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Monday, December 21, 2009

Did You Know...

Did you know that grocery bags are an excellent emergency clothing source? I didn't either until my kiddos discovered it for me. Of course an adult would need a jumbo sized bag.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Giant Noodles

We had stuffed shells for dinner the other night and Ben had a lot of fun with one of the noodles that was broken and unstuffable. He was so focused on the noodle and getting its placement just right that this is not a glamour shot.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


December 5th we were driving and saw an otter in Gillette Pond. I have never seen an otter in the wild so it was quite a privilege. I realize the photo isn't great, but still, that little bump does indeed document that we saw an otter.

Monday, December 14, 2009

For Posterity

Sophie lost another tooth. Here is her toothless grin recorded for posterity!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pot Pies

On December 1st I thought I would make everyone feel special by making pot pies.

I remember when I was younger my dad came home with a bunch of mini pot pies and it just made me feel special and individual..."this pot pie is all mine." they are

As I said on Facebook...Nothing says I love you like personalized,individualized, chicken pot pies!

Friday, December 11, 2009

I am not sure if any of you remember, but when I first started knitting I would inadvertently make a lace stitch in every project. I never meant or tried to, but somehow they always made it in there anyway.

Well now I am at a skill level that I can actually make a lace stitch when I want to...according to pattern.

Here is my very first mitten. Apparently some day I will be a great cable knitter, because I made a great cable stitch (actually a whole row of them) in the thumb.

Someday this will be a great skill to have, but for now it doesn't make for a very comfortable mitten.
I guess I am just a woman ahead of her time.

Monday, December 07, 2009

I'll Slip You Some in Your Pie

If you find an unusual white substance in your pie, don't worry it is just crushed ginger Altoids because I ran out of ginger while making the pie.

And for the record, between no ginger and forgetting the it was not a success.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Splash Time

We had some crazy plans to stay in a hotel with a pool during Thanksgiving Break, but we just had so much going on and that plan would have taken two whole days.

So instead we took the kids to IROC in Newport. They have a kiddie pool with lots of toys and fountain things. They also had a lap pool for Aaron and I. And the best thing...the therapy pool. It was like a giant warm bath.

There will not be any photos of Aaron and I at the pool, but the kids were willing subjects.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A Visit From a Good Friend

November 24th our good friend Lois Nichols came to visit our home. She used to live in Vermont and we would bring the missionaries to her home once a month, and she would feed us delicious meals. We grew to love her dearly and miss her immensely! It was so nice to have her here!