Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ten Steps To Get A Christmas Tree

Drive to a local tree farm.
Board the hay-bale wagon for a ride to the site of your choice.
Bring along a great crew.
Walk around and look for the perfect Christmas tree.
Make sure it smells right.
Find it!
Cut it down with a sharp saw.
Have a strong girl lug it back for you.
Load it onto the wagon.
Get a free cup of hot chocolate after buying it, tie the tree to the car and go home!

Turkey Trot 5K

Early Thanksgiving morning, Nate, Rebecca, and I all left for a 5K race in a nearby town. Nate had his best time yet, pulling in at 23:30, only 5 minutes after the first place winner. Afterwards we came home for a pre-Thanksgiving breakfast.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Festival Of Trees-Lego Artist Challenge 2011

This year, my good friend and I entered this competition and both tied for first place, it was a real blast to go down there and see a professional Lego hobbyist's creations and to see the other entries. After dropping off our creations at the competition, for viewing and judging, we stopped for some great pizza. On Sunday we went back down to find out the results and pick up our creations, I was thrilled to be able to talk to the adult Lego hobbyist, Bill Probert. Overall it was a wonderful time.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Celebrating Life...

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...with showers of blessings for Allie and her little one!

Monday, November 07, 2011

The October Snowstorm

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This beautiful, strange for this time of year, blanket of 19 inches of snow shut off power for four days. However, even though we lost power we gained back something that we lose in this world of internet and technology. For example the night we lost power most of the family sat in the living room, a single candle lighting the room, and talked for a long time, while we would usually be busy with all the benefits of electricity and internet. Though when it came back on it was met with much cheer and joy.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

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