Saturday, December 31, 2011

first night!

"What is it that you want, Mary? What do you want?
You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso
around it and pull it down. Hey! That's a pretty good idea!"

"I'll give you the moon, Mary."
~ George Bailey

images by Laurent Laveder

tonight, we'll lasso the moon, and hold onto 
it until fireworks start!

Happy New Year!

I am so blessed to know you! 


Friday, December 30, 2011

put some sunshine on your shopping list!

after i visited



The Magpie's  Fancy,

i experienced writer's block.

that's not a bad thing because

 my mind instantly became filled with SUNSHINE!

~Sunshine for your shopping list here!~

(after four days of  bucket pouring rain who wouldn't be seeking the sun!)

thank you for delivering it so tastefully, Gigi!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

this one's for the girls! and back to Boise!

yesterday, Mr D, Chrislyn, Jay, Holland, and i took a drive up north
to the Alderwood Mall, and then on to Microsoft where Jason works.
it was a fun, family day.

 last summer, American Girl
opened a shop in the mall. it's arrival has been the talk of the town!



the first stop was a visit to Molly.
Chrislyn still has her Molly from childhood.
she has it tucked away for Holland some day.
she kept her in perfect condition.


there are many dollies to visit.
we love the dolls that carry the historical significance.

Holland was intrigued with the pretty dollies, displayed in a
colorful museum like fashion.

"happy dollidays"

Chrislyn bought a miniature "Kit Kittredge" for Holland.
Kit's story takes place during the depression. her family had
to make lifestyle changes, and rebuild their business.
i know it sounds like a sad story, but there are positive lessons
to be learned through  rough times in history. that's the message of
the American Girl dolls.

my precious dollies!

Uncle Jay and Holland.
we had lunch with Jason at Microsoft after we left the mall.

today is a bittersweet day!
 in a few minutes i will be making coffee and Mr D's lunch.
in a couple hours, i'll be driving Jay to
the airport. then on to work.
it's back to Boise and back to business as usual.
goodbyes are tough, but i am already thinking about the next hello!
we made lot's of desktop and telephone wall paper this Christmas!

"group hug today!"


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

it's a wrap! and a winner!

this morning, the Chocolate Gousse and I are having coffee and 

Biscotti on the couch while the boys are fast to sleep. 

it was the best  Christmas, because we were all together. 

i had so much fun wrapping, cooking, tweaking and reshuffling! 

the last gift that i wrapped was Chrislyn's gift!

did you know that my blog became my Christmas list?

as i unwrapped gifts and  the comments were,

 "you wrote about this on your blog!"

i think we're on to!

~ * ~

the winner of the December 


give ~ a ~ way



French Basketeer!

~ * ~

happy Boxing Day!

England 1923 
 there will  more shuffling and tweaking on the agenda for today!
~ and ~
we will be re-heating  those yummy leftovers!