Friday, January 19, 2018

QC Farm Show

This past Sunday we traveled to Rock Island for the annual farm show. Ali Kay stayed home with mamaw to get her afternoon nap in and the rest of the kiddos had a great time. They even got matching hats from papa's Calmer Cornheads booth.

Random Pictures From My Phone

A few random pictures from my phone of the kiddos enjoying being home, having lots of movie nights, and going to a few of daddy's basketball.

Mamaw's Birthday

We celebrated mamaw's birthday at our house with mamaw and papa and the Johnson family. We ate yummy pizza, ice cream cake, and we all had fun playing Uno Attack and Jenja.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Christmas with Grandpa Bill and Grammie Gale

We enjoyed our last Christmas celebration yesterday morning with a yummy brunch and more presents! The boys got some very fun toys and some pretty cool clothes!

 Ali had to chew on everything first, of course!

 Love this picture of all 8 grand kids entertained by Bryce's new race track!

                                    We have to get a few cousin pictures of course!

 We had 5 different family Christmases and we finally got a family picture at the last one!

Holmes Christmas

So I decided to try and get the Holmes family together at our house this year since it's been a few years that we have all been together. We decided to have a traditional dinner complete with all the yummy food that we used to have when Grandma Kay and Grandpa Wayne lived here. Everyone brought something and we had it all: ham balls, Swedish sausage and meatballs, peach jello salad, rye bread, sweet corn, broccoli casserole, mashed potatoes, homemade applesauce, and lots of yummy appetizers. It was such a fun night being together and remembering all the great times that we had in this house. I even provided a Christmas clue game and we enjoyed Christmas cookies with peppermint ice cream!


Jayla's Birthday!

We had a fun night celebrating Jayla girl's 7th birthday!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas Lights

A few weeks ago we invited Nannie to go with us to see the Christmas lights in Galva and Kewanee. Then, the day after Christmas we invited her to go with us again to the Festival of Lights in East Peoria. I think we started a new tradition when we went last year because when we talked about going again this year the boys insisted that Nannie go along with us again.

                      The bridge in Kewanee was so cool to walk under.