Friday, December 31, 2010

Ticket to Ride

Rounding out the year with new games to enjoy! Great present!

Chugga, chugga,

choo, choo!

Each player has train pieces, and collects cards (ie, orange, purple) to build tracks to different cities around the board.
We love games, so if you read this and live close by, call me and we'll play!
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

House a Fire?

I was feeling very festive and after getting some kind of lights in all 3 front windows thought, ooo! I could go outside and take a picture.

So I did.

Didn't bother to really look at it until after the holiday season so missed the opportunity for retakes.

Kind of looks like our house is on fire, right?

The flames in the picture window are leaping toward the ceiling, the middle window is engulfed in flames, and through this angle it looks like the higher up window has light from the encroaching fire.

Good thing it was just Christmas lights, a bad camera setting, and a nit wit photographer!
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

As I raved about here, my new to me bread machine is wonderful! I've made cinnamon roll dough numerous times and they are so delicious!

I've used a couple but Crystal's from is amazing! Just watch out if you let the dough over rise and flow freely into the bread maker. MESSY!
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However, making a batch..or two a week has to stop! Delicious, yes. Healthy, no.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Baby of Cuteness

While visiting Baby up in the chilly north I took lots of pictures with his mom's camera. None with mine. oops!

His holiday ornament is the 2010 baby boy ornament. I love Christmas ornaments. My sister and I both have our baby ornaments. She has a super cool baby buggy, and I have an etched glass toy box. I always thought hers was so superior!
Then I googled Hallmark baby ornaments. That was the ornament for the year she was born, and the toy box for mine. No one was loved more, Hallmark just had an off year (in my opinion) my year. I do appreciate my ornament more knowing it was probably the one to choose from.
I already miss holding baby.
Baby's mom, if you are reading this. Congratulations. You made a temporary escape from the constraints of Mommyhood. And I love you. And I want pictures.
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Baby Mobile

It works. I like it. I now know how to make the next one better.
The beads add some light catching fun, but sure did throw a wrench in the weight distribution factor!

I had first hand evidence that baby eyes did look at it and seemed interested.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


We didn't do much for advent this year, and we haven't really had a calendar for it ever as far as I can recall.

I guess chocolate every day isn't a great way to start the day. Not that I don't occasionally try. (referencing one particularly bad December morning where I had a ice cream drum stick for breakfast on my way out the door! The shame!)

This might be a simple one that is fun.
The crafter in me likes it because it is magnetic so if I was feeling really crafty I could make 24 more magnets in a different theme for another year.

If I had time. And craftyness.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Her Baby Boy!

My sister had a new baby boy!

Talk about a distracting day, I was lost in the middle of dozens of sentences today just thinking about how amazing this is!