Monday, December 1, 2008


At dawn my plane plane whizzed past Mt Hood on the way to California.

I arrived in time to admire the big sister's new short hairstyle,

and the little sister fetching beret.

We did some pre-Thanksgiving baking and then relaxed each in our own way. The family artists created cards,

with pigs and mythical goats,

till they had a stack of them.

The little sister started on a new colorful winter hat,

and the cat rested

while the grandmother sipped wine and leafed through all the wonderful art and craft books.

On the big day

the turkey was roasted,

glasses were raised and thanks expressed,

and great amounts of food were consumed. We played many games, and returned home to recover.

On the next day, we celebrated the big sister's 16th birthday. She received pretty things,

an apron embroidered with her favorite foods and

a homemade vintage dress which

needed some altering under the dog' sleepy supervision.

No one wanted to cook so we had lunch at the Naked Café where this picture of the sisters was taken.

And then, all to soon , it was time to

fly away home filled with happy memories.


Jojo said...

Oh what a wonderful visit with your grand daughters and I loved being able to share it with you. What fun to have a birthday celebration in the midst of the feast weekend. And speaking of the feast - that was one large bird! So glad you had a wonderful holiday.

Jojo said...

Thank you for the posting. Sometime in 2009 I will be traveling to Portland to visit my daughter Mimi and I hope to meet up with you. I will be looking forward to cup of terrific coffee and a slice of Marionberry pie (my treat)!

It is fantastic that your granddaughter selected a vintage dress for her birthday.

Françoise said...

That would be be such fun!! I am counting on it.

Kate G. said...

Your granddaughters are just beautiful.

Jill, Joe and Foxy said...

Looks like a great way to spend the holidays.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The sisters are beautiful! Really.
And the celebration looked just like what Thanksgiving should look like!

"And the cat rested."