Rain, Rain Go Away

Could someone from some other area of the country remind me what the sun looks like?  I think I've forgotten.  The weatherman keeps promising it will clear and we'll see the sun.  It may be my imagination, but I think his nose is growing.

The damp weather did not dampen our spirits and we had a lovely Thanksgiving.  In years past we've gone to the local Community Thanksgiving, but I decided to cook at home this year.  Hubby carved the turkey:

Turkey

My sister put the "butt cracks" in our angel buns:

Buttcracks

This started many years ago with a recipe for biscuits called "Angel buns".  We jokingly put butt cracks in them and it drove Ben nuts.  So now we have to do it just to annoy him – long distance.  This one's for you Ben!!

My mother-in-law came over and surfed the computer:

MIL

She was able to video chat with Isobel and Ivy and was absolutely thrilled.  Isobel did most of the chatting.  I think Ruth was too overwhelmed by the technology to do more that just watch and laugh.  How different from when her children were growing up!  More on that later.

Then we went over to my sister-in-law's house for dessert.  Here's Beth with her stunning creation!

Beth

I'm happy to report that it tasted as stunning as it looked.

There was knitting and sewing accomplished in between basting the turkey.  I finished the little red Christmas sweater – just need to block and weave in ends.  Yeah!!!  No sewing!

Christmassweater

Sorry I can't get a more accurate color shot.  Maybe some day if the sun ever shines.  And I embroidered a veritable snowstorm of snowflakes as gifts for our ministry group:

Snowflakes

I mentioned how different things were for us versus our parents.  I've begun dabbling in digital scrapbooking, wanting to document our family history.  The first daunting project has been scanning in all our photos.  My mother-in-law loaned us her family album and I was able to get everything scanned in over the weekend.  Thank you hubby for the new computer!  It made everything so quick and easy!!  From there I started scanning in our family photos.  I noticed that the photos from my mother-in-law's generation were few and far between and of very poor quality.  The photos of our children growing up were all film – we didn't go digital until about 8 years ago, long after our children had left home.  More of those and better quality, but many have faded over time.  The photos of my grandchildren are astounding!  I took more photos of the girls over one vacation than I have of our children's entire growing up period. 

I loved going over our photos and reminiscing about the past.  We have so many wonderful memories.  Over the next few months I hope to share some of that with you.  The first is a photo that was taken on the day we adopted our younger son.  We went straight to the photographer's from court.  Over the years this photo had faded horribly and I was thrilled to find that Photoshop Elements could restore it.  It is probably my favorite photo of my sons:

Sons

Two fine young boys who grew into fine young men.

6 thoughts on “Rain, Rain Go Away

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! Great photo of your sons too. Memory lane is a nice place to stroll done now and then. 🙂

    Oh – and that sun. Well…..I can tell you what snow looks like. The cold frigid kind that freezes on the streets and makes driving treacherous at best. The kind that is heavy and wet when shoveled…. the kind that stays around for days and days when it is cold and frigid. But no – can’t tell you much about the sun!

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