Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving at the Millers


We had a houseful of guests for Thanksgiving dinner AND the food was scrumptous! Since we had a lot of guests, I put our 3 dogs in the bedroom. We didn't want any stolen turkey! Later in the day I went to let the dogs out only to find they had locked my bedroom door. I have no idea how it happened. Tiffani had to take the door apart to get to the dogs! They were so happy to see us!!! (and finally get some turkey). The doggie adventure does not end there! Ellie went outside to run around, when she came back in her paws were very muddy. She decided to jump all over Kyle. If you look in the pictures below you will see Kyle in two different outfits. It is because he went home to change after Ellie got him dirty! :)

Judy with the turkey.

Tami with the turkey.

Todd and Morgan.

Nancy and Shirley
Mommom, Nancy, Shirley, Kent, Stan & Judy

Billy, Tiffani and Kyle
Poppop & Morgan
Billy and Tiffani

Kyle and Morgan

Billy,Tami, Mommom and Nancy

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fall picture

Todd went out with Brandon to take pictures. I really liked this one. It shows how pretty the colors are this time of year. I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving! We have about 25 family members who come to my house for an early dinner. Over the weekend we are going to try to decorate for Christmas - in between hockey games!! :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

From the mouths of babes....

Monday Memories

These are some of my favorite pictures of Brandon and Zachary sledding down a steep hill at Lincoln Elementary school. It was the winter before we moved into our new home.

January 2005


Pyzam Glitter Text Maker

Welcome to Frau Kathy, who is currently living in Germany. Thanks for following my blog. I look forward to getting to know you and keeping in touch (especially since you are so far away from home).

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Hockey Man!

John's Birthday

John turned 20. No longer a teenager! Brandon helped make him a cake. I had it on the kitchen counter - we left the room for a few mintues and when we came back - we caught Riley jumping up trying to get the cake!! You can see in the picture where his paw got a part of the cake. We almost didn't have a birthday cake!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's Snowing!!!

It was only supposed to flurry off and on today. Well... it's been snowing all day! The ground has been to warm for the snow to lay (if you consider 30 degrees warm).

Thankful Thursday

I know this is an old picture (taken in 1999). I am thankful that God has given me a wonderful husband and three active boys. I am also grateful for the time I've been given to watch them grow into wonderful young men.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Prozac Thanksgiving

Gobble, gobble

Ahren and I were driving home from work when we saw wild turkeys. I stopped to take their picture and the dogs went crazy! The picture is blurry because the turkeys started running when they heard to dogs barking.

First signs of winter

I woke up today to a very cold bedroom. brrrr. It was so nice under the blankets, I didn't want to get up! I confess, I took an extra 15 minutes just laying their enjoying the warmth. The dogs bouncing on the bed, barking, and trying to tell me they had to go potty, convinced me to get up. I was surprised to see a little bit of snow on the ground. Although it is November, this is the first day for the temperature to drop in the 30s.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Morgans visit

Morgan slept over Saturday. She got to play with Brandon, feed Ellie her cookies and go to Zachary's lacrosse game. With such a busy day she slept all night! Sunday she went to church and make a "turkey" hat for Thanksgiving.

Brandon's View

Brandon has been taking photos since he was about 8 years old. He shares his fathers passion of photography. I created a blog in order to show some of his photos. I know I am his mom - but I think he has a talent!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Memories

Don't think of him as gone away -
his journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets -
this earth is only one.

Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.

Think of how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost-
and he was loved so much.
Dedicated to Frank Edward Ritschard

Dads vs. Colonial boys team

Saturday morning the Dads played against the Kids hockey team. The moms got to cheer from the stands, which I preferred considering I can only skate forward! At one point the boys cleared the bench to jump on coach Murphy. Brandon even briefly filled in for the goalie when he decided to go after another dad! When coach Furst made a few "unfair" moves around the boys his wife shouted "Does it make you feel good to beat an 11 year old." Very enteraining morning!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Camp Out For Hunger

WMMR 93.3 The local Philadelphia radio statio that I listen to is WONDERFUL with community service projects. This years "Preston and Steve's Camp Out for Hunger" begins December 1st at the Metroplex in Plymouth Meeting. All donation benefit Philabundance .

The people who come to these agencies for food are often feeding a family with children. Donating the healthy food items that most families buy to feed children and teens will help our agencies the most. It is also better to donate an item in a size that can feed an entire family, rather than in individual serving sizes. Volunteer for Philabundance. Yes, Preston & Steve actually live in an RV the entire week - thanks to White Horse RV in Williamstown, NJ for donating the use of the RV - check em out HERE, and broadcast their show each morning from the Metroplex. Why? Because there are hungry people in the Delaware Valley in need of food. We've got some special events as well, listed lowDonations are accepted Monday through Thursday from 6am to about 9pm, and Friday, December 5th from 6am to 10am. Acceptable and most needed non-perishable food items include: (Pop Top Lids are always welcome) Canned / Shelf Stable Tuna, Canned Beef Stew, Canned Chili, Canned Pasta, Beef Ravioli, 100% Fruit & Vegetable Juice (Shelf Stable, Cans or Plastic Bottles only), Creamy Peanut Butter (Plastic Containers only), Jelly (Plastic Containers only), Mac & Cheese, Canned Pork & Beans/Baked Beans, Canned Green Beans, Canned Corn, Canned Fruit Cocktail, Breakfast Cereal or Hot Cereal, Boxed Sugar and non-perishables that won't go bad too soon.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wacky Cleaning Lady!

My sister, Tiffani cleans the office at our family business. I think the cleaning chemicals got to her this day!! Or has she always been this way?? heehee!