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...