Friday, December 28, 2007

Merry Christmas

After out big shindig the night before, we didn't feel like doing much at all. Samantha and I spent most of the day on the couch while the boys played with their new toys.

Vince with his new balls -- how did Santa know that Vince loves balls?

Johnny investigates the stockings and the mice that Santa brought.

Christmas Eve Party

We threw a Christmas Eve party, and I got a little carried away (as usual). Here I am before the party began with the appetizers (once the party got started I completely forgot to take any other photos).

What a spread!

A detail of the cookies... so pretty (if I do say so myself).

The bar -- the hot spiced cider was the hit of the party (thanks again, Martha).

My frozen vodka looked so cool!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Country livin'

For those of you who doubt we live in the 'burbs, take a look at this friendly visitor we had in our backyard last night....

This guy was huge -- and he wasn't afraid of us at all. Now I really need to make sure I have my flashlight with me when I fetch firewood at night!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

1st snow of the season

It snowed all day long...

wreath on the front door

our entryway decorated for Christmas

Oh Christmas Tree

Here's our huge tree....

we're ready for Santa

and the stockings were hung by the chimney with care...