Jack took our annual family photos:
Aunt Carol brought us the trees behind us in the spring of 2000 (our first spring). This batch of trees never got cut for a Christmas tree because they were too big when we started having a tree.
We had good snow and great skiing early in the month. After our first night of skiing Henry wrote a note to his teacher.
We had good sledding in our field. Henry would get a running start and get some serious air before hitting the snow!
Nola Mae ran up and down the hill many times.
The best hats!
The first photo is Lavender, Vanilla & Patchouli. The second photo is Lavender & Lemon Grass with ground lemon powder.
Charlie dyed a pair of bamboo socks for his teacher. We did a test pair last month because I wanted him to have a feel for the syringe and working with the dye. He was easily frustrated with his own socks and it seemed like he hated the whole process. So I figured we would have to find a different gift for his teacher. About a week before the last day of school he asked, “When are we going to dye my teacher’s socks?” I just assumed he hated it and would never want to do it again. Charlie promised me he would have extra patience for this project. And he did while he got help from Nola Mae.
Mrs. Johnson’s socks:
The color in this photo is so off from the actual color. He used a purple and a teal color called Kingfisher Blue.
Charlie and Nola Mae messing around with a backpack:
We cut our Christmas tree from our property:
I remember planting this tree very well, even what clothes I was wearing, and the pair of gloves I had on. It was one of the first days I accomplished something significant after feeling like crap for months with morning sickness (my pregnancy with Robbie). I planted a total of 15 trees, only three trees made it this long. I tried to imagine when we would be cutting this tree down for our Christmas tree. I didn’t imagine we would have four children around this tree, 11 1/2 years later.
One of my sisters got engaged this month:
Here is some kind of Elemental Warrior equation Robbie made with some calligraphy pens that I had.
Dyeing and sewing projects (I have a post all for my December dyeing projects, click here to see them):
My friend, Michelle, gave me some curtains she had in her daughter’s room. I dyed them, because they were white!
Nola Mae and three of her cousins got pretty snow dyed skirts.
My first Maxi skirt for one of my sisters:
Two bags made of dyed fabrics:
Front of bag:
Back of bag:
Robbie and I went Christmas shopping and he had the idea that I dye the kids matching shirts.
It was my idea to do a “V” for our last name. Jack helped me with the colors.
Jack has been busy in his workshop:
A book shelf for Robbie.
A tool box for Henry.
A bench for Nola Mae.
We set up the ping-pong table for Christmas break, this could become a tradition I could get use to.
More of my favorite photos from this month: