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Monday, January 2, 2012

A Wonderful Break

Hey there everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.  What I didn't tell anyone is that Mr. McSteamy took both co-workers to PA for a visit and I was at IHAN headquarters you know why I was so quite!!!  I've never been home alone for longer than a day so this was sooooo wonderful :)
Here are a few photos from the many I took over the holidays

Some monkeys received their first pair of roller blades for Christmas.  Zach was all over this gift....without much fear he insisted I put mine on and join him for a skate around the neighborhood. It has been so long since I had my roller blades on I couldn't believe my body knew what to do.  Yes, I did fall....square on my bum and I'm telling you it still hurts!

Zach decided he needed a bit more support while skating alone that first night in the driveway. 

Aaron was most afraid of the skates and it took him a few days to become friendly with them.  The wheelchair Mr. McSteamy used for his owie last month came in very handy. 

How to keep two very energetic monkeys busy during the cold winter months?  Yep, an indoor trampoline....oh yeah....and they both skate in the kitchen too.  It is like a regular zoo around here.
Our New Year's celebration included about 100 of those poppers that shoot curly paper every where....that was so much fun.  Then of course we had to beat pots and pans on the front porch at midnight....and if I remember correctly there were a few of us dancing on chairs to some late 60's and early 70's "The Cover of The Rollingstones" by Dr. Hook....oh that was a ball. 

Now back to our regularly scheduled program:

Have you heard about the Free Motion Quilting Challenge?  I am excited about this opportunity and thought I'd be sure to share the information with others that might be interested in joining too.

The 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge has started!

You can totally join us, because it's free! And, we hope you will learn and/or improve your FMQ skills in 2012.

To join the challenge click here. and fill out the pledge form.
This is going to be a lot of fun!


  1. It looks like you and your family had a wonderful holiday.
    I see you keep the boys busy, they do have a lot of energy at that age, lol.


  2. Time home alone is cherished. It looks like it was a fabulous Christmas there.

    Happy new year.

  3. Don't you just LOVE being a mum of boys??? I think Aaron's idea to use the wheelchair is brilliant! Wouldn't catch me trying to stand up on those things. I had enough trouble with the old-fashioned kind! Your party looks so fun, Kelly!!

  4. I. Cannot. Wait. For. The. House. To. Be. Quiet. 2 more days.....

    Thanks for the links for the BOMs I found a free one at Craftsy... yeah, free. Wish me luck!

  5. What FUN! I bet you are worn slap out when you go to bed at night. I do believe it is NON stop in your castle!!! I do believe I could keep up though, on my rolling walker. LOL!!! :)

  6. How nice to be home alone for a while. Of course the family NYE celebration sounds like it was wonderful fun.

  7. You do have a household of fun monkeys. But I think Zack is the smart one to use a wheelchair as a device to hold on to, while learning to skate! Very clever Zach!


    PS - Thanks for the shout out on the FMQ Challenge. Everyone is invited to join the fun..

  8. I would have so broken every bone in my body skating.LOL! I wanna play on the trampoline... but I think I'm a bit heavy for that one.


    P.S. I'm being held hostage by a gang of rogue moving boxes!

  9. The celebrations, including the skating, looks like a good time! Having time alone is just as much of a cherished gift, though.

  10. Looks like a whole lotta fun! I know if it had been me, I would have tried the roller blades, then the trampoline, then I'd be ready for the wheelchair. You know how graceful I am~~~ NOT!!

    Glad you got some "pieceful" time to yourself! Wishing you & the zoo a happy & blessed New Year!!

  11. Dr. Hook was one of my favorite bands back in the day. I had all his albums (I think only a couple is all he put out). Sounds like you have a fun New Year's Eve.


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