Wednesday, December 22, 2010

3 Days until Christmas...

Watching the snow fall outside the window... and feeling the peace and slow comfort of the season.

A little homemade Christmas


1 cup plus 2 tbs of Cinnamon
3/4 cup of apple sauce
Lots of Love


Mix and roll out dough.... cut with cookies cutters... punch hole for string.

Bake at 200 for 2 1/2 hours.

Voila!!! Christmas gifts for the whole family :)

Let is snow let is snow let is snow.....

Our first snow fall of the year.. which is super late for NH.. so needless to say a certain 4 year was pretty darn excited about it....

Even at 7 am... when she insisted she get outside immediatly to taste the first flake.. haha

The moments that create traditions

I am such a traditions oriented person. I love doing things that create memories for the holidays, and that always includes Rowan and I building a gingerbread house.

Despite multiple conversations about why we couldn't eat it, we still had fun :)


Loving this little Owl hat I whipped out for Rowan.... but I think she may be cuter.

Like Mother like Daughter

My kid is practically a computer genius. And without even being able to read, she can navigate the pages of like a pro.... lol

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

oh tannenbaum

I love making memories for the holidays...and part of that for me, has always been cutting our own tree. Barney and I have been going to this little tree farm since we met... its run but an old man that uses the money he makes on the sale of the trees to pay his taxes.

I love being able to assist him in his retirement while creating that special memory with my family. The only thing missing was snow!

What about Bob?

As I mentioned, Rowan has been taking swim lessons the last few weeks. One of her biggest dislikes about the class is having to wear her hair up. She is a very sensitive about things that feel different.. IE pants that are to tight, shirts that feel weird and especially pony tails!

After a few fights in the dressing room concerning her long hair and needing to put it up for her lessons, I made the decision to just go ahead and chop it all off!

I introduce the Bob! And she pulls it off fantastically!

Lost in a sea of Pink

Daddy is so good about playing "girl".....


white Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Cookies.... Mmmmmmm

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More Ink

I have been wanting to get a tattoo of a paisley on my foot for quite some time now. I am not sure why, other than I simply find them to be beautiful.

With my recent completion of a half marathon, I thought perhaps I could design a tattoo that would commemorate my accomplishment and also incorporate a paisley.. after all I am frugal, and why not kill two birds with one stone?

So for my birthday around Thanksgiving, Mr. Boo made me an appointment an off I went with sketch in hand!

And since I was already going under the needle, I thought a little ode to Mr. boo was in order.... I just heart him so much!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Oh the Weather outside is frightful... and the FIRE is so delightful

A few weeks ago, on a coooooold night, we decided to have a bonfire.

We got all bundled up in our warm winter clothes and called our family to join us :)

There's nothing like cuddling around a fire with cups of hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows while listening to Christmas music on a cold fall night.

Just keep swimming....

Now that we are finally settled into our new home and work life... I thought it was time to start searching for an activity for Rowan.

I gave her the choice of Ballet, Karate or Swim lessons.

She chose swim! That kid would live in the water if I let her.

She has been doing it for a few weeks now and has come so far.

She went from being terrified of putting her face in the water to swimming a few feet on her own and dunking her whole head under!

Yay to my princess!

Puggy Business

A few years ago when the entire fiasco occurred with losing the house... we had to rehome our Pug Erwin before we moved up north.

My husband has missed him dearly ever since.

And then, one day after we moved here..... we got a call.

The couple that took Erwin wanted to know if we'd like him back!
Apparently he was crafty and had figured out how to break into their chicken coop and was eating all their eggs!


and so he is home again... and oddly, its like he never left.

It odd how you find yourself missing dog snot flinging into your face every 5 minutes.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I wish I could tell you we had a great Halloween, but we did not.
Rowan is afraid of anything in a mask, and at about our 9th house into trick or treating, a boy jumped out from behind a door in a bloody scary mask and costume.

My child ran away screaming, faster than a scared cheetah.. down the driveway, straight into the car to the back seat, shaking and crying. I didn't even know what had happened until I noticed the boy... she ran off that fast.

It was borderline hysterical actually.... Until she refused to go anywhere else but home.


Well here is the one cute pic I got.. before we headed out for the night.

My beautiful princess Ariel.