Saturday, December 27, 2008


We have had a lovely Christmas holiday. We've stayed up late and slept in late most days. :) We've played lots of music and listened to lots of different types of holiday music; a Merry Axmas album, traditional carols, sung and or instrumental.
We've worked on some projects. Derek and I (mostly Derek) put together a quilt. I have done a lot of baking; cookies, candy and breads.
The kids have enjoyed having their favorite plaything around to clime on, ride on and abuse on a regular basis.(Derek)
I made the kids some play dough and they have been very creative with that again.
Also, We had a very nice Christmas day. We slept in (again). The kids were very excited about opening presents and thought they were all really great. Derek got each of them some sort of game. So, over the course of the day we played each of them. I really enjoyed playing games with all of them.
We also had friends over for dinner and had an enjoyable time visiting with them and laughing at our kids together.
Derek and Molly helped put the dinner together and serve it so I never felt at all stressed about it. We made mini apple pies that turned out really cute and yummy.
All in all We have been so very blessed.
Please keep me in our prayers as I will be having surgery on my neck in a week and a half. ( I still have a cough so I am concerned a little about that.)
God bless you in 2009!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My favorite artist

The picture.
The artist at work.
The Johnsons are so artistic! Keli took a really great photo and Derek painted a great picture from it.


My fingers have been a little sore lately from the extra stretching and exercise from playing the piano. I have been so enjoying being able to play though! I had really missed it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

My instrument


After a very busy day Lars slept on the couch and could not wake up for supper.

Monsters in my house!!!!

The other night there were lots of scary monsters running and roaring all over my house!! I was rather glad they were after each other and didn't really notice me!
The three little monsters kept asking the big one to scare them again. Silly things!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

St Lucia Day

Last night before bed I read Kirsten's Surprise to the girls. It is about the Swedish celebration of St Lucia day.
This morning I made the st Lucia day bread and coffee and the girls dressed up as queens.

We also got a tree and decorated it last night.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sign spotted

This sign truly made me laugh out loud! It was posted over a little sink in a coffee shop in Vermont.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


So yeah you get the idea. A lot of acronyms happen around here. Everyday, All the time. So why, when Derek gets an Army notepad, does it say memorandum on the front? Everyone else knows that if you just write "memo" it's okay.