Sunday, December 8, 2013

Family Reunion

Every year before Christmas part of the Carroll family gets together for a family reunion.  This is Ross’s mother’s side of the family.  There is lots of good food, visiting and a white elephant gift.  Of course, you know these will be fun too!  Just sharing a few pictures…

George George, Ross and Michael Cosby.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 01Willis Carroll on the left.  The two little ones are Willis’s great grandkids.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 04Louise George, Sandy Cosby with her grandson and son-in-law.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 06Louise and Amanda Cosby (not sure of her married name!)12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 15Ross, George, and Willis12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 16That is Dora Meroney walking behind the Cosby family.  She is Willis’s daughter.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 22George, Willis.  The two in the middle are parent-in-laws of Denise, Willis’s granddaughter. Next to them is Dora’s husband, Andy.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 23Linda and Mike’s two grandkids, Bryan’s children with their Aunt Denise.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 24Louise, Dora and Mike Kelley.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 25Ross, Stan Carroll, Nancy Steiwig12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 26Linda Kelley12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 27Amanda and Presley picking out a present.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 30Ross was thrilled with his tie downs.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 31Lots of fun by all with all the presents.  They brought nice fun stuff for the little kids and there were bouncing balls all over the place.  I think Denise and her father-in-law had as much fun as the kids!12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 3312-08-13 Carroll Reunion 35Lots of laughter and visiting…12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 40I think it was a really fun get together!12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 41

Next year we hope more will attend.  Gave me ideas for our Womble reunion next year.  Hang on!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A new basketball season

Zachary’s basketball season as a junior high player started last night.  It was supposed to be last week but we know that snow stopped that game from happening.  And they started off with a bang – 50 to 12 win.  And Zachary had some great scores!  I just hate my basketball pictures.  But so it goes…

12-02-13 18-26-15 - 0003I also really do not like basketball uniforms. Always look like the players are wearing their father’s clothes.12-02-13 18-27-12 - 000412-02-13 18-28-41 - 000512-02-13 18-47-11 - 001112-02-13 18-47-14 - 0015Not sure on this one…12-02-13 18-48-57 - 0019But why do the refs always call walking when the poor kid is on the floor?12-02-13 18-48-59 - 0023

That’s all for now.  Life is pretty quiet after Thanksgiving. Just doing a little cyber shopping and back at work. Today I have to go get my car inspected before the new storm hits.  Thanks for visiting.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving for another year

Thanksgiving was really kind of calm and quiet.  And I was a really bad photographer.  I only took some pictures of the boys pulling the wishbone, a Thanksgiving tradition.  There were only seven of us: Sarah (our niece), Kathleen, Mike, Zachary, Zane, Ross and me. 

The food was fantastic and of course there was too much.  Turkey, dressing, cranberry, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, corn pudding, orange salad, black olives, gravy.  What did I miss?  Well pies for one thing of course.  Pumpkin and pecan.  Sarah brought a great red wine.  It really was a nice day, beautiful weather.  We even had to open a couple of windows toward the end. 

Kathleen jumped right in after we were done and cleaned up!  I know she had to change the dishwater once.  I did the drying but was soooo thankful for the cleanup.  I did not have to face that after everyone left.

So, I am thankful for family and sharing another Thanksgiving.

OK, so pictures of the boy pulling the wishbone.  Zachary and I started this tradition when he was very small.  Then when Zane got old enough, we let the two of them pull it.  And it continues…

You know, next year, someone remind me to wash the wishbone.  It was slippery!!!11-28-13 pulling the wishbone 03So they pulled…11-28-13 pulling the wishbone 0511-28-13 pulling the wishbone 09And pulled…11-28-13 pulling the wishbone 18I don’t think they ever had a clean break and a clear winner so it became a tie.  All in good fun.11-28-13 pulling the wishbone 19

The boys usually stay with us on Tuesday night since there is no school on Wednesday.  They have gotten old enough to stay home but asked to come stay this year.  I think the ulterior motive was food – they like to have someone feed them!  Don’t we all.

Anyway, Ross has a new guitar and amp and the boys liked acting like rock stars.  I got a picture of Zane playing but not Zachary and he refused to go pose for me with the guitar.  Teenagers.  But I got a picture of him anyway.

11-27-13 boys 0111-27-13 boys 0211-27-13 boys 03

Thanks for visiting.  I so hope everyone had a very blessed Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Well, we knew it would happen

Snow!  Yep, Ross had just said it will snow before Thanksgiving and here it is…

DSC_0245Buddy thought it was fun to run in but did not want to stay out in it for long.DSC_0246DSC_0248DSC_0249DSC_0251This will be reduced in no time!  Time to buy some more.  DSC_0252Look at all the tumbleweeds piled by the fence.  And I know there are fields still holding on to those weeds.DSC_0253DSC_0254DSC_0256DSC_0260I think I better get out and feed those poor birds!

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Good thing they had Zane’s turkey run at school last Wednesday since the weather has really changed!  The geese have been everywhere lately, even on the school playground.DSC_0218_exposureSecond grade boys first.  DSC_0221_exposureThat’s Zane with the blue hoody, light blue pants.DSC_0223_exposureAnd Zane just behind in the blue.  Hard to see I know.DSC_0224_exposureDSC_0226_exposureAnd they are off.DSC_0227_exposureDSC_0228_exposureDSC_0230_exposureZane is a pretty good long distance runner.  Speed, no, but he has staying power.DSC_0237_exposureHe did run all the way around and passed several runners.  DSC_0238_exposureI think he came in 9th or 10th.  DSC_0240_exposure

On a side note we went to see Catching Fire yesterday.  Really good movie!  I have read all the books and now cannot wait for Mockingjay.  When?  Not sure but I know they are filming now and will make it into two movies. 

Thanks for visiting…

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Family Reunion

Every year before Christmas part of the Carroll family gets together for a family reunion.  This is Ross’s mother’s side of the family.  There is lots of good food, visiting and a white elephant gift.  Of course, you know these will be fun too!  Just sharing a few pictures…

George George, Ross and Michael Cosby.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 01Willis Carroll on the left.  The two little ones are Willis’s great grandkids.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 04Louise George, Sandy Cosby with her grandson and son-in-law.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 06Louise and Amanda Cosby (not sure of her married name!)12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 15Ross, George, and Willis12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 16That is Dora Meroney walking behind the Cosby family.  She is Willis’s daughter.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 22George, Willis.  The two in the middle are parent-in-laws of Denise, Willis’s granddaughter. Next to them is Dora’s husband, Andy.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 23Linda and Mike’s two grandkids, Bryan’s children with their Aunt Denise.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 24Louise, Dora and Mike Kelley.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 25Ross, Stan Carroll, Nancy Steiwig12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 26Linda Kelley12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 27Amanda and Presley picking out a present.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 30Ross was thrilled with his tie downs.12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 31Lots of fun by all with all the presents.  They brought nice fun stuff for the little kids and there were bouncing balls all over the place.  I think Denise and her father-in-law had as much fun as the kids!12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 3312-08-13 Carroll Reunion 35Lots of laughter and visiting…12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 40I think it was a really fun get together!12-08-13 Carroll Reunion 41

Next year we hope more will attend.  Gave me ideas for our Womble reunion next year.  Hang on!

Thanks so much for visiting!

A new basketball season

Zachary’s basketball season as a junior high player started last night.  It was supposed to be last week but we know that snow stopped that game from happening.  And they started off with a bang – 50 to 12 win.  And Zachary had some great scores!  I just hate my basketball pictures.  But so it goes…

12-02-13 18-26-15 - 0003I also really do not like basketball uniforms. Always look like the players are wearing their father’s clothes.12-02-13 18-27-12 - 000412-02-13 18-28-41 - 000512-02-13 18-47-11 - 001112-02-13 18-47-14 - 0015Not sure on this one…12-02-13 18-48-57 - 0019But why do the refs always call walking when the poor kid is on the floor?12-02-13 18-48-59 - 0023

That’s all for now.  Life is pretty quiet after Thanksgiving. Just doing a little cyber shopping and back at work. Today I have to go get my car inspected before the new storm hits.  Thanks for visiting.

Thanksgiving for another year

Thanksgiving was really kind of calm and quiet.  And I was a really bad photographer.  I only took some pictures of the boys pulling the wishbone, a Thanksgiving tradition.  There were only seven of us: Sarah (our niece), Kathleen, Mike, Zachary, Zane, Ross and me. 

The food was fantastic and of course there was too much.  Turkey, dressing, cranberry, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, corn pudding, orange salad, black olives, gravy.  What did I miss?  Well pies for one thing of course.  Pumpkin and pecan.  Sarah brought a great red wine.  It really was a nice day, beautiful weather.  We even had to open a couple of windows toward the end. 

Kathleen jumped right in after we were done and cleaned up!  I know she had to change the dishwater once.  I did the drying but was soooo thankful for the cleanup.  I did not have to face that after everyone left.

So, I am thankful for family and sharing another Thanksgiving.

OK, so pictures of the boy pulling the wishbone.  Zachary and I started this tradition when he was very small.  Then when Zane got old enough, we let the two of them pull it.  And it continues…

You know, next year, someone remind me to wash the wishbone.  It was slippery!!!11-28-13 pulling the wishbone 03So they pulled…11-28-13 pulling the wishbone 0511-28-13 pulling the wishbone 09And pulled…11-28-13 pulling the wishbone 18I don’t think they ever had a clean break and a clear winner so it became a tie.  All in good fun.11-28-13 pulling the wishbone 19

The boys usually stay with us on Tuesday night since there is no school on Wednesday.  They have gotten old enough to stay home but asked to come stay this year.  I think the ulterior motive was food – they like to have someone feed them!  Don’t we all.

Anyway, Ross has a new guitar and amp and the boys liked acting like rock stars.  I got a picture of Zane playing but not Zachary and he refused to go pose for me with the guitar.  Teenagers.  But I got a picture of him anyway.

11-27-13 boys 0111-27-13 boys 0211-27-13 boys 03

Thanks for visiting.  I so hope everyone had a very blessed Thanksgiving.

Well, we knew it would happen

Snow!  Yep, Ross had just said it will snow before Thanksgiving and here it is…

DSC_0245Buddy thought it was fun to run in but did not want to stay out in it for long.DSC_0246DSC_0248DSC_0249DSC_0251This will be reduced in no time!  Time to buy some more.  DSC_0252Look at all the tumbleweeds piled by the fence.  And I know there are fields still holding on to those weeds.DSC_0253DSC_0254DSC_0256DSC_0260I think I better get out and feed those poor birds!

DSC_0262

Good thing they had Zane’s turkey run at school last Wednesday since the weather has really changed!  The geese have been everywhere lately, even on the school playground.DSC_0218_exposureSecond grade boys first.  DSC_0221_exposureThat’s Zane with the blue hoody, light blue pants.DSC_0223_exposureAnd Zane just behind in the blue.  Hard to see I know.DSC_0224_exposureDSC_0226_exposureAnd they are off.DSC_0227_exposureDSC_0228_exposureDSC_0230_exposureZane is a pretty good long distance runner.  Speed, no, but he has staying power.DSC_0237_exposureHe did run all the way around and passed several runners.  DSC_0238_exposureI think he came in 9th or 10th.  DSC_0240_exposure

On a side note we went to see Catching Fire yesterday.  Really good movie!  I have read all the books and now cannot wait for Mockingjay.  When?  Not sure but I know they are filming now and will make it into two movies. 

Thanks for visiting…