Friday, November 28, 2008

Dirty Clothes "R" Us and Turkey Day

We always go to my (Lori's) mother's house for Thanksgiving. This year we were lucky enough to all be together again, including Annie. We had a great dinner with all of the traditional favorites as well as fried okra and fried fruit pies. You read that right "fried" was in there twice. After everyone had fixed their plates I was able to get them to stand together for group picture.

From left to right: Dad (Michael), Eugene (my brother), Brandon, Annie, Mom (Carolyn), and Glen.After all that food and some pie and ice cream ,that Annie said she was specifically waiting for, we all rested. Annie found her a place on the couch to lay down and read her Harry Potter book. That's right people her english is soooooo good she reads for fun now. That girl never ceases to amaze me. We also watched movies, worked on the crossword from the paper till Dad and my heads felt like they would explode, filled out Christmas cards, I painted Mom's toe nails and Glen painted mine. We also went through old pictures and talked about Grandma Viola. Brandon and Eugene played computer games and cackled like a bunch of old hens together.

Our washer went out after 14 years of loyal service the day before Thanksgiving. Let me make one thing VERY clear. We can not go without a washing machine. We would be taken over with dirty laundry in no time flat. Glen being the bargain hunter that he is found a set that was 1 year old in the next town over that met all of our needs. We went Wed. night and picked them up from a really nice young man who reminded us both alot of our awesome friend Mike that moved to Utah. The washer and dryer are installed and running like champs. We put the other set out by the road. Some people took the dryer within 20 minutes. We are hoping the washer is gone soon to someone that can fix it or part it out. If not waste management will pick it up next week. While we installed the washer and dryer Annie started dinner and Brandon made cookies for afterwards.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey you guys! Mike thinks he's a superstar now that he rated a by-name mention in your blog! It sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving, and no call - woo, hoo! Your folks look great ... are they doing well? We went to Lava Hot Springs in Idaho and it was great. We miss you tons! XOXO Melissa