Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Same day 3:20pm

It is absolutely beautiful here. The roads are getting better and the sun came out for a little while. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the single digits.

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Darren's nurse fell in the parking lot at work this morning and broke her arm in two places. It is quite slick outside.


7:20 am

This is what I wake up to this morning.
A good 5 inches of snow and it is still coming down.

Darren is so good about blowing out the driveway before he leaves for work. The snow plows had already been through the neighborhood this morning and the end of the driveway was piled high. We would have been stuck for sure.
(Darren is dressed for work and wearing his dress shoes)

A little more realistic view of the snow.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Crazy Weather

We went from this...

to this in two days' time.

The sun has been shining for the last two days and one would never know that we had a huge snow storm last week. I thought it would snow this morning, but the sun is still out and no new snow.
Crazy, huh?
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It is great for the kids to get outside and run and play in the sun. We'll take it while we can.
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Better late than never

I finally got around to emptying out my point and shoot.
This was a fairly common sight the week before Christmas.

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Busy Fingers

While teaching Noah how to make his sister's hats, I got busy and made a couple of hats myself. I am working on a couple other hats now.
Bea is wearing one similar to one I made for myself last year.


I made this one to match my winter coat. Annabel makes a great model.
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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Darren's gift

from me. I printed these out in 8x10 and framed them for his office.



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Christmas Morning

The kids were up at 5am this morning to check out their Santa gifts and stockings. Darren sent them to bed for fighting at 5:15. So we slept in and didn't begin opening presents until 8:30 or so.
Christmas pajamasEvery year the kids make gifts for each other. This year Noah learned to crotchet the week before Christmas. I didn't think he could do it, but he got busy and finished a hat for each of his sisters. I think he did a great job and they both love their new hats.
Beret made by Noah

Bea made Noah brownies. We told him they were for carolling, so he was quite surprised to find them this morning.

Darren seems happy with our new toothbrush.
Bea is happy.

Annabel has been buying Tiger Beat lately and asked for a subscription. I remember I had a Tiger Beat subscription, but I think I was a few years older.
A Joe Jonas pillow has thrilled Annabel.

Winnie was as excited as the kids were to have a new lobster toy.
The kids were very gracious and seem very happy. -- Thank goodness!
Merry Christmas to all of you.


Christmas pajamas

on Christmas eve. This year we were smart and opened them before our annual carolling party. We came home and were able to send the kids to bed so Santa could do his job.

Annabel is happy with the pajamas, but not with us.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Carols

performed by the Hansen family are the highlight of this Christmas season.

Mike on the viola
and Vanessa on the violin, performing classic Christmas carols, beat out all other Christmas activities.
They brought me to tears and brought the beautiful message of Christmas into our home. I really hope they make our house a yearly stop each December.
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Science Museum

We have a new membership to the science museum, so we have been twice this month.
School was canceled on Monday because of wind chill. Darren wanted the house to stay clean,so we left the house and headed to the museum with friends. The house stayed clean and there was less fighting.

The bug exhibit is bright and colorful and lots of fun.

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We may spend everyday of Christmas break at the museum.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow much fun

Aren't I so clever with my titles?

Winnie loves to grab gloves and pull them off, so you always have to be prepared.
I just thought this was a cool picture of Winnie jumping and Annabel getting ready for the attack.
These two would really like to walk out on the pool cover, but they don't dare.
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sledding in our yard

The snow from our neighbor's driveway makes a nice little sledding hill. It is very tiny, but the girls love it.

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