Sunday, December 28, 2014

Breaking The Code

We had our annual treasure hunt in the dark. This year, they quickly solved all the 
riddles and found the "treasure" consisting of Dutch Blitz for 8 players, and new 
dress socks for everyone! Here they are trying to break the code of the toughest 
clue, and they soon triumphed. Next year I must make tougher clues! But we
all enjoyed it...the hunt, the treasures, and especially the game! 

Can YOU break the code? 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Pose :-)

So blessed! 

Christmas menu: 
Spiral Ham, Hashbrown Casserole, Green Beans, Lima Beans, Honey Carrots, Deviled Eggs, Homemade Bread, Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, Sun Tea
...and of course there was a variety of sweets

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Nautical Baby Shower

My daughter helped put this baby shower together for her friend. 

(She found several of these ideas on

Friday, December 12, 2014

OH MY!!!

Counting down 
till Christmas, 
and OH MY!!!
I have so much 
left to do!!!

But I'm so 
looking forward
to the family 
being together!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Too Many Books!

So yesterday my husband initiated that we clear out some books! What a blessing!
It's difficult deciding which ones to part with, but we made a dent in them yesterday. 
Progress is pictured with "rejects" on the left, and "keepers" organized on the right.
Just a small portion of our overall "library" that is spread in 5 rooms of our home. 
Most of them are reference or books I wish I could read but never get around to. Sigh...
Alot of birding and gardening, outdoorsy type books here :-) Some of my favorites!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Plucked, Prepared, Preserved

My husband picked some lemons today.
 We've juiced part of them, and put in zip-lock bags to freeze. 
I lay the bags on a cookie sheet to make flat slabs of lemon ice.
The plan is to be able to break off pieces to use as needed. Oh yeah! 

Friday, December 5, 2014


A lone wasp working on his space...

We've noticed this wasp nest for a
couple weeks now, and it's always 
just one lone wasp. 

And in December! 

I guess he knows what he's doing...?
I thought it was quite unusual, 
but what do I know? :-)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014


I am so
for these 

not quite
as sour as
lemons, and 
ever so juicy!