This was the first time that we visited Maureen's new rented home in
Montecito, right outside of Santa Barbara. It has more charming little cupboards and built in
nooks than we have ever seen in one house. Maureen is still studying their
would be uses. When we arrived, Maureen, and
Kathy's son Tim and daughter Colleen were hard at
work making gravy!
Niece Sara did a
'cranberry sauce dance.Kathy did a pumpkin dance.
Rick did an imitation of Moe (of the Three Stooges)
imitating someone playing the flute...
It wasn't long before we were sitting down to dinner.Look at that beautiful happy great grandma in blue!
Also look above at more of those amazing cupboards and nooks. Maureen says that particular one belongs
to Stephen, our wonderful brother who we miss at all family gatherings.
Afterwards some of relaxed by the fire
While others played with and under musical instruments... There
was a race between the family bunny rabbit and Dylan's new car.
We weren't sure if
the party was just getting started
or was almost over when they started to do the whipped cream on the shoulder dance...
started eating 'oreos' in one gulp.
Grandma even started wearing red!
Maureen did a great job of making everyone at home
and creating a warm family celebration!
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