Thursday, December 31, 2015

12-31-2015 Bittersweet

 It was a bittersweet look on the GDs faces
as the un-decorated our little Christmas tree today...


...and cleaned house...

...and spent the rest of the day playing indoors
discovering old toys they haven't played with in a while...

...and stayed snug as a bug in a rug indoors
as the temps dipped into the teens outdoors...
Happy New Year in 2016 everyone!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

12-30-2015 Sledding

 Sledding time!
We have a gentle slope on the south side of our house
that is perfect for the little snow bunnies to sled upon!
Also had fun eating snow and icicles!!!







Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

12-28-2015 ICE

It's been sleeting ICE all day...

Sunday, December 27, 2015

12-27-2015 Still Using Leftovers

 Stitched up this cute little hat (and headband) today
still using leftover yarns from my sweater(s).

Saturday, December 26, 2015

12-26-2015 Ancient Stitch Mittens

 Today I finished these
so it's time to start another small project!
These mittens were made with a #6/super bulky wool yarn
and will be nice and warm for shoveling snow and driving!

Next in my queue is a sock KAL that beings in January 2016...
it involves 'embroidered knitting'
which is all the rage right now
and something I have never tried!
Plus, I will get to learn a new Cast-On method
(Estonian Cast-On)...
and who knows what else?!?!?
So, today I wound my skein of gray sock yarn
into 2 equally weighted balls so it is ready to use
and now just have to wait for the Pattern clues 
to start coming out!


Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

12-24-2015 Christmas Eve Angel

Our deepest sympathies
to the family and friends of Margie
who passed away yesterday.
We are so saddened to lose her to this world
but knowing how much she LOVED Christmas,
I know she's having the BEST Christmas ever 
today in heaven with the Christ-child himself!
Love you, Margie!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

12-23-2015 Jelly Bean Sprouts


When we picked up the granddaughters this morning
the older one went on and on and on about
making jelly bean sprouts...
how you mix flour and milk and jelly beans
and bake them in the oven
and then feed them to the kitties.
So, Oma put on her thinking cap,
found a cookie recipe that uses flour and milk,
had the girls mix up a small batch,
roll them into "sprouts"
and press jelly beans onto them.
Then we baked them.
Ah, good times, good memories!




Tuesday, December 22, 2015

12-22-2015 Record Warm Temps

We are having record warm temps this December...
in the 60*F+ range!!!
Thunderstorms and tornadoes!

Monday, December 21, 2015

12-21-2015 The Force Awakens

DH & I
thought it would be a perfect way
to spend the winter solstice today...
the shortest day and the longest night of the year,
by watching the new Star Wars movie!
We both liked it lots!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

12-20-2015 Focused

 Love, love, love these pictures of my grandson
making some Christmas ornaments!
He gets soooo focused when he works
on his arts and crafts! LOL.
Looks like he had fun!
And thank you to my dear D-I-L
for sending me these pix!





Saturday, December 19, 2015

12-19-2015 Helping the LYS Move

My LYS (Local Yarn Shop) is moving to a new location.
DH & I and many other customers helped with the move.
(DH helping move shelves)




Now to re-shelve all this yarn inventory
and be ready to open for business on Monday morning!

Friday, December 18, 2015

12-18-2015 Making Pizza for Dinner

Pressing the biscuit dough.


Painting on the tomato sauce.

Adding some pepperoni toppings.

 Adding some green beans and black olives and cheese.

Eating a few toppings as we work!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

12-17-2015 Preschool Christmas Program

GD#1 in her first Christmas program
with her 3-year-old preschool class.
She is in the red dress
in the front row
on the far right of the photo.
She and ALL the preschoolers did a great job!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

12-16-2015 Cat Pouncing

I'm a cat
pouncing on a bird
up on the ceiling!







Tuesday, December 15, 2015

12-15-2015 Central Standard

 DH & I
tried a newly opened restaurant
in Bettendorf
for lunch today.
A bit pricey, but everything was relish!
We give it a "two thumbs up" rating
and plan to return!!!

Interesting floor
and interior design!
Made me think of our friend Nick Bowers.

It offered typical "bar of food"
but with a chef-ish twist on each dish.

Monday, December 14, 2015

12-14-2015 Sweet Dreams

Grandsons sharing a yogurt snack
at the picnic table Opa made for them.

Looks like Grandson #2 is having sweet dreams
at the dinner table!
It's exhausting being a  one-year-old!


Sunday, December 13, 2015

12-13-2015 Fabulous Fog!

Fabulous fog...
made for an interesting
drive to church this morning!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

12-12-2015 Christmas Ornaments

Shhhh...
don't tell mommy and daddy
that we made them some Christmas decorations!
The salt dough ornaments that we baked the other day
are now all dry, so we got out the glitter paint
and gave them a good schmeer!

Then we decorated a Christmas tree.
Lovely!
Once they are all dry
the GDs will wrap them up and give them to 
mommy and daddy!