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Our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree   28 comments


Since the candy canes melted all over our tree decorations back in 1997, we haven’t bothered with a  Christmas tree. On a whim, we decided to put up our own Charlie Brown kind of tree last Thursday.

 

Our GA pine Charlie Brown Christmas tree

We cleaned out a corner of the living room and went to find the perfect tree. The perfect tree is the first one I saw. Easy! After finding a tall and wide vase and round stones to stabilize the tree, we begin to rummage around the house for the tree decor. We find cardboard and foil for the star and man in the moon and use three bits of foil to create round ornaments using paper clips to hang them with care. Large gaudy earrings make great light weight sparkle. I find sewing notions in red and gold to drape on the tree. Some saved silver ribbon gift packaging works great for tinsel. The tree skirt is an unfinished quilt piece. We also found three small ribbon and a few bits of fake holly leaves and berries to add to the tree.

 

An on the fly Charlie Brown Christmas tree

 

Otis under the Charlie brown xmas tree

 

Otis is proud of his first Christmas with us!

 

A hound dog under the xmas tree  This is our ‘dog chair’; we don’t care how it looks.

 

I decided to make some paper candy canes for our little Charlie Brown tree.

 

Alvin and our Charlie Brown xmas tree with the Tink

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

Thankful Friends: Thanksgiving 2012   39 comments


To all those that celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you all are still eating tasty left-overs.

Our small family of five will never forget Thanksgiving 2012!

Before I get to the always delightful Lucca photos let me share a few fall photos from our yard.

 

 

Now for precious, Lucca…

Lucca has an extensive marble collection.

 

 

Lucca is helping repair a lost track from her toy earth mover.

 

 

 

 

The next pic is of Uncle Andy cover monster!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortly after discovering Uncle Andy, it is time for a nap.

 

While she slept I could not resist the sweet angel face pics a few silly posed photos!

 

 

 

I hope everyone gets time to take a nap!

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friends Reconnect   22 comments


 

 

Since all of us could not be at the first memorial ride for our friend Jason A. Baines in Lexington, KY Sunday 11/11/12, we did the next best thing we could muster. Sarah and Winnie came to Macon to visit both us and Winnie’s family who happens to live in Macon.

I looked through over 10 years of photos to find the treasures of photographic history of our lives together. Now I must learn how to scan photos, which I am told is pretty simple.

The photos in this blog are from the Macon visit with Winnie and Sarah.

 

Sarah has badass bike skills and many medals in her pocket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for the pictures that I should have a tripod for instead of all these photos. But it was still fun to try to remember which person needed to take which photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bright spot in the recent gloom was the all too short but invigorating visit with long time friends.

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

Carrots with Personality   39 comments


We love carrots!

In addition to the health benefits of carrots, they also dazzle me. The carrots above look to be dancing under water.

 

 

 

Purple carrots are a garden novelty and taste great.

 

Lucca is a great little helper!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I found another neat carrot combo.

 

 

 

We have a few more carrots in the garden. I hope they bond before I harvest.

 

Enjoy your day!

Backyard Triplets Return   19 comments


To wake up to the sight of three young yearling and their mom is a gift.

Sorry about the spots in the photos. The photos are snapped through the window screen in the guest bathroom.

 

 

 

The bravest of the three triplets is a young male not yet ready to leave his feeding post.

 

 

Otis and his loud bark finally persuaded him to follow his family back into the forest.

 

Enjoy your day!

The Triplets: Deer Outback   3 comments


Although a bit fuzzy I managed to get a few photos of the young triplets through a window this morning.

Notice the little one resting in the meadow surely from gazing on to many fresh green acorns. The mama is down field to the right having her breakfast.

I decide to sneak a few shots outside.

The sounds of my camera plus our barking dogs do not make for a peaceful photo shoot. The young triplets take off in a flash with mom close behind.

Please overlook our pile of projects and enjoy sight of the deer family in action.

Enjoy your day!

A Saturday with Lucca   8 comments


Our friends daughter Lucca is an absolute delight. She is remarkably bright and simply beautiful.

After a tasty treat it is time for a snack before nap time.

 

She is too darn cute!

 

 

 

 

 

  Who can resist singing in the kitchen?

 

 

Back to a bit more playing before nappy time.

 

 

Lucca is quite the shop keeper.

 

 

After we finished our baking project it was time to read a little.

Me and Lucca try to sound like different animals. I just look plain funny!

 

Sadly the visit draws to and end but not without a few more sweet photos.

 

 

 

 

Lucca, you are the best hostess ever!

 

 

Welcome Home Brandi: Eight is Enough   10 comments


It is no secret that I love dogs.  Our  youngest boy Otis is happy to greet Brandi before the other six dogs get to make her acquaintance.

Brandi is ready to play chase with Otis.

Brandi is a terrific young pup!

 

Enjoy your day!

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