Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
From left to right, here is Joyce, Matt's wife, then Ashley who works in the office, but is leaving us, boohoo and Keytra.
And then there is Mallory, one of the sweetest kids I've ever met and a hard worker too. She currently is beating the socks off of Josh in sales and we love teasing him about it. She is such a beautiful girl inside and out and totally doesn't know she's as beautiful as she is.
And what party would be complete without a wonderful table filled with yummy treats, and this isn't all there was, just all that was out at the moment. Good food, wine, etc and just a really fun time was had by all. Joyce and Matt out did themselves for us and it was one of the best Christmas parties I've ever attended.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Then I made a huge batch of Buckeyes. You use a tooth pick to dip them into the chocolate, that is part of the "look" for the buckeye - a peanut butter confection, and they are delicious, and CR loves peanut butter, so they are especially for him.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Yep, indications are it's going to get colder than it already is and we are going to get a few more inches of snow. In fact tonight it's going be a balmy -10 with the wind chill factor. At least we know how to navigate in it, those poor folks in Seattle are getting as much if not more and they don't do well driving in this at all. Today is a BUSY Saturday, I'm doing all my baking that I haven't had time to get to (I've been to lazy to do) so I just finished 2 batches of Oatmeal Carmelettes - my go to recipe at this time of year and they never fail to be enjoyed by all. I'm also making buckeyes and some mini cheese cakes to try out my new pan especially for making them. Tomorrow I'll treat you all to pictures and a recipe, but for today, my favorite movie is White Christmas and with the snows coming, well it only seems fitting that Bing entertain us with my favorite Christmas song.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wow, did you see that car just spin out, they really need to slow down and learn to play in the snow!!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Looking out and across the street. Roads are a mess, perhaps tomorrow I should just put on ice skates to get to work, oy vey!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I started with pictures of Maddie when she was 8 weeks old and the top picture is of her the day we brought her home.
The last pages are of Maddie at the Ocean. She's 5 months old in these pictures, however she is really almost 6 months old and has a spay appointment on December 19th. After her having parvo and being at the vets for 7 days, just 5 days after we adopted her, I really have trepidations about getting her spayed. She's been through so much, but I know she'll be fine and I don't want my baby having babies!!
So this is my totally cool DOG scrap book, that my totally cool and talented friend Liz did for me. Had to show it off cuz I just think it's the bomb and something we'll treasure.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Well then we put the lovely, and fake tree up. For 5 days I had to wait for 13+ pounds of cat to stop trying to climb the tree. Amazingly enough, he didn't bring it down, but boy he bent some of those fake limbs pretty good.
Here are a couple of the Santa's from my Santa collection on top of the dog themed Christmas fabric I found last year and made a quilted table topper out of.Here is the bulk of my Santa collection. This collection is very special to me as it was my Grandma's and she passed it on to me when I started hosting Christmas at my house. She's been gone for far to many Christmases, but putting these out make me feel like she's here in spirit. Below the Santa's is my non-traditional nativity - those are Bear Foot's figurines, yep bears portraying the nativity. No, guess I'm not normal and I'm okay with that.A couple of my Jim Shore Angels. I love his work, especially the angels and I have many. I really enjoy them.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Nothing better than Haystack rock on a beautiful day!!