children, photos, Weather

Fall fun

on a beautiful spring-like day!

What a fun day today!  Several more pics on my sidebar, and also look at Thanksgiving pics (sample at bottom!)

Chris just wanted to get in the car!  He finally got his way and dad got everyone Burger King!

Me looking goofy and disheveled – oh well, I probably usually look like this!  I did have a migraine this morning so I probably look more tired.

Rog worked hard most of the day getting the leaves in one big pile for the kids’ to jump in 🙂

Ryan had a lot of fun with the leaves! It was a beautiful day here in Ohio – like in the 60’s or so!  We got lights up in the front of the house and did lots of yardwork.

Colleen had a great time too even though she’s camera shy!  But I did sneak this video in – on youtube. She helped her dad and enjoyed friends today as well. 

Pretty Thanksgiving centerpiece at our dinner at Gayle’s.  More pictures in the Flickr sidebar!  It was our first dinner there since Colleen’s birthday party in May.  I was glad everyone had a good time! We also had a birthday cake for Chris’s 16th birthday which was Tuesday the 20th.

New Youtube videos in addition to above, that I need to put on sidebar:

video of our Spice the hamster, RIP 2/06
video Colleen made of her favorite cartoon Inuyasha — this was an awesome video but it was deleted from You Tube because the cartoon maker claimed copyright on all those kind of videos (there were hundreds people made). 12/31/06



The holiday season!

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Originally uploaded by criscollrj.

We put up our tree Thanksgiving morning – we love this tree – a 9′ prelit we bought when we had our last Christmas in our old house in 2004. We had such a small house that after I bought it (half off, after Christmas) I was having a panic attack over where I’d put it (there would have honestly been NO ROOM in that house!) that it was a joy to put it in our living room in our new house last year. Our house was so much more bare last year as we’d just moved in!! Now I have a lot of decluttering to do to display our Christmas ornaments!

We’re still waiting to decorate it and unpack the rest of our Christmas boxes. The boxes are jokingly in another picture I took on my flickr picture list on the right of the blog. at least 20 boxes! They are still sitting there. I need to start unpacking them tonight since Ryan fell asleep easily at 9 and Chris is very calm!! Then I can take the boxes back up in the attic.

I love Christmas. It just comes so fast. I can’t believe it’s only a month away. I need to finish my Christmas web greeting site and start my Christmas cards also. I feel behind!

Happy season’s beginning to all!!!