Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Meanderings.

My bride and I were up at 04:30am and had our morning coffee. Then she was off to the truck company at 05:30am.

Not much happening today yet, the kid's are all gone and it is quiet around here.

Adam got his birdhouse project finished with his Dad, he painted it Black & Gold  for the University of MO Tigers. Here is a pic.


                               Nice job Adam.

Donna & the kid's got the cookie baking finished, she had two great helper's in Adam & Nicole, but brother Chris said he was to old for baking cookies, and that he would be a taster.


             Some of the finished goodies.

After all the cleanup was done we said good bye to Chris and Nicole and then Donna & I took Adam home to Warrenton MO. We had already decided to stop on the way home at the Olive Garden for a nice dinner. Donna found a gift card I had received from the bus company for getting compliments on my driving. It must have sat on her dresser for over a year, but they took it and we got 25 dollars off so we had a great and inexpensive dinner, even with the two Sam Adam's Lagers that I had.

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                                Dinner with Donna.

It has really been a great weekend of family fun, the madhouse of energy with the three kid's playing all weekend and the dog's joining in. There was the sound's of kid's laughing and a din probably no apartment would tolerate. And best of all everyone got along, no fighting or whining, the parents and grandparents all marveled at the way the whole weekend went. Maybe the Christmas spirit was spread around our place. Rigg's enjoyed his attention of being the birthday boy, Even Sadie let me hold her once for a very short time till she realized who was holding her.

Donna has to stop on the way home for one of her normal doctor's checks, and then I will try to have a supper of some sort ready and waiting for her.

Hope everyone out there is enjoying the spirit of getting ready for the holiday's, the days seem to be flying by.

Please, be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. How often do you get asked to play Santa, with that beard?? You would be better than ANY Santa I have seen sporting fake beards!! Why, I'll bet you could get some great gigs this time of year...enough to buy lots more ingredients for your fabulous pizza parties, I'll bet,.....Santa..(just sayin')..

  2. Glad you had a great family week end. You have a lot to be proud of. Merry Christmas from our house to yours. Thanks for all of your great comments on my blog.

  3. Glad your Christmas is shaping up to be a great time with your whole family - including Sadie!!

    That's a great looking birdhouse, please give Adam my congrats and tell him he has the makings of a great woodworker!

    That is sure one heck of a lot of cookies!

  4. Nothing better than family time, especially during the holiday season.

  5. Hey, pass the cookies! Looks yummy. Keep an eye on Riggs with those cookies sitting around.

    Good job, Adam. Nice job on the birdhouse! What's the next project?

  6. Yummmmm we are coming to YOUR house!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  7. nice table full of cookies!!!..good job, Donna!!!

  8. Meant to comment on Adam's beautiful birdhouse. They sure did a good job.

  9. Are any of those cookies sugar free so you can enjoy them? :)