Thursday, January 7, 2010

Remember that Tradition . . . ?

Remember how we make grahm cracker houses and then smash them on New Years Day and eat the candy and get sick? Well, here in Griersonland we have been keeping that tradition alive - until this year. We went to Holly's house on New Year's Day and I fully intended to take the houses and have Tara smash them with Shannon and Leah, but I forgot the houses. So we broke with tradition a little bit and did it on New Years Day plus 2, and Kade got to smash with us also. He had a GREAT time with the smashing, Leah and Shannon had a great time with the candy, and Tara said she felt silly because she's too old for this sort of thing.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Fun in the Snow

Tara is home for the holidays and will be heading back to school soon. It has snowed a bit since she came, and she made the most of it. She and Melanie decided that since the man who used to make the sculptures is not doing it anymore, they would make their own. Here is some of her snowy fun!
This is what they called their Dragon.

And this is their igloo. When the young, unmarried, somewhat excentric man next door saw them playing in the snow he came right over and helped them build up the mound of snow for the igloo. They "forgot" to get him when they started digging the igloo out a few days later.

Inside their cozy igloo.

Melanie is half way out the door. It's kinda hard to see with the white coat.

Tara handing Melanie her hot chocolate. They spent quite a bit of time in there playing cards and giggling. They giggle a lot.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Here's my major award story. Several weeks ago when I was Christmas shopping at the Art City Pharmacy (doesn't everyone do their Christmas shopping at a pharmacy?) I was told that I had spent enough to be eligible for some drawing. I didn't really listen because I was in a hurry, so I just filled out the form and went on my way. I never win anything but gym memberships. Well, yesterday afternoon I got a call from Dad while I was shopping saying the pharmacy just called and I won the nativity set! (Dad and Mom are here this week since Mike Albright just got married. They had to come out to make sure he wasn't faking the wedding.) So Mom and I just went right to the pharmacy and look what I won! It's a Willow Tree Nativity set about 15" tall and just beautiful! Way better than a leg lamp! And I didn't even have to sign up for a gym membership! Wahoo!