Monday, December 20, 2010

My Christmas Tree

My tree has been up for a while- I just keep forgetting to post a picture!

This is a new tree.  For a couple of years I have wanted a shorter, slimmer, pre-lit tree.  We finally got one this year.


I really like it a lot! (By the way, the picture is crooked-not the tree!)

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…


Ruthie waiting patiently for Christmas.


Time to Make the Cookies!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Buddy’s Snow Day

Buddy LOVES the snow! He would stay out all day if we let him.    



And then there is pitiful Buddy:


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 4 of Captivity

It is still snowing with no end in site.  This is what I have done so far today:

Turkey soup Italian style (with tiny meatballs-homemade)


A loaf of bread (a little brown; my first try with the kitchen-aid mixer)


Cinnamon buns


I have also taken a walk with the dog AND played outside with him.

And when Days of Our Lives is over (my little guilty pleasure) I am going upstairs to work in my sewing room.  It needs a good cleaning and I have been putting it off.  

What do YOU do in the snow?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

75 Hours and Counting

This morning the Today Show reported that it had been snowing continuously in Central New York (Syracuse) for 73 hours.  Well that was 2 and 1/2 hours ago and it is still snowing!  Here are some pictures from my front door:DSC01871

My husband plowing our driveway….


…and the neighbor’s driveway next door.


No-this is not upside down-this is the overhang on my front door!


Keep warm everyone!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pictures, Pictures

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone and now the Christmas countdown is on.

Adrienne and Joe came home for Thanksgiving and I cannot believe how big Leonard has gotten!  We tried very hard to get some good pictures of the boys but as you can see, that proved impossible! But we had a great time and Michael, Dylan, and Leonard enjoyed their cousin time.

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Katie has a friend whose husband is a professional photographer so on Black Friday, rather than shop, the girls had some family pictures taken.

Rather than get prints made, the photographer uploaded all the pictures to Shutterfly.  This will be perfect for the girls-and me.  Each  of us can pick out the pictures we like and order just what we need.  We can crop and adjust the pictures to our liking also.  Adrienne is just ordering prints to send with her cards but Katie and I usually get the picture Christmas cards.(Katie has also ordered invitations to the boys’ birthday parties and she even made a book with Michael’s school work and report cards! Michael loves looking through his book-and so do I!)  There are a couple of pictures of the girls that I would like  to have and the pictures with the whole family are great-it is hard to get us all together!  I also like Shutterfly because I can send the link to the pictures to other family and friends.  I just know that everyone wants to see pictures of my grandsons! Plus,once you register with Shutterfly, they let you know about all of their specials-free shipping, special sales, etc.  All in all it is a neat little site.

Also-enjoy this picture of Buddy.  Lauren had just left to go home.  Oh how he loves her!