Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Holiday Madness

The crew on Christmas Eve at Aunt Anne's house.
I'm the one with the big cheesy smile
Lewie got a "Disney Pixow Cows Lightning McQueen"
track - Life is good
As the adults struggled to consume enough coffee
to handle all the squealing, the girls checked out
their new "littlest pet shop" electronic thingies.
Aunt Suzie, who usually enjoys her quiet home with
2 dogs joined us for 3 days of mania.
The house was tidy and ready for the holidays!

The house was trashed by massive gift opening!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Go Langston

Green Memory (1951)
Langston Hughes

A wonderful time–the War:
when money rolled in
and blood rolled out.

But blood
was far away
from here–

Money was near.

She was just plain naughty

Tzu-Hsi (pronounced "Tsoo Shee"), or Cixi, was one of the most formidable women in modern history. She was famed for her beauty and charm. She was power hungry, ruthless and profoundly skilled in court politics. She would rise from a middle class family to a dowager empress affecting Chinese life forever.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Going to chop our tree

Since it was a beautiful warm-ish day, we decided to go to a tree farm and cut our own tree. After a harrowing ride in a wagon pulled by a monster tractor, through big ole mud pits, we were deposited in a field of trees. The kids just wanted to run through the field and pose for one another on top of stumps. You know the rest....found a beauty, chopped it down and dragged it back to the car. Mission accomplished!

Thursday, December 7, 2006

My beautiful little chicks

I am the lucky Mama to 4 beautiful children from China.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Birth of a blog

Ok, I was just fooling around and look what I gave birth to - a cyberbaby