Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas Eve

 (I forgot to take a picture of the cheesecake)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014


It is a treat to spend time with such delightful friends.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


 I purchased a new piece of furniture and a rug, which resulted in a reorganization of the office (thanks again, Brian and Logan). 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


When I saw that Grandma had settled Kaelyn at the dining room table with paints, brushes and a big piece of paper, I decided it looked too fun not to join her. Together we created waterscapes. Hers is on the top left; mine is on the bottom right. 

Monday, December 22, 2014


 (Please excuse the pile of coats on the bed; outdoor clothing has been displaced due to renovations in the sunroom)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

In the darkness

St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth, Michigan

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014


The oft photographed tree in the churchyard.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


One of the current projects is to replace the electric line that runs from the Cookie house to the garage. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


We have a new door in the sunroom.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hot chocolate

The number of carolers from our church was lower than usual at the Dow Gardens Christmas Walk this year, but we still managed to drink some hot chocolate at the Cookie House afterwards. 

Monday, December 15, 2014


 Naomi and I made wreaths on Friday.

My wreath

Naomi's wreath

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Cookies at our annual cookie exchange
Even though my brothers aren't invited to our annual cookie exchange, they are always very supportive of the event. You can probably guess the reason.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014


In my family, custard pie quickly disappears.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014


I have to submit two final projects for my master classes, and give and grade two final grammar exams, and then I will be D-O-N-E!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014