Thursday, January 31, 2013

It Was So Cold...

Last week we went through a deep cold spell. Cold enough to freeze bubbles almost the moment they got created.


Now we are in the 40s with rain and wind.


Crazy New England weather!

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Thursday, January 24, 2013


Since I am stuck in the house with Very Sub Zero temperatures and severe windchill warnings, I might as well catch up on some pictures.


I have been trying to cut back on the number of Christmas presents, but with seven kids we still end up with tons of presents.


Luckily everyone is old enough to help wrap and everything so it is way easier than when they were little.


We decided against putting presents under the tree overnight because our dog has been known to find any type of candy and EAT it.


Anyway, we had a great time and we even got snow a day or so later, so that almost counts as a white Christmas, right?

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Our Yearly Gingerbread House

Every year between Christmas and New Year we create a gingerbread house and decorate it with candy.


As you can imagine, this is a very popular activity, especially since they have to make sure all the candy tastes good.


Then on New Year's Day we SMASH the whole house and eat the house and the candy. One of our family traditions ^^


The kids never realized it was just our family who did this until they asked their friends whether they were going to smash their gingerbread house and the friends would look at them with a very puzzled look.

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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Last Summer

Cleaning up my house and found this picture of last summer, when Cees and Tim went to the Netherlands to visit their grandmother.


They went many places and had a great time!
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