Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve

...so what's for dinner....



...beef burgandy with homemade noodles....


video

...and fois gras....

...hmmm...not so sure about the "fois" or the "gras"....


...champagne anyone...???



HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas from Keith and Cathy....


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

help yourself to some Christmas goodies...

Tracy, Jason and Maryn...

Jim, Shannon, Lee and Derek....



Maryn....




Pam and Jerry....



David...check out the shoes...my his feet are getting big...



Shannon and Jim...

Keith and Molly and their girls, Kelsey and Haley...




Howard and Judi....



Sisters...



Merry Christmas to all....from Keith and Cathy






Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Grandma's Neighbors

Mares eat oats and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy...

but what do alpacas eat ???

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Conner's Birthday Party

Grandma #1 made waffles...Conner's favorite...

the best part of the day...unwrapping gifts....


Happy Birthday to you....


and best wishes for a great year#7....





Fallen Family Christmas Gathering

My daughter, Shannon, hosted the event this year....

and served home-made (not from a box) Belgian waffles...

David helping Ruby unwrap her present...

Derek, Lee and Gavin...




Brooke and Shannon...




Jim and Daryn pouring a holiday toast...



Jim and Shannon enjoying a moment between waffles...



future Julia Child contest bloggers...how many recipes in how many days...??!!


Great-grandma Bob and Great-grandpa Doug with Olive...






We send good wishes for a very Merry Christmas to all



Friday, December 18, 2009

Grandma's Christmas Babies







Grandma's New Cabin

Grandma's cabin is on Lopez in the San Juans... about 2 years ago, excessive winter rains and a broken septic line created a moldy nightmare...

so we opted to tear down and rebuild....

the structure passed its final inspection last month....but the inside will be unfinished...


which gives us the pleasure to move forward at a more favorable monetary rate...



we will keep comfortable and warm...as there is propane and electricity and water...




view to the northwest....






view to the south from the upstairs loft...lots of privacy back in the woods...





view to the east...looking at Humphrey head through the kitchen window...







ferry passing through Upright Channel...between Lopez and Shaw...








back porch










view from the ferry terminal...








Saturday, December 12, 2009

Uh Oh...Grandma has Frozen Pipes

the pipes burst and the flood of water created icicles everywhere...

found the problem...just too cold for too long...and the pipes under the eaves froze...


these copper pipes will soon be replaced with a new technologically advanced plastic product...