December 26, 2011


Warm coat: cold winter

Polar Express

We rode the Polar Express to the North Pole on Friday. Hot cocoa, cookies, Santa, cousins, and radiator heat set to at least 90 degrees.

December 19, 2011


Nothing says Christmas like a Santa apron, cut-out cookies, and little flour on your chin.

December 17, 2011

Santa's Wildlife

Yesterday, Addie's school went to the Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary for a carriage ride driven by Santa. We saw horses, buffalo (btw, are buffalo and bison the same thing??), a skunk, elk, and of course, Santa's reindeer!! It was lots of fun. There were hot cocoa, cookies (and best friends) at the end to help us thaw.

December 12, 2011

Season's Greetings

Wishing everyone a very HAPPY holiday season! This is the "virtual" version of our 2011 card.

December 11, 2011


Today was our second annual cookie exchange, and man the competition was stiff, or was it the drinks?

December 6, 2011

St. Nick

In the midwest, St. Nick comes the night of December 5th and fills kids' stockings (or shoes?) with goodies. This is news to me, since I'm from the east coast, where we do stockings on Christmas day. We're not one to break
Midwest tradition though, so we left the doors unlocked and the lights on for him (which brings me to another point that Addie brought up: "how do we know St. Nick isn't a girl?!"). Based on what was left in her stocking, I dare say he just might be a girl.