Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
The first two photos are the ones we actually used for our cards.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
3. Colbie Callait - I discovered her when you could download one of her songs as the free single of the week on iTunes and then got hooked! I love her songs...and just downloaded her Christmas song called "Mistletoe".
8. Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint products - Jill got me shower scrub last year for Christmas and Chris got me some lotion. I love the scent...and it's definitely on my list again for this year.9. "Ugg" boots - I held off on these for a long, long time and finally decided to get a pair. Of course, I didn't get the real deal...I went for the inexpensive Target version...but I LOVE them! Who knew they'd be so comfy??
Monday, December 17, 2007
It was a great weekend just to stay home! We spent most of Sunday with our neighbors. We had already planned on a brunch with 2 of our neighbors, but because of the snow and school cancellation brunch extended into the evening and we ended up ordering pizza together for dinner. The kids went out for a little bit in the late afternoon and I braved the cold for a very short time to snap a few photos.
Jacob heading to brunch at the neighbors. We loaded everything in the kids' sled and he pulled it over.
There's a story behind this photo. Our neighbor's son was in Florida last week visiting his aunt and uncle and was supposed to fly home Saturday. He ended up rescheduling his flight home for Monday due to the snow. In the meantime, his aunt emailed a photo of him lounging on the beach in the sun (knowing we were stuck in cold, snowy weather). So we took this photo to send back to him...
Jacob, Landrie, Jenna, Karlyn...
Sledding down the ice covered driveway...
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Van Wert area residents hoping for a white Christmas may get their wish, as up to a foot of snow could fall in the area over the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that will be in effect from now through Sunday morning. Snow is expected to develop across the area late Saturday morning and then continue into Sunday morning. The snow could also mix with sleet and freezing rain at times, particularly on Saturday afternoon and evening. Snowfall could be heavy at times, with areas of blowing snow after 1 a.m. Sunday. Winds are expected to be around 15 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph, on Saturday and 20 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph, on Sunday. A total snow accumulation of between 8 and 12 inches is being forecast for the weekend. Temperatures are expected to range from around 30 on Saturday to the mid-20s on Sunday, with lows dipping into the teens by Sunday night. In addition, temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing until Wednesday. Area residents should use extreme caution when traveling, but should only travel when unavoidable. 12/15
Luckily we don't have anywhere we have to be this weekend that will require travelling on the snow covered roads. We have to go to buy a gift exchange gift this morning, then to Jacob's basketball game at 12:00. Tomorrow we have a brunch with our neighbors...but we can walk to that. We'll see what the roads are like when it's time to go to church. I have lots of baking and wrapping to get done...and I'm sure I kind find some sappy Christmas movies on "FaLaLa Lifetime" or "ABC Family" to watch while I work. If not, there's always Christmas music to fall back on. I'm just so glad this isn't next Saturday when we have to travel to Huron. Hopefully the roads are clear by Monday so we can get to school. I really don't want to miss another day before Christmas....especially since we've already missed 3 days!
PS Only 10 days till Christmas!!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Jenna's preferred method of moving across the ice was this....
The ice and snow are now all melted and we have flood warnings. We have had two full days of school after a week of delays and cancellations! Hopefully the weather cooperates for a while now so we don't use up all our snow days before Christmas!
Monday, December 10, 2007
I went a little overboard taking photos of the ice yesterday around our yard and Chris' parents yard . Everything looks so pretty with a layer of ice on it.
Another favorite.....I love how this turned out!!!
And yet another favorite....
This silly cardinal was so uncooperative! I swear he knew I was there trying to take his photo. He hid from me for the longest time and when he finally did come back to the feeder, he stayed on the back side where I couldn't see him. This is the best photo I could get of him- complete with the neighbor's electric meter in the background. Grrrr. It was going to be such a cool photo until Mr. Cardinal decided not to cooperate!
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Mom's favorite... My favorite...look at those eyes!! I think these extreme close ups have kind of become my "signature" photo. They always end up being my favorite.
And some fun "boa" photos with Jenna. Lori let them use boas for a few photos, and they had a ball!