December 3, 2009

Week 33 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

I've accepted Carin's challenge, as a Mom, to get back into the picture. The idea is that once a week you take a picture of yourself. Give the camera to your hubby, the kids, the grocer. Who cares. Just pass it off and say cheese. It's that simple. If you'd like you can post your picture on your blog. You can let me know you posted so I can check out your pics. You can check out my previous weeks or Click the button below to add your name to the Linky and take a look at all the others. It is not too late to get in on the fun so grab that camera right now and let's go!

This week is a hodge podge of fun at Art's Chili Pepper. Do you see the fabric? Do you recognize it? I know it looks a bit orange in the photo but it is in fact a vibrant red. I was thrilled when the package arrived the day before Thanksgiving so I had time to hem it for our holiday table. What do you think the boys are doing? They are watching the motor work as I sew. Boys!

And here is the finished product. Allen snapped this picture to send to a friend who we couldn't be with for the holidays. Di, by the way, I love this blouse you sent to me. A perfect fit!
And fixing the mushroom gravy. Heidi, I swear that story is coming one of these days!
Decorating the Christmas tree.
Usually, one of the children put the angel on top. Allen asked me to do it this year. What a treat for Mama.
Elisabeth decided to sit it on our Bible study. Can you tell where my favorite spot is this time of the year?
And... I don't know... except that I was putting Elisabeth's shoes on so we could walk around the yard and see the lights the kids had hung on Saturday afternoon.
Elisabeth was very tired. I was able to sit and rock her for a very rare moment. She even fell asleep on my lap. We pulled the rocker into the dining room and I sat and cuddled her while the family ate dinner.
Reading by the the light of the tree before bed is a favorite evening activity during the holidays. Before the season is out we will have worked through a stack of favorites like, "A Christmas Carol" and some new books.



  1. You are such an amazing mama. I love seeing your pictures, the love you have for your family is so strong it shows in every picture.

    There must me a heat vent near your favorite spot?

  2. There is something about a snuggle time that leads to them falling asleep in your arms.

    I love that color of blouse on you...very pretty!

  3. You are a busy lady! Wish I had that much energy and I don't even have kids. :)

  4. Love the way the overlay came out. Great purchase :) And I like the way my blouse looks on you! I should send you more of my clothes ...

  5. Thanks for a glimpse into your lives.
    Blessings, andrea

  6. Can't wait to sit around our tree to read Christmas stories too. Love all the pics of you captured in your home.

  7. What a great post, you've been so busy.
    I love how your kids are all so close to each other I hope my three are just like that (and do you know, I suspect they might be)
    I'm going to read the girls a christmas carol this year, they are just about ready I think.

  8. What wonderful photos! I think you are an amazing mom too! I've not had enough time to get to the 52 weeks blogs much lately, two new grandbabies and a wedding to prepare for between the end of Sept and the end of Dec, but I'm enjoying a bit of catch up time today. I'm up in ND at my daughters, who just had her 2nd on Tues a.m. Our 5th grandchild! I'm thankful for a laptop to travel with, and wireless connection here, so I can post, & keep connected with my blogging world friends!

  9. You're killing me with the mushroom threats, Kat!! I'm a little nervous and wonder if I haven't just repressed the memory due to it being too traumatic. :p

  10. What great pictures! I love that you read by the light of the tree!

  11. those are really great photos :) that mushroom gravy really looks yummy! thanks for sharing!

    here's my late entry

  12. I'm loving life at your house. Great pictures!