Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Before a new year starts

I took this picture the other day as we were seeing the most significant snowfall for this season so far. It didn't amount to much - an inch or 2, but it was pretty - if you don't have to go out in it. Even though winter just started I keep thinking spring isn't far off!!
Before the last day of the year I wanted to get in these 2 pictures from Christmas Eve. That is Jessica below showing off some of her new clothes.
Here's Tyler with probably the most appreciated present of the year - a BB gun. He is definitely his Dad's boy, loves the outdoors, always wanting to go hunting. Todd and Kris came before it got dark on Christmas Eve so there was some early present opening and a trip outside to try out the BB gun (not before BB's were spilled all over the kitchen floor though). From what I hear they have already run out of the BB's we gave him and were going to town to get the biggest box they could. Its so good when someone is so excited about something you give - don't you agree??

Christmas Eve day we spent visiting the neighbors as we all exchange homemade gifts - cookies and candy, one neighbor makes bread for all of us. All the fingerless mitts were most appreciated but one of the guys wanted to know where his were? I said next year I'll knit for the guys. I think I've got my work cut out for me.
Hope you have all enjoyed this week between the holidays and I'm wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.
I'll be back next year!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Enjoying the days...

These last fews weeks I have been -- taking lots of walks through the snow and the woods...
making chocolate covered pretzels... (Notice the neat quilt talbe topper - that was my Christmas gift from Sara and her family. I am so enjoying it.)

walking through the snow covered fields...

knitting fingerless mitts for my neighbors (just one more pair to finish)...

decorating the tree.. (Just a little one this year - so much easier)

baking Tom's favorite cookies... (which will probably be gone tonight)

and hoping to get some of this in...

From my family to yours - Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

I know - its December. I just couldn't let all the pictures that I took on Thanksgiving go to waste and not post them. Monday and Tuesday were those nightmare type days at work. In a nut shell - our boss went on vacation, quit, forgot to tell us that there were new changes to the system and if you did not upload a different program you would get "No work available," forgot to send out the instructions, lots of other things she forgot to mention before she left for her new job - or maybe just decided not to tell us. Starting last week Friday there was No Work Available every time you logged in. This went on until Tuesday when someone figured out that 100 people from our group were not typing and there was work. Then it was a mad scramble to get things downloaded - which were not working an finally by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday I was back to work. Things seem to be getting back to normal but I did see that even yesterday some people were still not working.

Our Thanksgiving was a really great day though - a memorable one.
There was crafting of these cut gingerbread dolls. Todd's Mom brought this with her and while the guys watched football the making of these went on.
There was a lot of sampling the frosting and candy - have to make sure it tastes good before you put it permanently on that cookie.

Lots of eating.

People riding 4 wheelers (Matt and Ashley)

Lots of snacking before dinner was ready, and--

A nice long walk for me and Marley at the park. As you can see it was a gorgeous day, sunny and actually not very cold.
Today is a different story though - nice and sunny but not even 30 yet. Marley and I are off for a walk - if we can get across the creek with all the rain we have had. We are taking an alternate route today to get to the back fields. Hopefully she won't need a bath when we get back.
I will be back this weekend. I have lots of finished things to show you. I tried to take a picture of the vest that Kris made me but wasn't having much luck getting the perfect picture. This vest is way to nice for a crappy picture.
See you later........