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Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 Christmas at the White House

Remember you can "click" on any
of the Photos to make them larger.

Christmas turned out to be a nice day for everyone. We got up early for no particular reason and took a little time to relax before Rosy cooked dinner. I know I know you are wondering if I errored in the statement that says "Rosy cooked dinner". Well she did and with only a little help from the rest of us. I cooked potatoes, Honey Baked Cooked the Ham, CostCo did the Apple Pie, I did the Pana Cotta, Elisa did the salad, Natalie and Samantha set the table, Elisa cut and plated the cheese and crackers and did the cereal mix for munching and Natalie did the Costa Rican Tamales, but other than that it was all Rosy. She opened the chips as well and poured them into a large bowl too. Everything turned out terrific.

Rosy and Elisa did a lot of shopping and have done a lost since Christmas. It's what they do, They are experts and do it whenever they get the chance.

The pictures are just a few from the day of Christmas except the first two which were taken when Rosy and Elisa returned from shopping.

Shopping Mavens!

Look how relaxed they appear.

Her is proof that Rosy was working the kitchen. Impressive!

Lots of Presents under that tree.

Another view of the presents under the tree.

Rosy Gets a present.

We had to crawl under the tree to get to all of the gifts

We "Skyped" our families in Mexico and Utah so we could share in the moment.
Kenny seemed to eat everything he received
We are not sure why but he is shown here eating

Elisa received 236 gifts.
Including this Potato which might have been her favorite gift.
It looks like a potato? Maybe it's a Luffa?

Elisa will share her Potato with Natalie if she is required to.

Another of Elisa's gifts

Sam with help from Kalie distributed the gifts.

Lots of wrapping and lots of gifts.
Rosy keeping warm by the fire. Hey! Wait a minute
there is no fire.

Natalie's new Teddy Bear

More of Samantha and the good job of Gift Giving

Sharing with Mexico via Skype

Steve likes Frog Things. This year Natalie gave him a pair of LIVE frogs.
More about these two guys later.

There it is the little Micro Climate Holder for the two frogs.

Natalie looks cool in her new shades, Don't you think.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas From The White House

It is important to say Merry Christmas to everyone who happens to stop by today, Christmas Eve Day.

We wish everyone, everywhere peace and love. (except you, and you know who you are, we wish you a piece of coal for your delivery from Santa Clause!)

I'll post Christmas pictures of what actually happens at the White House this year.

Merry Christmas too from the Frog Bank the Elephant Bank and the Liberty Bell Bank.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksiving Pictures 2009

I know there are a lot of pictures but perhaps you'll see someone you know or someone you'd like to know.
We had a very nice Thanksgiving and what a great group. If your picture isn't here don't fret, I'll do some add on pictures as time permits.
Rosy G. Did an awesome job with the Turkey once again. It seems that it has become her "regular Job" and we all appreciate the hard work and the great "eating" Turkey she comes to the White House Annual Thanksgiving Family and Extended Family Dining Experience.
This year Joyce H. made a super Dressing. She brought a lot but it was worth every two or three pounds I ate. I think it will go into the books as a first place although we had no ribbons, she'd have won a Blue for sure.

Rosy dressed in her "Thanksgiving" Costume. It was cute and Paul was cheered up when he saw it.

Jerry on the other hand was so very busy setting things up that he may have actually missed the costume.

This video is a little out focus. The video camera was on the landing and just left to pick up what ever happened with no real care about the quality? We begin every Thanksgivins going around the table telling what it is that we are thankful for. Rosy had a touching statement and I thought it might be nice to include it here. Paul made the transition to Joyce easy> It might be a little difficult to hear but you can do it, just "pay attention"

The pictures are in no particular order.
I just put them in here and you look at them.
If you become confused, re-arrange them in your own mind. It is a good way to rid yourself of stress.

Teressa and her hair?

Teri and Shawn

We were really happy that Teri and Shawn were here this year.

Teri, Shawn and Duane

Teressa relaxing in front of the fire. Teressa wants to be a pyromaniac when she grows up.


Natalie mugging for the camera.
Cole spends a lot of time on Rosy's lap. Yes I did hold him once, he is long and lean just like I trained him to be.

Kenny and Maureen wait while Greg makes those special noises he is so famous for.
Kenny is learning to play the Flute?
Joyce actually put this puzzle together in only 45 minutes.

Jerry is such a great guy, thanks be to Jerry.
This is the Turkey just moments before we all attacked it and ate some of the delicious "turkey" meat

More Rosy and Cole

We stopped at the restaurant where Cole displayed his "bending over backwards" routine.

He wasn't too happy when Rosy made him sit up.
This is all I am posting tonight. More to come.
I wish everyone of you reading this and those who don't
read it I wish you too a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Years, 2010.
If you see someone you haven't seen in a while, tell them you love them. (even if you don't)
Spread the love and good wishes. We are only here for a short time so let's make the time we're here count for something good.