Archive for December, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009 with the Spiller family

Friday, December 25th, 2009

First, burning off a little energy in the park! And then - on to eyeing the presents! Opa and the grandkids "Can we open presents yet????" "I'm a reindeer with a shiny globe! (and balloon on a stick!)" "What is this globe thing, anyway???" "Maybe I'll be the Statue of Liberty instead?" Annemarie is very generous in ...

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

2009 was a really rough year - we're glad that it's almost over.  Oma's (Mark's mom) fight with cancer and dementia, Annemarie's pneumonia and hospital stay, multiple visits to the emergency room, and the tragic loss of Oma were all significant blows.  We're grateful for the support of everyone who ...

Thanksgiving and approaching winter

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

The main chefs (Dawn and Simon) showed up early on Thanksgiving Day to get the turkey started...  While the turkey was cooking, we all got to help Opa and Shirley decorate Christmas cookies!  Annemarie helped too! "What do you mean, it's too cold to play outside????" "How about if I wear my ...