Snow And Family... It's Got To Be Good!
Amy and Joe with Charlie and Alex are joining us at Old Ranch for the Brunch. It would not be complete without Michele and Tony! A good time was had by all!
Did You Know? - Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch eaten usually during the late morning but it can extend to as late as 3pm. The word is a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch. Brunch originated in England in the late 19th century, served in a buffet-style manner, and became popular in the United States in the 1930s.
Welcome to Old Ranch!
The table was ready and foods were on their way!
The guys were working hard!
We took a look at the deserts! Nummy Nummy
Santa Was Ready For The Onslaught
They are here so the party can start!
The Paparazzi and Paparazzo are notified!
Did You Know? - The word "paparazzi" is an eponym originating in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita directed by Federico Fellini. One of the characters in the film is a news photographer named Paparazzo (played by Walter Santesso). In his book Word and Phrase, Robert Hendrickson writes that Fellini took the name from an Italian dialect word that describes a particularly annoying noise, that of a buzzing mosquito. As Fellini said in his interview to Time magazine, "Paparazzo ... suggests to me a buzzing insect, hovering, darting, stinging."
The Big Question
Mom and Dad had the cameras running full speed
"Why sure Santa... We have our lists!"
Santa is quite interested in what the boys have to say!
"Are you sure Santa got the complete list?"
Junior Santa's are ready
Let's Eat! Santa made Us Tired!
Joe and Charlie are first through the line!
Alex, Amy, and Michele are not too far behind!
Plenty of grub at The Ranch
The boys ponder the crossword puzzle and
Tony finds the chocolate bread pudding
They got the answer! Teamwork!
OMG... More food in the other room!
Tony, Michele, Sue and Paul enjoying "The Kids"
Let's Go Outside And Bounce Off The Calories
Looks like a shoe store in front of the bounce house
The bob sled run was fairly popular!
Snowballs were flying... Time for the safety of the bounce house!
"Pardon Mam.... You must remove your heels before going inside!"
"Come on in Grandma!"
"We can escape anytime!"
The boys watching the boys...
Michele and Amy watching the boys
Remember: Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.
Lazy bones... Just hanging around
"See all my shoes?"
"Don't pay the ransom, I escaped"
Gingerbread Cookies Anyone?
Alex and Amy make ginger bread cookies!
Did You Know? - Gingerbread was brought to Europe in 992 by the Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis (Gregory Makar) (Grégoire de Nicopolis). He left Nicopolis Pompeii, to live in Bondaroy (France), near the town of Pithiviers. He stayed there for seven years, and taught gingerbread baking to French Christians. He died in 999.
"Here is how it is done"
All smiles! Beary good Alex!
Let's Hit The Photo Booth!