Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Card.. take 2

I guess the "Christmas Card" I put together doesn't open for most people. So, I guess I will just post a few of the pictures I used separately here. Sorry!

Myriah (18)

James (16)

Madison (15)

Magdalene (11)

Lawrence (8)

Engaged 2011

Kolbe (6)

Merry Christmas from our home to yours! May your Christmas be blessed with family, friends, smiles and laughter!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Card 2011

I just didn't get around to getting this put together soon enough to be able to mail it in time for Christmas. So... for this year, I am doing a "virtual" Christmas Card. I will hope to be more on top of things next year!

May your Christmas be blessed!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dog on Ice.

Not what we expected when we went for a hike on the trails by the river, but glad we found him. We waited for about 45 minutes for the first officer to arrive after I called 911, but once he notified the fire department, it didn't take too long to get him. He was able to walk out of the woods on his own with the officer on the way to the vet... tail still wagging. Happy Ending!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Happy Birthday to a my sweet girl!

We love you, sweetheart!

Thank-you, Godparents Ron and Amy, for helping us celebrate.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy Feast Day!

Today we celebrated the Feast Day of St. Nicholas, bishop and martyr.

Each year we start the feast day with a few gifts left in our stockings.

This year we all received "Santa" hats.

Even Kolbe dressed for the occasion.

After we open our stockings, we put up our tree (actually 2 trees) and decorate the house.

Mary and Joseph begin their travels to the Bethlehem...

Where the stable is currently inhabited by creatures great and small.

Near the fireplace stands our "memory tree" where hang special ornaments in memory of our family members no longer able to share in the holidays here on earth, but who remain close in our hearts.

We also have a tree to decorate our living room bay window.

Beautiful all lit up.

The view from outside looking in!