Friday, December 26, 2008


If you haven't figured it out from the 7 or 8 different tickers on my sidebar....we are having another baby! We are due August 15, 2009, a week after our 11th anniversary!

The Box is as Good as the Present

The kids found an empty box that I had some gifts hidden in before I wrapped them. They had great fun playing with it before and after the gifts were opened!

Extended Family Christmas Gathering

We got together at my brother's house for our extended family Christmas yesterday.

The girls were glad for an opportunity to hold Julia again!

Christmas 2008

Here are some pictures of our Christmas gift opening event!

Clay Dragon

I had this Sculpey from a project where I tried to make a tatting shuttle (it didn't work!). I decided to try and make a dragon for Dan.

I forgot to take a picture of the 2 colors after I had conditioned them, but here are the 2 swirled together.

I made this little laying dragon.

I wasn't sure how to make his wings look right folded up.

I baked him for about 45 minutes.
Sarah is holding him.

Emily holding the dragon.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow Drifts

We got hit with another snowstorm Sunday with blowing and drifting snow.

Our poor bushes don't look too beautiful all smushed down with snow!
Here you can see the "moat" around the bush

The sidewalk and porch were cleaned off the night before!

This is snow hanging off the junction of the roof to the 3 season porch and the house.

Christmas Ornaments

The girls painted ornament/sun catchers for their Sunday School teachers. Unfortunately, we got a snowstorm and church was cancelled, so they'll have to give them to them next week.

Extended-Extended Family Christmas Gathering

Saturday was a gathering for my dad's side of the family.

There was food (of course!)

William helped clean up afterwards!

My dad with his two sisters, Marge and Phyllis

Sarah checking out the giant "vacuum fish".

The kids liked the new assortment of toys to play with!

William getting a Grandma hug

Will with my cousin's son, Will!

Visiting with family.


William liked the mini trampoline!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Carriage Ride 2008

It is time for the free carriage rides again.

Our horse Gus.

Dan and Sarah

Emily, William, and me