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Family Time

The last 13 days of October, for which I have photographs to share, were all about family.

We spent the night of Saturday, October 19, in the Pittsburgh area.  We visited with Bob’s cousin, Chris, and his family that evening.  Amy made dinner.  The main entree was honey mustard chicken accompanied by broccoli, whole grain rice, and salad.  For dessert we had a choice of a mini croissant with either white or chocolate kisses inside or apple turnovers that we brought with us.  I ate a mini croissant.   After dinner, I took several pictures of Chris and his family.

I put together a collage of my favorite photographs of Chris and family.

Chris, Amy and their son, David, will be moving to Italy early next year for 3 year tour of duty.  Although Chris and family will be far away, I am happy that they will have the opportunity for travel during their 3-year stay.  I look back fondly on my 3 years in Germany, while I was in the Army.  I saw so much of Europe, while I lived there.

On Sunday, October 20, we visited with my brother and some members of his family.  We enjoyed lunch at Jim’s house.  The main entree was stuffed shells accompanied by Italian bread.   For dessert we had banana bread with chocolate chips.  Lunch was delicious!  After dinner, I took several pictures of Jim, Judy, Emily and Elise.  I even got some pictures that included Bob and me, which either Emily or Judy took with my camera.

Our niece, Emily, and her daughter Elise

Mother, Daughter and Granddaughter

My brother, Jim, and his wife Judy

I LOVE this collage of Bob, Emily, Elise and me!
I printed the collage; it is framed and sitting on top of a cabinet in our living room.

Thank you Chris and Amy and Jim, Judy and Emily for delicious meals and good conversations.  Thank you, too, for preserving memories via photographs!

We enjoyed family time with Stacey, Mike, Harper and June in October as well.  All four of them dropped by on Halloween.

Harper was dressed as a cat; June was dressed as a horse.

“Cat” and Mouse

Stacey and Harper

“Da-da?”

Stacey left for home before Mike and the girls. I wish she had stayed just a little bit longer. I love this photograph of Mike, the girls, their cousin Maddi and their Aunt Jen.
I would have loved it even more, if Stacey was in the picture!

 

 

 

Meeting Elise for First Time

Our great niece, Elise, was born the day after Christmas. Since then, we have made two attempts to visit my family and meet baby Elise. Both attempts were thwarted by inclement winter weather. Yesterday, we finally met baby Elise!

Our morning began at 8:00 AM with breakfast at the Train Station, a restaurant located in our hometown.

The Train Station

My husband has lived most of his life in our hometown. The Train Station has been serving food for as long as he can remember. The food quality is excellent; prices are affordable; and the service is great. Today Bob’s daughter, Stacey, and our son-in-law, Mike, joined us for breakfast. The four of us enjoyed a hearty breakfast and bountiful conversation. An hour later Bob, Stacey and I began the 2 1/2-hour drive to my brother’s house. Mike didn’t accompany us, as he had plans for the day.

We had a wonderful visit with my brother and his family. I cuddled Elise and interacted with my other great niece, Anna, and her brother Kaleb. The conversation among the adults was lively and enlightening. It is always good to catch up on family news. We keep in touch on Facebook, telephone calls and email. However, I feel the best way to catch up on family news is in person.

This is our niece, Emily, and her 2-month old daughter Elise.

Kaleb, Anna and Elise
our great nephew and great nieces

Elise with her mother and grandparents

Not everyone in the family was able to come yesterday. We missed those of you who had other plans. We hope to see you next time!

Celebrating Emily’s High School Graduation

This is our niece, Emily. Emily graduated high school on May 22. On the day that Emily graduated, Bob and I were on vacation in southeastern Pennsylvania. Late tomorrow afternoon is Emily’s graduation party. We are leaving tomorrow en route Kentucky, so we will miss Emily’s graduation party too. Wanting to celebrate Emily’s graduation in some way, we decided to delay the start of our vacation by one day. Emily lives about 2 1/2 hours from our house. We drove to Emily’s house this afternoon and took her to dinner at Applebee’s Restaurant. I took this photograph after our dinner.We are spending the night near Emily’s house. We plan to leave early tomorrow morning en route Richmond, Kentucky.
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