Tuesday, November 28, 2017

"Leafing" Fall Behind

Thanksgiving weekend helped us "leaf" fall behind. But not before we had a little fun in the bountiful leaves in Manhattan.

We rendezvoused at the Riley County Historical Museum Wednesday afternoon for family photos for our Christmas cards.
Photo credit to Jill Grogg Photography, Manhattan

After the pro left, I couldn't resist getting my camera.
 We all had some fun - the girls in the leaves and Grandma attempting to capture the moment.
 It's not so easy with amateur equipment (and an amateur operator)!
That evening, we went to the K-State women's volleyball game. Brooke was getting tired, so any attempts at documenting her first volleyball game photographically were unsuccessful.

However, Kinley was a fan. She said she understood the game much better than football or basketball. Randy and I couldn't believe how small Ahearn looked. When we were K-State students, that's where we cheered on the Wildcat basketball team. Now it's home to the volleyball team.
We made more photo Christmas card attempts with my parents on Friday morning. (I took most of those on my mom's camera, so I think the better ones are on there.)

Grandpa Randy took the girls to the park while Jill and I did a little Christmas shopping Friday afternoon. But then it was time to usher in the Christmas season with the Manhattan tree lighting that evening.
 (You can barely see the girls, Jill and Eric as they went through the candy cane tunnel.)
The Blue Earth Plaza has 100,000-plus lights. Santa was there. But I think our local celebrity - football coach Bill Snyder - got just as many cheers.
We skipped the line for Santa and for hot chocolate. The girls indulged a little hot chocolate with marshmallows at home instead. 
The perfect end to the weekend with a last-minute victory in "Farmageddon," the football game between Iowa State and Kansas State.
Yes, Brent, Randy and I stayed to the end so we saw the Wildcat touchdown as the time expired.

 We also watched the Wildcats take a victory lap around Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

As the "society page" used to read in the weekly newspapers, "A good time was had by all!"


  1. Beautiful family moments captured on film, and I might add... a gorgeous family photo of you all!

    1. Thank you! I was pleased, and I was especially happy that the photographer was so prompt with sending them to us so I could get Christmas cards ordered, etc.

  2. Looks like a great way to spent Thanksgiving and make fun memories! I love the Christmas card shot of your family.