Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Snowy Christmas

We have had a couple of snowstorms this past week. We were even snowed in at my parent's house in Maine last weekend. We did take some time to go outside and enjoy the snowy backyard as a family. My husband pulled the little guy on his sled in the back yard and then I posed with him for a picture. It was very cute when the little guy tried to catch snowflakes on his tongue. It looks like it may be a while before we make it back out to Wiffle Fenway to play ball! For now, we hit wiffle balls in the driveway. The little guy does not seem pleased that his backyard is covered with snow!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

O Christmas Tree

Having grown up in Maine, picking out a Christmas tree has always been quite the traditional family event. My father and mother own many acres of woods. Each year, we would bundle up and go out into the woods as a family. We would sing carols tromping through the snow and see who could pick out the best tree -my father mother, older sister, twin sister and I. Someone would always suggest a tree that was 25 feet tall. My father would reply, "I'm not going to cut a cord of wood for a Christmas tree." It always seemed like the best trees were always the furthest from our starting point. I still went to Maine to pick out a tree with my parents and sisters for many years after having left home.

As time has gone by, now I have my own family. My husband, the little guy and I now find our own Christmas tree. We only own an acre of land at our home in NH. The last few years, we have traveled to the next town over to a nice gentleman's home. He could be Santa Claus. He plants trees in his backyard just for Christmas. The little guy loved walking through the wondrous field of trees. The ride there was beautiful after the ice storm. Everything in sight glistened in the sun. I will always fondly remember my childhood traditions with my family growing up; but I enjoy starting new ones with my own family.
The little guy watched intently as his daddy cut down the tree.

Always a smile on his face when we are outside!

What are your family traditions?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ice Storm In New England

After the freezing rain stopped this morning, I went out and snapped a few photos in our back yard. We were very fortunate, we only lost power for about an hour. My twin sister a couple of towns over hasn't had power since last night, along with about 300,000 other Granite Staters. She was told that she wouldn't be back on the grid for 3 days to 3 weeks! Thankfully they have a generator!

My Poor Holly Bushes

My flower garden

The grass

Sunday, December 7, 2008

First Snowfall

Last weekend was our first real snowfall here in Central NH. We took the little guy out back to play wiffle ball in the snow. It is a lot tougher to find white wiffle balls in the snow than on the grass.It was about dusk, but the little guy had just gotten up from his nap and LOVES to be outside! We were lucky enough to get some more snow this weekend - here's hoping for a white Christmas!

Monday, December 1, 2008

FAM Made Holiday Gift Guide 2008

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