Well, things got busy, boys came home & I got behind on my picture taking. So I'm using the final week to catch up & definitely know I do not have a picture a day, but this is what I have. Enjoy.
I had to post a cat picture. I thought this was cute. Grouchy was playing hard with her favorite mouse, then things were quiet. I came into the living room to find her sleeping with her mouse as a pillow or she is making sure the other two cats can't play with her mouse while she naps.
29-30 November & 1 December
Time to change my fence in my kitchen. I had to go out & buy some decorations but I was very happy to find all the stuff I bought 50% off at Hobby Lobby. Here are the two sets of fences on either side of my kitchen. They will stay like this until Spring unless I find some valentine type decorations for Feb & maybe something Irish for March. Also my basket was change from fall to winter.
This is Colin, Annie & Liam, my pastor's children. A couple weeks ago our pastor resigned from our church, his last day be Christmas Sunday. God is leading him & his family to serve at a church in Texas. They will be greatly missed. As a "Gonna Miss You" gift, I took the three oldest children to Science City at Union Station in Kansas City. They had never been. We had a great time. I'm really going to miss these kids.
Today is my niece Echo Joy's 23rd birthday. This picture was taken back in September.
Our December "Women on Mission" meeting. The last one for the year & the last one with our pastor's wife Lisa (in the middle). We had a "Christmas Tea/going away breakfast". We are going to miss Lisa, she has been a great leader, pastor's wife, mentor & friend to many.
Marshall Family Christmas 2011. As the grandkids get older & have their own families it is hard to get everyone together plus get a picture but we did it this Christmas. This first picture is of the 12 grandkids. 2 of them are mine, 1 is my husband's sister & the other 9 are his older brother's kids.
This next picture is of the 12 grandkids & 1 great grandkid, she is in the middle
This next picture is of the 12 grandkids, 1 great grandkid, 2 in-law grandkids & 2 future in-law grandkids.
Now for who they are & age in ( ):
back row - Joel (17), Esther (20), Echo (23), Anna (15), Josh (19)
middle row - Elisha (21) with fiance Sasha (21) getting married July 2012; Wood (21) with girlfriend Susan (21) planning on getting married Summer 2013; Tricia (30), Jesse (24) with wife Casie (26); Jared (28) with wife Sarah (27) holding daughter Charleigh (2) & little due in Feb 2012.
front row center - Enoch (10) & Ali (7)
My boys are home from college. My youngest son, Josh, hung his soft, sweater/sweatshirt type jacket on the back of a dining room chair & then went hunting. While he was gone, his cat Fuzzy, pulled the coat off the back of the chair onto the floor, made a bed & proceeded to sleep on it. When I came to take a picture then pick up the coat, this was the look I got. I didn't touch the coat, let the cat sleep on it till Josh came home & he could fight the cat for it.
We celebrated Christmas today. My oldest son Wood opening one of his presents
My youngest son Josh opening one of his presents, he is always very dramatic & still enjoys opening his presents to the fullest.
Muzzle loading (black powder) season started this week for deer. It is also fur bearing season. Josh went out hunting for deer & came home with this bobcat instead. There were two of them walking on his deer path. They are starting to get over populated on our farm & hurting our quail, pheasant & turkey populations, so Josh was pest controlling.
Celebrating 23 years of love, life, friendship & marriage today. Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husbnad.
I cross stitched & made 14 ornaments for Christmas gifts this fall. I usually take a picture of the finish product, but forgot on all of them except two. So here are the two I took pictures of for our youth pastor's two boys. By the way, our youth pastor took a new job as head pastor at another church about 20 min. away. Anybody looking for fill a pastor or youth pastor job?
We had my father-in-law over for Christmas Dinner. He doesn't like his picture taken, so it is very rare to get one of him. I relized I didn't have one of our three generations & asked if he would sit for a picture. He did. Here is our 3 generations, my two sons, Josh & Wood, my father-in-law Charles & my husband, Stephen.
26 - 27 December
Why Grouchy doesn't miss Josh when he is away at college
Grouchy after Josh got up - she is thinking - I will get revenge, just wait until you are sleeping around 2am, I will be justified.
Josh cuddling with Motor. Actually Motor likes this. When Josh tried to get up, he put a paw on Josh's arm, trying to keep him there.
All three cats must have equal cuddle time. Fuzzy (Josh's cat) getting a neck massage.
The last day of the year, the last picture of the year so I thought since I was up before sunrise my last picture for 2011 would be the last sunrise of 2011. The sun is just starting to rise on this final day.
This has been so much fun & I hope we continue to take pictures every day for next year & share with each other. I know I'm going to try & take more pictures. God Bless & Happy New Year.