Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

 Our Thanksgiving started at noon.  We had some snacks and watched the Packers lose...oh, that was an ugly game!!

  Mr. P seasoned and cooked the was delicious!
 We had a lot of helpers in the kitchen.  They peeled 10 pounds of potatoes!!
 Here was the feast- Turkey, mashed potatoes, noodles, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, 7 layer salad, cranberry salad, celery & cheese, deviled eggs and rolls!  WOW!  Guess what...the green bean casserole was stored in the fridge in the basement and I forgot to cook it!!!  OOOPs!
 Here were the pies...Dutch apple, pecan and 2 pumpkins!
 We had Grandma and Grandpa Mackey here and also Courtney (Andrew's fiance) and her Mom and brother.  It was a fabulous day!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!


 Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!  Things around here are being prepped for dinner at 5:00.


Yesterday John and I drove down to Whitewater to pick up Ben from college and we helped him move to a nicer dorm room.  I'm telling ya, never a dull moment here! 


Come back tomorrow to see our complete Thanksgiving day of festivities!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Uh oh....

 My intent was to post this Freshman basketball roster from Luke's last game...but, plans have changed and he will be on the "injured" list for at least the next 6 weeks.  He has 2 fractures in his spine on either side of the L5 vertebrae.  Meet his new best friend for that period of's called the warm and form body brace....

Monday, November 25, 2013

Basketball, Boys and Laundry!

 Both Anna and Luke played basketball games Friday night.  I didn't get a chance to take pics during Anna's game but I thought this was a cool picture of her teammates shoes.
Here are a few pics from Luke's game...he's #44


 The older boys were home this weekend...they ate, slept a little, did laundry and then they were Outta here...Andrew took Ben back to UW-W.  We will see them again SOON!  (smile)

Friday, November 22, 2013

The LAST visit!!

Ben with his Orthopedic Surgeon!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Raider Madness

 Friday night we had a big pep rally at our school called "Raider Madness."  It was a fun night for the coaches to get to introduce their players and show their school spirit.  As you can see, it was LOUD as there was a contest to see which grade could yell the are the 6th graders...

 John is coaching the 6th grade girls team this year and they competed in a race against the 6th grade boys team.  As you can clearly see, the legs on the girls are tied together and they had to find a way to get to the finish line before the boys team!  Let's just say a lot of boys and girls ended up on the floor.

Here's Anna with a few of her teammates...

Saturday, there were basketball practices...
Here is Luke's Freshman Basketball Team.  Luke is on the far left!
Saturday night we facilitated a Parenting Class at our church

Sunday, we worshiped and then had an amazing lunch at my parents house.  Just look at the goodness!!

Friday, November 15, 2013


Someone is QUITE popular!  Maybe it's the popcorn...

and this guy officially made the Slinger freshman basketball team!  Hooray!!