Saturday, December 31, 2011

Winter Break 2011

Winter Break started for me on December 19th at 6pm. It has been a fun filled adventure ever since.
Hike on December 21 -Pipeline Trail in Millcreek Canyon

Peppermint Fudge!

Hair Cuts for Xmas

For hiking in icy conditions

Very Cold Xmas Eve Morning

Band Practice on Christmas Eve Morning for that evening

My favorite - hot wassill

My own special dessert at my in laws - raspberries and cream

Toy in hubby's stocking

Tran-siberian Orchestra Concert on 12/28

Waiting for the concert to begin

It has begun! What fun!

Prime Rib dinner after Concert - so good

China our youngest cat

Hike on 12/29

No snow but lots of mud and ice

My trail shoes - made it much easier

Tacos from LST - after hike food

Fergie has decided to become a lap cat

China snoozing while I am on the computer.

I can't believe how quickly this break has gone. It was been a lot of fun.  The hike before Christmas with our friends seems like a month ago instead of just over a week ago.  The next day they flew to Washington to spend the holidays with family.  We have missed them a ton.  Then on Christmas Eve morning hubby took our other friends - H and J to the airport so they could fly to Kansas to spend the holidays with her mom and step-dad.  It has been quite different around here without all of them. Not quiet but different. 

Just before the holidays we went from a three cat home to a two cat home.  We have missed our older cat but as she was the wire chewer since she has been gone it has allowed us to open up more of our home to the other two cats.  The personalities in the two cats has also changed, they are more social and more vocal.  I have been able to get more photographs of them.  It has been really nice. We have moved several things around in our house as we no longer have to worry about cords being eaten.

We are getting ready to go to a friends home for the New Year's. We are looking forward to H and J coming home tomorrow afternoon. We are picking them up from the airport!  Woo hoo!!!!  I am so excited to see them. Then on Monday, late, Bear and A and E come home.  I sense a major dinner party and debriefing sometime in the upcoming week.

I have had a good 2011 overall.  I am looking forward to the adventures of 2012.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Warm feet on a cold day

Hubby washed all of our woolies as the weather is very cold. Here is a sampling of our collection.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Sock on the needles

Finally cast on a pair of socks as I have been knitting other items that I forgot to take pictures of and forgot to put on Ravelry. This yarn was dyed by my friend Bea. These are my high school colors.