Thursday, December 10, 2015

Halloween 2015

This year's Halloween post is a little behind (well, I did JUST get it put away last week). But I thought the family costumes were appropriate for the return of Star Wars this Christmas season. And this time I'm not dressed up as Princess Leia!

This year's rushed schedule only allowed me five weeks to decorate, not my usual twelve weeks. So while I was happy with what was done, I was disappointed that I didn't get more set up. The crowds came the week before and after, and fun was had by all. Approximately 3500 people toured our yard haunt, and the smiles and squeals made it worth the effort! Next year I vow to start in July and see how big that gets...

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Deck Win

It's been a cool and cloudy day here, but not too cool for these kids to play chess on the deck. 


Monday, September 21, 2015

First Meal Back in the US

He traveled for days. Beginning early on Wednesday the 16th: A tro tro from Praso to Cape Coast. A shuttle van from Cape Coast to Accra. A flight from Accra to London. Another flight from London to Los Angeles. A small plane from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City. Mom and Dad's minivan from the airport to a nearby suburb for dinner at 8 pm. We sit down at an all you can eat buffet. A smorgasbord of American food. What does he put on his plate? 

Chicken and hot sauce:
He then proceeded to eat the bones.