“Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.”


Saturday, December 30, 2006

Spending time with my niece and nephew

... on mom's birthday. Don't Silas and his cousin, Deakin, look a lot alike? They even have the same birthday - 1 year apart. Silas is the youngest.

Monday, December 25, 2006

HO HO DAY pics

A full house on Ho Ho's big night


What fun! All our kids - cept for Shannan (pout!) - came home for the holiday! Chrissy, Amanda, and Alex slept over for Ho Ho's big night. Silas was so excited. Grandma stayed over too,

which she always does, and Silas was absolutely thrilled. Here's a few photos of the kids opening Grandma's gifts on the 24th.
Maybe next year Shannan and the kids will join our sleepover. And that would truly be the best gift ever!

Tracking Ho Ho

Silas kept an online eye on Ho Ho ... and when he was getting close, he laid out some milk and cookies. (I LOVE that photo!)

And the Dr Pepper Santa Claus has been with me for more than 20 years. My great grandparents owned a store and it was given to them as a promotional display in the late 70's or early 80's. And I loved it, so I got it! I drag the poor fella out every year... I cherish him because he reminds me of my beloved great grandparents (Carl & Dorothy) whom I love and miss bunches.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Lucas turns 4 !!

A few photos from Lucas's 4th birthday party. I can't believe both Silas and Lucas as FOUR YEARS OLD! Where did the time go? They're almost ready for school... actually, Silas is ready. I'm not.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Happy SolMas HanKwa!

No matter your reason, we wish you the very best this season! Here's hoping you have...* A magical winters SOLstice* a merry ChristMAS* a happy HANukah* and an amazing KWAnza

Peace, Love, and Good Will to you all!!

The Andrews FamilyScott, Terri, Chrissy, Alex, Jake, Silas + Amanda, Shannan, Shelby, and Lucas

PS: And may your next year be bliss!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Another Lucky Shot

I really like these in-flight photos of the birds outside my living room window.
I spend a great deal of time watching and photographing them, and every now and then I capture something that thrills me. This is one of those photos. They're fighting for the gourd and I was able to capture the squabble.
You like?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Backyard critters

The squirrel is finally making friendly with the food I'm setting out for him. Isn't he a pretty fella? I watched him for the better part of my morning... sipping tea in my PJ's and slippers, eating a bit of breakfast while he ate his. I suspect that he had no idea that he was joining me for my morning meal, but that's just fine. I enjoyed his company nonetheless.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

A few random early December shots

Holiday lights in my window. Rain on our front bushes. A jet shooting across the sky. Lots of different moon phases. And sky pics.