Monday, January 18, 2010

Christmas in Missouri, 2009 part 2

John had given me a pasta machine for our anniversary, so Mom suggested that I bring it up over Christmas and make pasta for everybody. As anyone who's ever made fresh pasta might suspect, this was a day long event. But I had some charming helpers along the way!

Here I am showing Noah how to work the apparatus.

Noah then faithfully repeated the instructions to Uncle Tyler.

I don't have a picture of the end result, but trust us, it was tasty. Shane made the sauce, which was delicious! But that's enough of pasta! (Or 'Basta Pasta!' as the Italians say. . .not really). Here are some more highlights from that week.

The kids all in one room (a rarity). . .

. . .forbidden territory. . .

. . .classy hairstyles. . .

. . .and the necessary appreciation of anything on wheels.

We also had a lot of fun playing out in the snow. Here is Jackson, representing the 'inside team.'

And here's the 'outside team,' including moi, who was stretched out on her stomach on a steep slope to take this picture.

Outside Team, Junior Varsity

Here's JV attacking Varsity--Varsity is pictured in orange.

Sometimes the JV league turned on each other. . .

. . .but on the whole, it was a peaceful sport, with smiles all around!

That's it, folks! Here's wishing you a blessed 2010!


  1. Wonderful, wonderful posts! So many great shots - made me smile. We did have a great time didn't we??

    Love you,

  2. Awesome pics! Especially love the play-by-play of the sledding time. I'll have to get busy on my own blog and get some posts up :)