Friday, January 10, 2014

Grandparents Visit

Our first visit from family at our new location was Mamaw and Papaw, from Ohio, who arrived the end of November just before our first significant snow of the year! They made it in before the cold came, so the beginning of their stay we snuggled inside reading, relaxing, and sitting by the fire. 

Also arriving was Dad's new Keurig toy, so plenty of hot drinks abounded
How pleased he is with his fresh cup of Green Mountain!
The fireplace happens to be in our bedroom/guest room, so we gathered around the warmth there in the evenings. One night we played Guesstures...

Such good sports! 

We also canned turkey, broth, and pumpkin.

Thanksgiving Dinner was enjoyed in Uncle & Aunt's basement, with cousins and friends.

Another evening we were privileged to attend a large birthday celebration for Cora's playmate.

Happy 4th birthday Maison!

Then we spent a day in Yoder and Hutchinson. A couple hours at Reno County Museum learning & playing...

Their time here included lots of food prep and home cookin'.  Papaw treated us to fries from their garden potatoes. We made apple fritters too; a greasy pleasy meal during the miracle of oil at Hanukkah.  

Another birthday celebration...

..At the coffee shop in Pratt

Mmmm, caramel mocha frappe, triple hot chocolate, smoothie, & Italian soda!
We had a great couple weeks living life together: Mamaw helping Annie with her math, Riley snaring his first coyote of the season in plain sight so we could watch out the front window, Mexican restaurant, Bible Study, Dad's touch up painting projects, Mom's mending, China buffet, etc! 

We love you, Mom & Dad!


  1. I sure had a cheezy grin playing guestures - but fun.
    Sure was sub zero outside BUT cozy warm inside with family.
    Love to all - Shalom

  2. What a blessing! What an awesome time! Enjoy your blogging.
    Diane & Morgan