Monday, November 26, 2007

Home, sweet home

Jalapeno syrup and applesauce are simmering on the stove, bread is rising, and the cat is happy to have his family home again. We got back this afternoon after our week long trip to Virginia.

Having all of our children together under one roof was a joy that will not likely happen again til Jonathan graduates in May! And having ALL of Coty's extended family together - well who knows when that will happen again, as the grown kids spread their wings and fly to places far and wide. We have children in New York state, Massachusetts, and Tennessee, a niece and nephew in Virginia, and nephews in college in Colorado and Maryland. By next fall, two more of the cousins will be in college. Being all together is a rare treat.



We laughed a lot. We ate a lot. We talked a lot. Some walked, played football and volleyball. We watched movies and played Taboo. We learned a new card game. We played with Sadie, Erin and Luke's new dog. I knitted and read. It was a good time away. Here are a few more pictures:

The turkey bowl QB


Wiped out after the turkey bowl, resting up for dinner!


Playing Taboo


Lots of laughter in the Taboo game



The arm wrestling competition



Sadie, waiting patiently for treats from Bapa



Some of us came home a little sick, probably from too many late nights and not enough sleep! So, we're a little slow in getting back in the swing of things, but it's good to be home.

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