Saturday, January 1, 2011

p365 nov 15-21

Daniel & Sarah finish up their dinner theater play practice before Emily & I go in for Choir Practice.
When you get 6inches or more of snow in mid-Nov, it is hard to tell if winter is just teasing us, or here to stay. Judging from the cold we got with it, I would say fall is over, and winter is definitely here a month early.

Its cold, but not frozen yet. Snow on the trees & lake (Camillia).
We went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter VII pt. 1. On a school night? Why? Because I like the whole experience. The excitement of seeing the movie first. We did dress up in costume for HP VI, but we were the only ones who did, so we didn't do it this time.

Richard, Sarah and I went to a Fireside celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Minneapolis Stake. My grandparents joined the church in the late 40s. Grandpa Danielson was Branch President when one of the Branch buildings was built. This picture is a history of building the building written by Arnold Knapp that was there, and a picture that I brought of Arnold Knapp, Elder Ezra Taft Benson-who dedicated the chapel, and my Grandfather, Carl 'Al' Danielson.

We finally got the rotting jack-0-lanterns off the porch and out where the squirrels could have them.

Sarah relaxing on a Sunday after church.

Have a good day!

p365 Nov 8-14

This sunrise beauty is right outside my back door. The leaves are completely gone off the trees by now.
Every year, the 3rd graders have to make robots for a class projects. (can I tell you that I groan whenever these home projects get sent home??) But this was Daniel's robot. It is a cleaning robot that runs on cookies and makes money. Now I need to figure out how to get one of those for real.
The cat loves to take naps on the computer desk. Especially if someone is doing work on it.

Daniel's Bear Troop visited the Police Station. They were most excited to get their fingerprints taken.

Sarah, Daniel, Emily and I went to see Clear Lake Theatre's production of 'Phantom of the Soap Opera.' I was doing dinner theatre, so I couldn't be in this one, but it was very cute and fun to watch.

We got a good snowfall on Nov 13. Enough heavy, wet snow to build a snowman. We didn't get any of that kind of snow all winter last year. Usually, when it is cold, it is just light fluffy stuff that won't pack.
Our beautiful, snow-covered tree. Winter is here (mid-November) ready or not.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

p365 Nov 1-7

Fall colors in the morning. This time along Lake Magnor.
Another Cornfield picture. I like the cornfields I guess.
November is Catalog time. This just what came in about 3 days. Love shopping by mail and the Internet!!
The Missionaries came for dinner and a short lesson. It was nice to feel their spirit in our home.
not a very good picture, but these are monster feet meatloaves. Yummy!
Nov 6 was National Digital Scrapbooking day. I spent the day on my computer and got a number of layouts done.
Nov 7, John was ordained an Elder in the Melchizedek Priesthood. Richard and I went to his ward to see him ordained. This is us taking pictures of each other after wards.

It was a good week.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

P365 Oct 25-31

Monday was the Senior High Fall Concert. . As part of that, they have a student art show of sorts where the kids in the choir do a piece about America or one of the songs they are singing. In this concert, they sang an arrangement of 'Jabberwocky'. These are Michael's drawings from the poem: The Furious Bandersnack and the Jub Jub Bird.
It rained and rained and rained for several days. These are our pre-carved pumpkins after sitting out for a few days. Nice and shiny.
So, after raining and raining, it decided to snow. Not much, but definitely the first snow of the year.
Getting near Halloween. Time for some fun food. These were the mummy dogs we had for dinner.
The Friday before Halloween I got to dress up for work. Mohawk, tatts, and blue hair and black makeup. It was quite the look.
Saturday we carved our pumpkins. Shown are Daniel's, Michael's and Sarah's. Mine was a cool C3PO, but for some reason, I don't have a picture of that. We stayed up way too late getting them done. And for what? We didn't go out on Halloween, because it was on Sunday, and no one ever comes to our house because we are way out of town.
Despite the snow earlier in the week, Halloween weekend had very mild, pretty weather.


p365 Oct 18-24

For Home Evening this week, we watched a video by President Uchtdorf on Patience.

Sunsets over a lake can be really gorgeous. I think this one is over Lake Wapogassett.

these two pictures are the same--the birds are added to both of them, but I photoshopped one of them--can you guess which one? :-)

We had Pack Meeting in the park. We had these cool 'firepits' made out of hollow logs. By the time the logs themselves caught fire and split in half, the insides were perfect marshmallow melting coals.

We had had our first good frosts and killed my garden down, so it was finally time to get the bulbs that I got for my birthday planted. Got to do that for spring!

This is me writing my paper....ok., the mess I leave while doing it.
We had extra pumpkins sitting around the house, so Sarah decided she wanted to make pie. So we cut it up and cooked it in the microwave, and then Sarah turned it into pie. She is turning into quite the little baker.

see y'all later

P365 Oct 11-17

These little guys moved into the field across the street from our house. I believe they are destined for the freezer, but they are cute!
Fall colors in the late afternoon sun are just so beautiful!

Richard took the week off to work on getting the wood pile finished. Here is Daniel 'driving' the tractor while he helps.

Here is Michael really driving a load of wood to the pile. They take the log splitter out to the woods, chop and split the wood out there, load it into the bucket and take it to the pile.

In Cub Scouts the boys were doing pushups and sit ups, etc. to work on their Bear badge. This is Daniel's unique take on push-ups.

My friend Meleda had a Witch's 'Tea' Party for her women friends and family. (This is another friend, Jennifer, in the picture). We were told to come in costume, and it was a very formal tea. It was a lot of fun!!

This is my sleepy kitty asleep in my room. Being that I'm posting this quite a bit after the picture was taken kind of makes me sad, because soon after this picture was taken (a day or two later), she went on walkabout and never returned. :-(

'till next time!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

p365 Oct 4-Oct 10

And now the continuing STOOOORY of life in the big cabin in the little woods... October 4-Oct 10.

Part of having a wood stove, is having to chop enough wood to last the winter. October weather was so nice, that Richard (and kids) was able to get it done with plenty of time to spare.

This week was Homecoming week. This day for the elementary school was 'Nerd' Day, and this is Sarah at her nerdiest.
the fall leaves at sunset. They positively glowed.

I have been trying to get this picture all year. Hermione jumps up on the door when she wants in. She waits until she obtains eye contact
Homecoming Night. The one halftime show that our band does. This year's theme was monsters--so they performed 'Thriller', 'Monster mash' etc. Unfortunately, I missed most of it, because I was working in the concession stand. At least Richard got video

Oct 9, My Girl Scout troop went to camp Lakamaga which got made over by older Girl Scouts into 'Spookamaga'. With different 'fright sites' for the girls to go see. The weather was perfect (near 80!!) and we had a really fun time!!
I work in the nursery at church (for the 18mo- 3 yr olds). We have animal crackers and water every week. Every week, the poor animals are forced to go swimming before being eaten. EEEWWW. They get soggy, but they really have fun doing it, and the older kids teach the younger ones the trick by example. We'll have parents mention 'he/she started dunking his/her food'. Sorry. I didn't teach them that. They figured it out on their own.

Till the next post!!