Wednesday, December 29, 2010

owen's 1st christmas

owen's first christmas.
hope yours was happy!

an hour into our trip to indiana, i realized i had forgotten my camera. for those of you that know me, you can imagine the heartbreak i experienced once i realized my camera was not in tow. but at the end of the day, i was in indiana with my people. my husband, my son, and my macy and kirkwood included. we were with family, and my owen was having himself a white, white christmas. camera or not.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

tis the season!

i get the pleasure of having my niece on fridays. now that the weather has gotten too cold for walks to the park, we have to be a little more creative with entertainment. i'm not sure who was more excited - her or me - to make a gingerbread train. :) anyway, we ended with a wonderful train and some messy hands - i'd call that a success!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

fall leaves!

we have 1 bradford pear tree in our yard, and one that hangs over our fence. nice tree, really. produces beautiful white flowers in the spring. (you can see both ours, and then the neighboring tree in the background.) but those suckers are the last to shed their leaves come fall. it's december for goodness sake, and there are still leaves hanging on for dear life. 

so while the rest of the neighborhood has finished their leaf bagging by thanksgiving (and more than likely, a couple of weeks before that), we have only just begun. the last couple of the last couple of years we've had snow on the ground while our tree was finally getting the fall memo.. makes it kinda hard to rake.luckily for us, we had a random beautiful day this year after thanksgiving to do yardwork!  and by "we" i mean colby. the dogs, owen, and i just played in the leaves. so glad we got a chance to do this before winter settles in...