Friday, December 25, 2009

More Snow Fun

Snowball fight!

Sledding down the road--solid ice all the way down!

The sun came out today and brightened things up, although nothing melted.

Piles of snow everywhere!

Giant snowball fight (note the giant blocks of snow under Kaden's arms!).

Snowy view up the street.

More street sledding.

You can see how deep the snow is on top of the house!

Molly loved the freedom to run in the snow!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

What I Want for Christmas

Even though it's only a couple days away . . . in case anyone is wondering!

Thomas Keller's cookbook, Ad Hoc At Home.

A belgium waffle maker, for lazy Sunday mornings.

A new Kitchen Aid food processor for all my baking and cooking needs!

A large capacity thermos for hot chocolate on cold snow days.

An instant camera for instant gratification.

A ceramic salt and pepper shaker from Heath Ceramics.

A pretty, new necklace.

Or maybe this necklace.

This cozy neck warmer.

A new calendar for 2010.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Photo Love

My latest seasonal faves from Flickr!

1. making the best of it, 2. Untitled, 3. happy holidays..., 4. Holly Jolly Christmas, 5. Mistletoe, 6. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars..., 7. December is here!, 8. the last, I promise, 9. happy friday!, 10. Thus the season, 11. Capilano, 12. Untitled, 13. ., 14. 199/365 step inside, 15. waffle, 16. Untitled, 17. Untitled, 18. Untitled, 19. Untitled, 20. and autumn turned to winter, 21. Untitled, 22. rosehips, 23. poached forelle pears with maple and homemade yogurt panna cotta, 24. Untitled, 25. Untitled

December Blizzard

We had what must be the storm of the decade today, and it hasn't ended yet! At least a foot and a half of snow piled up outside, and we're likely to see over 20" total! It was a Saturday, so no school was missed (yet), but the boys had the best time playing in the snow for hours. They were out for three hours in the morning, came inside and had noodle cups and watched a Star Wars movie, then went back outside for another couple hours. Stoehr had a fire going in the outdoor fireplace, and there was lots of sledding down the hill and snowball fights. I had high hopes for a relaxing day indoors, but kept pretty busy drying wet clothing, making chocolate chip cookies and homemade pizza, refilling hot chocolate mugs, wrapping gifts, and tidying up. Oh yes, and I took a few photos too!

The boys hiding behind a snow fort for a snowball fight.

No traffic in the streets=maximum sledding fun!

Boots drying out by the fire.

Cup o Noodles . . . traditionsl snow day food!

Looks like a ski slope scene!

Roaring fire in the fireplace to go with the hot chocolate.

Sledding and more sledding!

Even Molly got out in the snow!