Friday, December 30, 2011


Okay, so I know that I'm posting the Thanksgiving pics AFTER the Merry Christmas post. Just pretend you saw these first...alright? :)

I flew to IL on Thanksgiving Day and had dinner with Jeff and the folks. On Friday we went down to Moweaqua to scatter my father's ashes. These first few are from Moweaqua-

Next up is dinner at Aunt Wanda's with most of the Epps' clan present!

Such a great day! I finally got to meet Stephen's new bride, and Eric and Robyn's littlest one. It's always such a good time when I get to see Aunt Wanda and Uncle Hank too. I have so very many wonderful memories of holiday gatherings when the California clan would roll into town and we would ALL be together at Nana's house for a meal. I'll have to find some of those pictures to scrap now!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Created for a couple of challenges around the blogosphere, and used as my Christmas card this year. The nativity is the life sized one at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Wheaton IL.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Aaryk turns 39...again!

It's so nice having Aaryk's Mom close by, she's in town to help take care of his Grandma, and they (with Uncle Gregory) took us out to eat for Aaryk's Birthday~
It's always a good time when we get together with any of his clan, and this was no exception!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Is it December already?!?

Wow, time is just flying past, seems like just a couple weeks ago it was 80 degrees outside...oh wait, I live it Phoenix, and it WAS 80 degrees! ;)

Looking back at this year it has really gone by quickly, and I'll have more of a 'retrospective' at the end of the month.

For now though, a little something to get you in the holiday spirit!

This is my brother, Christmas 1972, getting one of his very favorite presents of all time- his pink Underdog!