Wowee! I can't believe how long I've been slacking. It's already the 8th of January and this is the first post I've made. Sorry to all you who have been waiting to see what adventures we've been having. Time flies when you're having fun, and also when you're lazy. :)
Anyway, well, Christmas. It was wonderful and WHITE. Here are my lovelies by our darling tree. We were going to go to a tree farm to cut a tree down, but we didn't get the tree until the 20th of Dec, and I hated to cut a tree down that had made it all the way to the 20th without being cut. This little tree had already been cut and I didn't want it to die in vain. I know, I'm a freak. Oh well. I don't know what kind of tree it is. It's some sort of fir, maybe a fraser. I DO know it is a cute tree with very soft needles. We didn't get poked at all AND we had it in the house until today and it only dropped a small hand full of needles. We'll be getting the same kind of tree next year, hopefully. The girls got spoiled as usual.
BEFORE Christmas, we had some visitors. My mom, sis and niece. Here are the chicks playing in the snow. My neice wanted snow while she was here. Well, she got it. We were out shopping and it really started snowing. It was great!
We went sledding on Incinerator Hill. Yeah, it's at the dump. That's where we sled in Sturgeon Bay. Eh, whatever. It's fun, even if it is a junk pile! :) Here are Anisa and her auntie Wendy flying down the hill
Travis has gotten a bee in his bonnet (I just like saying that). He has become obsessed with cross country skiing. Hey, it's great exercise, I'm not knocking it, but the girls want to go snowboarding! So, I told him I'd go cross country skiing, but we're taking the chicks snowboarding! He said ok. Here we are all decked out. Check out my cool Napoleon Dynamite boots. :) We had fun, but we were sore the next day. It's amazing which muscles you find you need to work on more.
As I type, it's snowing again. We've had a few days in the 40s and all the snow melted, well, all the snow except the huge piles out on the edge of the yard where it had been plowed or shoveled. The snow tonight is HUGE, GIGANTIC flakes. I had to pick up Anisa from school (band thing) and I shoveled tracks so we don't get ice. I was gone, about 5 minutes and the tracks were almost gone when I got back home. Anisa and I took pictures of the snow and played around a little bit, until I got cold. You can kind of see how big the flakes are in this picture.
So, that's all the latest news from our house. We had a nice New Year's celebration. Anisa went to an overnight party, but came home so she could bring in the New Year with her family. Awwww. :) I was happy about it, since it would have been the first New Year without her. I'll have to post about our little squirrel, Skittle. But that will come in a day or two, when I get a good picture of her, and this can serve as a warning to Wende! :) Hugs and wintery wishes to everyone!!! And I hope you all have a wonderful 2008 with plenty of successes and dreams come true. :)