We spent less than 24 hours at our A-frame cottage but it was enough to get it a bit more winterized and to bring a few more Christmas decorations.
I had made a new wreath and was eager to hang it on the front door.
We also added a few more touches to our Nordic themed Christmas tree and then we added greenery and lights to the girl's bedroom loft railing.
On the way home, we stopped off at a sale and grabbed these three elves for $12.
I need another blowmold like a hole in the head, but our Santa will be happy to be reunited with his elves (especially at $4 a piece).
When we got home Saturday, we spent the rest of the day getting our yard cleaned up and prepped for the approaching winter storm.
Sunday was busy, but we did get outside to enjoy the snow.
Our weather forecast includes more snow and unusually cold weather this week, so we've decided to turn on the backyard Christmas lights early. Looks like we'll be putting in the ice rink before Thanksgiving this year. Is it really only mid-November? Have a great week and safe travels.
We spent hours raking at the A-frame this weekend.
Our huge maple tree exploded and I don't think I've ever seen so many leaves in one spot. We were wet and cold but the girls were a huge help.
Although I wasn't able to capture it fast enough, we even had a pair of bald eagles watching us while we raked.
After all our hard work, we rewarded ourselves with a bit of early Christmas decorating.
With the recent installation of a new furnace, we really are planning on using our cottage year-round.
It was definitely a weekend of heavy outdoor labor, but we are officially ready for snow. Have a wonderful week. Stay cozy!
In 2008, we traveled to China to adopt a toddler who needed
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In 2008, we went to the Jiangxi Province to adopt a little girl who needed open-heart surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot and hand surgery to remove an extra thumb. I'm always happy to share our experience with a SN adoption with others.
When I'm home from work, I love to sneak in a weekly craft project or a trip to my favorite antique/thrift stores. Come play with me!