Sunday, December 28, 2008

Visions of Sugar Plums

I purchased two different gingerbread house kits this year.

Then we added some additional candy.
My kids had so much fun... What a mess...

But it was worth it.

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Christmas Tree Farm

Going to the tree farm and cutting down our own tree.
A tradition born with our move to the country twelve years ago.

My Bookworm found a baby tree.

We finally decide on a White Fur.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Twelve Days of Christmas

I continue to have a love/hate relationship with Christmas letters.
I love getting letters from others, I hate trying to write one for our family.

This year I came up with a way to let people know what we have been up to while giving a nod to the familiar 12 days of Christmas song. I had to change some numbers to reflect the real frequency of things in our lives.

In the year 2008 my true life gave to me …

1000+ ground squirrels in the vineyard
106 gymnastic classes
88 karate lessons
25 cases of wine
21 play rehearsals
12 beach days with boogie boarders
10 bins of fruit at harvest
8 diving classes
5 furry kitties that make sure there are …
4 wine events
3 school calendars
2 sets of keys locked in the truck
And 1 black belt for my true love