Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hot Cocoa Swap

I just joined the Hot Cocoa Swap! Trying to get the button on my page here.
They are at
Mmmm....Hot Cocoa*
Sounds yummy, doesn't it?

Tribute to Violet

Both college kids are off to their respective states, and DH and I are left here with youngest son and dogs and cat. Our guinea pig, Violet, has been adopted by a person today whose(1 of 2) guinea pigs died and the one left was very sad. Violet will be very happy with her new friend, Margaret, and Margaret will be happy, to, to have a new BF. Violet just did not get enough attention in this house, and she will be happier with a new buddy. Sad, but happy, too! Goodbye, sweet Violet! We still love you, and since this is an open adoption, Violet's new owner has agreed to let younger son visit her and Margaret!! A happy ending, what I strive for.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you!! We had fun today! Santa came early this morning and used his snowblower on our driveway! Imagine that........ We made caramels, laughed a lot, and decorated 3 1/2 gingerbread houses! We watched "A Christmas Story" on TV tonight, and love Ralphie and Randy. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas Day tomorrow. We'll get up early to see what Santa brought this year, and I am making a special birthday cake for Jesus tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Birthday Fun

I forgot to tell you that hubby gave me a SURPRISE Birthday Party!! Here... My 2 sisters from Michigan flew in for Thanksgiving (Hubby's family was also here) and they gave me a surprise party after a long day of shopping the day after Thanksgiving! It was so awesome, very fun! Older son is a musician and wrote me a song and played it for me and framed it as well, daughter painted me a picture with colors that reminded her of me and gave me a spa gift certificate. It was so fun, I am so blessed. Above is a picture of the cake!! Wow!! Love it! I am knitting in the picture! ha ha !very cute......and below is a picture of my car after one of my neighbors came over........hmmm..... :) !!

Overall, had a wonderful time, and just loved seeing everyone!!!


Oh my! Time does fly! Had a HOUSEFUL at Thanksgiving, and loved every minute.....spent 3 days washing towels and more towels and sheets, etc.. but wouldn't trade it for the world! Today I tried out a gingerbread cookie recipe, meet these two little gingerbread people, surprised that I would take their picture, but happy!

Oh yes, I finally blocked my hubby's scarf and it is very nice!! Also finished knitting the blue scarf and red doll sweater. Red doll sweater was already sent to my mom, as she said her doll desperately needed the red sweater as part of her Christmas finery!! Finished most of the felted bags, but alas, have not started grandnieces jammies...oooo..socks are still coming....... :) :)
4 season back porch is nearly done, and is beautiful, too! Let's see, surgery went well, 50th birthday went... well I guess, I do not feel older, though. Feeling very good, as a matter of fact!!!:) ........Next week, already the big kids will be home again from their colleges, and we will have lots more fun!! This time, we will celebrate as a smaller family unit--just our immediate family! 21, 20 and 8 year old all together with us!!! YAY, so looking forward to it.
Busy time of year, hope you all have a Merry Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. I will try to post again soon!