Thursday, November 27, 2008

Our gifts.....

Life is a series of gifts. Remember to give thanks daily.
Debbie Gisonni

Meet five of the many gifts in our life for which we give thanks daily! This day finds us thankful for high spirited, life loving little boys and soft spoken giggling little girls..... a large, loving family.....a job we can count on ....a future to plan for...a warm bed to sleep in......and for the opportunity to get up tomorrow and do it all over again. Our blessings are many.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rules...and fun!

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Grandma's Chili

By Popular Request...
1 1/2# hamburger, browned and seasoned
2 cans Bush's chili beans (medium)
1 can red (kidney) beans
1 can Campbell's tomato juice (of course)
1 jar V8 juice
1 package Schillings Texas style chili seasoning
chopped onions to taste
Watkins chili seasoning to taste
(if you want a milder chili, omit the Texas seasoning and just go with the Watkins chili seasoning)
Brown hamburger (& onions if the grandkids and Bill aren't eating it!)
Mix all in crockpot and heat until bubbling.
Serve over fritos, top with grated cheddar cheese...
and don't forget to bake the cinnamon rolls to
serve hot with this!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

On Veterans Day...

Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.
--Tom Brokaw

We have a long list of veterans in this family.....ancestors that served in the Revolutionary war......Civil War (unfortunately, on both sides!).... Grandparents in WWI....parents and uncles in WWII.....parents in the Korean conflict....Joe in the Vietnam war...and Kevin in the Persian Gulf twice. To those that walked before us ...and to those that walk amongst us now, quietly protecting our freedoms....this family thanks you! You are indeed, our heroes.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Boo....from the crew!

Which smile is biggest?