Happy Groundhog Day!


Sorry, Northerners (particularly my family New York and Massachusetts). Looks like there will be six more weeks of winter, if you trust the prognostications of a large rodent.

Punxatawney Phil sees his shadow

Today is a minor holiday in our home, wherein we watch the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray.

We’ve also made these cupcakes before…very fun!

A New Tradition

Last year after Christmas I went to Hobby Lobby and bought two little trees on clearance that the boys could put up in their rooms, along with some little decorations.


Now they are in one room, but both trees are in there and for the month of December, they serve as a nightlight until Mom and Dad go to bed. I wish I could remember where online I saw this idea so I could give credit where credit is due. The boys love having their own little piece of the season in their rooms, and I don’t get nearly as much harassment about having “boring” white lights on the big tree. 🙂

We have had the talk about Christmas being a potentially dangerous time what with all the fragile, flammable and hazardous things around. Two nights ago I forgot to unplug these trees when I went to bed, so they stayed on all night long. When the kids woke up in the morning, they came to me immediately and said, “Mom, the trees are still on but don’t worry, there’s no fire.”

Breakfast Guests




Yes, we live in suburbia but sometimes we are blessed to have visitors come by from out of our woods. These folks came by yesterday morning. There were at least five of them traveling together.

Oh my goodness…Christmas Sweaters…

This is why I was laughing out loud on the couch while my husband was wandering around unplugging the Christmas lights tonight. Read the comments on that post.

(yes, there are a few unladylike words there. I didn’t say them.)

And Because I still love to do it…



today we’re making paper snowflakes