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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Eating turkey, classic 70s shows, light-hanging hazards, and dancing in the rain

TubaDad is still hanging in there, although his head has really been hurting today and his ribs are still terribly sore. Things have been so hectic lately, there is simply no way to catch up on the blog. So, here are a few quickie collages that give a little peek into what we've been up to (I just point my FotoFusion Lumapix program at the pictures I want and click "auto collage"). 1. Thanksgiving was nice. The girls had a sleepover on Thanksgiving eve at my folks' house. (Which, upon reflection, might not have been the best plan. We're lucky my mom even got any Thanksgiving food on the table with all that extra "help".) Great food, fun hats, and incredibly complicated gingerbread assembly. Thanksgiving2009-000001 2. Christmas preparations are in full swing around here. The girls were thrilled to watch Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (we picked up the Holiday Classics DVD at Target). I remember peeing my pants with excitement when those shows would finally come on tv every year back in the seventies. My little brother and I just loved them. And now Ro and Ree do too. After watching the old faves, they decorated their new color-changing fiber optic Christmas trees for their bedrooms. (Well, actually, Ro decorated hers completely by herself, while Ree put on a few ornaments then flitted around the room and watched Maggie and I finish her tree.)ChristmasPrep2009-000001 3. TubaDad is so sore that there was no way he could get our Christmas lights up. So my parents came to the rescue. I'm pretty sure that Ro and Ree were the two worst helpers in the world. Sorry Dad! ChristmasLightHelpers-000001 4. Oh, and these are old pictures from about a month ago that I found when I was hunting for the Thanksgiving ones. The girls LOVE rainy weather (so do I). The minute a few raindrops appear, they race to find umbrellas and boots and dance their way out the door. RainyDayNov2009-000001 Oy, that was a lot of stuff! Maybe I'll stay caught up now. Cheers!


  1. Anonymous12/06/2009

    These are the busiest girls ever. And oh, the most helpful!


  2. Anonymous12/06/2009

    Sorry to hear that Tuba Dad is so sore. I hope he feels better soon. that was quite an accident he had. I am amazed he was able to fly home from NY.

    Wish your pictures were larger!

  3. Your dad's hands sure do look full! Great catch up post. And yes, I too was beyond excited for those Christmas classics to come on each year.

  4. Love all the pics and the collage!! We LOVE Frosty, Rudolph, the Grinch and of course Charlie Brown!!!! Can't miss those classics and I can't believe that I am old enough for them to be "classics!!"

  5. Anonymous12/07/2009

    cute , cute! I love the two little trees.... precious. Hope Tuba
    Dad is recovering well. Thank the Lord he is ok!

  6. Anonymous12/07/2009

    nice photos!

  7. All that decorating and I haven't seen a nutcracker yet! (All of the sudden my 3 1/2 year old is obsessed with them) :)

  8. Your collages are such a great way to get it all on there and they make a great statement. I love them!

    Busy, busy at your place. Don't forget to get some rest, hehe.

  9. Anonymous12/07/2009

    Looking at your pictures, I can almost feel the joy that is happening at your place. If we lived near each other my daughter would love to play with Ro and Ree. From everything you say they are so much alike!

    Lisa V

  10. Loved your post! Cracked my up about the girls "helping" grandma....so true! Hope Tubadad feels better every day.

  11. Now that is one way to get caught up:) Great collages........I love the pictures of them in the rain.....they are just too cute for words!!

    Glad your Dad was able to pitch in and help with the lights!!

    Happy Holidays!


  12. Beautiful collages full of so many happy memories! Love all the looks on your adorable kiddles faces! Heh....so happy they were able to 'help' BobBob hang the lights. I think I had a heart attack just looking at the pics here so can't imagine being there in person.

    Hope TD is beginning to feel better.

  13. What version of LumaPix are you using, Extreme, Enhanced, or Scrapbook. I have been thinking about getting it, but have been doing most of my stuff in Photoshop Elements. Do you have Adobe Lighthouse too? Do you recommend?