Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday morning, we brought Daddy his breakfast in bed, kissed him goodby, and set off on an adventure to Jamestown, TN.  Allyson, Kaleb, and Travis had no clue where we were headin'.  Here is their reaction when they found out!

Meradeth, look closely at the last picture.  See if you can find Grandaddy!  :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Aren't we lucky!!!

Forget the east coast's St. Augustine, Jamestown, sites of great battles, Washington's home etc...we in CA choose to have the really valuable landmarks, like this one I am standing in front of. Its the site of James Dean's car crash located on state route 46 east of Cholame, San Luis Obispo County (on the way to Grandma's house). He was supposedly going to fast when another car pulled in front of him.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas in Tennessee

Allyson, Kaleb, and Travis had a play prepared for us to show when Daddy and Mama arrived at our house.  We had a great weekend...looks as if you all had the same!

Claxton Christmas 2011

Gracie's new red Christmas sweater! She loves it! Ha-Ha!My new citrus juicer! I saw you got the same thing, Kristin! I've already used mine and it's amazing!Another wonderful year with each other....we are so blessed!

Whitley Christmas 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Some meals we have had.

This is Split Pea Soup. It is called Roman Lentil, but you just substitute split peas for lentils. Please see recipe above. The half eaten banana in the background is not part of the whole scheme.
Below is a creation of Kevin. I told him I wanted a hamburger but no bun and make it nice! He made a hamburger with melted cheese on top, sauteed mushrooms and onions in olive oil and sweet marisala wine and then put it all over a bed of lettuce with cut tomatoes. Yes!!!
Please note that everything in the above pictures is organic, non-pesticide, all grass-fed beef with no hormones.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Our Christmas picture

We had this taken at Mormor's dining room this past Saturday. Daddy made Christmas cards at CVS and we are sending them to Norway and Mormor's friends in the US.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Ally's 10th Birthday Party

What a fun time today we had celebrating Allyson's birthday at Chuck E Cheese's!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fresh Fruit

A guy Eric works with has his own fruit trees. He gave us a gigantic bag of fresh oranges from his trees yesterday and they are the most delicious oranges you have ever put in your mouth. I have never eaten oranges that are this juicy. I hand squeezed almost 1 cup of juice from one orange and that is no joke!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Our weekend w/Grandmother

Allyson, Kaleb, and Travis' great-great-great-grandparents

Thursday, December 1, 2011