Friday, December 30, 2005

The Best Gift of All

We were all gathered together on Christmas Eve, sitting in our usual spots at Grandma's condo. The doorbell rang at 10pm. Who could it be? We were all there. Must be someone at the wrong address. One of the boys answered the door, thinking to give directions to a stranger, when in walks our Texas bunch! They had planned this for weeks and kept it so quiet that we were all surprised! It's been many years since they were with us on Christmas so it was one of the best gifts for everyone. Now - if only we could find a spot at Grandma's condo to photograph TEN GROWN cousins! They are getting too big to cram on the stairs!!!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Herself's Special Gift

Today I gave away two glass shamrocks that have hung on my Irish tree to my favorite little leprechauns. They proudly carried them home like they had a pot of gold.
I think I'm the one who found the end of the rainbow.
Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Hot Diggity Dog

No school and both girls working left me with my two pals today and a lot of last minute errands. Traffic was a nightmare, shopper's were frantic, everything was at the other end of town. I needed a Prozac the size of a golf ball. Instead I decided to pull into Lion's Choice, throw open the tailgate (taking advantage of the near 60 degree weather) and give these little guys a hot dog picnic. They had a blast! Nothing soothes the nerves like a weiner and apple juice for them and a couple of smiles and hugs for me. Who cares if we looked like hillbillies?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Keebler's Elves

In case you ever wondered where those beautiful cookies came from here are the little baking elves hard at work.

Monday, December 12, 2005

The Making of a Christmas Card

The annual Christmas Card photo usually sends my family running for cover. This year went pretty well, especially for the squirrels who LOVED the bird seed buffet the kids spilled all over the ground! I'll show you the end result after I get my cards mailed out.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Oh Christmas Tree....

I wasn't going to put a tree up this year because, well, you know, all my kids have left the nest. The boy wasn't happy about that so here is our little tree that came home to roost.

Baby it's cold outside!

Didn't you think to buy the fleece lined boots?

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Frosty was here

Got these pink boots just in time! Frosty came and left us this pretty white blanket of snow along with freezing temps!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Making his list.....

Just wanting to make sure that Santa knows they've been good, my little buddies stopped him in the midst of feeding Ruldolph to tell him so.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Birdie Buffet

What a treat it is to watch our feathered friends come by for a snack.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Animal Holiday House

It seems the boys are really getting into the holiday spirit at their campus apartment. I followed the buzz of the electric meter to find my way there last night.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Not Wicked, but Good

My nephew was outstanding at the Madrigal performance this evening - all six foot 2 inches of him. Gone is the shy little guy.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Postcards take a holiday

Postcards have been on holiday.........

Had a great time - wish you'd been there.

Now we are back. Here's an oldie until new ones are edited.