Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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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!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 6:05 PM
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Caught up in all the Christmas Eve festivities I forgot to do my pic of the day...so 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!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 7:05 AM
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I volunteer the first and third Tuesdays of every month for Neighbors, Inc. at their "Come As You Are" program...it'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 participate...it 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!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 5:45 PM
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!)
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 5:06 PM
Saturday, December 12, 2009
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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!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 5:23 PM
Monday, December 7, 2009
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!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 6:36 PM
Saturday, December 5, 2009
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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!
Posted by Rachel Carpentier Rydel at 4:41 PM