my sweet reality.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

christmas day.

tea party for two.

just like his daddy.
for those cold florida days.

tea set for ella.

new jammies for sammy.

the most wonderful time of the year.

christmas eve party.

christmas eve.

the cookie tree is decorated.

santa is well fed.
with goodies and gifts.

christmas eve eve.

the perfect christmas gift.
a carriage ride through downtown st. pete.
festive lights.
christmas carols.
precious grandkids.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

a tradition carried on.

the cookie tree.
a tradition at christmas started by my busia.
each year before christmas.
she baked cookies.
we decorated them.
christmas eve the cookies were hung on the cookie tree.
for us to take home for santa that evening.
the tradition is now carried on.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010


here are some out-takes.
the pictures that didn't make it to the christmas card this year.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

dashing through the kindergarten snow.

ella's christmas concert was tonight.

so sweet to see all of them dressed in their little christmas outfits.

look for the sweet girl 5th from the right in the second row.

great job ella!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

prayers to him.

today, my little man goes in for his 5th surgery.
this time to have his tonsils removed.
i know he is in good hands.
i know he will do great.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

thankful for a wonderful vacation.

our trip to God's Country,
as the locals call it.
(i think, no, i know, they're right.)

family tradition: faull inn for the best pizza in the north.
like papa, like grandson.

we did get 2 glorious days of snow.

winter wonderland. a.k.a. papa's house

a cookie tree.

right from the woods of norway pine.

to our house in florida.

more to come on this tradition...

boys vs. girls gingerbread making competition.

norway pine hunting camp.

daddy's deer.
a doe.
actually, a daddy deer that lost its antlers.
because according to ella,
"we are not supposed to shoot mommy deers."

a camp tradition.

a shot on daddy's deer.

first snowman of the year.

so thankful for such wonderful memories.

Friday, November 19, 2010

giving thanks.

giving many thanks for my cute little indian.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

prayers to john.

below is a link to a newscast featuring john's troop.
it is pretty tough to watch.
we pray for him and his men each day.
God's speed boys!

wish lists.

hope they are on the nice list.