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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas With The Family

Last night was the night we all chose to celebrate Christmas as a family before we take off for warmer pastures.  I decided I would take dinner in to Nat’s and we could have our little gathering at his house.  Before we all arrived at Nat’s some of us watched the lighted Christmas parade and fireworks in downtown Big Timber.  We dined on beef tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, salad with poppy seed dressing and two kinds of pie.  After dinner we opened presents—Michael and I both loved what we were given, Katie and Michael gave us photographs from their wedding which are just spectacular.  Our gifts which we gave were well liked too, especially the slippers we gave LoraLee—the slippers have some kind of substance inside that can be warmed in the microwave.  LoraLee has always complained of cold feet but especially since the horse accident and subsequent surgeries this summer.  It was a wonderful evening with our family!

Well, the quilt for the motorhome is made and quilted, the binding is ready to be sewn on—pretty amazing as the quilt is a huge oversized queen.  Now we will have a really beautiful bed covering for the winter! 

Michael was having a better day today and changed another seal of some sort on the Jeep.  Tomorrow we start packing the motorhome in earnest! 

Our friends Peg and John purchased a home in Arizona last winter and have all ready fled this frozen country but are flying back here to spend Christmas with their daughter.  Peg called the other day and asked if we could drive their truck to Billings this next week when we go for Michael’s doctor’s appointments.  Peg arranged for our friends and neighbors Mary and Ron to drop the truck here at our house today.  Mary is one of my quilting buddies and she approved of the motorhome quilt. 

The excitement is building!

Sun on the Crazies


  1. way to finish the quilt..just in time!!!..good for you!..those slippers sound interesting?..where were they purchased?

  2. That's a cool photo with the light showing on the mountains! :)

  3. Good luck with your final preparations for hitting the road!

  4. Good luck on the doctors appointments and safe travels on your trip to warmer weather. Temps here at North Ranch are great so far - highs in the 70's - lows in the 40's and lots of sunshine. In fact, this morning at 5 am, it is 54 deg. :-) Perfect weather!

  5. Won't be long now before your basking in the Arizona sunshine. I'll miss those beautiful snow pics though!

  6. I can relate to your excitement as we are ready to go too! The light on the snow covered mountains is grand. (I made my second quilt in time for Christmas!)



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