Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas time... Time for gingerbread houses...

The boys disappeared before it was finished, but of course the girls didn't mind. :) They ate leftover sugar and candy until they were bouncing off the walls.

Time for Christmas stories...

I love this book- have always liked books with animals as the characters.

And gifts start to show up under the tree...

Antoine made this 'card' for me and put it with the gifts...

Making snowflake cards for cousins...

And Christmas programs... Kalei's first one at school...

Victoria couldn't stop smiling and choking herself with her braids. :)

And Cameron was a father who went off to war and never returned.

This little guy  would turn around and stare at me almost every time he heard the camera. Then he would just grin and grin!

And of coarse, there's cookie baking, candy making, menu planning. For today though, I want to focus on Antoine's birthday. Need to bake and decorate a cake (cringe!) and wrap his birthday present. But oh joy, I don't have to make supper- we're going out for that! Then having cake and ice cream here. :)

Off to the races...


Monday, December 7, 2009


This weeks theme is 'Sweet Dreams'. This picture has been posted before, but not for the contest. It's my dad, a hardworking farmer, on a typical Sunday afternoon. :) Go to for more sweet dreams photos!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

                                                              It was a beautiful snowy day yesterday. Quiet and windstill.

Transforming this place into a wonderland.

The kids wanted to go outside and build a snowman so I bundled them up. That can still be a lengthy process- their time outside usually lasts about as long as the bundling up. :) They finally got outside and then forgot about the snowman.

Why is it so fun to taste the snow? To catch it on your tongue? I don't know, but I must admit I still do it too.

Even the animals seemed to be having a good time. :)

Cameron missed out becuase he was at basketball practice. But I was right, it didn't last long and they were soon back inside asking for hot chocolate with snowman marshmallows.

The snow was also perfect for putting me in the mood for decorating the tree.

Here we are. :)

Hope you're enjoying the season!