A few pictures from Christmas. A wonderful, relaxing day. Rich and I love that Morgann's favorite gift - a pony castle was made from $6 mistint pink paint and scrap wood. Aunt Beth sent vintage tin kitchen furniture that fits perfectly. Sarah's princesses and the ponies are living the large life in the castle.
Magnetic wooden dolls to dress up
The pony castle and newest pony - Star Song (made in China, but this was Morgann's only request for a Christmas present!)
Helping Uncle Kev open up a present
Ponies, Princesses, and a kitchen too!
Fishing at the creek on Christmas day.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
My friend Marie pointed out that this toy is US made - K'nex. Her son loves these! Morgann is pretty enthralled by them as well. They build cool creations for hours on end. They come in all sorts of models and kits and are very affordable - $10 to $20 a kit.
And I believe that my dreams will come true. We recieved a fresh 10 inches of snow last night on top of our first layer from earlier in the week. Morgann skiied for the first time this season. She seems to have a bit more balance. Lo loves running, jumping, digging, and eating the snow. I love watching them and how our city seems a bit more "country" with a layer of pretty white snow. Its been snowing all morning and we are expecting about 7-12 more inches tomorrow. Snow is the best Christmas present of all, and better than American made, its God made!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Made in American canning jars. Currently awaiting to be filled with a deliciously smelling recipe in the crock pot!
Decorating a gingerbread house at the church Christmas party. Gingerbread making in North America has its origins in the traditions of the many settlers from all parts of Northern Europe who brought with them family recipes and customs. By the nineteenth century, America had been baking gingerbread for decades.
We had a wonderful evening with our friends. Lots of wonderful food, good coffee, and most importantly our friends gathering together to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Alan sings a Christmas song he wrote.
I have always like Nalgene bottles. Morgann has had a Nalgene sippy since she was a wee-one, but this is the new BPA-free version. American made.