Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas pictures...

Christmas decoration made years ago by my crafty sister-in-law. 
I always hang it in the back porch entry where everyone can see it!

It's a tough life to be 2 1/2 months old!

"Grandma great" with baby M....checking out the Christmas tree.

Momma... I LOVE my new teddy bear... and it is even
better that it plays music and talks to me!

A very large horned owl spent Christmas eve morning
in one of our birch trees!


Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas lovin's

Has been GREAT having kids and grandkids here for Christmas.... Just think, last Christmas one daughter was pregnant, and this Christmas we have two sweet, sweet granddaughters to snuggle!  Lucky lucky us!

The house is quiet burb cloths or flannel blankies on the back of the couch.... no toys repeating the same silly song again and again. No babies to hug or trade high fives with..... No dogs early morning baby hand-off so mama can get some more sleep.  bummer!!  

I need to look at January's calendar and figure out when we can make the trip over to see kids again :)

I am blessed!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A frosty few days...

 We have had cold, frosty weather for a while. Almost no difference between day and night temps!


Christmas lights are even prettier with the white frost magnifying the light!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The tree goes up....

Pretty sad looking bare trunk....

Partway there..

Tree is finished and the skirt is in place.

Little lights all over!

Love it!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas past.. Christmas future

Here are the felt Christmas stockings that my mom made (Dan, Melinda, Meghan, Erin) and the ones I made. (Mark, Nick, Makenna, Ada)  Sad to think of the family milestones my mom was not with us to celebrate.

My stocking is over 60 years old; Dan's was made in 1979, the year we got married.

I used trees and a campfire for Nick's, partly because they went backpacking on their first date, and they still camp and hike as often as they can. 
Ada's tree - decorated for Christmas - kind of matches her dad's.

Mark loves to snowboard, so the mittens and snowflakes seemed appropriate on his.  Makenna has a snowflake like her dad, and glittery Christmas ornaments.

Getting ready for Christmas!

Yesterday we went to the first of hopefully a number of Christmas-themed gatherings.  Spent the day with my hubby's side of the family, at a lodge on the way to Snoqualmie Pass.  Always lots of little kids, and always lots of noise and commotion.  This year one of my two grandbabies was there... albeit too little to participate much in the commotion. 

Ate too much, and enjoyed watching the little kids - my MIL's great grandkids - open gifts.  She always finds a fun gift that the kids immediately start playing with.

Our Christmas lights are on outside. I put them up in the snow two weeks ago... and of course now the snow is gone and it is much warmer.  Oh well... I was glad to get them up to enjoy!  Tree is ready to assemble.... hope to get it up and lights on it tonight.

Here is a project I finished up recently... Warren-family stockings for the two new granddaughters.  YAY!!
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