Big news in August was our daughter Jen's engagement to her beau Nick! We are very happy for the two of them! They are making plans for a 2015 wedding.
We had the pleasure of entertaining our grandchildren for a sleepover at the end of October...and we were "entertained" as well! Activities included a trip to the pumpkin patch, a picnic, and decorating pumpkins with Aunt Jen.
November is always a busy month, so we usually combine birthday celebrations for Mike, Alan and Marcy, and this year we went to the bowling alley, and went to NYPD for pizza afterwards! First time bowling for Cailyn and Landon and they had a "ball"!
We enjoyed an EARLY Thanksgiving celebration at Terry & Ken's house this year.
Ken is watching after the youngest little Brock!!
On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we hosted a party for family to help Jen and Nick celebrate their engagement. Nick's parents also helped out with food and beverages, and everyone had a good time!
The happy couple are making plans for a wedding in 2015~
Party Decorations were created by Alissa, with lots of fall leaves for the "falling in love" theme!
Alissa and cousin Amy Silvertooth!
Jen with cousin Chris Schuld!
Nephew & Niece, Josh and Beth, with their little ones, Mariana and Anthony!
Mike, Corissa, Cailyn and Landon!
Jen with her Uncle Ken and Aunt Terry!
The month of December was a blur of activities! We enjoyed celebrating Alissa's birthday early in the month, and and here Cailyn and Alissa are getting a good start on decorating our new tree. It was fun to decorate our new home for the holidays.
We were very blessed to enjoy several family Christmas gatherings. At Terry & Ken's home on the weekend before Christmas, Santa made a special appearance for all the children, except Amy & Chris' Ethan was unfortunately ill and missed out on the fun.
And on the Monday before Christmas, we were invited to Corissa & Mike's home to see all their beautiful decorations, inside and outside!
After the holidays, Terry, Ken, Vince and I took Mom & Dad to celebrate our parents 63rd wedding anniversary (a gift to them in October!) We enjoyed a holiday musical dinner show together in Apache Jct. The date chosen happened to fall on the evening of Terry & Ken's 41st wedding anniversary too!
We are thankful for many blessings this past year!! And I pray that 2015 is a wonderful year for our family and friends!