Tuesday, December 25, 2012


What do I know?  There are certainly days when I'm at all not sure.  :-)  But I do know it's been a few weeks since I posted as Mom and Dad mentioned it several times in the past couple of days.  Oh oh!

I know that even though I've been sitting here grumbling at my computer, Preview, Finder, Blogger, and what-have-you, TheTramp (my Geek God) still loves me.  (More roses arrived Christmas Eve too!)

I know our laptops are running better after a little enhancement surgery.

It's really nice knowing the last of the Christmas rush t-shirt and memory quilts are out of my house!

I love the new purse I made last week.  I know I need a purple winter coat to go with it!

For a change of pace, I had the best time making two new Tiny World pin cushions.   Look at that mess though.  I know I'll have to clean it up.  Sigh.

This one was given to Julianne of Patchwork Memories for her birthday.  The business has moved to a new location so I made it look roughly like the new store.  I know we are all loving being part of Julianne's new venture.

I love how the birds seem to know there is the safety of glass between them and gawkers like me.

Dog?  What dog?

I was frustrated not knowing what large creature was leaving big white poops on our roof (last post).  It looked even stranger on the road.

The imagination runs wild!

I don't know about the road but now we know who hangs out on our roof!

We have lots of Christmas lights.  I know The Tramp was pleased when we unexpectedly unearthed three more strings he could add to the show.  :-)

Knowing we would have visitors, I had some "fun" whipping up batches of gluten-free cookies.  Here are three of the five types I attempted.  Some are better than others.....it's an ongoing crapshoot experiment.  Timing is everything..... I did all this knowing the dishwasher is non-functional.  The part is on order 'till after Christmas.

And of course you know what happens when you let the three-year-old get his paws on your camera.  More shots of the Sailor Son's tongue.  :-)

Nanny and Papa always manage to look good.

Mimi, however.......

That's ok.  I turned it right around and took a picture of his double-chins too.  :-D

We knew the Sailor Son and grands would enjoy the luminaries around the pond on Christmas Eve.

From the front porch....

Ivy liked the view too.

And from across the pond.  Gotta love the Star of Bethlehem effect.

At setup time it was cold and rainy but by the time the grands were finally in bed it had dried and warmed up enough for the Sailor Son and I (in my pjs!) to stroll around the pond.  Sailor Son had a good time relighting all the ones that had gone out.  You know the little boy pyromanic in him couldn't resist!

Christmas morning, how fun is it to know Santa is magical enough to find them at Mimi and The Tramp's house.

Of course they knew Santa would like the milk and cookies, and the reindeer the carrots, but it's so exciting to discover the empty glass and crumbs.  And those messy reindeer left carrot bits in the fireplace!

It wasn't so fun knowing they had to eat breakfast before opening presents.

But that's ok.  The time finally came.

We made "patterns" with our gummy Angry Birds, did puzzles, took pictures with our new cameras, ran around outside with the neighbors and had a darned good time.

The dogs didn't know what hit them.

And the hardest part was knowing it was time to go home.

Come back soon!!!


Lorraine said...

Ha Ha ....don't you just love having the camera turned on you?! I know I prefer to be behind it! having to eat breakfast before opening presents certainly made for some long faces! we lived on a farm growing up and all the morning chores had to be done before we could open pressies...Mum never had so much help with the morning milking as she did on Christmas Day! Looks like you had a lovely day with family....Happy New Year to you!

SoozieSuzy said...

Such a lovely blog, you have been so busy. I love your range of baking and the lights are fantastic! Lovely having children around to share Christmas with too. xx