Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve FUN!

We got out the little tykes track and everyone took a turn playing with it.

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Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Day

Some highlights from Christmas Day

New bikes!


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Tim with his cuppa. He got a tea set from Andy and Karol


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Michael with his new baby


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Me and Michael


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Holly with her new baby blanket


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These kids do love hats


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Playing on the floor with Papa on Christmas Eve

Somehow, when you sit on the floor you are instantly overwhelmed by little climbers!

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Willow Creek Cafe

Who knew you could get good German food in Sanford! We ordered a feast for 4 that had Kase Spaetzel, potatoes, 5 kinds of sausage, pork, sauerkraut, red cabbage, YUM!



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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Children's Room



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It's a little hard to imagine in the panoramic shot, but the children's room is ready to go. This Thursday they will be sleeping over while their parents go on a little trip.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Office in the Barn

The new office is working out quite nicely. So nicely that I don't plan on moving back into the house.

My desk


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I was struggling to come up with a shelf or table for the printer and assorted other things. I came across an oldie but a goodie that we had in storage in the basement. I mounted it on a set of steel legs that came with a work table that was going to the dump, and viola. A vintage credenza!



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Fun and functional! This is a camping kitchen my Dad built when I was a kid. It stored Colman stove, pots, pans, utensils, paper plates, etc. it was made to fit in a space in the Skamper during travel, and then set on the end of a picnic table once at camp. It also had a set of legs, long gone, but back in the day could be set up independent of the picnic table. Now I get to use it every day!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Guest Room - Ready for Company!!



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My favorite little lamp

I got this little lamp in a little vintage shop on one of our recent trips. It has an LED bulb in it, and makes a perfect little night light.



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Playtime at Nana's House

The grands are here almost daily to play,



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More Thanksgiving Pics

We travelled over to Tim's on Wednesday evening. After we got there Tim and I went shopping. Then back to the house to plan the cooking strategy.

Thanksgiving morning Tim prepped one turkey for smoking and the other one for the deep fryer.



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Got the potatoes and other sides started, got the table set.



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Kept track of the progress of the turkeys, wait did I just call my boys turkeys?



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Around 3:00 we sat down to turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied yams, two kinds of stuffing, green bean casserole, asparagus, cranberry sauce, and crescent rolls! What a feast!