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Friday, December 25, 2009

25Dec2009


Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

23Dec2009

We set up the Christmas village today.

These little additions from Lizzy have to be some of my favorite parts.


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

22Dec2009

Tonight I had my annual gift exchange/Christmas party with some friends.
After I started going to cyberschool, I don't really see or talk to them very much.
We'll talk on Facebook sometimes.
But only if I start the conversation.
But I had a really great gift from one person who regularly makes an effort to keep in touch.
She gave me a few bird-related items, but the best part was a simple fleece blanket.
One of those ones with two layers where you tie the knots around the edge.
She's not much of one for sewing or crafting or that sort of thing, but she wanted to make me something.
Because I always make things for her for her birthday and Christmas and whatnot.
It was one of the sweetest gifts I've ever received.


I love it dearly.

Monday, December 21, 2009

21Dec2009

Just having some fun with the Christmas tree.


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Sunday, December 20, 2009

20Dec2009

We had a few inches of snow on the ground when we woke up this morning.
Gretchen was very excited, and had lots of fun running around and eating snow.

This drain seemed pretty happy, too.


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Saturday, December 19, 2009

19Dec2009

It appears...

that a white Christmas may be on the horizon.
(Please excuse the poor photo)

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Friday, December 18, 2009

18Dec2009

I love the way the lights twinkle.
We don't have blinking lights, but every time you move, a light may become hidden from sight and another may come into view.
So they twinkle.



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Thursday, December 17, 2009

17Dec2009

We set up the Christmas tree today. =)


This year's theme is red and teal.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

16Dec2009

My mom bought this locket for me for my thirteenth birthday.
It's remained empty.
Almost 4 years now.
Until today, that is.
Molli and Gretchen are in there now.
I didn't feel like printing pictures out, so I drew them.


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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

15Dec2009

I call it "Wintergreen. [not the flavor]"


I love seeing this bit of lively green in the house every day.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

14Dec2009

Date Pinwheel Cookies.

Fresh from the oven.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

13Dec2009


Today we read How the Grinch Stole Christmas...


...and watched the birds at the feeders...


...and lit two candles at dinner.

Oh, how I do love December.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

12Dec2009

This is Fluffy.


She's been with us for nearly two years this month.
Meaning she's been with us nearly everywhere for the past two years.
Camping, shopping, you name it. Fluffy's been there.
Here she is tonight, all bundled up and ready for bed.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

11Dec2009

Many a pie...


At my church's annual Christmas program.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

10Dec2009

A very special gift came in the mail the other day.


I can't wait to give it! :D

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

09Dec2009

This morning was extremely windy--lots of little branches [and a few big ones] litter all the yards now. A few pieces fallen from the pines out front, "spruced" up (pun totally intended. ;]) with a bit of holly made a nice winter centerpiece.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

08Dec2009


The bird feeders are hung, filled, and ready for winter. Molli is pleased with my work. ;]

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Winter Morning Walk

I was taking the dog for a walk yesterday morning.
It was fairly bright out, but the sun couldn't yet be seen over the hills here in the valley.
I turned a certain corner, and stood in awe.
Maybe it was the snow.
Maybe it was the red and green cars.
Maybe it was that little red house way back in the background.
Maybe it was the curved tire lines through the snow-dusted ground.
I don't know.
But something made me love it.
So much.



(P.S. I just heard about the December Photo Project, and so will be participating in that for the remainder of the month!)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...

I was at work today when it started flurrying. Light, airy flurries that fly through the air as tiny specks.

An hour or two later, there were big, wet snowflake clusters.

I came home to this:

And this:

And this:


Friday, December 4, 2009