Monday, December 17, 2007


Our first snow was followed by rain and is now solid ice. Word to the wise: although it looks like good sledding out back, it is not for the faint of heart. Ben pulled 3-Gs sliding down the driveway, up the mulch pile, airborne on the back side and flew into the brush. I won't even tell you how my ride ended, let's just say she who laughs hardest, falls hardest.

Oh, and Erin, a canoe is not the same thing.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

give thanks.

Another wonderful Thanksgiving weekend was had by all. This beautiful tradition gets better every year - lots of good food, napping, bonfires, creativity, laughter, beach walks and did I mention napping? Erin and I were on duelling sewing machings making a bunch of reusable, reversable gift bags out of fabric scraps from our endless scrap drawers. Evan holds the record for longest naps amidst the chaos of our living room. He also was our in-house IT guy, once again, hooking up my web-cam so we can talk to Grandma and Grandpa with video - awesome for the kids to see them regularly and have a bedtime story from Grandma! Paul and Desi get this year's cutest couch napping picture award! Thank you, friends, for being such an important part of our family!