Saturday, December 31, 2011


We had to say goodbye to Grampie.
Super sad.

But we get to say,
"See you this Summer!"

We say goodbye to 2011.
And, see you soon 2012.

Happy-hopeful-super-fun-super-safe New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Final "Moment" of 2011!

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

-Amanda Soule (SouleMama)

Happy last weekend of 2011!
Can you even believe it!?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

He's 10.


Was awesome.

This kid.
Is awesome.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Double Dog Dare...

Tongue stuck to a pole.
Christmas Story style.
There wasn't too much blood.
And we didn't call the fire department. Or the cops.

Guess who turns 10 tomorrow?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Par-tay Planning Committee.

(first 3 photos taken by the almost-birthday-boy!)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011


We got the tree up!

Minna rushes down each morning to check on it.
I turn all the non-tree-lights off all the time.

White twinkly lights and a ton of inexpensive red snowflakes
are where it's at this year.

From here until after the new year,
I think I will just occasionally make some "wordless" posts.
We are readying for our very first island visitor
coming at the end of the week.
(See you soon Grampie!)
Plus all the family Christmas merry making goodness
that's going on is keeping this gal bu-sy...
in the very best way.

Have a wonderful, lovely, fun-fun-fun Holiday.

Friday, December 9, 2011

this moment. (late, but posted as if on time...)

My moment of the week.

Didn't get it up in time for Friday, but too darn good not to.
That boy played his heart out later in concert with his alto.
Him and his partner bebopped and swayed in unison.
So hilarious and adorable.
Have to remember these moments of my oldest...
on the cusp of pre-teen.

Hope he bebops forever.

Thursday, December 8, 2011



Gate-light. Very little daylight.

Coop-light. (Of course, coop-light.)

Inside, heavy-duty work light.

And dim, night-time-making light.
(In effort not to wake the sleepy girl in my bed.)

Good night.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

What's The Haps?

We have been busy out here!

How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was lovely.
Since our wonderful day of thanks...

we strung up our star-lights and pulled out the holiday books.
(It's official, the spirit has hit our house.)

We have played lots with all our friends, both human and animal.

We have chosen some COLOR for the walls of our house!
Very exciting.

Then called in the experts to handle the painting of the colors.
(Yay, COLOR! Even on the ceiling!)

And I, personally, have been stitching away in crochet and floss.

There are lots of crochet stars around here that
will be mailed all over the place shortly.

Plus, I just updated the old 365.
I have been keeping up with the stitching part,
but have a hard time with photographing
amidst these short daylight days of ours.
I will keep at it and photo/post when I can.
Only 135 to go!

Nice to see you and hope you are having a great week!

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Week Of Simple Thanks and This Moment.

Thankful this day for-

This Moment.
And every moment for the past (almost) 10 years of being their mama.

Blurry, funny Holiday card out takes that are totally "us".
Chickens being considered family.

Four people to live with that always play along with me,
and are usually really good sports about it.

So thankful.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Week Of Simple Thanks.

Thankful this day for-

Pink cheeks after the first skate of the year.
Along with the rink we have...
mountain tops,
trails and trees...
all at our fingertips.

And the sun lit it all up, all day long.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Week Of Simple Thanks.

Thankful this day for-

Awesome families that became fast friends
and open their warm homes to us.

Friends that get a good work-out
spinning and airplane-ing my kids around.
(All night. Over and over...)
Friends that scavenged the island for candy corn
to make turkeys for us.

A Happy Early Thanksgiving indeed.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Week Of Simple Thanks.

Thankful this day for-

A beautiful blanket of the white stuff.
Chicken feet,
rabbit paws
small boots,
big boots,
motorbike tracks,
and an unknown rodent...
making there mark on our little corner out here.
(Yes. Thankful even for the rodent.)

And now, being safe and warm
after battling the sometimes dangers that white stuff can bring.

Have a lovely night!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Week Of Simple Thanks.

Thankful this day for-

Pretty yarn to crochet with.
Ever improving crochet skillz.
Cute hats to make.
A dear, dear friend about to have a baby.

(This photo is in the Habit Flikr group for 11/17/11.
Didn't make the blog, but fun anyhow.)

Happy Monday!