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.
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.
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
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
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.