Tag Archives: Catching up after being so lame

Quick catch-up

So I didn’t do a great job of sticking with my declaration that I would post more.  My diary has been fairly quiet lately and that is a drag for me.  We did have a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s season and are racing towards the most important of all holidays, Groundhog’s Day!

Anyhow, I took a bunch of pictures of stuff we have been up to lately…

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I love our fireplace area at Christmas…we still put out cookies for me Santa to eat

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We pretty much only do sugar cookies at Christmas…and I mostly eat them in dough form leaving few to actually make it to the oven.  The kids “decorate” them in interesting patterns.

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And by patterns, I mean globs and piles…which makes them perfect to eat!

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Best Christmas present ever!


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I buried my nephew under his new blocks.  I loved those kind of blocks when I was in school…We had a large, ride-able wooden train in kindergarten that we used to drive through great walls made from similar blocks.  Anyhow, we had a lot of fun “hulking” out from under these blocks!

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My brother mentioned that he always wanted the game Operation as a kid.  We obliged this year although it is a much different game now.  Still, they talked trash and left a watch or two inside the body…it was good fun!

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Sober…all of us, sober.  We do New Year’s with Emily’s folks.  It’s a great time and we made it clear until midnight!

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Somewhere during the holidays, we replaced two windows in our house.  All together, I think we have replaced 21 windows or something like that.  We have become old hands at it.  It made a huge difference in both warmth and sound control.  It’s always so striking to see a gaping hole in the house.

Well, we have had a busy few weeks lately including the crummy snow storm.  I have lots more pics to post soon.  I hope you are dug out wherever you are!