Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Winter Golf in Maine

Dennis and I got Luke an Optishot golf simulator for Christmas. For Dennis, it appears to be the gift that keeps on giving. I have a feeling that renovating the mold room has gone down on the priority list.

Monday, December 30, 2013


The first time I drove down this stretch of road today, I didn't have my camera.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Have You Ever Seen

... a cat-skunk (notice the whiskers) wearing a pink cowgirl hat and drinking hot chocolate?

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Girls' Night In

Dennis took Luke, Bridget, Henry, Sam and Jack to see The Desolation of Smaug this evening. Stella and I hung out together and ate pizza. During our mealtime chat, Stella gave me advice on how I should teach her to read. I told her I'd take her suggestions into consideration. That must have been OK with her, because a few minutes ago, she said, "Oh, and don't forget: you're the best mom in the whole world."

Friday, December 27, 2013

So Many New Pieces

Because the millions of Legos we already own weren't quite enough ...

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Here she is, sporting some new pink attire.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

On Christmas Day in the Morning

Luke was the first out of bed: at 5 am. The Christmas morning craziness got underway soon thereafter.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given.
And Dominion rests
Upon His Shoulders,
And they shall call Him:
Wondrous Counsellor,
Father Everlasting,
The Prince of Peace.
—Isaiah, 9:6
{fireworks courtesy of my next-door neighbor}

Monday, December 23, 2013

Still Encased

Our icy weather conditions continue.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


The predicted ice storm has, indeed, arrived.