Archive for December, 2012

New Year’s Eve Snowfall Pictures

Ok, so we didn’t have a White Christmas.  Which was ok, cause I wouldn’t have been able to smell it anyway.  I got the worst sinus infection, and the day before Christmas I realized that I COULDN’T SMELL ANYTHING.  I went all jazz hands and tried to smell ALL THE THINGS, and there was nothing.  No pine-scented candles, no baby head, no poopy diaper (ok, so that wasn’t so bad), but the worst part?  I couldn’t smell my mom’s sugar cookies.  It was horrible.  It almost ruined Christmas.  Almost.  But it didn’t.  Christmas pictures will be in a couple of days, or maybe even later today if I get all inspired.  But for now, we’re gonna go backwards.

Today’s 12-31-12, and it snowed.  It’s still snowing.  This is quite possibly the best New Year’s Eve ever.  I can smell the snow.  The boys played outside for well over an hour, and no one cried.  David only came in cause the 3rd layer of snowman fell apart when he tried to put it on top, and he needed a break.   Here’s some pics of layer #1, and random snow pics of my backyard.

David as King of the Mountain:

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Patrick as King of the Mountain or the top of a snowman:

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Russell as King of the Mountain:

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I told them to jump off, and managed to get these cool shots:

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Someone even built Chris a mini-snowman, and he tried to add on another head or something…

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Here’s the second layer of snowman:

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And here’s the back ramp/stairs that David built to get it up there:

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My little engineer.  Snort.  Little my aunt fanny.  He’s gonna be 15 in 21 days, and he’s already 5′ 7 1/2″.  I think my dad’s 5′ 6″.  Nevermind that.  I’ll just focus on all of them wearing hats and mittens that I knit.  Cause I’m awesome.

Next up…Russell’s birthday, Christmas, cookie decorating, and Thanksgiving pictures.  Most likely in that order.


And the countdown begins

Well, it already started.  And I don’t knit or crochet nearly fast enough.

I wonder how much knitting/crocheting I could actually get done if I’d stop looking at more patterns on Ravelry.  I swear, I’ve added like 15 or 20 to my queue in the last couple of days, and that’s not even counting the things I’ve seen for my sister that I haven’t queued yet in case she goes on and queue-stalks me.

What on earth makes me think that if I haven’t finished the things I’ve been working on for a while for people for Christmas that I can go ahead and, say, for example, knit her a pair of awesome mittens too?

Oh, and get them done in time to mail up there.

And I sit here typing this out while the boys are sleeping.  Am I working on something?  Nope.  Just sitting here going through emails.  And looking at Ravelry.  Found a cool afghan pattern on Lion – it was on an email.  It starts out as a square, and I’m guessing you could just totally do this whatever size you want, and I can see making this either crochet or knit.  Sort of reminds me of a log cabin style thing, but cooler somehow.  And now I want to make one of those too.  But not for Christmas.  I’m not THAT insane.



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