Week 52 – December 24 – 31, 2012
(Completed on 1/29/13)
This is my last weekly post of photos for my second year of blogging. I am hoping to continue this on a monthly basis with other posts in between. With this change I hope to share more of our funny stories and events with shorter posts and only one monthly overview of what is happening at our house.
We spent the weekend before Christmas in multiple places. Jack went to his mom’s with the three boys. Nola Mae and I drove to Milwaukee to visit my dad, step-mom and step-grandma and to attend a family wedding. Nola Mae and I spent 9 1/2 hours in the car and put on approximately 426 miles from Friday night to Sunday morning.
Sunday we spent with Jack’s family (Vaters during the day and Elorantas in the evening)and late that night we went to sleep at my mom’s. Monday AM we visited with my mom and after lunch we visited Jack’s grandparents in the nursing home. We were home by 6:30pm on Christmas Eve. My grand total of miles traveled from Friday night to Monday night – 525 miles!
Snowshoe hike at Helen’s.
The most handsome photo of Henry.
The older boys got a survival kit from my mom for Christmas with a flint and steel in the kit, we tried it out by the fire when we got home. I was very impressed with the spark they were able to make.
Christmas morning’s family photo. Our “always wanting to be handsome boy” insisted on wearing a tie-dye shirt. Not a battle I wanted to take on, at least most of us were coordinating. Oh wait, Jack has an orange shirt under his green sweater!
The only homemade thing I made for our boys was Henry’s cape. I saved the final sewing for after they were in bed on Christmas Eve. When will I learn not to do that?
The fabric was found at St. Vinny’s for about $2 and is reversible. I have been waiting for the perfect project for this piece of fabric. He can fly! Henry tells me he is going to wear it skiing one of these days. I will be sure to have my camera.
A favorite photo of mine (almost 9 months old).
Christmas day we went out with our snowshoes to try our sledding hill.
During Christmas break we went skiing with one of Robbie’s friends.
This week we had a beautiful snow fall. The snowflakes were huge and the details could be seen with the naked eye and my camera.
My neighbor (and dear friend) has a granddaughter (13 yrs old) fighting cancer this winter. I invited the 11-year-old sister to come to my house to sew a quilt for her sister. The timing was perfect for us to get together – Anika was visiting her grandparents and the boys were in school. We had so much fun together I am hoping to work on another sewing project with Anika. I think she already has some fabric purchased and ready.