Thanksgiving Lunch

Thursday, November 26 –

We had a very fun group assembled at the Pringle’s in Wilson today. Sunny invited a family from Germany that is in Texas attending the Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock. Melissa brought a friend of hers who was visiting, and we got to know Kevin’s brother and his family who have moved to Idalou from Montana.


the desserts


turkey, ham and ALL the trimmings


…like I was saying


Misty and Kevin, the hosts


just in case you need a snack



getting ready to eat


Aspen’s new tunic



The Shannon table


the kids having fun in the playroom


the playroom kitchen

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Short Deer Season

Monday, November 23 –

Stockton has become quite the hunter. He got a whitetail ten-point buck and a nine-point mule deer buck in a 24-hour period.

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Way to go, Stockton!

Quick Visit from Tennessee

We really enjoyed getting to see Atlanta and Jordan and the kids before Thanksgiving. They couldn’t stay long, but we loved every minute.


Isn’t Alan growing?

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Carolina and Marian napping and sharing a snack

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Tuesday night Sunny, Jim, Hannah and Granny joined us for supper.

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Checking out the cows, or rather, being checked out by the cows.

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Granddad’s home…let’s go help him feed.

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four generations

Down at the Afton farm looking at Laredo and Andrea’s new house location.

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The Costumes

Saturday, November 7 –

Here’s some photos of the Shannon bunch in their costumes for the dance. We hadn’t dressed up in a while, it was fun.

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Kylo Ren and a medieval princess

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Andrea and Laredo just stepped out of the 40’sDSC_0326 DSC_0329

…and who can forget that dynamic duo, the Jedi and the Gypsy?

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Two medieval princesses are always better than one. Actually, Aspen is recreating a character from a Waterhouse painting, Ophelia.


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Mr. & Mrs. Wyatt Earp


New Milk Cow Heifer

Friday, November 6 –

One of our milk cows, Belle, showed up with this little darling this morning. Aspen wants to name her Beatrix, but I am thinking Brazil. She does have the shape of South America on her head…

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Of course it has to be a “B” name. All of our other milk cows have had “B” names. Butterball, Betsy, Beast, Beauty, Buttercup, Bossie, Bessie and Belle.