Tuesday, December 22, 2009

time out





All four grandkids descended on us Sunday afternoon.  I’ve spent a good deal of the time cooking meals, cleaning up the mess and washing dishes.  We also raked leaves, played games, made cookies, roasted marshmallows over the fire pit.  Today we torched the burn pile, we’re going to visit my sister and make pralines in addition to all the other meal preps and clean ups.  They go home tomorrow afternoon.  We’re having a lot of fun.  The grandboy slipped in mud while playing soccer at school last Wednesday, landed on concrete and broke his clavicle (hence the sling in the picture).


I managed to elbow my way to the computer which has been in constant use designing clothes by the grandgirls or the grandboy checking his facebook page, to make this quick post.  


Everyone have a wonderful Christmas Day if you celebrate it and I’ll be back in a few days (hopefully after having caught up with everyone).

17 comments:

  1. Enjoy your holly-days Ellen. I enjoy reading your blog and appreciate your comments on mine.
    Peace and Blessings!

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  2. hey ellen enjoy your time no matter what you do with it!!!! steven

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  3. Sounds like a lot of fun, even with all the work involved. Hope you have a good time with your family!

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  4. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas ... Enjoy the holidays :)

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  5. My goodness - shirtsleeves OUTDOORS! (We're heading for a three-foot-high snow dump.) Enjoy!

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  6. Enjoy the family and the holidays.
    They will have wonderful memories of grandma.

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  7. Have a wonderful holiday, Ellen. I hope the little guy's fracture heals quickly.

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  8. Well done for making it to the computer, but better let the kid have his facebook access back.

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  9. Ellen-- cute grandkids! Enjoy them, cause before you know it they are off at college. I'll get to see mine on friday and then he's off on a ski trip with a buddy til after New Year's.

    All the joys of the season to you and yours,

    the other Ellen

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  10. Merry Christmas, Ellen! Enjoy the time with family.

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  11. Enjoy my dear Ellen with all your marvelous grands and other family stellars. Have fun sistah. You've worked hard for a little relaxation.

    Case Hice will be with you in spirit on your Christmas/Holiday celebration.

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  12. Ellen, it looks like you've all had great fun. This picture is great. And if you're anything like me, all that activity has you a little tired as well as adrenalized... don't know if you have any down time coming your way.

    I wanted to wish you a very happy holiday and New Year. :-)

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  13. Happiest Christmas to you, too.

    Love the pic - burning marshmallows is a time honored tradition. Oh yeah!

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  14. Awww...that's awesome that you have all your grandkids to yourself.

    Hope you had a wonderful Solstice/Christmas and that your grandboy's clavicle heals soon.

    )O(
    boo

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