Breakfast at Village Inn. Elaine at Taylor shower. Supper at Pizza Hut.

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At Pizza Hut for supper. Cora on Elaine’s lap, Rachel, Johnna, granddaughter, Shane, Cody, Taylor, Shauna, and Casey

We started off our day with our usual Saturday morning breakfast out, this time at Village Inn. Rachel, Destry, Cora, and Cody went with us. Then we finished the day with supper at Pizza Hut. The same group was there plus Shauna and Casey Dockter, Taylor Dockter, and Shane and Johnna Ogden plus one of her granddaughters. A good time was had by all. Continue reading Breakfast at Village Inn. Elaine at Taylor shower. Supper at Pizza Hut.

Goodbye to the kids. Flight delay at PDX.

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Dave, Cody, Elaine, Cora

We’ve had a great visit with Rachel, Destry , Cora, and Cody the last few days. But all good things come to an end, and we head back to Phoenix this afternoon. We started the day with breakfast (again) at Elmer’s after the young ones got off to daycare. Then back to the house where we did some document updates to file there with Destry and Rachel. Then we headed out to the airport with stops at Fred Meyer’s for ATM work and a stop for fuel for our rental car. Traffic was light and we made good time to PDX. Continue reading Goodbye to the kids. Flight delay at PDX.

Rachel birthday. Quiet day with kids.

Happy Birthday, Rachel. We took the family out to breakfast at – where else – Elmer’s Restaurant. Rachel and I had German Pancakes, Elaine had oatmeal, Destry had Chicken Fried Steak, and the young ones had oatmeal. It seemed we all enjoyed our fare; I know I did. I just had the plain German Pancake with butter and lemon; no other topping this time. Continue reading Rachel birthday. Quiet day with kids.

A great family Thanksgiving

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Elaine, Rachel, Destry, Thomas, Julia, Angelica

Destry’s two kids – Julia and Angelica – joined us today for a great Thanksgiving dinner and gathering. Angelica’s Ray had to work and could not make it. Julia’s Thomas and their three kids Shelbi, Amelia, and Abigail were here as well. Julia and Angelica brought dishes they had made to add to what Destry and Rachel had prepared and we had much left over. Continue reading A great family Thanksgiving

A day of fun and prep

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Cody snuggling with Rachel, Elaine petting Alice

We did not have our Thanksgiving festivities today; Rachel and Destry planned to have that tomorrow, and Angelica and Ray and Julia and Thomas with kids will be here. But that did not meant laying around doing nothing on their part. Rachel baked several pies and Destry made some stuffing. Destry also prepared supper. And no day is really quiet with twin 2½-year-olds in the house. Just ask Grandma and Grandpa! Continue reading A day of fun and prep

Cora and Cody. Flight PHX-PDX. Newsletter folding.

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Destry, Rachel, Cora, Cody playing with some balloons Grandma brought.

The high point of our day was getting to see Cody and Cora again. These are the twins of Destry and Rachel Ogden, and are our 2½ year old grandkids. We saw them last in June, and they not only have grown but they are much more active and are talking in phrases and sentences; not that we can always understand what they are saying! They were excited to see us when we came up the stairs at their house; Cora met me on the stairs with a kiss. And they both gave Grandma hugs and kisses. Continue reading Cora and Cody. Flight PHX-PDX. Newsletter folding.