Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
The Christmas season has been lovely....busy...but lovely, lovely, lovely indeed.
The girls were excited to ge to go to Breakfast with Santa, thanks to lovely friends! It was the perfect way to start the Christmas season!
We finally had our annual Christmas tree decorating night!
Cookies and Cocoa!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
I was excited to wake up Hazel (who is more like waking up a teenager than a 4 year old) to Oatmeal! Oatmeal happens to be her most favorite thing to eat in the morning. I don't always make it because I guess boiling water and placing oats in the pan is too much work for little old me...but today was different. I just purchased some new oats and was ready to go. So I woke up Miss Hazel Rei with the exciting news!
Sadly, she was not all that happy this morning and made it known that she was pretty grouchy!
You see the thing about Hazel...she hates being woken up. When she wakes up leisurely on her own, she is fabulous and bubbly...but wake her up before she desires to and watch out.
Jade was happy though! You see the thing about Jade...she goes to bed without a tear, without whining, usually happy as can be...and regardless of when she wakes...she is just as happy.
Oh, the beautiful differences!
God Bless you sweet friends and family today!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thanksgiving was delightful. Delicious. Lovely. Warm. Cozy. Simple.
We spent a quiet day at home and a couple of friends joined us. I should first start out by saying that I am very blessed to have a husband like Joe. Well, since he is a chef and all, and Thanksgiving is all about food, we get kind of hooked up. We decided to buy a farm fresh, free-range turkey straight from a local farm, and used simple and wholesome ingredients, throw in a fabulous chef...and you have a recipe for deliciousness. This year, I helped by baking some mini apples pies in mason jars, mini pumpkin whoopie pies, and rolls. We had a fabuous Thanksgiving, and hope that everyone out there had a lovely day as well!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
It happens from time to time. When either Joe or I are taking photos, a nice person will offer to take a family shot. They usually have no idea how to work the camera, and bless their hearts...someone usually has their eyes closed or a head turned in the opposite direction. In those cases you are just happy that they offered and thank them because family photos are rare.
This Sunday we spent an immensely enjoyable afternoon at a Museum. Our kids loved it. We learned stuff. We admired some awesome art. We had a nice little bite to eat at the cafe. It was bliss. We made our way outdoors and while Joe was snapping a photo of me and the girls, this enthusiastic woman came out of nowhere and offered to take a family photo. Only this offer was a bit different than most times. She grabbed our camera and quickly began what was the most bizarre photo shoot ever. She took one of me, asked me to move my shoulders slightly to the right, lift my chin, and stand a bit farther back! She moved back, and forth, crouched to the left, moved the camera to the right then the left, moved us around so that she could ge the best light. She wanted to take one with Joe and myself, one of us with just Jade, then with Hazel, then with just Joe. It was intriguing. So here are the photos she took. My poor husband looks a bit frightened and is laughing through the fear. Yes, these things only happen to us. Bless her heart, she was eccentric, kind, and nice which is rare in most people these days!