Friday, November 27, 2009


Thanksgiving at Grandpa and Grandma Needham's! All the food was fantastic, as usual. THANK YOU! Hope you Thanksgiving was great too!

Grandma's Roses

Frank blowin' bubbles

Snack Tray! The olives last about 10 seconds!

Grandpa's Oven Turkey

Grandpa's Smoked Turkey!

More Grandma's Roses

The Stallion.... ugh


Mommy's Yams and Beets

Grandpa's Kitchen!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Greenwood Thanksgiving Preparations: "Enlarged to show texture!"

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Lemon Meringue

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Mommy's Apple Pie

Homemade Rolls

Homemade pumpkin cheesecake!

Homemade Lemon Meringue


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Voice of Democracy

Hello Family and Friends.

I recently entered in an oral essay competition put on by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The competition goes all the way to national but for the local contest I got 2nd place!! $300 and a really cool medal. The topic for the High School genre was "Does America Still Have Heroes?" I wrote, erased, wrote, and recorded. Four from my school, Oasis, entered and about 13 entered from Fallbrook High. It was a lot of fun! My favorite thing is that my Morfar got to come. Below are the pictures my Aunt Becky took.

Me giving the speech

Me walking back with the check and medal


Winners again



Friday, November 13, 2009

Fallbrook Veterans Day Parade

March, Robby! March!

Joey looks so innocent...

Morfar riding in a red Comet during the Parade!

Doesn't that just take your breath away? Pearl Harbor survivor and a couple generations down...

Fishing at Mataguay

After the Fallbrook Veteran's Day Parade, we all went fishing during the closed season of this camp. My dad didn't make reservations (as usual) or real plans (as usual) and asked the owner if we could fish. Eventually, he said yes! Since the camp wasn't open, no one was there! It was great.

The HUGE fish that teased Robby a few times but he never caught it. Grandpa Richard told me once,
"You never can catch a fish that you can see."
Brian's catch of the day. Well... the only catch Brian made that day...

Frank was the first one to reel in a fish. His little missing tooth is so cute!

Frank bring up his catch with a little help from Daddy. Closer up, their faces are so funny. Big, wide smiles.

Audrey didn't have much luck like the rest of us. It was a great trip!