Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas Preparations and other interesting jobs

Even though we didn’t get a tree this year, we have been doing a little bit of decorating around the RV,












Making fudge

and since we’ve made the decision to travel back to Michigan for Christmas, we’ve been doing some baking and shopping, too.  Nicolas came over this weekend to help me make fudge!

Today, Garrett invited the three of us over for some Louisiana Gumbo for dinner.


It was a first for all three of us, and tasted pretty good!

Tom had a little bit of excitement last Friday – some of the wild boars that are causing so much damage around here were caught in the trap, and Tom got to help with “removing” them.


Wild Boars


These were some really big animals!








This is something he's never done before

They did some duck surveys last week, too, but it looks like the ducks are slow to move south this year . . . maybe the artic blast moving through up north will motivate them to move!

While Tom was busy playing hunter on Friday, I filled in at the Visitor Center and got some sewing done.

My newest quilt

My latest quilt

Adding the final touch

Adding the finishing touch



My sailor . . .

This is going to be the quilt I use whenever Nicolas is away on deployment.  My way of keeping him close to me, even when he’s far away.






Meanwhile, up at Michigan State . . .


they’re getting their first real winter blast!


Bryce is loving it . . . although this week is Finals Week, so the chance of a snow day is pretty slim!




Nicolas is excited that he’s going to be able to have a white Christmas this year!  I hope the roads are clear for our drive – it’s going to be a quick trip for us . . . we head north right after Nick’s Graduation on Friday, but we have to be back on the 26th, because he starts his next class on the 27th.


  1. We both love the Quilt you are making.
    Too Bad the meat from those wild boars couldn't be donated to the local Food Banks.
    That sucks that you have to rush back. Can't they wait until the New Year to start classes.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. It is amazing how much damage the Wild Boars can do!!! Glad to see they eliminated a few:o))

    Safe Travels and Merry Christmas to all the family!!!


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