New Year’s Eve 2018-2019

 

On New Year’s Eve while the rest of the world is banging pans and watching that big shiny ball drop, we’re doing this stuff.

You know, hanging out and eating the most glorious food.

Fondue to be exact–cheese AND chocolate, because why on earth would you want to choose between the two?

Of course, we only invite the very best people.

We have chatty people.

We have munchie people.

We have video game people…

 

We have horn blowing people.

and people caught at a bad moment..

Heck, we even have…

… Babushka with us tonight. Heh, heh.

 

But best of all–we’ve got some of the sweetest, squishy-est baby lips on the face of the earth.

We’re lucky ducks over here all right.

Happy New Year!!!

Crochet Nativity– Donkey & The Lamb

Ooooooh lookey here!! It’s time for my cute daughter’s birthday again and so you know what that means— a few more pieces for her nativity.

Just look at this little cutie! Awwwww….

This little guy is soooo adorable, I have to tell you–he was hard to give away.

And now we have handsome Mr. Donkey. He turned out a bit bigger than I expected. No, like bigger than Joseph. *Sigh.* That’s what happens when you don’t have the original pieces to use as a reference. GIANT stable animals. We’ve decided to pretend that everyone is kneeling–except the huge animals.

I must say, THIS nativity set has a ton of personality.

And I love it.

My Cheeto Girl

If you’re a Cheetos connoisseur– like Miss H and I are, then you know there are many ways to eat them that are considered “proper” depending on the circumstance you find yourself in.

For instance, there is the dainty “Nibble, nibble,” most often used to avoid embarrassment at large gatherings, where people insist on talking to you, even when your mouth is full.

Then, there is the the voracious “Starved Wolf,” made popular at family barbecues when the chips are out but the meat is still frozen.

And who can forget the Cheeto-fangs-beat-plastic-fangs “Vampire,” method seen at scout camps and sleepovers for the last four decades?

You’re on your own to visualize these particular techniques. Sorry.

One of my personal favorites, as our girl here is demonstrating, is the “Seagull” technique. You know, an actual Cheeto in one hand and the other–and entire ARM, if possible–securely poised in the bag, making it impossible for anyone to take what is rightfully yours. Somewhere off in the distance I hear those charming aquatic birds squawking, “Mine-mine-mine-mine-mine-minemineminemineminemine…”

Hey. A fresh bag of Cheetos can do that to a person.

Summerfest 2018

At first, I thought– I can’t really post about Summerfest this year because…

I did what I ALWAYS do and took tons of pictures…

before the parade…before the fireworks…before anything really happened.

You know, those pictures of the family simply doing what they always do.

Just hanging out, being cute.

Trouble is that when I was finished doing that… my phone died.

No more pictures of anything.

None.

No floats. No bands. No pretty pageant winners.

No clowns. No horses. No bagpipes.

Only pictures of my sweet little family–that I love so much.

More than anything, actually.

Turns out…I like it just fine.