Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
- The smell of wood burning in fireplaces
- Fires in fireplaces
- Big bowls of homemade soup (or chili and mashed potatoes) served with a pan of hot cornbread and lots of butter
- Coming home and putting on a pair of sweat pants, so comfy!
- Long winter nights to read or sew
Saturday, December 25, 2010
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
A+ Digging holes (many holes in different locations, earned extra credit)
A+ Crawling under fence (through small hole, earned extra credit)
A+ Meeting new neighbors (on several occassions, earned extra credit)
A- Spending day confined in kitchen (one puddle in floor, lost points)
A+ Unwrapping nicely wrapped presents while "mama" was outside for a few minutes (wagging tails when discovered, earned extra credit)
D Obeying simple commands ("come" is not recognized and "sit" is only attempted when a treat is being offered)
A+ Eating ornaments from tree (ate one that was 30 years old, earned extra credit)
A+ Sleeping in "mama's" lap, snuggling on the sofa
A+ Removal of grass from back yard
Recommendation for next semester: Intensive training in obeying commands and listening to instructions while still at the formative stage. Will need to have a retaining wall built along the side fence as the art of escaping has been perfected and is not needed anymore. No action is needed as far as Christmas presents and ornaments are concerned as they will soon be put away. Should continue to wag tails and snuggle as much as they want. Overall they have been successful in being little loveable rascals.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
2. Trips to the pumpkin patch to select the pumpkins for the grouping
3. Cool crisp mornings that turn into pleasant, big blue sky days that melt into chilly nights
4. Pulling out a favorite jacket or sweater for the first time and remembering how much I like to wear it
5. Football, any kind, any team
6. Thanksgiving, planning for it, preparing for it, enjoying it
Saturday, November 6, 2010
|Jaydon created this Lego football player using a picture from his Lego magazine. Then he posed for the picture just like the Lego player. Very creative I thought!|
Sunday, October 31, 2010
|. First you go to a pumpkin patch and pose for pictures (to keep your Gammy happy, of course).|
|Then you look and look and look until you find the PERFECT pumpkin.|
You take your pumpkin home, cut it open and scrape out the insides (yucky, yucky).
And put it on your porch just before dark. Light the candle and wait for the fun to begin!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
|I'm not sure about the expression on Jaydon's face, but it made me laugh. He had had his face painted but in the heat it smeared so it adds to the comic look. And Cameron, what can I say except that he is cute, cute, cute and I got a big hug from him!|
Monday, October 18, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
There was a song (in the '70's) called Master Designer. I can't remember what musical it was from but it doesn't matter. I loved the lyrircs:
Cotton candy clouds, so fluffy and white,
Who put you there in a sky of deep blue?
Or do you just happen to float along,
Pretty and white in a sky so blue, so blue, sky so blue?
Tall mountain, deep valley, fast river, cool stream,
Show grandeur and majesty in some grand scheme
All of these wonders that we behold,
Are only a part – it cannot be told, be told, cannot be told.
Master Designer, Whoever You are,
All of this beauty both near and afar
Can’t just have happened, the odds are too great,
There must be a plan, we’re not left to fate, to fate, not left to fate.
All of this beauty is far too convincing
Master Designer, Your word must be true,
Of all Your creations man is the dearest
Help me to simply believe now in You, in you,
Believe in You.
(Thanks to the internet for helping me remember all the lyrics and the composer, Kurt Kaiser.)
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
|Jaydon and Stephanie pick out the perfect pumpkin on Jaydon's first visit to the Pumpkin Patch|
|Cameron's first visit to the Pumpkin Patch was last year. He's going to really love it this year.|
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
|Got one of them to look at me!|
|The boys shared a table during our evening meal. Cameron is such a big boy now, he did really good sitting in the chair. And Jaydon was told that he needed to be a good example of good manners!|
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Sawyer, Blossom & Baylee
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Baylee was born April 16, 2010 so she is not quite 4 months old and weighs 7 pounds. She is very quiet and sweet and likes to be held. She is settling in very well with Sawyer and Blossom. I got her through the same kennel as Sawyer and Blossom, but she was actually born and bred in another kennel. She will have limited registration with the American Kennel Club. More pictures to come!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
This is the picture I'm embroidering and the fabric behind it is the strips I sewed together for the fabric to make the outside of the bag. The little picture is actually sewn onto an outside pocket of the bag!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I will sing a new song unto thee, O God, upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. Psalm 144:9
Sunday, July 18, 2010
This is an actual train depot and there was a steam locomotive and a private rail car you could walk through. I had to think of my father and how he would have loved this exhibit as it was authentic!
We returned to the Lodge just in time for another rain shower so I didn't get to do the hike to the family chapel and any more exploring at the Trapp Family Lodge. But I enjoyed sitting in an Adirondack chair on the balcony outside my room and watching the rain! Again we enjoyed an excellent meal in their restaurant.
The next morning we said good bye to the Lodge and headed to the Vermont Quilt Festival. It was wonderful, like a mini Houston Quilt Festival. I really enjoyed looking at all the quilts and did some shopping. At 1:30 p.m. we were back on the bus and made a brief stop at Quechee Gorge and then we were on to Woodstock Vermont. I spent most of the hour we were there in the post office shipping 3 (yes 3) large flat rate boxes home with all the treasures I had purchased, just a note here in my defense that most of the other people on the tour were shipping home several boxes, too! I managed to snap a few pictures and eat a cup of ice cream before it was bus load time again.Quechee Gorge, and yes, Chicken Little walked out on the bridge and made this picture.
A hotel in Woodstock (would love to stay here someday!)
A two hour ride brought us to our final hotel in Nashua New Hampshire. This evening we had our farewell dinner and a show and tell time (as if we hadn't been doing show and tell all week!).