Sunday, December 28, 2008

Well, I haven't participated in the last two show and tell Mondays. My computer was on the fritz so unfortunately I had to purchase a new one. Good timing with the holidays and all !!! My computer guy (or should I say lifesaver) was swamped and hasn't quite finished with my new setup yet. I don't have any photos to share because we haven't gotten all of that straightened out yet. I did manage to get a few new things listed on my site via an old computer but that is no longer working correctly either. Don't you just love technology?!
But ... I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. We sure did. I am thrilled because the only thing I really wanted for Christmas was a new digital camera and yea! I got one. I can't wait to start taking photos!
The holidays at our house were so much fun. We had had an amazing snow storm the weekend before so the kids had a ball (and a snow day). We did get much warmer weather for Christmas though, so most of it melted. We're hoping for colder temps this week to go skiing but it's not looking too good.

Wishing everyone a wonderful. safe and healthy New Year!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Cottage Flair Holiday Sale!!!!
Stop by Cottage Flair ...
All Cottage Holiday items are 40% off!!!
Shipping overcharges on multiple items will be refunded..
Happy New Year!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Show and Tell Monday ...
Yesterday I was awakened at 6:30 a.m. by the sound of snowballs hitting my son's bedroom window. I went downstairs to find my 12 year old outside, all dressed for the snow, the driveway shoveled, in the dark, throwing snowballs at my 9 year olds window. We had gotten a dusting of snow overnight. This is the first snow of the year and needless to say, they were excited. By 7:00 a.m their friend across the street was over and they were sledding. They ended up spending the entire day, until dark, sledding, skiing and snowboarding at our house and across the street on this little bit of snow. Below is the photo of the aftermath this morning.

While the kids were outside having a ball in the snow and freezing cold, I was inside doing my thing. I have never been a red and green holiday decorator. I go back and forth each year between turquoise or pink. As you can see, pink won out this year. I just started over the weekend and still need a few more touches but I wanted to share a few photos of my mantel. We live in a small cape which I lovingly refer to as our cottage. This is our family room with the fireplace. Our tree went up this weekend also. The kids were anxious to go to the tree farm, cut it and get it up. I love having traditions. We always did as children and I try to have some for my family. We cut the tree at the same farm every year and then we all trim the tree together that night. I also give each of my boys a new ornament each year. It's fun to listen to them talk about some of the ornaments as they come out of their boxes.

Thanks for visiting ...