Monday, December 31, 2007

Pickity Place

Mom, Lauren, and I went to Pickity Place for lunch. It is really neat little red house where they a five course lunch using fresh herbs that they grow.

A southern boy and snow

Snow at night...

Will arrived at our house(from GA) at 6pm and around 10pm it started snowing. He was sooo excited that he had to go out and play. The kids played outside in their pj's for about 30 mins. Crazy...

Mark, Lauren, and Will are here...

and the fight begins....

...we need a break and a little coaching
and the Champion is..... Will Gary

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Missy gets dressed up! :)

She's so cute.... The girls dressed Missy up in their doll clothes. She seemed to enjoy the pampering.


Ava feel asleep while we waited for our table at Finale's...

We have spent the last two and half days in Boston with Papa and Nanny. The girls and I went down with them on Thursday and Brad joined us Friday night. The girls enjoyed swimming and playing in the hotel room while Nanny and I shopped. It was really nice weather in the city to really enjoy walking around. On Friday night we went to an Italian restaurant that was very very good. We would definitely go back. We ended the evening with some creme bruele at a dessert restaurant called, Finale. It was so nice to really relax for a couple of days. Now we look forward to Mark, Lauren, and Will visiting us for a few days.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Day

We had lunch here at our house with Brad's family and my parents. They are here for ten days. After lunch we all went out for some sledding. Not alot of pictures because I was having too much fun!!!

Ava's Christmas Program

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays!!!!

From our family to yours....

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

More of the weekend and another snow storm!!!

and we.....
removed snow and more snow....
and made some cookies!
our end product....they are quickly reducing:)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Saturday Fun!

We have enjoyed the last couple of Saturdays with all of the snow. The kids are at an age to really enjoy being outside all day. No more days of spending thirty minutes putting on snow suits and then they play outside for ten minutes. Now I can't get them to come inside. Check out pictures on Brent and Johanna's blog.

Tonight Brad and I went to the Boston Pops here in Manchester. We were given table tickets on the floor and our table was one!!! A really nice event. It wasn't so loud and crazy just really pleasant. We have to thank Matt for the tickets. So that was our day today. :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

More snow...

We have more snow!!! School was dismissed early today and Ava's winter program cancelled. It is the nice fluffy kind. I found the girls at the front door eating the snow. The only time that they are allowed to eat snow is when it has freshly fallen. Maybe we should have some maple snow tonight!

Ladies' night out

We had Ladies' night out at my house this week. We enjoyed ourselves to the fullest!!!:) We had a little game at the table where you write down something about yourself that no else knows and then we all had to guess who it was. Then we had a yankee swap. The theme for the gift was "something to keep you warm in the winter". We have some creative ladies!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Fun day in the Snow!

What a perfect day to enjoy the snow!!!! The kids were outside for hours. They got pulled on their sleds by dad in the RTV, made a snow man, and had snow ball fights. I enjoyed getting projects done around the house and made some banana choc. chip muffins (a daily request from Ava). I got a cute picture of Missy on the couch watching Tucket outside on the stone wall. She likes the snow but will only stay outside for so long. Tucket loves to be outside seeing what is going on. We then went up to Brent and Johanna's for a bonfire and supper. The kids were tuckered out and ready for bed!


This was a sunset out of the back of our house the other day. It was around 4 o'clock. It is dark by four thirty. It makes us want to sit by the fire and read. I actually enjoy these days during the winter months.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Snow Day!

We had our first snow day today! School was cancelled and the girls slept "in"! They were so excited to not have school today but come June it may be another story. Ellie ended up with a fever today so I tried to get her to rest. She just keeps going and going. Ava went outside to play but got a little lonely all by herself in the snow. So we had a little hot chocolate to warme up. I did take the girls outside to get a few pictures for my holiday cards. Hopefully one out of the many will work. A fun day but school will be welcomed by all tomorrow!:)

What should I be when I grow up?

You Should Be a Social Worker

You are deeply caring and empathetic.
You are able to take on other people's problems as if they were your own.
Sensitive and intuitive, you understand human emotions well.
Helping others gives you the most joy in life. You feel like it's your purpose in life.

You do best when you:

- Have a lot of responsibility
- Greatly impact someone's life with your work

You would also be a good philanthropist or stay at home parent.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Cold, Cold, Cold!!!

Wow is it cold today! It is 20 degrees feels like 9 degrees. This morning I was trying to get a few things done outside but I just couldn't last to long. I have to say I decided to take a few short cuts. Brad is now outside blowing the leaves and he had to take a break b/c his hands are freezing with gloves on!!!! I guess I must get ready for the winter!:) The girls are all excited about the predicted snow we are to get on Monday. Actually I hope it is snow and not ice and rain. That's all for now! I am off to a little social event and Brad is going to a hockey game with the girls.