Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011

OK, I confess that I've been a bit naughty by not posting an update as promised. And I fully expected to get at least one lump of coal for Christmas (and I didn't!! Yay!!) :-)

I've taken a serious Internet vacation these past two months and have scarecly been on a computer for anything. Very refreshing. But my brain still looks at nearly everything as potential blog posts!! Ha Ha!! I've missed blogging and reading other blogs.

I hope and pray that everyone had a blessed holiday season!!

I thought I'd wrap up 2011 with a few pictures that I've taken during my break and wanted to share...

While out shopping one day we stopped in at a Hallmark shop and I found these...  I was SO in love!!!

I worked out a pattern in my mind and this is how it turned out. Actually this wasn't the first one that I made but this is the one that I took a picture of--it's for my daughter-in-law for her birthday this past week.

Mind you, I really don't crochet well and only know a few stitches but these just kind of came together on their own.  Sometimes I can just look at something and work it out in my head way easier than trying to follow someone else's pattern. *I* was happy with it anyway.

One day while outside (shortly before Thanksgiving) I came across this gigantic sycamore leaf.  17 inches from tip to tip.  And it was a beautiful leaf too--shiny and heavy.

Son #6 demonstrating how big this leaf was!

Look at the size of this egg.  A double yolker?

Yep (The egg with two yolks at the top is that huge egg)!!  Our family loves eggs fried in butter with the yolk all runny.  Mmmm...

Pecan Bars made with the pecans that we foraged from a nearby conservation area.  You can read about it here.  They were so yummy!!

Our micro-Christmas.  Thanks to my mom and DH's parents we got to have a little bit of Christmas this year.  These were our presents for Christmas Eve.  My youngest sister had sent presents that I kept hidden so that we had more to open on Christmas morning. 

My mom also sent us this giant goody box from Swiss Colony.  We are still working on eating all of this delicious stuff.  There was a lot of goodies!!  :-)

I saved the best picture for last...  On Thanksgiving Day I got to meet my newest grandson for the first time!!  Isn't he a total doll?  What a sweet baby!!

Happy New Year!!!
I pray that you will have a blessed 2012!!!


Tombstone Livestock said...

Congrats on the family addition, hopefully 2012 will be a good year, for you and your family

Happy New Year

Fruitful Harvest said...

Hi Kris,

What a great surprize to have you stop by today! ((((SMILE)))

I too have not been on the computer lately!

What a cute little grand baby!
I love love the knit hand warmers!

I pray your Christmas was great and your New Year will be nothing but awesome!

We went to Mass earlier and will just be staying home tonight.
I feel safer just snuggling in with the kiddos and watching a movie.


Chatty Crone said...

Happy New Year and a blessed one. sandie♥