Wednesday, December 31, 2008

new years eve

This is what Andy chose as her 18th birthday gift; how very Clan of the cave bear.

I spent the early part of my morning creating some form of carrying device for my xmas bonus (that I dig by the the way). It seems that unless you have a pocket to go with your i Pod nano you are up the creek. I chose the broach approach. I combined a pin back, vintage fabric and some plastic sheeting to make this casual and handy holder.
Z & A are annoyed by my inability to hear them but it's nice to have weird Al and they might be giants at my beck and call.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

18 years ago today Andy was the cutest tiny girl. Now she's the cutest grown ass woman, time flies when you're having fun.

happy birthday kiddo!

Friday, December 26, 2008


We began the xmas eve festivities at out house with Andy and Rick's gift exchange. He loves to indulge her morbid fantasies, so to go with the electric chair he made her for their 6 month anniversary he created a portable bed of nails.

We then headed to mom and dad's, where Marshal and William sported their shades and Mary waited patiently for PRESENTS!

After much eating, drinking, presents and merriment we kissed the kids good bye and put them to bed.

Xmas morning at our house was it's usual hilarious and fun filled self.

We hope you all had as much fun as we did this year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

dear Santa, I want.....


Monday, December 22, 2008




Saturday Darby came and played with us for the last time before she moves away. We all had a blast.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


A good time was had by all!


So this poor little tailless kitty showed up a few weeks back and she was hungry so I fed her. Now she has a very large fan club.
It does entertain our actual cats though.

Friday, December 19, 2008


I wonder who she grew up to be.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


They look like floating ornaments to me.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


This is a lie. We did not get any snow last night only a little ice. BUMMER!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


1975 Elkins,WV

Monday, December 15, 2008


Margo is ready for the predicted ice storm!!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Who loves cookies?


Today is a twofer. Zach is not constrained by the man made parameters of the Xmas holiday and therefore does not suppress his urge to give a gift as soon as possible. I always look at it and make him wrap it for later, Andy however uses it as a bargaining chip for pre-xmas gift opening.
what kid wouldn't?
Here she is last night opening her first present from her parents (Rick's folks are as bad as Z).
Basket Case, a true cult classic.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Some folks actually put real trees in their houses.....
imagine that!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


What the F ?
Those silly Unitarians

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


The stockings were hung on the electric chair with care in hopes that no one would get hurt.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Sometimes life is all about taking the high ground.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Rachel's right she does look a bit like me......
I think I will call her mini me!


Miss P and LeeLoo are my sewing impediments, I mean helpers.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


All I can say is, X-mas card preview.
Keep it under your hats.

Happy Birthday MOM!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008


Andy will not have green hair this X-mas but it's a great memory anyway.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Have you been good enough to get an alien ornament this X-mas?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


A little childhood memory for G & F. Andy used to use it to put milk on her cereal.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


We love upside down laughing babies!

Monday, December 1, 2008

24 days

As a warm up for the Schmalz Christmas eat, drink and sleep a-thon, Zach and I spent the week end cooking. MMMMMMMMMMM