January 21, 2010

Catch-up photo post

So here is our abbrviated life in a nutshell since October 2009 (my last full post). Ignore if you came here for papercrafting inspiration (that will be tomorrow's catch-up post)!

First non-uniform day at school and the boys choose tie-dye!

Autumn begins to show...

...and continues to amaze me.

Our first snowfall (October 13, 2009)

Thankfully it warmed up and we raked leaves!

OK, ok. THEY raked leaves and I took photos.

We visited Pumpkinville (as we do each year like clockwork).

The requisite giant pumpkin picture. It was a bit wet so they didn't sit on it this year.

Crumbgrabber gets his pony ride!

We take a hayride (Stickyfingers and I are on the other side of the wagon).

Meeting the goats.

This goat took a shine to Stickyfingers the entire time we were at Pumpkinville!

Pumpkin carving at the kitchen table.

Our carved pumpkins on the bench in the front lawn.

Night shot!

My bat and my cowboy ready for trick-or-treating.

My DH turned 30 and adopted a rescue puppy. Great. We named him Emerson.

I don't care if he IS cute...he drives me batty!

Crumbgrabber turns 5 and has his Birth Day Breakfast (cinnamon roll with whipped cream and sliced bananas).

The afro gets cut off.

Our oldest kitty Agatha is officially irritated that we have introduced a jumpy puppy to the household. She will never forgive us.

Family visits from out of town! YAY. My brother and my DH eat jumbo garlic dill pickles over the sink.

We get ready for Thanksgiving. We need seating for 10 this year!

My plate. In case anyone is interested in what vegetarians eat for Thanksgiving (and this was actually all vegan): Sweet potato biscuits, garlic mashed potatoes, vegan gravy, roasted brussel sprouts, steamed buttered rutabega, traditional celery/onion/sage stuffing, fresh green beans with homemade cream of mushroom gravy and homemade crunchy fried onions, glazed Pearl Onions, whole-berry cranberry sauce, and sliced Tofurky.

My boys loved having their cousins over to visit for the holidays!

One very cold saturday Crumbgrabber made this lincoln log Resort Hotel.

We went Christmas Tree hunting and found...

...a grinning munchkin? no...(By the way, I knitted his hat myself!)

A 16 foot Picea pungens (Colorado Blue Spruce) that we cut the top 10 feet from! (see the bottom part in the right background?)

Attempting the quintessential holiday card photo...(not really. My DH would kill me if I sent this out to everyone on our card list! *giggle*)

Lets have one more for good measure, huh? *grin*

Clay pot nativity crafts for teachers' gifts.

Can you tell that my boys LOVE it when they don't have to wear their uniform to school?! (This was red/green day)

Here is our tree in all its glory. ( and yes, that is horrible ugly paneling behind it on our livingroom walls. Do you have any idea how time consuming it is to fill each crack/line with spackle, let it dry, sand the walls, wash the walls free of dust, apply primer, let it dry, apply paint? UGH. We've only finished a few rooms in this house so far.)

One more for good measure with the gifts underneath.

Emerson got bigger. Great.

Grandma came for a visit!

So that's it. Are we all caught up now? Oh wait, tomorrow's post will be all the paper crafts that I've neglected to post since October.

It's good to be back. I've missed you.


Julie Campbell said...

Love, love, love the pics!!! Your boys are seriously the cutest kids ever! (well... besides MINE of course) ;) It was good catching up with you!

Serendipity said...

Your boys are soooo handsom! And they look like they really get along with each other! But I must confess those garlic dill pickles had me drooling! Where can I get some!?! My 2 closest Grandkids come over and eat all my pickles and then they DRINK THE JUICE (blah!). So we are a pickle people, do tell where you get them!!!

Melissa said...

Your puppy is so cute--but I'm sure he's a lot of work! So fun to see your fall and winter!

Diane said...

It is GREAT to have you back, Dana!!!

anya said...

What a great update, Dana. I love seeing the pictures of your family - your boys sure are handsome :) I am also glad that you're back!

Martha said...

Wonderful post and pictures. I have been missing all of you.
Good to have you back in the blogging world. Love to you all,
Aunt Martha

Mara... said...

GLORIOUS photos Dana!!!! They are just wonderful. I love your carved pumpkins and your photos of autumn are just stunning. And I love that hat you knitted! I am so happy you are back in the blogosphere. Hope your New Year is going great!