Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Obama's secret service/policemen parked in our drive-way on Christmas Eve. He is vacationing in the neighborhood across the street from us. So on his arrival they had our street shut down, the canal armed with coast guard boats, our neighbors yard the press zone and the beach was blocked off on the end they are staying at. Couldn't he find a more secluded place to stay so it doesn't ruin our Christmas with chaos? Oh, did I just say that out loud?The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...oh wait, we don't have a chimney, but our TV armoire does very nicely. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
My counter and table looked like this all afternoon.
before and afterAll wrapped up and ready to go...all it needs is flaming sugar cubes.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
...or if you live in a warm tropical climate that never gets colder than 70 degrees...let the fake tree spew forth bubbles. But don't tell the kids. They still think it's the greatest thing to run through the falling "snow"...although it doesn't taste nearly as good if you try to catch a "flake" in your mouth.Ansley was a bit overwhelmed with all of that wet white stuff falling from the sky all around her.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Our small group is sending out these particular boxes that are going out to our friends that are deployed this holiday season. I am so grateful for the men and women that sacrifice so much (especially to be away from family during the holidays) to protect our country...protecting men, women and children they do not even know. So thank you to all the military...for your bravery, your commitment and your sacrifices.
Monday, December 14, 2009
When I was reading the synopsis on the back of the book and it mentioned Pepin's mother whose name was Bertha au gran pie or "Big-Foot Bertha", Ethan then broke out into big giggles. Glad he was at least listening to what I was reading...but you know all he will remember about Pepin is the "Big-Foot Bertha" part.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
This week is going to be dedicated to preparing for the middle/high school's Madrigal dinner on Friday. When I said I would help with altering the medieval dresses, I forgot that altering or sewing clothes, for that matter, is not my forte. Let's just say it's getting done but it isn't professional. Off to sewing I go.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
We made our own compass for Science.
Supplies: yogurt lid, water, sewing needle, magnet, permanent marker and a cork
Directions: magnetize your needle by rubbing a magnet on it in the same direction a few times, put the needle through a small piece of cork, write N, S, E, W on each side of the inside of the yogurt lid, fill with water and float the needle on it.
Result: it will always point north...no matter how many times you pick it up and turn it around the other way.