I apologize for my lack of activity on the blog. I’ve been having some issues with my editor and now I feel like I’ve got them under control.
Actually I spent 45 minutes writing a blog for today only to lose the entire blog with one click of the mouse. So I’m going to try again.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. It was for me one of the best Thanksgivings in memory. It all started when these two great friends from Kansas City, Missouri joined us Wednesday afternoon.
They were on their way to Peoria, Illinois to celebrate Thanksgiving with their Son. They drove seven hours out of their way to come visit with us. Jeanne and Debbie were friends in college and have maintained that friendship over all the years. Terry (her husband) is a great guy
and we get along great.
We took them to dinner at Mario’s Italian Restaurant to give them a taste of one of the local eateries in Dubuque. Terry and I were tired so we retired to our respective beds and the ladies
visited until the wee hours of the night. It was so great to see them.
We celebrated Thanksgiving at Mark and Julia’s new home. Everyone pitched and brought some food and it was a wonderful time. In the image above (from left to right back row) Jeff and Tina Bower (Julia’s parents & her sister) Kelly Bower. Mark and Julia, Ben and Angie.
(seated from left to right) Jeanne, Addie, Joshua, Gabby, Austin, and the old man Upde. We watched a little football, played some cards and just thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company.
I’ve been trying to get into videography It’s like trying to learn how to walk again. There was a time a few years ago where I did a lot of videography mainly for training purposes but made a lot of fun videos as well. Some very complex. But as the old adage goes, you either “use it or lose it.” I have severely lost it. The short video below (less than two minutes in length) is jumpy but it took me 90 minutes to put it together from the raw video. Enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.
I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We were invited to Angie and Ben’s home and I got to see it after the extensive remodel. It is beautiful.
We had a wonderful meal and a fun afternoon of playing with the grand kids and we even managed to get in a card game.
It became obvious after an hour or so that I had not eaten properly and it really got me down for a while. I get along very well with the diabetes as long as I stay with what works. If I venture out of that safety zone I pay the price, which I did yesterday. By 8 p.m. I was back on an even keel.
Our beautiful children. I am so happy and proud of them. Their Mother did a good job raising them. 🙂
I’ll leave you with this image of Ben carving the turkey. He said it was the first turkey he had ever carved. Did a magnificent job with it. Josh watched his every move and I was just wondering if he was storing that all in his inquisitive brain.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I hope you enjoy your day and as always be careful.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family. Our Thanksgiving was relatively quite. Angie stopped over in the morning with the kids as Ben was at the hospital and then he stopped by for a short visit when he was finished.
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner was prepared lovingly by Jeanne for her, me, and Mark. I was careful with my intake so no problems, however at dinner time I had another piece of pumpkin pie and that was one too many.
I have some more flowers for you today. This will finish up the macro shots I took of Jeanne’s bouquet from our Anniversary. It really was one of the prettiest arrangements I can remember. I’m glad I was able to capture some of its beauty before they fade away.
I was watching the Black Friday chaos on the news this morning and recalled my very first experience with Black Friday. Angie must have been around 12 or 13 and Mark would have been 7. We were in Ames celebrating Thanksgiving with Jeanne’s parents and I took the kids out to Staples in Ames. I thought we would be first in line as it was about 4:30 a.m. when we got there. The line was more than two blocks long. 🙂
Lots of pushing and shoving from a lot of the college students. There was a group of Asian students that were sitting in their warm cars and when the store opened their doors they ran from their cars and crashed the line. Staples had a pretty good price on USB drives back then and they grabbed them all. The store manager made them give them all back except for the limit of 1. It was pretty funny actually.
I’m off to work today, but if you’re lucky enough to have the day off be careful shopping.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and really please be careful.