Friday, December 31, 2010

Miss Mary's Coat of Many Colors

Miss Mary is always a little chilly during the winter months.  She spends quite a few days of these cold months shivering, so Ellie suggested we get her a coat.  I googled for a pattern, and sure enough found one. Bought a baby-sized quilt at Good Will for $1.99 and made her a coat.  Didn't think she would wear it, since she has gone almost 10 winters without one, but she loves it.  Silly goat prancing around in her new winter coat!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Winter Warmth

Finished project:  Miss Mary's new winter coat.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Embroidery on dish towels that Mom made and I "won" in our dice game on Christmas.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Cat

Sccoties is relaxing after all the holiday busyness.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Beautiful drive down to Mom and Dad's today.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pottery Cups

We received two cups from William and Marcia Abbott.  We met Bill while vacationing in Wyoming.  He is a potter with a shop in Centennial, Wy.  He gave us a tour of his studio, kilns and house.  Doug sent him a roll of gold leaf that he has had for years, and they sent the cups as a thank you.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Eve Lasagna

Ben, Doug and I made ten pans of lasagna for Christmas Eve and to share with friends and family.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Our Family Christmas

"Our Family Christmas" today.  After church we saw the Hubble at the Omni Theater in the Science Museum, browsed some exhibits.  Back at home we made pizzas and malts, played Farkle and then exchanged gifts.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Deep Snow

Cooper and I have been going out snowshoeing and enjoying all the new snow.  It has been quite a workout for us with the snow being so deep.  Thankfully there is another snowshoer around that has been blazing some of our trails.  Makes things a lot easier for Cooper and me.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Goats have been needing a little extra attention in this cold.  Mary doesn't like being cold, and the older she gets the worse it gets for her.  She doesn't seem to tolerate it as well as Moose.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Not much going on here.  Did my grocery shopping and running errands today.  Stopped at 12 places, Target, Fresh and Natural, Sam's Club, Library, Post Office, etc.  Good to get everything done in one day.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Tree Decorating

Started putting the decorations on the tree this weekend.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Day After

Doug and the John Deere did a great job clearing out the driveway. Doug spent 12 hours on service calls yesterday, then came home and cleared the driveway.  He's been gone all day today too.  Cold and lots of snow make for busy service guys.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2010 Blizzard

We took an early morning snowshoe walk.  Didn't go as far as we sometimes go, because the snow was just too deep for Cooper.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Work Party

Annual Anderson Heating Christmas tonight.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Silly Moose.  Usually he doesn't stand still long enough to get a good picture of him.  But he is getting older and calmer I guess.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mr. Claus

An old friend from the past.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Boy Scout Wreath

Getting ready for the season.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Kid's Christmas

Kid's Christmas Party at Barb and Scott's tonight.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Making Cookies, Day Two

Phase 2 of the Oreo Christmas Cookie finished today.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Making Cookies

Ben helped with Phase 1 of making one of his favorite Christmas Cookies, Oreo Christmas Cookies.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cold Morning Walk

A cold morning walk today. Cooper even had to wear her sweater. Brrr...

Monday, November 29, 2010


Four beautiful horses that were curious about Cooper and I on our morning walk.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Doug!

Hope you have a great day and a fantastic year.  Thanks for sharing your life with me.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Tree Getting

Our typical family Christmas Tree Getting day. Always some shenanigans goin' on.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Special Light

Stained glass lamp that Mom made.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Images from our day...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Working on more magazine bowls.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Mom and Dad's "We are not having a cat in the house" cat.  Isn't he handsome! He thinks so :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Frozen Bubble

Brought my camera along on my morning walk and took some photos of a frozen puddle.  Pretty neat!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Ben made a pan of lasagna today, and two loaves of fresh bread.  We are going to have a yummy supper tonight.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Granny Cushion

I made up this Granny Square Pin Cushion with some leftover sock yarn.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Coat Rack

Doug put together an awesome new coat rack.  Just in time for our Thanksgiving and Christmas guests.

Monday, November 15, 2010


A beautiful morning walk after a snowy weekend.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Storm Damage

Tree limb gave way from the weight of the heavy, wet snow.