Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Time Flies When You're Havin' Fun

Yes, we Marlers can have fun.  Most people think we're totally nuts.  And by the time you finish looking at these pictures, you may agree.

We had a great Thanksgiving with Tim's dad and step-mom here from Springfield, MO.  All 3 of my kids were here with 2 sons-in-law, 3 grandboys and 2 friends.

It started like this:
Aaron thought his Grandpa Jasper might enjoy seeing his new hat.

Yes, Jasper liked it and described it as a 10 gallon hat on a 2 quart head. (or something like that)

On Thanksgiving morning we answered the door and found this.  He resembled the rest of the people standing at our door demanding entrance....

What can I say?  Yes they're related to us.

Now this is a fun thing....Some years ago Tim wanted a grapefruit on Thanksgiving morning.  It's a long story, but somehow it stuck and now every year we have to have the "Traditional Thanksgiving Grapefruit".  Oh least it's good for us and doesn't take much prep time.  And the kids love it.

Now, speaking of crazy traditions.  Thanksgiving at our house would not be the same without "the roll".
One of the kids will say to Tim, "Dad, can I have a roll?"  And this is what we get.  It's been going on for more years than I can remember. 

Andrea and Patrick "got to" sit at the kid's table this year.  So as usual I'm shooting tons of pictures (even though SHE'S the  PHOTOGRAPHER  So she says, "Hey let's do a silly face".  And guess who ends up being the silly one?

We had fun being tickled by Grandma Linda.  Some of us seemed to enjoy it more than others. (He really DID like it...the picture just doesn't show it)

We also had lots of fun eating (and squeezing Wesley's thighs)  I think Javier was practicing for when he gets his new baby daughter next month.

Need I say anything about this one?  Fun, fun, fun!

Uncle Aaron gets his nose tweeked.

Aaron with Grandma Linda and Grandpa Jasper.  Sigh....This will probably be Aaron's last Thanksgiving with us for a while.  He goes to Marine Boot Camp in April.

3 Marler Generations.  Jasper, Aaron and Tim.

Now for the "Time Flies" part.    I made this 2 years ago.  I got this much of it done and thought I'd just make a new number every day.  That's as far as I got.  Last year I didn't even bother to take it out of the box and work on it.
So yesterday I decided that this UFO (unfinished object) should get done.

I made all of the rest of the numbers and quilted them.  Skippy seems to approve.  Now I just have to remember to change the numbers every day.

Well, that's all the fun I can stand for one post.    Hopefully, I'll have some finished projects to show next time.


Lista said...

Skippy appears to be indicating that she's number one. Either that or she's saying "Get me out of here! These people are CRAZY!" It can be hard to tell with cats.

ranette said...

Looks like a fun family time to me. Tim, Aaron and Grandpa Jasper look so much alike!

Great picture of you and Wesley.

I like your little calendar quilt, good job on finishing it!

Amy said...

I agree with Calianna on this one. Maybe Skippy is in training to take over Vanna White's spot on the Wheel of Fortune!

dianne said...

oh ... my ... GOSH ... i think you and yours just MIGHT be weirder than me and mine - ha ha ha!!!

Tim rolling around cah-racked me up ... and those mustaches ... bwah ha ha ha!!!

mary said...

Just wanted to let you know how cute this post was! And your quilts are amazing!

(one of Lista's internet friends)-


BarbC said...

Love your quilted count down! Is there a pattern or kit? Wondering where you found the "stands" for hanging the numbers. Too cute! Barb C.

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