dropped me at Cal Expo. That was enough for that day.
|Not the best pic..but..Jacob, Allissa, Mason, Ken|
Seth, Wendy, Linda..I prefer my camera to
taking pics w phone..but all I had..
Ken was back at the trailer after helping his mom out after breakfast. I made a Total Wine order and we headed over to pick it up. Gotta love that service! Back to the trailer for Happy Hour and relaxation.
Saturday morning it was time to head home. We got ourselves going and got to Eric's near 1000. Visited a bit and then headed home, leaving the trailer at Eric's until Christmas Eve. We were hoping to see Seth one last time (as he hasn't heard from recruiter's assistance yet). He wasn't home, but still a nice visit for a bit. He leaves Tuesday morning for MCT school at Camp Pendleton. Then it's off to Fort Sill, OK for more training.
We had a lovely drive on Highway 50 and arrived at CVI at 1230 for lunch :) After that I had a nice nap on the way home. Unloaded the truck and basically it was time for another Happy Hour. Ken started a fire as it was 25 degrees when we got home. We enjoyed the evening and had an early night.
We'll see what the week holds, but I know I've got more Christmas shopping to do along with grocery shopping. Oh yay..haha.
Saw this morning on George's blog, he's got his famous vest and hat on along with his smile :) Made us smile to see this. In our thoughts and prayers.
Have a great day everyone!