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Thursday, November 30, 2017
The logging saga of the fallen tree continues. Here My Honey, not looking all that happy, is busy splitting wood from the newly fallen tree as well as large pieces of another tree that we had taken down earlier this year. We waited until it was dry enough to split.
More than one friend has commented that my wood splitter man looks a great deal like the Jolly Old Elf from the North Pole. If that is the case, then...
We won't even start on the huge trunk of the tree that just fell across the three compost bins and the back tier of the garden. It's too big to move and too fresh to split until it dries so it'll be the project next summer. I think we have enough firewood until then anyway.
Ah, yes, family fun! ;)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Today I'm sharing the second half of the images our friends, Martha and Russell, sent us from the Oasis of the Seas where they are celebrating Martha's birthday this week.
Thanks, again, Martha and Russell, for sharing your images of this spectacular ship!
All the best,
If you'd like to see the exterior of Oasis of the Seas, here are some images I took while My Honey and I were on board Freedom of the Seas and were in port with Oasis for the first time:
More images of the exterior of Oasis of the Seas are here.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Our friends, Martha and Russell are on the high seas this week celebrating Martha's Birthday aboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas.
Tomorrow I'll share more images of this beautiful suite.
Thank you, Martha and Russell, for sharing your images. It is such fun to see them!
All the best,
Monday, November 27, 2017
Yes, the entire family seems to be born in the same part of the year. Here's another birthday cake we enjoyed this months!
My goodness they are growing up fast!
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Since we had conflicting schedules for some of us, we celebrated Thanksgiving a day early this year. Each holiday gathering is an opportunity to gets pictures of the family that will be treasured in years to come. This year I had my camera at the ready to capture all the moments, but we got so busy that I missed plenty of the great moments. Here are the ones we did get for family and friends to enjoy.
That beautiful turkey gave its all last Wednesday. Catherine prepared the main part of the meal...
It was at this point that we got so busy that I didn't get any more pictures of our Thanksgiving dinner. I should have a designated photographer, shouldn't I, so I don't miss anything!
In addition to all that has been pictured, there was more. There was so much food, we sent some home with friends and have leftovers for several days: twice baked sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and more prepared by Catherine; salad prepared by our friend, Erica; and cranberry sauce made by me from my Mom's recipe. The Poinsettia centerpiece was provided by our friend, Judy.
We hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful!
Saturday, November 25, 2017
After the tree disaster (see yesterday's post), our friend Bill came to the rescue with his chain saw. I didn't start taking pictures until he had cleared most of the tree from the roof. You can see one of the three large upper branches of the tree is still leaning on the garage.
Thank you, Bill! We so appreciate all you do for us!
Friday, November 24, 2017
Well, this wasn't planned! I was standing in my kitchen making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich when I heard a huge crash in the back yard.
It's always something, isn't it....