Canaveral National Seashore – Dec 27, 2008

Sydney is pouting in this picture (even though you can’t tell) because we told the kids
we were not going to play at the beach. I didn’t feel like cleaning up beach mess that day and we were 1 1/2 hours away from home.
This is what the beach looked like before all of the resorts and condos on the beach. I always wondered…
Taking a “hike.” I just laugh when I look at all the “hiking” paths in Florida. It’s a joke. What I really need is a week in the mountains.

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Christmas Day 2008


Peter’s Christmas presents:

  • A new Glock .40 caliber revolver (he saved his allowance for about six months to buy this)
  • Two snappy suits
  • White shirt and three new ties

Liz’s Christmas loot:

  • 2009 Temple Calendar
  • 2009 I Love Lucy Calendar (from Peter – he didn’t know that I already bought a calendar)
  • An almost-paid-off grand piano
  • Butterfly pin from Sydney
  • Bleak House and Our Mutual Friend, both by Charles Dickens
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

You better watch out…

(Warning: I could not get my photo editing software to work for me today so you are going to see what a terrible photographer I actually am).
Better not cry,
Better not pout,
I’m tellin’ you why! –
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.

I love my little Christmas tree.


Here’s the stockings I made last year. I made my own pattern for them because I wanted something simple and simple was not to be found!

Isaac’s stocking

Sydney’s stocking

Liz’s stocking

Peter’s stocking (I always put a lump of coal in his stocking on Christmas)



My new Christmasy apron.

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