December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

The boys made it to midnight and had fun with poppers to ring in the new year. Hope you all have a great 2010!

The boys were getting tired with about 15 minutes to go

Fun with poppers
The pose we have had for the past 10 years, initially by accident but now planned

December 29, 2009

Christmas Festivities

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were spent with various family members and friends. The younger people acted out the nativity and the boys made very good shepherds. After hosting Christmas Eve, Christmas breakfast, and Christmas dinner I am happy to say that I have not made any food since Christmas Day. Maybe tomorrow I will bake some wheat bread. I have unpacked and washed my new wheat grinder so I am ready to grind some fresh wheat.

The boys as shepherds
Cousins and friends helped complete the nativity

The boys in their matching Christmas jammies enjoying some of their new presents

December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

It has been a busy week! Since I am tired and ready for bed I will just post a few pictures from the past week.
The boys played with these boxes for hours and hours

Food table for my annual Christmas Open House. I thought I was cutting back this year but it doesn't look like I really did

The boys reading stories with Grandma and Grandpa snuggled in their new Christmas blankets made by Grandma

Snowshoeing for the first time during a light snow storm

We caught the most amazing snowflakes while we were snowshoeing. This one is on my glove

December 13, 2009

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful...

We have had a couple of big snow storms the last few days. The most recent left us with wet, heavy snow that was perfect for making snowmen. Unfortunately, the rain that came today erased the great sledding hill that the snowplow had made earlier in the week. But I'm sure there will be many more sledding hills to come in the next months.

Boy #2 loves his Santa hat and the snowman we made

Boy #2 and the friends who helped make the snowman

A new favorite game is jumping off an enormous snowball

December 7, 2009

Letters to Santa

Letter of Boy #1
Letter of Boy #2