Diane made an interesting, delicious breakfast for the first day of the year.
We had a large pizza crust in our freezer – leftover from a party – so I brought it along to Maine. Diane covered it with a white sauce, scrambled egg, ham, and cheese mixture.
Because everyone was here, they decided to open the gifts we brought from Pennsylvania – some from their daughter/sister Abby and her husband, Nathaniel.
Lydia opening her package from her sister.
Elizabeth was pleased with Abby’s choice of a book for her.
This was the gift that the children were anxious to give their mom.
It was a combination Christmas and birthday gift.
Diane’s birthday is January 1.
It is just like mine – thanks to our daughter Deb who ordered them for those who wanted to buy them for us.
Diane and I are having fun learning some of the features.
Mark’s Christmas gift from the children was a pair of bib overalls.
This is what it looked like after we gave each of them a Hershey heritage book as part of their Christmas gift.
After gifts Cerwin and Elizabeth played Othello. Grandpa won!
During the afternoon, while I was at the kitchen table working on my blog, I looked up and noticed that everyone was on an electronic device – Mark (Tablet), Cerwin (Nook), Hannah (Nook), Lydia (Tablet), Diane (Nook), and Elizabeth (IPhone). Hezekiah was in the office on a computer. 🙂
I made a pan of pork and sauerkraut for supper – using pork chops that Diane had here.
Afterward we all went to prayer meeting at Brunswick Church of the Brethren.
After church we sent money with Elizabeth and Hezekiah to buy an ice cream birthday cake for Diane.
I like how the children made a 48 to represent her age – four candles and a number 8.
The children decided to surprise Diane and invite Greg Keeney’s family here for cake and fireworks. That’s Emily in the background reading the Hershey book.
It was so cold outside (about zero) that I didn’t last long enough to get any good pictures of Hezekiah and Elizabeth’s fireworks display. I came inside and watched from a window.
The others lasted longer.
It was a delightful January 1, 2014.