My grandpa has always had one of my mother's shoes in his bedroom drawer. He also wrapped that up and gave it to her. He sure was on a sentimental kick. Great job Poppy Bill.
Christmas morning opening up some of Ryan's gifts
We were expecting baby Alex to come around January 11th. But today at 3:15 he came as an early Christmas gift. Weighing in at 6lbs & 12oz and around 20 inches long. Jason was so kind enough to call us and update us every so often. What a wonderful Christmas surprise. Baby and mother are doing well. This is the first for the Deadmonds. Can't wait to meet him!!
Ryan, Beth, Ryan, Courtney, Jason, Cade, baby to be Madalyn & I got together last night and ate at Buffalo Wild Wings. Cade was as always was the main attraction. He just sat in his high chair contently smiling and laughing. He is such a wonderful child. Courtney has said that lately Madalyn has been kicking like crazy. Of course she wouldn't while we were all there! It was great seeing everyone. We so rarely do that anyone. Time gets away from us so quickly now!
I'm trying to become a little more domesticated. Don't ask me why. I don't cook all that much. I'm very blessed to have a husband that likes to cook and is good at it. So lately I have been looking online at all these cute cakes made with fondant. So I thought I would try it out myself. After 4 boxes of cake mix later I came out with this. It is a little lopsided. I needed to place dowels inside the bigger cake to create a stronger foundation but I just didn't seem to have them laying around. So this is my first creation. It was very time consuming, about 3 hours. But I really enjoyed it. I hate to cut into. I think it will just sit on my counter until it starts collecting dust. Then, I'll throw it away. Just wanted to share it with you guys!! Hope everyones holidays are safe, enjoyable, and blessed. - Love Melissa
I know I haven't posted in a LONG time!!! I feel so horrible that I didn't post this on the 23rd of November. Ryan turned 27 during the Thanksgiving weekend. All of his family was home and we had a big party for him and Kyle. Kyle's 25th Birthday was on the 1st so we celebrated a little early for him. His Aunt Barb also turned 50 so we had a huge celebration for her another night.
Tis the season of Thanksgiving. I had talked to several of you about the coat drive at the Carbondale Mall but didn't have any details. Here they are. Bring your gently worn coats of all sizes that are collecting dust in your closets to the Carbondale Mall by the 15th of December. Hats, scarfs, & gloves are welcome too! There is a drop of box beside the Customer Service desk. They will be picked up and distributed to Coats for Kids this Christmas.
Tonight we had a get together because one of our good friends was in town. This is Matt. We all went to school with him and currently he lives in Chicago where he is an amazing artist. Sadly, he was in town due to the passing of his grandfather. It was sooooooooo wonderful to see him dispite the circumstances. He is the funniest guy I know. We all have wonderful stories and memories of Matt.