Friday, November 28, 2008

The Cloisters

We had a great time at the Cloisters today. Thank goodness in traditional "Nanny" fashion we brought our lunch because the cafeteria was closed. It was cold and breezy and we had tired kids so we couldn't stay or walk around outside as much as I would have liked but that's ok. Now that I have been back I will be making more trips there with the kids - I forgot how beautiful it is uptown. More pictures later - I'm tired!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Just 5 quick pictures tonight cause I am so tired. We had a great day. Lots of food, fun, and fellowship!

Tomorrow we go to the Cloisters so there will be many more photos.
Deb do you recognize the dip bowl - Thanks for calling!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The final product

Here they are: #1 - Almond Brenton Biscuits
#2 - Chocolate Chip #3 - Orange Iced Oatmeal Cookies #4 - Poppy Seed Thumbprints #5 - Grandma's Cookies. Can't wait for all the company to come. My house is cleaner than it has been in a long time!! It has taken several days of constant organizing and cleaning to make it presentable for a 12 party sleep over!! Fun, fun, fun!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Getting our hands dirty...

Getting our hands dirty!! But this type of dirty makes you lick your fingers!! Not double dipping please.

Holiday cookies

Esther and I took an afternoon to bake 5 types of cookies for Thanksgiving. Here we are working hard. More pics to come...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Weekend at Nanny's

After the museum we went home with my parents and had a fun weekend. Vin & Isaiah beat Poppy and Daniel at Foosball (surprised?). Poppy had hot cocoa ready for the five older grand kids after they came in from being outside for almost 3 hours - Oh to have a backyard that big! Of course Nanny in the kitchen and then a fun picture with the cousins.

Friday, November 21, 2008


The sarcophagus.

Some fun shots.

Bracey trying to read hieroglyphics; all the kids in the temple, Bracey and Peter, Bracey trying to do some mind tricks with the crystal ball - That crystal ball was so impressive. It was from china and weighed 43 pounds. It took years and years of turning with sand and water to get it perfect!!! Last picture is a cool quilt of the continents and countries - USA was blue jeans of course!!!

More Penn Museum

My parents and Jeanette w/kids joined us. This was a trip organized by Pastor Weinbaum for his Lands of the Bible class.

More to come...

Finally - back to blogging

We are home and I finally have time to blog our life this past week. We started out on Saturday visiting the Penn Museum in Philly. It was a great day. Here are some pictures from the land of Canaan. More to come...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A leafless existence

Just so you all can feel what I feel (cause you can't hear it) I am showing you how my neighbor methodically removes EVERY leaf on her property. Since we live so close she does part of my property too. It has rained for a few day here so many a leaf has fallen. Today my neighbor used her leaf blower 3 times! As you can see I also included what a normal house should look like!! I enjoy the leaves but not while I live here!!!
We are taking a short trip to PA - Dad please leave the leaves for us to play in!!!
Debs, Kathy, B&K, and friends have fun in Paris!! Love ya.