Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Laughter in the house, 11.25.15

Lots of laughter, playing and giggling fun in our Little House on a Big Hill, lately, and you can't even imagine how much I've enjoyed it. Our empty nest is usually very (almost creepily) quiet most of the time. Especially lately (just coming out of harvest time), when M. works unusually long hours.

Friday and Saturday were spent having a little slumber party with my grandsons- where Peanut excitedly led Baby G. and I  from one activity to another- sitting "cross-cross applesauce" while he played "teacher", puzzling, game playing, playdough-meal-making, Lego building, car racing, etc. and multiple rounds of the "clean-up" song between each one. We settled in for a little Max and Ruby before bedtime, then woke up to SNOW! Not a lot, but enough to completely thrill them. So much fun!

Baby G in his Great, Great Grandpa's chair.

Cozy, sleepy boys on a bed of blankets and pillows in a cool, dark room. Can't get any better than that!
A little snow made this boy very happy!

On Sunday, I actually had a moment straight from the old (1988!) Folger's holiday commercial when Little Man and his girlfriend (I need to come up with a blog name for this sweet girl) showed up at the house. They only live and hour and a half away, but man, I miss them when weeks go by until I see them. The little things that used to really bug me when Little Man lived at home - laundry everywhere, towels on the bathroom floor, dirty dishes, etc.- actually make me a little giddy now. Funny how that works! More giggling, playing and laughing ensued with them- trivia games, meals together and multiple topics of conversation ranging from wine to movies to "remember when". I loved every minute of it.

And, Sister had the day off today, so I got some bonus time with her and the boys at our neighborhood playground.

Having a neighborhood playground, pavilion and walking trail is another bonus to moving back to the Little House.

Happy Holidays are here, for sure! I hope they are for you, too :)  Now I'm off to work on some paintings for the Kristkindl Markt. Here's a little sneak peek at a couple of new ones I started today.

Layers 1 and 2

Layer 3

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Juli


  1. I gathered some sticks today to dry, to paint, and turn in to necklace holders/displays! I am excited. I hope you let them know we are coming and sharing a table! ha! -- I love that old Folger's Commercial (and you)!

  2. Oh, that's a good idea for a display! I'm excited, too- and a little nervous. It will be good, though :)