Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas 2006

Nancy begins the Christmas Holiday by hosting a beautiful luncheon on the 23rd. We grab a group shot:

The next night ... Christmas Eve ... we gather at the O's for dinner and pictures. Here are some:
Christmas Day we spend at the G's for lunch and gift exchange. Melissa was unable to come. We Google Talk Andy in Baghdad and SACII in Ethiopia. Granddad quizzes SRC on her love life. It was great. Pictures are taken. Here are some:

AFS Holiday Party - December 10, 2006

On SACII's birthday, we host the Annual AFS Holiday Party. Students from all over the world bring a tasty dessert and tell of a Holiday they celebrate at home. Here is a picture of the students and their host families or parents:

Dad - 25 years on the bench ....12-2-06

It was 1981 when Dad first took a seat on the bench. Now 25 years later, his staff throws a party. Here are a couple of shots:

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Thanksgiving 2006

We have Thanksgiving at home. Melissa comes from Missouri and Mark from Minnesota. Samantha brings her friend Mayumi from California. Other guests are the Gs, the Os, Nancy, Abbie, Gus and Emily, Maurice, Elisa, Caroyln, Sanjay, Asha, Naha and Sachin. We ate, talked, Google-Talked Ethiopia, played games, laughed and even went for a hike. Here are some assorted shots:

G & G visit Andy - November 2006

Andy goes to Iraq. Before he goes, he gets a visit from the Gs. Here is a picture:

Abilene dinner with old friends - November 2006

Dan and Helen drive to Abilene to have a Veteran's Day dinner with some old Veteran real estate people. Helen met Bob and Stu over 30 years ago at a real estate class and has stayed in touch ever since. It was the first time all 6 of us had gotten together.
It was blast!

Dan marries 2 more - November 2006

Dan marries 2 more couples in November. He has now "married" 9 couples. Here are the nice November people:

Opa turns 85 - October 31, 2006

Opa turned 85 on October 31st. Here is a picture of Opa at 85 followed by a nice picture of the Os.