27 12, 2008

Sledding Fun

By |December 27th, 2008|My kids|8 Comments

I have to say upfront – I don’t have any pictures. . . I know not good blogging etiquette! Getting all 6 of us out the door in snow gear is all I’m going to say :) That and our camera is big (dslr) and could easily be hurt – which would not […]

26 12, 2008

Christmas Highlights

By |December 26th, 2008|Celebrations|9 Comments

We had a blessed day yesterday! The snow was falling all day (about 18″) and we were happy to stay indoors, cozy and warm :) Everyone had something new to hold their attention and for the most part the little ones got along. There’s usually something that everyone wants, and Owen is […]

23 12, 2008

Christmas Breakfast

By |December 23rd, 2008|recipe box swap|9 Comments

I almost forgot! In the midst of cleaning and cleaning today – I thought about this recipe a few times but have only now gotten to sit here :) Just in case you don’t have breakfast plans for Christmas morning – I want to share our favorite.Oven Baked French ToastIngredients:1 loaf of French […]

22 12, 2008

Finished Doll Quilts

By |December 22nd, 2008|finished quilt|8 Comments

I am feeling a bit disconnected! I’ve had extra people in the house, some crazy back/shoulder pain, and lots of baking still happening – it all adds up to not much time for blogging.This one is for Ella – the back is the same as the yellow binding, simple.This is for Emmalie, she’s been […]

18 12, 2008

Baking Day!

By |December 18th, 2008|Baking|9 Comments

Oh my! We’ve spent the day baking and I am wiped! Each year I gather ingredients, and make a list of cookies to bake. And work a full day getting all the goodies made! Here’s a list of what we made today:Chocolate CrinklesPeanut Butter Blossom CookiesToffee Butter CrunchCran-Crazy CookiesGinger CookiesMeringe KissesEasy FudgeI […]

16 12, 2008

Photo Challenge

By |December 16th, 2008|tag|10 Comments

Audrey has tagged me! It’s a little different than the usual meme you see all over blogland – here’s the instructions: Go to your fourth photo file.post the fourth photo.explain the photo.Pass it on to four people.I recently put all my pictures on an external hardrive. I have this knack for clogging up […]

16 12, 2008

A Little Artist

By |December 16th, 2008|My kids|4 Comments

While I was busy at the table this morning Sophia was happily drawing. She had pulled nearly every sheet of paper out of a pad she found on the shelf. Little monsters and letters. Emmalie and I agreed that the one on the right is a jellyfish, and on the left […]

15 12, 2008

Christmas Cottage – December Swap

By |December 15th, 2008|Swap Til You Drop|11 Comments

Lish was the happy recipient of this mini quilt. I must give credit to Jacquie for her inspiration! You can see the Christmas Villages she has created here and here. It was really fun to make and I’m so glad that Lish is happy to have it her home :) If […]

13 12, 2008

Mountain Snow

By |December 13th, 2008|My kids|14 Comments

It feels like winter is finally here – to stay too! I have a fresh homemade cappuccino here with me, and my Grandma’s Leaf Rolls are baking – filling the house with cinnamon-sugar aromas. My girls are watching Christmas movies after having tuckered out playing in the snow. It’s a great day!Joe […]

12 12, 2008

My Friday Evening

By |December 12th, 2008|finished project|7 Comments

Once the kids were tucked into bed, I ran to the grocery store. . . I was in need of chocolate :) It has been one of those days – and I don’t keep it on hand as much as possible. With my fix taken care of – I got to work on […]

12 12, 2008

I Am Thankful : : 9

By |December 12th, 2008|Thankful|4 Comments

for ~~ my warm home – it’s cold here.~ bloggy friends – the support and encouragement I’ve found here has been amazing! I’m even thankful for those of you I don’t know yet, I only hope I’ve inspired or blessed you while reading my blog.~ my family – even though they are far away […]

10 12, 2008

For the Dolls :)

By |December 10th, 2008|work in progress|10 Comments

I managed to get these quilted tonight. Fun and fast little doll quilts, these will be wrapped up and under the tree for our girls. Can you guess which one is for which of the girls? Ella, Emmalie and Sophia have numerous dollies, we even weeded out a few last month, they […]