Thursday, December 31, 2009

peace, joy, love

warm wishes for a happy 2010!! hope you all had a lovely christmas too!!

we traveled to rockport, massachusetts and stayed at a cozy rental house with my family. the girls got into the spirit this year. children's christmas eve service. nativity scene. ham. waldorf salad. mom's spicy mustard. pumpkin roll. visiting santa at dock square on christmas. brisk walk on bearskin neck. cuddling by the fire. homemade cookies. moscow mules (my new favorite drink!!). letting sky lanterns off on christmas eve. prime rib. norwegian coffee bread. godiva white chocolate liquer. woodmans. the smell of fresh greens. 70% off gap sales. trader joe's coffee. jack, the jack russell terrior. sing along to sound of music. the christmas story. 5 minutes of spirits outside in the freezing cold. white caps. sound of rocks moving at high tide. whipped cream on everything. lots of kisses.

cheers to you this new years eve and may all your wishes come true this year!! we just got an inch of snow so we are staying in and enjoying a toasty night with a movie and fleece socks. sushi and cheese fondu is on the menu. blessings to all!

photo via melanie molesworth blog.
photographer is emma lee.

Monday, December 7, 2009

canoe building

hope everyone had a fun thanksgiving filled with lots of hugs and kisses from the ones you love! josh and his dad cooked up a plan to head to maine to build a canoe. my father-in-law's minister had just been here and loved it, so they decided to pack their bags and gear up for a rugged week. you can check their progress on their boat building on this webcam. so happy they have this opportunity to go on this once in a lifetime trip. the girls and i have been enjoying an extended thanksgiving vacation in ohio with my parents.