Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Three of the kids stopped by on Christmas morning. Grandma & Grandpa were also here. In spite of having no power we had coffee and a big breakfast just like we always do. I guess the kids could smell the food just like they always do! And they had to see if Santa filled their stockings like he always does!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
At about 8 last night in the middle of Christmas Eve festivities and with a house full of family the power went off. Did someone say "Murphy's Law"? (see yesterday's post) Fortunately for us we have a generator and it actually had enough gas in it to run the lights long enough for everyone to pack up kids and gifts and food and everything else and head for their own homes! Unfortunately it is now late Christmas afternoon and we still have no power. So much for DTE's promise last night that power would be restored in about 5 hours. Oh well...at least our party wasn't today! Haha to you Murphy's Law!!
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008
"Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way."
Saturday, December 20, 2008
On Thursday night we had Olivia over. After dinner she went with Uncle Nick (!) and Aunt Chelsea and baby Maggie to see Santa at 12 Oaks. Both girls bravely sat in his lap and smiled for this picture. I guess Olivia has already visited Santa and Maggie probably had no idea who was holding her. Oh well, we'll haul this picture out every year and reminisce about when they were little. Cool looking Santa huh?
Here are two of my friends meeting Maggie for the first time last week! She was extra cute too, talking to them and smiling and being precious! Shirley is holding her in the top picture and Carol has her in the bottom pic. I think Maggie has plenty of people to spoil her, don't you?!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Okay since I don't know how to caption the photos I will take them from top left and just go down the page.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Murphy found a discarded flip flop and we tossed it around for her. She actually went into the water after it! BRRR! (No, she wasn't wearing her sweet coat.)
Monday, December 1, 2008
This contraption is something Tom rigged up a number of years ago so that we could have water during the winter. It only partway does what you'd expect. For example it does allow you to flush the toilet. And....well I guess that's it. Which is still better than lugging buckets of lake water up the hill! This thing is powered by our boat battery so every time you flush the battery runs the pump motor and people in the next county will know that you've just used the toilet. We have to use bottled water for drinking, coffee, brushing teeth, etc. If you're wondering about bathing - my answer is hahahaha! So after three days I was really ready to be home if only just to take a long hot shower.
So you KNOW I wasn't happy to slippy slide home Sunday afternoon in heavy slow traffic. Worried that if we crashed the EMS and hospital personnel would think that we had terrible hygiene! Do you know how hard it is to wash your hands in a coffee mug??? And gross!!
Anyways, we had a great time. We were extra grateful to make it home alive. And it's been a long time since a shower felt sooo good! By the way, the weather was beautiful on Saturday - I'll try and post photos from then later!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
This next photo is the first we have of all seven grandbabies. You've no idea how difficult it is to get seven kids all posed and looking in approximately the same direction! This was the best we could do! Next time we'll take them to Penneys.
Monday, November 24, 2008
This is Maggie sucking her thumb. The other picture is her daddy Nicholas sucking his thumb. They are both about two months old in these photos. That seems to be the age for finding your thumb! It was inevitable that she would be a thumb sucker, I guess, since both daddy and mommy sucked their thumbs.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME??????
At this point I ask you - what choice did I have? I unloaded 4 bags of stuff from my cart onto the cashier stand and walked out of that store!
Monday, November 10, 2008
This tree lives in my front yard. It is small and misshapen and looks completely ordinary all year. No - it is less than ordinary. It is scrawny and it's branches hang over the walkway. And every spring Tom tries to convince me that it needs to go. And every spring I inform him that the tree stays. Here is the reason why - because for a few short days every fall this tree turns brilliantly red. It practically glows. Come on! Isn't that reason enough to keep it??