Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Holiday wrap-up

I just came back from my holiday vaction today. 12 days in the house with the kids, we were all getting on each others nerves by New Years Eve!! We had all kinds of weather in Vermont...46 degree days, nights in the teens, high winds, torrential downpours, sleet, 9 inches of snow in one day, clear sunny days, yes, we had it all, typical of New England.

The first night I went up there, I managed to put my van sideways into a snowbank 3/4 of the way up the driveway. Lovely. I just trudged the rest of the way up the hill and went to bed, leaving the problem for the morning. In the morning, the plow guy came and found the car there, so he knocked on the door and offered to help. Luckily he was able to hook the van up to the truck via a tow strap and yank it out of the snowbank and get it parked safely for me. I didn't drive again until we were on the way home today. Did I mention that it was snowing today, and no roads were plowed? The normal 2 hour ride took almost 5 hours. Such fun.

Here is a picture of our Christmas tree, with way too many gifts, and a picture of Thing One and Thing Two...why can't I ever get a picture of both of them looking at the camera without a goofy face from at least one of them??

We spent the week mostly lounging around the house and relaxing. We watched way too many movies and DVDs (Christmas gifts)...we watched the Simpsons Movies more times than I want to think about, Harry Potter 5, Thomas the Tank Engine, Season 1 of Jonathan Creek (thanks for the reccomendation Tonya, we both LOVED it!), the first coupe episodes of Waking the Dead, DH watched Season 3 of Lost, and probably a couple of other things I forgot. There were more hours of video games played than I even want to think about...Guitar Hero 3, anyone?

I didn't get ANY quilty stuff done over the whole vacation, major bummer for me. I did knit with my Knifty Knitter. 14 Preemie size hats that will be donated at the end of the month to the NICU at UConn Health Center.

I'll post about the quilty gifts I got for Christmas tomorrow. Tune in to see the wonderful SSCS gift I recieved from CJ in my swap an the stuff DH bought for me.


Anita said...

The snow pics are spectacular Tracey!
I am sittin in the aircon on freezing as it is very hot today!!

Kathie said...

Love the snow pictures :)
well the kids go back to school today, hopefully you can work on some of your projects to make up for the last week!

Angie said...

Oh, Wow, look at that BEAUTIFUL snow!!! Oh, we got a dusting last night, but it's been 5 or 6 years since we had a 'good' snow. *s* And oh my, look at all of those lovely gifts around the tree!! And those two adorable children!! :) Your vacation sounds wonderful, Tracey! Would you please add me to your 'give away'? And would you please draw my name, pretty please!!!! ROFL

Vickie said...

oh my look at the beautiful snow.them chairs look awesome-.I miss snow sometimes...but will never see it again unless we go down south or overseas it never snows here in Humpty Doo - way up top in the Northern Territory

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

That snow plow guy was a real sweetie for taking car of the van like that. too much snow - eeek! Glad you all made it home safely. The christmas tree looks beautiful and all the presents fabulous. Woohoo, you loved J Creek - that's wonderful! Season 2 is just as good.

Don't put me in for the fabric draw, but congrats on so many posts.

Tanya said...

Your sweeties are the cutest! Snow is pretty to look at but not so great to drive in. As a former S. Californian I see snow and I stop the car!