Monday, December 29, 2008

Bring on the New YEAR!!

Christmas Highlights for all of those that feel neglected due to my lack of blogging...

Snooping for presents with MY name on it....



Makings Cookies to help Santa grow his belly...



Christmas Eve Jammies and Grandmas and Nanas and Papas and Grandmas... etc




Opening stockings Christmas Morning



Loving the new presents...



Playing in the snow at Grandpa's cabin



Coming in from the snow to drink hot chocolate and warm by the fire...



Not listening with everyone tells you NOT to touch the fireplace glass... it's HOT boys! (lesson learned)



Making snow Caramels.... (for recipe click here)




Snowmobiling with Grandpa




Driving Home on the snowy, icy roads.....




I'm ready to make those New Year's resolutions.....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Do you Snooze?

as these cold winter mornings loom. with their uninviting biting necessity, i'm forced from sleep and from under the warmth of my fluffy comforter, AM talk radio lures me from dreamland as my arm reacts with bitter reflex... yes, i am a snoozer! i hit that snooze button, many times, until the absolute last possible moment that will get me to the kids' school on time. the first snooze sacrifices breakfast (for me, kids eat at school), the second says goodbye to a shower, the third snooze settles in with a sigh, "i'll just have to hurry" i tell myself... and the final wake up call hits hard! i give in and get up (when is Spring forward, anyways?). what do YOU wake up to? and how many times do you snooze? answer at the sidebar!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My favorite Christmas songs .....

Sarah Mclaughlin and Barenaked Ladies - God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman


Jack Johnson - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer


Chloe Agnew et al - Oh Holy Night


Donnie Osmond - Mary Did You Know?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sean and Emma

the turkey, the laughter, the friends, the thanks...

apologies for the delay in blogging!
My favorite holiday is that one in November....
the one that brings so much joy
the one that leads us into Christmas

Why?

lots of family
lots of friends

just fun, food and no pressure to give the perfect gift or decorate the perfect way


surrounded by chatting and laughter


surrounded by games and chaos

having fun on the farm in many many ways

being reminded as to why we love

remembering what truly makes us happy

and offering thanks for all of these many splendoured things

can i play Christmas music now?