Friday, November 30, 2012

From One Thing to the Next...

Our recent family Thanksgiving getaway to the cabin in the woods was jam packed full of fun family adventures.  We all enjoyed our time there in our most favorite ways.

Some of us simply enjoyed sitting by the fire and reading a good book or catching up on old newspapers.  Others enjoyed some fiercely competitive games.  There were hikes and outdoor adventures too.  And there was baking of goodies for all to enjoy.  (Not enough of that though, in my humble opinion.)  A future blog post may have to explain.  Stay tuned.

Today I'll just show you a smidgeon of our fun times.

Goofy girls playing addicting games
S'mores, s'mores
Knitting baby caps to donate to the hospital
The twins were so excited to paint the clay horses in a kit they had brought along.  After 3 days of anticipation, the package was finally opened.  Unfortunately, both horses were missing their heads.  When the girls saw them, they looks on their faces appeared as if the world had just ended.  

Happy (their grandfather) came to the rescue with special horse repairing glue and wrinkle removing files.  

Before long the horses were as good as new, heads back on and ready to paint.  Happy was definitely their hero that afternoon.  Those girls sure are wild about horses.

Here we see the girls getting all bundled up and ready to take a 4-wheeler ride through the woods.  

And ready to rock and roll.

Brianna and dad Eric
To top off a great vacation, we woke up the last morning to our first snow of the season.  It always looks prettier in the woods than in the cities, I think.  

Hard to believe it but today ends November.  I suppose tomorrow officially starts the big countdown until Christmas day.  

I'll be leaving first thing in the morning on my 7 hour solo drive to northwestern Ohio.  Daughter Sarah will be having some major surgery in a few days, and so I'll be helping by offering mom / nurse / cooking / washing / cleaning / shopping duty for her.  Say a prayer for Sarah if you are so inclined.  We would be very grateful.  I will keep you posted.


  1. putting your daughter in my prayer basket for surgical guidance and a fast recovery..she is very luck to have you there with her...glad the horses were fixable..thank heavens for grampas....travel safe...

    1. Thank you Elaine. We appreciate it.

  2. I'm certain a fast recovery of your daughter is all you'll be interested for Christmas this year. We'll be keeping her in our prayers. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. Safe travels to you and prayers for your daughter.

  4. You are/a good mother. Let us know how your daughter is doing.

  5. DD, thank you. I will update as I am able.

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