Happy 2013! I hope you had a great holiday season. Mr. Petrie and I took our first ever trip- by ourselves. The kids stayed with my parents and had lots of fun. Now they periodically tell me in a wistful voice how they miss the undivided attention of their grandparents.
I don’t really have any resolutions, because our family is continuing to move slowly forward. I feel good about what we are doing for ourselves: gardening, cooking from scratch, I continue to work on my graduate classes, living frugally, working on our house, exercising, amongst other things.
I have been taking pictures and thought I’d do a quick picture-o-rama. :)
We saw robotic dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.
I let the girls pick their costumes from their play clothes. Miss PD was a princess. Yes, her crown says “Birthday Girl”. Miss Petrie was a vampire princess.
Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and bread. We had pie for dessert.
Fall hiking at the Petroglyph National Monument.
Miss PD in a poncho made by Grandma P.
I searched high and low for a little writing desk for Miss Petrie’s birthday and finally found one. I painted it white and now I need to get new girly knobs for the drawers. Pictures soon.
Radishes from our winter garden.
Miss PD running through a puddle on a *very* cold day.
Christmas morning and a roaring fire…on the tv.
Mr. Petrie makes us a “Christmas Braid” every Christmas morning. So tasty.
Miss PD in a princess dress on Christmas morning.
Mr. Petrie and I enjoyed the beauty of the Gila Wilderness on our trip.
We’ve been busy! Have a wonderful weekend.