Sunday, September 20, 2009

Family Function and more.

The family function yesterday was a wonderful success.  I fixed spaghetti, salad, bread and a few appetizers for the crew which was eaten heartily.  I did cheat a bit on the spaghetti sauce as I used the jarred Paul Newman's brands.  I mix the different ones and then add browned hamburger meat.  I put it in the crockpot and it simmered all day long.  YUMMY!  Like last year I picked up a Tres leche cake at the local Reasors and there are only two pieces left.  The most delish cake ever.  Anyway the evening was fun with lots of chatter, laughter and good family fun.  I got to hold and try to calm the sleepy new great nephew of 2 months, that was great fun.  "A" called from California just in time to talk to everyone here.  She will be home for Thanksgiving and I can't wait.  Thinking I'm going to be doing Turkey Day at the cabin with us and the MIL and BIL and his partner.  Nice and quiet and in the country.  I like that and it reminds me of Thanksgiving so many years ago in Jay when we would go to my Greatgranny's and Momma would load the car with all the fixin's for the turkey and creamed corn.  Oh this should be fun. 

"A" has been asking that her Daddy, The Hubby please get all the old VHS tapes of the family and put them on DVD's.  Well, yesterday he got a contraption from Radio Shack and hooked it up to his computer and began to play.  I was in my room next door playing Farm Town when I heard the unmistakable sound of my mother's voice.  I jumped up and ran into the other room and there on the screen was Momma.  Then there popped up my grandpa and Uncle Wayne and his son Matthew, all gone now.  Wow, I don't know if I can watch these movies but I so want to.  It will have to be with a full box of tissues by my side as I relive the memories of days gone bye.  Last night I caught a glimpse of one when "A" was 2 months old with "B" running around the camera trying to get her mug on the screen, a green jealeous monster rearing its ugly head.  She was trying to get her sister to smile at her yet was very concerned when I put "A" on the couch on her tummy and didn't think I was watching her.  Sweet. 

I almost forgot.  Yesterday was the first time to introduce little Clayton to the family and he was awesome.  He was so excited to see everyone and the 5 year old nephew was pretty excited to see him.  Clayton was in everyone's lap kissing but not too bad and just giving some good lap time.  He was so good and by then end of the evening was exhausted after playing with the nephew.  Towards the end of the evening he went missing and I got concerned only to find him hiding and trying to sleep in his little daytime bed.  Poor thing slept like a log last night and didn't even rise until 7:30 this morning.  WOW!  He was tired.  What a great dog.
Well, better hit the road and visit my Daddy today.  Want to paint but I haven't seen him in a bit so off I go.  The house is clean, dishes done, all my clothes put away so I have time to play today.  May do a bit of shopping too as I got rid of a bunch of clothes too.  Toodles all.

1 comment:

Char said...

sounds like a great time and what a treasure to have those videos to convert. I would seriously love to have some of my mom and dad.