Fun with Family!

Arriving in Lompoc on Thanksgiving day and the moon is full. We enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal I prepared earlier with all the fixings at home, always too much food but we love the leftovers. This was the smallest gathering ever for us on this day, so a first and a first for me traveling in the evening on Thanksgiving day. What a good day to travel in the evening, roads were clear and it only took us 3 hours total, AMAZING!

The table as small as it can be for just the four of us, a small gathering with a big feast!

I was not a good photographer on this day, but my kitty was so cute sitting on the chair near the table while we ate! I could not resist this photo or two. ❤️

We got up this morning and my daughter is such a great cook with her especially loving baking. She made us homemade chocolate donuts, I helped and made the chocolate frosting. Yummy! And then she made waffles, cinnamon waffles that were delicious. Nothing like a good cup of coffee to go with these delights.

Then off to town for lunch at Alfie’s, a fish and chips place here in Lompoc, so good! 😀 Then we went to Linea’s work at Vandenberg AFB. I was able to take a few photos, some we were messing around with the selfie modes on my phone, haha! FUN!

The front of her building and walking out I loved this big tree! Makes for a pretty photo.

Our silly selfie’s, with James arms behind my head, he’s being silly but we all were! Haha!

Here’s another photo in an old room in the building.

We also went to the BX exchange and bought a few things. Linea really wanted a new coffee maker which she found there on sale. I bought some new shoes and this all may be really boring but that was the extent of our Black Friday shopping! Lol – we were worried about the crowds and so we did not venture into any other stores.

I love writing this blog, a way to share my thoughts and feelings and it’s turning out to be a great way to share with my friends and family. I wasn’t sure what this would be like, how well it would be received and if anyone even would care to read. I would like to say I’ve been over joyed with the friendliness I’ve found, the new friends I’ve made and how much everyone enjoys my writings. I look forward to not only reading other’s posts but to then be able to write mine. I found this to be a gift, and for those of you taking the time to read, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

As I’m writing this I think often of connections as I’ve written often that my family is spread over 6 states now, and I’m thankful for technology as it helps us stay connected. You see my sister’s and one brother (there is 6 of us) have a group text we started some time ago and we keep this text going as we share events or just saying Hi. I’m so thankful and grateful for this connection.

As we pulled out of our driveway to make our way to Lompoc on Thanksgiving evening I looked up at the sky and saw a full moon! The first thing I thought of was my family, all members big and small and how each and everyone of them could look up at the sky and see the same moon.

So I texted my sister’s and brother in the group text “Beautifull full moon tonight, I wish I could take a photo, but we can all see it unless you’ve got clouds” and my sister sent me this photo –

Colorado moon!


And she sent this one a bit later as the moon rose higher in the sky getting even brighter! That just melts my heart, and the feeling of being connected keeps me strong and fills my soul. To be a thousand miles away and in an instant share a photo of the same thing you are looking at just amazes me. We take for granted these luxuries, so I’m thankful we can stay so connected.

Love you everyone! And I’m hoping all a very happy holiday weekend! ❤️

Diana

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