Friday, December 25, 2009


The girls waiting to come down the stairs to see what Santa brought them!
Harper looks pretty pleased, especially because she is sitting next to big sister!!

Madison and her Dad enjoying the early Christmas morning.

The girls in front of the tree.

Harper checking out her new musical instruments.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Tree

Last weekend we went on a hunt...for our Christmas tree. It began on this platform in 30 degree weather where we loaded a horse drawn hayride and were "let out" in the wild to find, chop down, and drag back the perfect tree.
* Note the scary saw*

Getting bundled up!

My girls

Trekking through the fields on the hunt...

We found it!!!! A blue spruce...which actually once home was A LOT more prickly than first thought.

Matty and Madison cutting down our tree.

Now it is time to decorate and what a great helper!

Ta Da!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another First

Here we go....

Firekissed flushed cheeks

Madison roasting marshmallows

December 1st 2009 has been my favorite day at our new home so far. We built our first fire and spent the whole evening laying on blankets, listening to Christmas music and being mesmerized by the flickering flames. I made a beef stew and we roasted marshmallows while intermittently talking, laughing, crawling, wrestling, and reading. Because of the flash on the camera the pictures don't really capture the dark, warm, firelit feeling of the atmosphere. It was the perfect night.