{almost} winter days

Posted on December 16th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »

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Winter is just around the corner…but it’s felt like winter ever since that week in November when the mercury dipped ten below zero.  Brrrrr.  We’ve had some warmer days since then, but this weekend it turned cold and windy again, and we got several inches of snow.  We’ve been all tucked in at home and mighty cozy by the wood stove.

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We made “stained glass” gingerbread the other day. The plan was to make a gingerbread house with colored windows, but for now we opted for stars and trees and gingerbread men–much easier!  The kids had a blast crushing Jolly Ranchers to bake into the cookies.

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O thou dirty screen. ;(

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Zia went with her class to Central City to decorate the local Christmas tree.  We went too, and watched her hang her little ornament–doting parents that we are.

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She was so excited she went hopping down the street.

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A moment of sharing toothy smiles amidst throngs of shouting kids.

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And this boy-oy-oy.  He refuses to have his hair cut, so we just roll with it.  He’s got his Dadda’s good looks, so he’s cute either way.   He’s been a little under the weather (A.K.A. needs Uddey Sidey every five minutes) and hasn’t been very happy.  This is the last week of school for the kids, and hopefully having Zia home every day will help him feel better.  Caleb leaves in a few days to vacation with his mom for winter break.

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Saturday we went to the heart of Denver with some folks from our church.  We gave people at an apartment complex bags of food, along with gift cards for their kids.  Some people were really happy to see us, some were a little weirded out.  It was a lot of fun, and somebody snapped this picture of us just before we headed out.  It’s been almost a year since we’ve gotten a photo of all of us.  (The reds are winning!  Yayayay!)

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Driving in Denver.  Being in the city all day makes you ache for the mountains…and our home is just beyond that first ridge.

7 Responses to “{almost} winter days”

  1. Rahab says on :

    Nice cookie idea!

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks! Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV-rLt1B1LA

  3. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeee – really nice pix – you made us smile & our hearts sing 🙂 thanks! Luv u/ mom

  4. Mimi says on :

    Love all the pics, especially the whole family!!!! Really nice!

  5. GRANNY says on :

    THATS A SWELL PHOTO OF ALL OF YOU. ICANT BELIEVE HOW GROWN UP ZIA LOOKS AND CASH IS JUST AS CUTE AS A BUTTON. HE LOOKS LIKE HE WILL RULE THE ROOST LATER ON LOL. LUV U GRANNY CALEB U LOOK SOOOOOOO HANDSOME!!!!

  6. appleshoe says on :

    So much goodness here. I love the cookies, one of these yars I’ve gotta try that. Your town tree is wonderful to have the kids hang their ornaments on it. More should be like that. And that picture of your family together is just wonderful!

  7. Yanic says on :

    Such a beautiful family, such beautiful souls… You are very blessed my dear! Wishing you and your loves nothing but the best. Stay warm. xox

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