Thanksgiving weekend was a fun time with family and friends. Highlights were a visit from some of our favorite cousins from Seattle and Natalie’s annual toy donation to Toys For Tots.
Thanksgiving weekend visit with our awesome cousins
Natalie saves 25% of her allowance for toy donations every Christmas
Thanksgiving dress up at school
School lunch – Nat always brings a lunchbox
After Thanksgiving, in early December of 2015, my Grandmother (Nat’s Great-grandmother) passed away at the age of 97. She died in the house that my grandfather built over half a century ago surrounded by several members of her beloved family. Her funeral was perhaps our last big family reunion. We are an extremely loving bunch and it was so good to be with our amazing family at the old Homeplace where we have many happy memories as children and as adults. Grandmother will be missed but her loving legacy lives on in all of us.
Natalie made fast friends with one of her grown up cousins.
The whole clan (except for absent members)
We had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. We missed Aunt Sissy this year who had come from NY earlier in December for Grandmother’s funeral. Click on pictures below for descriptions and larger versions.
School field trip to see “The Gingerbread Man” at the theater
Christmas card pic
Christmas card pic
My favorite picture of Natalie
The “Freak Show” all of these lighted decorations are in one yard.
Nat with her Godparents Mitch & Donna
Science with Santa at the Science Museum
A trip to the circus the day after Christmas
Nat made the big house at home with Marm & the little house at school
Santa at the Circus
Resting on Arkansas at the Science Museum
A night of Thai food & A Christmas light show
Pre-Christmas playdate with a favorite friend
Nat’s very favorite Christmas present
Downtown after Christmas
Santa & Sweeties
She knows Santa isn’t real, but still enjoyed the visit
“Have you been a good girl?” “Is the sky blue?”
Love this Girl!