Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving borrows Aunt Nancy's Birthday

This year Thanksgiving borrowed Aunt Nancy's Birthday.  We gathered Oma and ventured to Topeka Country Club where we joined Bev and the Gs for a yummy Thanksgiving lunch.  The place was packed.  We saw tons of fun and interesting people.  We laughed, smiled, ate fabulous food and then ... we left.
THERE WAS NO CLEAN-UP INVOLVED.
Despite the solemn expressions on Oma's and Granny's faces, we ALL had a good time.

In the evening we went to the Gs' for Aunt Nancy's Birthday Party.  We joined the Gs, Heidi, Jerod, Stacy, Regan and Carly in the celebration.  The choir sang Happy Birthday to Nancy.
 Here is the choir.

It was a double fun day ... but we sure missed seeing Mark, all the Missouri Crows and many dear friends this Thanksgiving.  We also missed hugging SRQ, JRQ and BQ but enjoyed thinking of them as they celebrated Ted (the turkey) Day together in California.  Love to all.

PS.  Check out the contents of just one rack in the Gs' freezer door.

The main supply is stored on the freezer shelves.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Washburn University and Hope

Yesterday SACII and Cheryl came to Topeka to join us in the kick-off celebration for Washburn University's sesquicentennial.  It was promoted as the Bow-Tie Ball .... so, the guys bow-tied.
 The ladies disclaimed us.
I don't know why.
After celebrating 150 years of Washburn University, we hurried home to celebrate 23 days of HOPE ...

Hope is adorable!  Helen and I got to hold her.  And hug her.  And shower her with kisses.  Oh yes, Andy and Donna were there too.  

Today we celebrated an early Thanksgiving and, as you might imagine, I took some pictures.  They all happened to include Hope.  Hope with her Great Granny ...
Hope with her Great Aunt Nancy ...
Hope with her LOVE ice cream cake ...
Hope with 4 generations of Crows ...
And Hope in her first traditional group shot.
Happy 150 years to Washburn University.
Happy fortnight and a half to Hope.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Crow Mountain Farm in the Fall

The corn is harvested ...
the colors are golden ... 
CMF helps feed the world.