Sunday, November 28, 2010

Aloha Ohana

Menu Update -

But before I forget - Hawaiian attire is required. Flip flops, grass skirts, etc. Also, did I mention we're having a hula hoop contest. If you have one, bring it! Let's get those hips a-movin'!

From the mainland:
Mom/Grandma = turkey
Vince & Kelly - cheesy hash browns
Anna - pumpkin cheesecake
Carissa - mashed potatoes

Now for our tropical menu:
Kelly also volunteered to bring an appetizer and salad
Rita - Chicken Luau
Diane - caramels and Aloha Sweet Potatoes
Julie - Tropical Jello
Dawn - Tropical Fruit Salad

13 days and counting.....


Hi everyone! We had an awesome Thanksgiving and have begun the holiday season with much family memory making. We had a great Turkey dinner with Mom and Dad, and Bill joining us. Casey and family popped in for a visit and we all had a relaxing day
Ed and Greg, Amy and Brenda, and Brian in the early hours did some Black Friday shopping. Some did better than others but they all had fun. Saturday Amy Brenda Ashlynn and I went to see the lights at the Grand Geneva. Of course we went at night to see all the lights outside and inside and when you see them through the eyes of a 2 year old it is even more beautiful. Here are a few pics and a link to a great Christmas video. Enjoy the family time and the spirit of the season as we prepare to gather on Dec. 19th. Be safe and have fun! Julie

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Count your blessings and enjoy your family. Those are my wishes for each and every one of you this Thanksgiving. I for one feel blessed many times over and have been enjoying my music as I prepare for the gathering on Thursday. I also want to thank Diane for all the time and creativity in planning our Reindl Christmas. I am loving the fantasy gift idea and have been filling my relaxing moments being creative in my thinking. Ok so I have less creativity than most but MaryBeth never fear I will have a creative moment before Dec. 19th. So relax and enjoy the holiday season and start off with the warmest memories of family gathering around the bountiful table and thanking God for our love of family and friends. Blessings to all and may you find Peace and Creativity.

May this food restore our strength, giving new energy to tired limbs, new thoughts to weary minds. May this drink restore our souls, giving new vision to dry spirits, new warmth to cold hearts. And once refreshed, may we give new pleasure to You, who gives us all.
Happy Thanksgiving, Kuli

Friday, November 19, 2010

Please pray

I didn't know if everyone was on Aunt Mary's e-mail list, so I thought I'd forward this on.

Time for more prayers!!

From: Deanna Haycraft [] Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 9:20 AMTo: HausnersSubject: hi

Hi Aunt Mary,

How are you guys doing?

I wasn't sure if the news made it your way so I thought I would email. Alexa is having surgery again on Friday. We went back to Mayo last week for another MRI and it showed that the tonsil of the brain was still down pressing on the spinal cord and disrupting the flow of spinal fluid. During this surgery she will have part of the next vertebrae (C2) in her neck removed and they plan on opening the covering of the brain and removing some of the tonsil of the brain. The doctor said the tonsil of the brain doesn't really do anything and according to what I have read that is true. I am nervous about the whole thing, but I guess we don't have much choice. There is more of a chance for complications because the surgeries are so close together so another thing to be nervous about. I/we are just trying to get through the day one foot in front of the other with God leading the way!

Love ya,


Monday, November 15, 2010

33 days

It's countdown time. I wish I could say the clues are all in, but I think I'm still missing some. It's not too late, but pretty soon it will be. If you still want in on the fun, email me today.

I sent an email with two attachments - the updated Reindl spreadsheet and a fantasy gift explanation flyer type thing.

Let me know if you have questions. And start sending me any ideas you have for the menu. Hope you have your grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts and flip flops ready. Turn up the HEAT!!!!

Mele Kalikimaka Ohana!