Sunday, December 28, 2014

Final thoughts on 2014

Bon vivant.  My French readers get that . for the rest.. go to Wikipedia .

I have a little display honoring Paris in my living room--inspired by my Parisian Christmas dishes. Less costly than a run to Paris for lunch.  One can still dream.

December saw visits from good friends and good family too.  Last party of the season last night.  Good to see everyone on the Erwin side.  Dirty Santa was replaced by Bingo.  Duke Boy won a roll of duct tape which he regifted to our great nephew.  Please don't tape your brother to the wall with it.
He is a creative kid.  Maybe I'll ask for an Eiffel tower from duct tape.

Our boys were the main source of entertainment this holiday season.  Makes me feel all gushy inside to know that my parents once looked at me with such joy.  My Mom did a good job of that with me last night.  She was all cute in her fur vest.  My goofy nephew, you know who you are, kept saying it was "squirrel".   She seemed glad to have most all of her chickens in one coop last night. 

Prayers to all of you for a bright new year.  Prayers for peace and healing.

this shot was taken by me.  Hanging out with professional photographers helps you raise the bar. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

No elf on shelf here

Merry Christmas in 6 days.
  Already being Merry here.  What fun having baby boys to chase. 
Already crawling faster than I walk. 

no shelving these guys.  I think this little elf quickly crawled back to the couch.  Look at that face.
see if you can find the other elf wearing diapers.
So glad to be sharing all this joy.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Advent

Yesterday was yard work day.  Almost too hot to be in long pants.  What a great day.  Got a little sprucing up done in the front garden.   Ants were mad.  Dumped two dead pots of mums that were winter quarters. 

Roll Tide!!  I'm not a football game attender.  Usually... I could take it up after Saturday.  What big fun--especially for us Bama fans.  Was a real nail biter for some.  You know who you are.  Our seats were at the top of the wind tunnel.  My hair was still straight back the next day.  Cold!! ear muffs, coat with hood, jacket under that, sweater and long underwear, fur lined boots....still cold.  All that jumping around made it worth it.  Walked 7 miles that day.  All fans were courtesy to me.  I may go back in two years.

Hedgie twins got to spend a night with Sughar and Paw.  Big brother slept 11 hours.  Little brother woke up at 5 and did the spider monkey cling when I tried to put back down.  Ok... he must need to snuggle with his Sughar.  Since we all survived they get to come back for a whole weekend soon.  Pulling up, crawling everywhere, laughing, clapping, screaming...big fun.  Also trying table food.  They are fans.  Nine months old tomorrow.  

Advent is in full swing here.  I love this season.  Had a Hanging of the Greens service as a reminder of what all the symbols are about.  Will begin decorating here this week.  Time for the Baby Jesus and Santa to get out of the green plastic tubs. 

Duke Boy's mom went to nursing home yesterday for her hip recovery. Prayers appreciated.  She's had a rough time. 

My nephews are making another movie in Birmingham.  "Woodlawn", a story from their Dad's life.  Should be out next fall.  Hope it goes well for them. 

Happy Advent to all.  Who knows when I'll post again??
These guys know how to make spirits bright .  HO, HO, HO!!