There are changes afoot here on the Kasner farm. Our son Travis and his wife Kristi are in the midst of buying their own home and will be moving soon. Happily only about a half hour away. Our grandsons will stay in Corbett school for the foreseeable future, and will ride the bus home here so we'll still get to see a lot of them. The new home is on one and three quarters of an acre, 4 bedrooms and a big shop. The boys are thrilled that they will have their own bedrooms now. Kristi is thrilled that she'll have a nice big kitchen of her own. :-) And...
Above, meet Michael, our middle son's stepson from his previous marriage. Michael wanted to come back to Oregon, so Shawn drove to below Los Angeles to pick him up now we have 8 people living in our farmhouse! He's sleeping in a nook on the upstairs hallway for now. When our son's family moves to their new home he will have the other bedroom upstairs. Shawn will be getting his own home at some point. But for now.. we've added another chair to the dinner table. :-)
Yesterday my younger sister Denise hosted her own birthday luncheon at her house. She's on the left, elder sister Roberta on the right.
Denise is a fabulous cook and prepared "Butter Chicken" in her Instant Pot, and served over rice, and Naan bread. Her hors d'oeurvre was a mushroom Brie with rice crackers and big juicy green grapes. YUM!
Butter chicken or murgh makhani is a dish, originating from the Indian subcontinent, of chicken in a mildly spiced tomato sauce.
Shirley's gift was this lovely etched glass serving tray which she had added these delicious dessert bites. These are called "Love Bites" by Carnie Wilson. Delicious little cheesecakes, brownies and cakes. YUM!
I gave my sister a Willow Candle by Park Hill Collections. I have one that the scent is "Corner Bakery" which I loooove. I wanted one of those but the shop was out of that scent, so I got her the "Bundled Evergreen" scent which is a light pine scent.
Dayle and I were watching Good Eats by Alton Brown on the Food channel and he was making the ultimate pecan pie, he used this English "Golden Syrup" instead of our light corn syrup my mom used, so I ordered this on Amazon and Dayle and I are going to try to make one. I'll make the crust while he puts the filling together. :-)
The mailman brought the above and also this bracelet below. I support 4Ocean - for each bracelet you buy they pull one pound of trash from oceans around the world. The beads are made from glass recycled from bottles and other glass pulled out of the seas - the cord is made from recycled fishing line and plastics also removed. I try to buy one or so a month - I want a whole rainbow of them. I also give them as gifts. My 2 sisters and Shirley all wear them 24/7. :-)
And so.. the election was yesterday. Progressives such as myself hoped for a more thorough victory for a positive change. But we DID win the House of Representatives! PLUS, many new women were elected of different ethnicities which I'm pleased about. I was disappointed that Beto O'Rourke of Texas and Stacey Abrams of Georgia lost their Senate run. Unfortunately the Republican male winner of the Georgia election was also in charge of over-seeing the election and he did some terrible meddling with the election which makes me angry.
But there is hope! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)