25 November 2007

our weekend




Featuring: the first snow, on Thanksgiving day




Daddy-snuggles, intermittent snacking and small feasts around the table




a healthy dose of board and card games




and a trio of pies (pumpkin, buttermilk cream, pear crumb).




Dad Owens risked life and limb clambering up to the roof to diagnose our chimney troubles. At one point, he says, he stepped from a folding chair to perch at the top of our fence and thought to himself: this might not end well. He also tidied our eaves troughs while he was up there. Seriously swell guy.


We also did a fair amount of missing Kindra&co (hubby's youngest sister&fam, who spent the holiday at her in-laws'). Mom Owens snapped a shot of the homemade butterhorn rolls and sent it to Kindra's phone, which we deemed cruel and unusual and pretty funny.


I even dutifully walked several miles on the treadmill, successfully burning the caloric equivalent of one cranberry. Ah, well.

And now for my favorite time of year. Bring on the Christmas!

10 comments:

Kin said...

1- I'm very upset that you made pear crumb pie & I didn't get to eat it- add that to my Christmas list :)
2- I was NOT amused at the picture of the rolls!
3- We must play 4-square at Christmas because I'm very upset I missed out on that action as well
4- We all missed you guys too :)

~love said...

i loved that our first snow was on thanksgiving day. =)
and that father-in-law is seriously swell.

Kimberly said...

Ah, that post made me smile. Mom Owens? Hilarious!

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jorth said...

Sounds absoloodelly lovely!

As for the pattern, yes, it is one of my own designs. It's basically a raglan sleeved peasant top, with extended neckline and sleeve edges, all the better to elasticise with.

Does that make any sense?

Secret Agent Mama said...

These are great pictures, all of them.

Melissa said...

Sounds like a really great time!! My kids were so excited that it snowed while we were in Idaho. Not enough to really enjoy, but they still thought it was the most wonderful thing in the world :)

kris said...

Yeah for Thanksgiving fun, late night talks with a big sis-sigh, and fabulous food!

Wenderina said...

What a lovely holiday. Will you share the pear crumb pie recipe? Sounds fab.

Kin said...

1- I'm very upset that you made pear crumb pie & I didn't get to eat it- add that to my Christmas list :)
2- I was NOT amused at the picture of the rolls!
3- We must play 4-square at Christmas because I'm very upset I missed out on that action as well
4- We all missed you guys too :)