Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Since being there in person wasn't going to happen, the inauguration was celebrated as the holiday it should be around here. Actually we sort of celebrated Martin Luther King-Inauguration-President's Day.

We watched the coverage closely and indulged in cherry pie

and red and white striped pizza.

What's a holiday without the food? God bless America!

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Friday, January 09, 2009

New Year's Eve

We celebrated Christmas with family out of town between Christmas and New Years and came home to a kid-friendly blow out. Big fun. Here are a few glimpses of the end of our 2008.

Cousins celebrating at Grandma's:

My daughter snapped this pic at the Nutcracker after party:

Feeding the chickens their Christmas feed:

Nothing says the holidays quite like taking out the mountain of gift wrap trash:

Really, the kids had fun on New Year's Eve:

My favorite present also sported my favorite wrapping paper:

Out with the old and in with the goofy:

Happy belated New Year!

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Really, I Do Still Knit

It's true - I still knit! Just way slower and with more distractions (like re-reading the Sue Grafton Alphabet mystery series - seemed like a fun idea this summer, but man has it cut into my evening knitting time).

Carpal tunneling went well, so I am trying to pick back up where I left off with some oldies, but goodies. The best of the best is the Mitt-A-Long:

How long ago did we start this, Pam? A year at least. Anyway, Pam has discovered the secret to life by way of fair isle and we've both gotten re-energized. I think that I am almost half-way done on the first mitten? I've found tons of mistakes, but I am looking at this as a technical practice piece. If I get a wearable mitten out of it, great; but if all else fails, they'll make a fun Christmas decoration.

Now that I've posted all of this, I'd better take less than another year to finish!

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So Sweet!

We made a trip to check out Two Sweet today. As soon as I walked in, I felt like I was in an "after" makeover on Peter Perfect, but with less sideburns. The store is gorgeous! As were all the individual domed cake plates featuring the day's cupcake menu. While sorely tempted by the Key Lime, I went for the Chocolate Chocolate. The kids opted for Fluffernutter and our friend wound up with the White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcake. Check out the menu descriptions under their menu listing if you want to start drooling on your keyboard!

What a delicious assortment. That's it - for every birthday, anniversary, or holiday, THIS is what I want to see:

The cupcakes are large, but mostly due to the mound of icing.

Our friend had no problems chowing down.

What a sweet Friday!

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