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Open House, Post #2

Monday, December 21, 2009
Good morning.
I thought I'd go ahead and post some pictures from our party. In case you were wondering, we kept the dogs away from the action. We're not sure which we were most worried about....them eating all of the food or them jumping on everyone and knocking over anyone who weighed less than them!

One of the many things that I love about this party is that it gives people a chance to get "caught up." This is a picture of Chris' friend Josh, who is hugging the Mom of another one of their friends named Jason. Jason lives in a different state now, and won't make it back to Nebraska until later in the holidays. But Josh got a chance to get caught up on Jason's life by visiting with his Mom, Paula!

This good looking group shows my "first grade team" when I taught the last couple of years at Black Elk. Not only did I get to catch up with some good friends, but a couple of them have children and brought them along, so, I also got to see how their own children are doing, how much they've grown, etc!

Then, there are those very special moments when we get to meet a new member of a family. At last year's Open House, the couple in the picture was telling us all about their upcoming trip overseas to bring home their new daughter. This year, we got to meet their beautiful new daughter. I'm thinking this beautiful little girl realizes how lucky she is to have such a loving family, even though she had to come all the way from Ethiopia to find them!

But, I have to admit, this picture shows my favorite part of the day! I was able to introduce my favorite Minister to my favorite Rabbi!

OK, I thought I'd share one more little tidbit that has nothing to do with the Open House. I've FINALLY finished my first little knitted cap (at least one that I'm willing to show to the general population!

OK, that's it for now. The temperature is up to 29 degrees! I'm going to head on out and get some errands done.

Thanks for checking in again.
Thanks again for reading.

2 comments to Open House, Post #2:

Nancy said...

I'm sure that everyone looks forward to your Holiday Open House.

Nice job on the hat: it turned out great!

Di said...

I just love this tribute that you have continued for your sweet mom and dad. You and Rod make them very proud. I am sure they are beaming down from Heaven on that special day glowing with happiness to see this tradition carried on in your home.
hugs, di