Full Halloween costume recap to come at some point. But in the meantime, here’s one of the few in-focus shots I managed to get of Rex in his costume.
(I made everything, except his shoes.)
Today, we popped over to visit my sister and attend Easter Fest at Celebration Ranch. The boys had a lot of fun and the weather was perfect.
Ty went egg hunting with his Daddy and Papa while Is hung out with the ladies.
Afterwards there was an awesome tire swing to ride and animals to pet.
Here’s hoping your Easter was wonderful as well.
I’m starting the new year out right. Tea on the couch with a sleeping dog and a warm heater at my feet.
We stayed up just late enough to ring in the new year in style. And by style, I mean in our PJs, in bed, and half asleep. I fell asleep to the sound of small fireworks going off in the neighborhoods around us and slept in until nearly 10am. My darling husband brought me coffee and breakfast in bed to top everything off.
I’ve puttered around a bit this morning, adding shelves to part of the new storage cupboard (more on that later). I know you’re not supposed to wash or clean anything on New Year’s Day (superstition and whatnot), but I’m not one for those sorts of things. If I get up the energy later on, I’m going to tidy the kitchen, put clean sheets on the bed, and maybe even make sure I have clean clothes for work tomorrow. But for now, I’m just enjoying sitting in my warm house, admiring the new laminate floors (more on that later, too), and drinking tea. Even a cat butt in the face can’t ruin this moment for me.
Hope your holiday is warm and happy. I’d post something more meaningful, but we’re busy playing Nintendo games and enjoying my new heater. Instead, I give you Simon’s Cat in “Santa Claws” aka the reason we don’t have a tree this year.
I hope you’re having as much fun on your Xmas Eve as I am. :)
Santa Princess hat, courtesy of my folks.
The skating rink was crazy busy (that’s about 1/3 of the people who were out there…)
My rockin’ skates (an early xmas gift from my folks) with new laces. Now I just need some purple wheels…
Look a lot like Christmas at Grandma & Papa’s!
Thanksgiving was a lot of fun this year. We had a houseful (12 people total) and way more food than we could eat (there were lots of leftovers). Because I didn’t manage to take pictures of the food before it was consumed, here are some of the recipes I used. The turkey and dinner rolls are standards developed over the last three years. The brussels sprouts were new this year and turned out amazingly delicious. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Roast Turkey – From Alton Brown of Good Eats.
Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls – From Allrecipes.com
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts – From Pinch My Salt