Saturday, December 31, 2011

What Fun

The Oklahoma son and family were here this past week.  What fun we had with them. Guess where we were on Thursday?

Yep, the Christmas Story is right up in Cleveland, about 40 minutes from us.  It was really a lot of fun with the kids....and the big kids, us, also.

Grandpa and son having fun with the major award.  The actor that played Randy was at the house to answer questions and pose for pictures.

Remember the bib with the mashed potatoes scene?

Our "Randys" being afraid that the Old Man was gonna kill Ralphie!

They have a small museum of memorabilia from the movie.  So fun to see the actual outfits, toys and pictures from the making of the movie.

It was a fun day.....ending with dinner at the Great Lakes Brewing Company.  And here is my souvenir from the Christmas Story gift shop.....of course there was a gift shop!   And they are headed back to Oklahoma already....visit, too short!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of my blogland friends!  I have learned so much and established so many friendships. May your day be extra special no matter how you celebrate....and don't forget to eat lots of goodies!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Early Presents

I participated in the Santa Sack Swap.  We have sent a couple of gifts monthly to each other since July.  Then for December we were to make or buy something a little bigger along with the other 2 gifts.  I had Linda for a partner and was so excited when I opened all of my goodies yesterday.  We sent a sack we made the first month and this is what we put our presents in these past 6 months.  Thank you so much Linda!

On Thursday grandson, Oliver, had his Christmas program.  These 3 and 4 year olds were so cute singing about 4 songs.  Most of them knew all the words too!  You could feel their excitement.

Sorry about the blurry last photo.....didn't check that one.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ho Ho Ho

Still have a lot to do in the next 12 days, but am taking it a little easy because of this.

Tendonitis in my right (yikes) wrist.  Lots of pain, but the splint and a lot of Ibuprofen is helping.  Finished some last minute shopping today....with hubby....and now am just looking at the season's prettties!  Off to granddaughters Christmas concert tonight, with 2 more grandkids programs to go before  Christmas break.  They are so proud and I love it!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Great Weekend

This weekend was a wonderful closure for Norwayne High School football where grandson, Graham, plays in the marching band.  We have all gone to the 4 last games...all playoff games leading up to this past Saturday's State Championship.  It was so exciting and a beautiful day weather wise for Ohio.....sunny and 50's!

They were very well matched teams....Kenton Wildcats and Norwayne Bobcats.  This was the score at halftime.

With less then 2 minutes to go, Kenton was ahead 42-41.  We got the ball and scored the last touchdown.  What a nail biter!  There were times that I was looking into my lap instead of at the field.

What a wonderful on to the last minute Christmas sewing and decorating!  Weekends are going to be so different without high school football!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Still Stitchin'

I have been hopping, but so behind with some.  I have enjoyed a lot of the free tutorials for Christmas ideas and just plain quilting ideas also.  Such talent in blogland!
I have been sewing, but can only show snippets of some things.  I did complete my Birdie Stitchery for November.....even before Thanksgiving ! Yeah me!  Now the new one is up and so darn cute!

Hope everyone is sewing and having lots of fun looking forward to Christmas and the New Year.  I guess I should get  back to the sewing machine....bye for now.