Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

The funniest part of this day to me was when Sam woke up around 7 and asked for a bath. I said, "Sam... i think Santa may have come to visit our house... i bet there are presents under the tree." To which he replied... "Nope... i want to take a baaaaaath." So a bath he got. With bubbles and toys. We weren't in any rush! (p.s. Thom is not present in the photos as he too didn't take much care into Santa coming... he chose to sleep in!)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Photo Du Jour

My dad amazes me. He'll read this and blush, i'm sure.

For as long as i can remember, my father has had an affinity for building snowmen. Remember the Blizzard of '78? Of course you do (that is, if you were ALIVE then!). Well, there was my dad, snow practically over HIS head (he's 6'4"), with a towering snowman. Along with, of course, a shoveled out 'maze' for our boxer dog Cindy. I remember making tunnels, the snow was so high.

But i digress.

So here's Dad, today, standing next to JUST THE BODY (head forthcoming) of his latest creation out of our recent snowfall. It looks like it's about 9 feet high so far. The mound of snow in front is going to be a head in a day or two.

I can't wait for the finale. I also can't wait to see Sam's reaction. I'll be sure to capture that too, if i can.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bacon n Eggs

Have you ever seen anything AS CUTE AS THIS!? My friend Pam made these for our Christmas Cookie Swap this past Sunday. It's 2 pretzel stix ("bacon"), a glob of melted white chocolate topped with a yellow m&m ("the eggs").

Friday, December 05, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

What a great time had by all 15 of us! Since there were so many of us, we decided to have it in the basement of Shirley's church in Candor. It was open and available and all we had to do was leave it spic n span. We had a smorgasboard of food - so much so, that Ron accidentally left the potatoes and yams (which he had doctored, which were SO YUMMY! Darnit) in the oven! We had a Tom Turkey, a variety of gourmet cheeses courtesy of Hope and Sebastien. We had salads and breads and veggies and crackers and dips. Yum. Your standard "largess" fare. The company was really nice as well. It was cool that Hope and Sebastien were able to make it all the way from Vancouver, BC Canada. It was especially nice also that Ron's friend Dylan and Shirley's cousin Pat and her son Marty could come as well. Sam was able to run amok and that was kinda cool too. I hope everyone else's holiday was as happy as ours. We have much to be thankful for these days. Well - - everyday, really!