Sunday, November 29, 2009

Time to Shop

It's that time of year, as we are doing family Christmas next weedend, I guess we have to go shopping tomorrow. We had a good time in Hayward on Friday shopping, with Terry, Bill, Debby and Beth. We did the Winter Wonderland craft show at the school on Sat. It was a good weekend, we shopped and ate alot. The guys watched football and fished. Kyle got a 40" muskie Thanksgiving night. We played alot of Mexican Train. Howard made stilts for the kids, that was an interesting experience for them. We had good weather, but have snow on the ground today.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Last Day of Quilting for the Year

We made about 148 quilts this year for the veterans, and shelters. It's always such a good feeling to pile them all up at the end of the season.
We made about $1500 on our turkey dinner Saturday night, for our first one in 10 years we were pleased. The food was terrific.
Can you believe this weather, when I got home from quilting I see the better half is gone, guess where? He keeps thinking everyday is going to be his last day to golf, who knew he'd be golfing in late November.
I'm trying to finish up on my last minute shopping, I only have a couple of things yet to get. We have Homespun Holidays this Saturday at the school, that usually brings a big crowd to town.

Friday, November 20, 2009

At Home Day

I can't believe I'm so happy to be home today. I've been trying to fight off this virus all week, hopefully it's getting better. We had two funerals this week. Margaret's yesterday and Francis Livernash's in Siegel on Thursday. I need to get some pies baked today. Terry and family and Debby and family are coming for Thanksgiving, Jen and family are going to Coleman, she's just happy they are both at home. We are doing a turkey dinner at church on Saturday, that I will work at. Monday is our last week of quilting, I've missed alot of Mondays, but they still got 120 quilts made. Most are going to the veterans. Still need to do some Christmas shopping, hopefully I can get some ideas over Thanksgiving. Deer season starts tomorrow, that brings so many memories of when we were kids. It sure is nice that the weather has been staying decent, hope it lasts another month, that's just wishful thinking.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Good Bye Good Friend

I will miss you. Margaret Ann was 89, she was planning her 90th birthday party in June, the mind was willing, but the body gave out on her. She was in good spirits until the end. She was in church on Sunday for pot luck. We have some great memories.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sorry About That

Ignore the previous post picture of the strawberry sundae. He was not happy about that picture, he says it looks like he was drunk. I was just doing the sundae. Pam the tour guide looks worse.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Back Home Again

22 days, 2 countries, 8 plane flights, 1 helicoper ride, 6 boat rides, 9 hotels, 2 trains, many buses and trams and approximately 19,000 miles, we arrived home today. Unpacking and sorting everything out.
What a surprise to have such a beautiful day. It should be a good night for a football game. Good luck Cole and Kyle.
This Christmas tree was by Sawarski Crystals, it was 3 stories high, the decorations are all made of crystals, the base of the tree was all crystal. It was too large to get it all in, I just got the 3rd floor version.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Last Day

Our Last night in Austrailia, have to repack tonight, because I overweight and not just in my luggage. These are pictures of snorkling on the great barrier reef, our helicoper ride over the reef, the harbor bridge in Sydney and the Sydney opera house. Mama Mia was fun last night. We'll be home in a few days.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sydney Opera House

Did the tour of the opera house today, with lunch at the skytower. Tonight we are going to see the play of Mama Mia. Tomorrow we do Sydney Harbour tour. This is a huge city, and it's difficult to get around. Last night we went to Hurricanes down at the wharf for ribs, they were fantastic.
Good luck Cole and Kyle, we might be home in time.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Flying to Sydney

We see that the Packers lost, always seem to get our sporting news. The weather is getting really hot, it's a fly day, catch up in Sydney

The Great Barrier Reef

I had a few minutes before we go for dinner with Carol and Larry so I ran down to Global Gossip, but forgot my camera, so no pictures of the reef. We snorkeled, and did the helicoper ride. It is absolutely beautiful, the colors and the fish. I bought the pictures of us swimming with this huge blue fish. The coral colors and fish are just fantastic. We lost quite a few passengers to seasickness, but we both did fine. Howard did get to golf a couple of days ago in Cairns, (they don't pronounce the r's here). He had a couple of days in New Zealand when he wasn't feeling well, we finally figured out that he had gotten dehydrated. We filled him full of liquids and in a couple of days he was back to normal. One lady is going to the doctor tonight, she's either got strep or broncitis. This is a real vacation place, it's so much fun watching the people. We ran into 3 flight attendants from Virgin Air last night that were feeling no pain, luckily we are flying out tomorrow with Quantas. On to Sydney for our last city.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cairns, Austrailia

Happy Halloween, although we are on Nov. 1st. We did the tropical rain forest today, the train and the skylift. Tomorrow is the Great Barrier Reef. We are in the tropics now and it's warm, but have been having showers which keep it from being hot.