Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Nice socks Buster!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Kids...always up to no good.

Monday, December 28, 2009


Sebastian got this 789 piece Star Wars Lego set from Santa Claus...Shelby put it together last night. Very impressive!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


It's been sort of a game since about June to scare my niece Jordan with creepy doll heads...yesterday her mother (my sister Lisa) and I did a little treasure hunting and I found this doll in a box with a bunch of really creepy heads so I bought the whole lot of them. Today while my niece was visiting her father's relatives I snuck into their house and hid two of the creepy heads in her bedroom...sorry Jordan (teehee). I know those things will end up hidden in my house...most likely tomorrow! Be on the lookout kids!

Saturday, December 26, 2009


It snowed Wednesday, it snowed Thursday, it snowed Sebastian and I made a papa snowman and a baby snowman with the heavy wet snow. Too bad all we had for the eyes were radishes!

Friday, December 25, 2009


Thank you Santa!


Caught up in all the Christmas Eve festivities I forgot to do my pic of the here's one of the hundreds of pictures I took yesterday...we've had a pretty steady snowfall since Wednesday evening so everything is clean and white. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Our new neighbors arrived today...just in time for the 14-20 inches of snow!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Ugly sweater day at work...nice...

Monday, December 21, 2009


Today was "craft day" at Sebastian's school...these are two of the seven projects he made cute!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Shelby and Buster engrossed in watching Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Shelby's finally home for Winter Break. We left all her ornaments under the tree so she could hang them when she got here.

Friday, December 18, 2009


A Letter from Santa...

Thursday, December 17, 2009


We FINALLY found a spare moment to run see Santa...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I finally found a pair of used figure skates I actually like...see you at the ice fishing house dad!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I volunteer the first and third Tuesdays of every month for Neighbors, Inc. at their "Come As You Are"'s a gathering place for adults with developmental disabilities and each Tuesday there is a different theme. Tonight was our Christmas party and I'm so glad I got to help out. The adults who attend are truly special, I'm sure it sounds really corny but I feel honored that they allow me to was a great night, spending a few hours with this bunch really puts life into perspective...they are angels! I'm looking forward to the next "come as you are" gathering!

Monday, December 14, 2009


Snow much fun!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Today was my cookie baking day. I make snowballs, triple chocolate bars, coconut marshmellow crispies, peanut butter kisses and the cranberry cheese squares are just about ready to come out of the oven. Those triple chocolate bars are to die for (and probably 600 calories each!)

Saturday, December 12, 2009


We went to Krueger's Tree Farm in Lake Elmo today and picked out the perfect Christmas tree. It's so pretty and the house smells fantastic!

Friday, December 11, 2009


We're going to bake Christmas Cookies tomorrow! Can't wait to eat them!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


It was a very cold blustery day today...morning temps hovered around -3 and the high was 6. A perfect evening to get into cozy pajamas and slippers and watch The Polar Express.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Look at those rosy cheeks and ears from playing in the snow while dad shoveled! This child is so silly!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


We have a Winter Storm Advisory here in the midwest, it started snowing around 2:00 this afternoon and is supposed to continue through the night and all day tomorrow. Sebastian is hoping for a snow day...I just hope Tom's flight from Detroit can land!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Some of my loot from out weekend in St. Charles and Geneva, Illinois.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Old time carolers in downtown Geneva (Illinois)...they had quite the historic Christmas festival over the weekend. Tom and I had a fantastic time! The house are amazing, dating back to the 1800's...I think I was more interested in looking at the architectural features of the houses than in antiquing!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Shopping in historic downtown St. Charles, Illinois. Tom and I went on a little (romantic) weekend getaway...just the two of us!

Friday, December 4, 2009


In memory of Richard Thayer, October 14, 1976 - December 2, 2009. May God bless your soul.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Oh happy day! I got my three little hangings back from Somerset Studio today...I can't wait to get Shelby's 18 Birthdays book!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Sebastian and I stayed home today...sick. We've both had colds coming on since Saturday and last night it hit us both full on, I've lost my voice (I'm sure the boys are delighted!) and we're both completely miserable. We slept most of the day in the hopes we'll feel good enough to go the work and school tomorrow. I just hope Tom and Matthew don't end up with it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Another little project I'm working on...

Monday, November 30, 2009


Buster asked me to knit him a bear out of this adorable book I bought so I started it last night...had to get out my How to Knit book a few times since it's been over a year since I last knit. I forgot how much I like to do it...maybe I'll have to try my hand at socks next!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Tom and I put up the Christmast lights today...wanted to get it done before the cold weather sets in!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


We did a little Christmas shopping and a little Christmas crafting today...I just wish we'd get some snow.

Friday, November 27, 2009


Here I the pages of Sew Somerset!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving! (picture taken by Tom)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


One little, two little, three little turkeys...getting the table settings ready for tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Aaahhh....I'll be going back to see it again tomorrow. I know, I know, total nerd but New Moon is my favorite of the four, read it twice...and I'm pleased to say I liked the movie just as much as the book. Only disappointment was it was only 2 hours long, would have really liked to see more wolf action. I can honestly say, Edward didn't even need to be in the movie AT ALL. Forget the Cullens...hello Quileutes! And...I have a total girl crush on Victoria!

Monday, November 23, 2009



Sunday, November 22, 2009


This is not what I had intended to use for my pic of the day but it gets dark here between 4:30 and 5:00 so pics never turn out good in the evening (not that mine would turn out in the bright sunlight either)...these are one of the many projects I worked on today.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Today was a "glitter jitter's" day!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Sebastian lost another tooth...the one on the opposite side is ready to come out also so the tooth fairy is going to be a regular visitor at our house.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


A little horsing around...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Me and my "big brother"...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Sebastian made a "Pilgrim Air Freshner"...smells good, that's for sure!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Tom took the boys to Game Stop...looks like they both scored a new game!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Tom and I spent all morning doing yard work...while Buster and the dogs played.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


A little football in the house...complete with helmets. Good thing I don't have a bazillion antiques sitting around!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Went antiquing in St. Paul over my lunch hour (or should I say lunch "hour and a half") and found a big bag of little plastic Christmas figures...Frosty is my favorite.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


My favorite store in Stillwater had their "annual holiday soiree" today...everything in the store was 20% off...lots of great vintage Christmas items! One of my Christmas traditions is to buy the kids a new ornament each year so when they have a home of their own they can pack up all their ornaments and hang them on their own tree (and eventually pass them along to their children)...I got this cute little owl for Shelby (I hope she doesn't follow my blog!)