Tuesday, January 27, 2015


We woke up this morning to snow. All the kids were so excited -- well, maybe not Bella and Sophia. It wasn't much and it was gone by the afternoon, but the kids had a lot of fun for a couple of hours playing in it. We don't get much snow here so every little bit is a thrill to the kids.

Sarah doesn't enjoy being outside for very long at all. She is ready to go back in within fifteen minutes. She doesn't look thrilled to be outside does she? 

After a little break, Sarah came back out and enjoyed herself for another fifteen or twenty minutes.

After playing for awhile, they came in and had hot chocolate. Bella didn't join in the outdoor fun, but she did have some marshmallows with no hot chocolate. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

One Warm Day

Last week we had a day of slightly warm weather and Bethany and Andrew were the first out the door. They couldn't wait to get outside and play. They seemed to be the only ones that really wanted to go out -- I think it was still a little cool for the others. Sarah and Caroline did eventually go out for a few minutes to ride their bikes.  I am already dreaming of warmer weather. 

Bethany is working on a fairy house -- the first thing she thinks of doing as soon as she can get out to play a little. 

I still plan on doing a two year update on Bella and Sophia. I am looking for some pictures to post of them and so I had to go back through a bunch of pics. I will try to get the post done this week. 

Maybe this is an odd ending to this post, but the other night I went up to bed and after I turned out the light and as I was getting in bed I looked out my window. I do this just about every night. This is what I saw -- my neighbor's house that is over a hundred years old. I think it was build in 1905. They actually moved the house to the lot it is on across from us -- totally took the house apart and moved it from another part of town. It is a beautiful old Victorian home, but the nicest thing is that my neighbors keep their Christmas candles and lights up for a long time after Christmas and I get to enjoy the beautifully lit up home for weeks and weeks after Christmas. Such a nice ending to my day. So, that evening I got out of bed and went and got my camera and took a picture through my window. 

Friday, January 16, 2015


I can't believe it is already January and I never got around to posting Christmas morning pictures. I had planned on posting a bunch and then time kept going by and then after awhile it seemed pointless. I no longer wanted to post Christmas pics. Now here it is January and one of my least favorite times of the year. Christmas is over, Thanksgiving gone and pumpkin carvings and apple picking over and it just seems rather dreary. 

I have been going through a few of my pictures from last year and the very few I have taken this year and did find a few I thought I would post. Then in the next few days I will hopefully do a two year update on Bella and Sophia. It has been two whole years on the 19th. Hard to believe. So I will be trying to get a few pictures together of both of them. 

One picture I ran across that I had forgotten about is one of my grandson, Liam. They were here in November for Thanksgiving and I took a few pictures of him in our backyard. This is one I like and Bill really likes it -- his favorite so he says. 

Then on the last day of  December my Granddaughter, Reagan, turned two. She had her party here at our house. She may not be smiling in the pictures, but she had a lot of fun. She will be a big sister in June. 

Then I saw this one of Bella in her princess dress -- well, maybe it is Claire's. She looked so cute that I had to post it, too. She is pouting a little as I ask her to look at the camera and let me get a picture, and that made her mad. She is a very opinionated child.

Hopefully, I will be back in a few days with an update on Bella and Sophia.