Monday, January 16, 2017

Christmas 2016

There's nothing like a real Christmas tree.  We cut this one from our field and dragged it home on snowshoes.

Siniristi lippumme....

This Christmas we had all four of our granddaughters with us.

Mom and Dad, why are you so tired?

Our traditional Christmas eve meal.  Kinkkua, rosolia, riisiporkkanalaatikkoa, suolakalaa, jne.

Christmas morning.

Grandma making rice pudding

Sampo is eager to open the presents.

Mik is still trying to wake up.

This was the most enjoyable Christmas morning I have ever had.  These little girls were  the biggest reason.

Nice hat!

What's in the package?

I think we all relived our early childhood through these darlings.

Christmas morning would not be complete without riisipuuroa ja sekähedelmäsoppaa - rice pudding with fruit soup.

Mmmm....grandma's pudding is good!

Look, the sun is about to rise!

After a  long stretch of clouds and snow, even a  glimpse of the sun is gold.

Look who's standing!

Magic carpet ride!

Go faster auntie!



Mixing the pulla dough.

Look what I caught!

Kneading the dough.

Tastes good, grandma!

Rolling the dough.

Another sunrise.

Just above the clouds.

Yes, sunshine is good.

Sleeping beauty on her lambskin.

Look at all those chompers!



Lake effect snow, a daily occurrence.

10 degrees on one side of the glass, 65 on the other.

I periodically have to shovel out the bed of my truck.

I cut another spruce and set it up just outside our kitchen window so that we could have an outside Christmas tree as well.

It's hard not to take pictures of sunrises when you see them through your kitchen windowEach one is unique.

More lake effect snow.  This year we got about 175 inches in 6 weeks.

Push-the-cat-around-the-room game.

Life is tough, isn't it?

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