Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A visit with Grandma and Grandpa Graham~

Dear Friends,

How nice to "see" you today! We are getting some colder weather here in Missouri, and even saw a few snowflakes this morning. Indeed, it is starting to feel like Christmas.

We had a fun visit with the Grandparents Graham on Thanksgiving, complete with a craft-making party after the meal.

The Grahams have a fun playset in their back yard!

AnnaMarie placed custom-made place cards on the beautifully-set table~

~And Evangeline made lots of Christmas ornaments by herself!

The girls also tried their hands at making cinnamon/applesauce ornaments, which smell divine~

~And Frankie discovered the joys of Lincoln Log construction.

We have been learning so much about all the new things that grow and live in Missouri, and have even tried our hands at processing and eating acorns (Oak trees are few and far between in Idaho). One word of advice we have, when trying new foods, is to start with a small amount and work your way up, or you could end up with a tummyache!
May you have a most delightful day today, dear friends, and delight in the prospect of the beginning of a brand new month tomorrow. May the love of Christ fill your hearts and homes as you prepare your homes for the celebration of His birth.




Oak trees come out of acorns, 
no matter how unlikely that seems.  
An acorn is just a tree's
way back into the ground.  
For another try. 
Another trip through.   
One life for another.
-   Shirley Ann Grau


  1. What a blessed holiday you had dear one!

    Yes, I agree with you. Starting small and truly allowing your taste buds to accept the food. Most of the time this way, it ensures a delicious mix :)

    Be blessed dear one,


  2. They all look like they had fun! I love the aroma of those cinnamon ornaments too. Hmmmm we might make some this year for our scripture garland to match the scriptures.

    Acorns we have LOTS since we have several kinds of oak trees. Year before last they produced an overabundance of them. I have read about eating them but am not nearly as brave as you.

    Love Erika

  3. Such a lovely post and a sweet home...thanks for sharing...many blessings on your new home,Shelley

  4. What a special time it looks like you all had! I enjoyed seeing all of the photos. :) We had some snow flurries here as well recently. Winter is on its way!

  5. Glad you had such a sweet holiday with your family:-) I need to make some of those ornaments.


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