Greetings from the Sacramento Airport! It is 8:45 p.m. and our flight is an hour delayed. Bummer on the delay, but so nice that we have the laptop to check in with you! We hope you each had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Here's a photo recap of a great week spent with family in northern California!
Arriving at Grandma Lorraine's...
Tom's brother, "Uncle Mitch" carving the delicious turkey at Ron and Billie's!
Great food, great company!
Finding a good spot to take a Christmas photo for the cards...thank you Aunt Tami and Aunt Shellie for your extreme patience with a certain subject who did not want to be photographed! Readers...your cards were mailed today!
What fun...the cutie pie in the middle is "David" and his parents were former students of my dad's! They told me a story about him that I had never heard but will certainly treasure...it is such a treat when you hear a story about a loved one that you never knew, but makes their spirit feel so real once again! Thank you Bryce and Suzanne!
Ashlyn, my mom, and me...
Gayle, her granddaughter Grace, Ashlyn and Grandma Lorraine...thank you Gayle for sharing Grace with us, for baking with the girls, and for taking such awesome care of my mother!
Ashlyn loved reading to Grandma, and Grandma is such a patient listener!
Grace and Ashlyn were able to play together for an entire day and Ashlyn was so happy to meet a new friend in Red Bluff!
My new friend, "Melissa" at her beautiful shop, "M" in Redding, CA. Melissa and I met through our mutual friend Kim Faires, and started communicating through blogging. I was able to meet Melissa for the first time at her adorable store and it felt like we were old friends!
Cousin Kathy and Grandma Billie at a cute Christmas store in downtown Cottonwood. We enjoyed a special lunch to celebrate Billie's birthday and had fun shopping at this cute year round Christmas store...we all fell in love with this neat theme tree we called the "Grinch tree" with it's pea green and red colors! Tami and Shellie we needed you in the picture! :-)
Leaving Grandma Lorraine's house today...a bittersweet moment...
Saying, "Goodbye" to Papa Ron and Grandma Billie tonight...it's so hard leaving, but we had such a wonderful week that there are many memories to treasure!