Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I hope your day was filled with friends, family, laughter and love.

Merry Christmas to one and all!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Last week after the snow, I came home and found this in our backyard. Every big snowfall, you can bet there will be a new snow angel. It seems to be something that Coleen just loves to do.

Last Sunday we went and got our tree. We don't go far, just to our backyard! There's a group of pines planted by our fence that were planted too close together - so we are harvesting a few to give the others more room. We spent the evening decorating the tree and listening to Christmas carols.

It was so nice to have the tree up! Coleen was home Tuesday and so I spent the day getting Christmas packages ready. The tree lit up, the crinkle of paper, Christmas music in the background and outside it was snowing. Just the sort of thing to put you in the Christmas mood.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

New Hobbies

Last winter we became a little stir crazy in the long Wisconsin winter- so how do you combat that?

Find some way to get outdoors! We are all learning to cross country ski. We have enough snow now to do some practicing and went out in the woods for a couple of hours. It will be quite fun once we get the hang of it! Both Coleen and I have never been on skis before so there is a bit of a learning curve, but even after only a couple of times out, we are feeling much more confident - at least on the groomed trails.

I'm looking forward to more snow!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Pay It Forward

Gwen over at after the dress seems to be good at finding fun games all over blogland.

I managed to be one of the first three to post for Pay It Forward. I love the idea of giving crafty things to cyber-friends so here is your opportunity to in the next year receive something from me. The first three commenters on this post will get a handmade gift. The only catch is that you have to make the same offer to three people on your own blog - that way you pay it forward.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

William's Shirt is finished

I finished William's shirt before Thanksgiving and he was able to wear it to the festivities.

We had a delightful visit and lots of delicious food. Will post soon about the trip.