It has been a busy week here for me….what about for you? Shopping and decorating are on the list now. Hubby got a cast on his arm/wrist and has had it x-rayed again to make sure it’s still in line (it is). It has to stay on at least 3 more weeks; doing things one-handed will be old by then. I’ve got a bad cold/sinus thing that is making me feel miserable. We also took our youngest to get laser eye surgery on Friday. He was next in line when they came and told us the laser had hesitated on the last patient as they were making the cut on the eye, yikes! So they decided to cancel everyone else for the day and reschedule after the first. I know he was ready to have his eyes fixed but we were thankful that they were cautious! We went out of town on Sunday for a yearly family party with hubby’s close friends from childhood. I’m copping out a bit today by posting a few pics!

One of the families now has a spread out in the country, a quite nice place. There is a barn down from their house where we could sit out and visit while the little kids rode horses around the corral. Katelyn seems like a old pro, I think she’s done this a time or two.

We went on a “sleigh” ride! Well, it was actually a hayride out through the woods but we sang Christmas carols so that must count, right?

My kids

And it was fun for me to get a shot of us with 2 of the little ones! Katelyn and Sam with us.

You can just see a bit of Don’s cast peeking out on his left arm……I need to make sure to get a better picture to remember this by!
Katelyn is coming to stay with me a few days so I think I’ll be doubly busy! I’ll try to visit around as I can while trying to make a dent in my list.

12 Responses to ““Sleigh bells ring, are you listening””

  1. claire Says:

    Sounds like you’re already having a fun Christmas season! Enjoy that little Katelyn.

  2. Robin Says:

    That Katelyn is such a doll! What a beautiful head of hair she has! And Sam – my goodness, I can’t believe how big he is already.
    Sounds like you are having fun grandma!

  3. Stacy Says:

    Glad Don’s wrist is healing, nice blue cast 🙂 LBB party looks fun, glad you got a picture with the kids. I wish you had thought to remind me, I would have been happy to take a bunch of you with all the kids at Thanksgiving. Glad we got the whole family, but I know you wanted some with just the grandkids.

    Have fun with Katelyn, is Sam not coming also? She’ll love having you all to herself 🙂

  4. Lauren@Baseballs&Bows Says:

    I hope you will all be well and mended soon, and I love the picture of you with the kids. So sweet. Also, my Best Girl would be jealous if she saw the picture of the horse ride!

  5. Tammy Says:

    What fun, Gail! A farm…and a hay (sleigh!) ride through the woods! That sounds so ideal to me…I’d love to do that!
    What gorgeous pictures of you and your family!!!

  6. becky Says:

    What a fun day! The kids look so great. I can’t believe how big Sam is. Wow! And I am reading further to see what happened to your husband’s wrist. I’ll bet he did not strain it knitting (like me).

  7. Karen Says:

    Your grandchildren are beautiful, Gail. What fun to go on a hayride! And singing Christmas carols, it doesn’t get any better than that. I’m glad Don’s wrist is on the mend, and I hope you are feeling better. You two sound like the walking wounded! Get better before Santa gets here!

  8. annie Says:

    Great pictures! The weekend outing looks like fun.

  9. Dawn Says:

    I’ve never been on a real sleigh ride. I’ve always wanted to go on one. I’ve been busy too–tree is up & the apartment is decorated. Shopping is done. I’ve wrapped about a third of my gifts. I have finished Round One (of Three) of Christmas cookies. Cards are being addressed. I hope to have everything in the mail by Saturday!

  10. jen Says:

    Your time with friends sounds so much fun. Your sleigh ride looks awesome. I have always wanted to do a real life sleigh thing in the winter with the kids. Your pictures are great….have fun with Katelyn…..she will keep you on your toes I’m sure.

  11. Nancy Carson Says:

    You always do the neatest things with your family and I always love the photos. It makes me look forward to GRANDS! Thanks for the update on the arm and I hope your cold/sinus problems get better. That can really make you feel miserable. Have a great weekend!

  12. Susanne Says:

    I would have freaked right out if they told me the laser was having trouble right in the middle of a cut. Oy!

    Beautiful picture of your family.

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