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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

bro of events

Monday, November 19th, arrived without any particular announcement and this was to be a shopping day for OD and FSIL, we kept the small one for them to do so. The other grandparent came for GM2 for a while to take her and her cousin shopping. We made full efforts at keeping GM5 occupied, happy and meeting his needs for the day – at some moments this was easier than others.

Suddenly Tuesday was upon us and the morning of it held the events mornings usually do. In the afternoon FSIL and I broke out the equipment for the “Corn Hole” game and played for a couple of hours. We played three sets of three games each and he only beat me three sets – do the math. In the afternoon we had tostadas with YD and her crew all coming back in to share in the occasion – it was a real hoot and holler – with emphasis on the hollering of the young ones having a good time.

Since OD and crowd were not coming back for Christmas, we decided to give our gifts to each other ahead of time and this caused more hoots and hollers among the young. After YD’s crowd departed, the womenfolk decided to have a girl’s movie night at our house to watch “Pride and Prejudice”. In attendance were two nieces (came over later), OD, the Spice, GM1 and GM2. The men folk bowed out on that one and just kept ourselves occupied at other endeavors – some more worthy than others.

Wednesday the 21st of November was begun by an indescribable morning, made so by the fact that I can’t exactly remember what we did – events probably. In the afternoon our whole family came over to have photos taken by a young lady from our church. This friend of ours has been working in photography for a while and is planning to go pro at the first of the year.

She made photos of the whole clan in outdoor settings. Included were the Spice and I, both daughters and their mates and young ones. Shots were made all around the pond (the mud flats) as well as the neighbor’s pond and the trees surrounding both. These were natural and semi-posed in nature and probably about a hundred in number. She is to put them on a CD for us to choose from.

In the late PM the ladies opted to have a movie night and went to see “Enchanted” – the attendees were OD, the Spice, GM1 and GM2. FSIL, GM5 and I stayed home and did “men stuff” – basically watched old westerns on TV – one was starring Clint Eastwood that we had seen several times – still good. I finally crashed about 12 and they came in shortly after that and roused me up again – even though I tried to feign sleep because I was too weary to be in a sharing session about their movie.

In these wee minutes of early morning Thanksgiving I was thankful to have these loved ones visiting with us – and grateful for the ones that live in the area already. I finally got back to sleep but was amazed by the blessings and joy that God gives to the ones that trust Him. ec


Blogger Merle said...

Hi Mr Eddie ~~ You certainly have been busy with your family which is wonderful. They make us so thankful
to have them and their families and
the various extended relatives.
I wouldn't make any more games, if you can't win at them. You should have an edge.
Thanks for your comments about our compulsory voting ~ we have always had it, so it doesn't seen unusual
to us. Take care, Regards, Merle.

11/28/2007 04:39:00 AM  
Blogger itsboopchile said...

Has it occured to you that you live an enchanted life?
These are really your good years and the still better ones are ahead.
Trust me, I know.
Betty G

11/28/2007 02:38:00 PM  
Blogger Kila said...

I hope the photos turned out wonderfully! How nice it will be to have those.

11/28/2007 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

merle - The time spent with family always a blessing, especially when some are staying with us. It is kinda bad when a man can't win at his own game. :)

itsboopchile - It has indeed occured to me - I'm blessed beyond measure and to God belongs the praise!!

kila - I'm looking forward to the photos - maybe some day I can learn to post them on the blog. :) ec

11/28/2007 10:49:00 PM  

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