Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lyndon and Memere Day

Lyndon and I spent the day in Wichita Falls on Saturday. The crowds were horrendous, but we had fun anyway. We watched the movie "The Princess and the Frog", ate at one of Lyndon's favorite restaurants (Golden Corral), and viewed the lights at Midwestern first by car and then by foot. We both had a great time.

Lyndon as Joseph

Audra coordinates the church play every year. This year she had a couple of last minute setbacks; the child that was to play Joseph fell ill as well as the Baby Jesus. Lyndon bravely performed the Joseph roll, and he did a wonderful job.

Sioux Falls South Dakota

Carl and I went to a conference in Sioux Falls for a couple of days. It is a very pretty city; the falls are gorgeous, although they're not high. My favorite part of the trip was seeing the exact replicas of Michelangelo's David and Moses. They are cast in bronze rather than the marble statues in Italy, but still very beautiful.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hat Hair's "Sister"

Here is a photo of the "sister" of bald man with hat hair. Two silly Lohman guys!

Those Inventive Boys

Working on their treehouse with plumbing
Chips and dip with Pepere

Carl and Carl the dog

One room decorated for Christmas

Lyndon and Carl spent the night on Friday. Saturday they played outside for hours climbing their tree and building a "sink" with the garden hose and plant trays.
When they finally came inside, we decorated the nursery and watched Home Alone. Carl had never seen it, and he laughed and laughed. Carl spent Saturday night with us as well, and enjoyed sharing Pepere's favorite snack of chips and dip. How nutritious!

Lohman Family Christmas


Baby Cody

2 silly brothers

Aubrey and Kathleen


the Culprit

a beautiful blanket from Diane

Lauren and her oreo balls

The Lohman Family celebrated Christmas on Friday after Thanksgiving. We all gathered at the ranch, ate Mimi's great cooking, visited, watched the little ones and had a wonderful time. Lauren made some INCREDIBLE oreo balls that we all enjoyed. The girls had fun with our Chinese Christmas and there was only one theft; the culprit knows who she is! We really do have fun with this gift exchange, and we all end up receiving wonderful gifts. (That's because we all have good taste). We missed Diane, because she and Brian had to return home Thursday. We also greatly missed you, Kristin!

Everyone enjoyed seeing Baby Cody in person; he's a cutie pie. Aubrey received a cabbage patch from Mimi and Pawpaw. Coincidentally, the doll is named "Kathleen"; too bad it's spelled with a K. Aubrey loved the doll as well as Kathleen's ballet outfit. Carl and Lyndon spent the night with us and tried to scare Jason with Carl's remote control spider that he received from Mimi and Pawpaw. I wish the fun weren't over for another year!

Carl's New Hair

John gave Carl an early "Christmas present". We all had a good laugh; Carl was a good sport and wore the cap for an hour or two.

Thanksgiving Day

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day eating and visiting with everyone. There were 25 of us. As usual, we had too much food; I don't think anyone left hungry. It's too bad that we all don't live a little closer so that we could get together more often.

Dining Room Finished !

One more room is PAINTED! I finished just in time for Thanksgiving. I love the way it turned out. It's liberating to know that I don't have to paint anymore until January! I'll take time to enjoy the holidays for now.