Sunday, December 25, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things

presents have been unwrapped, Gavin is napping, coffee has been consumed, house is a wrapping paper mess.
I love Christmas!
oh and I got a snazzy new laptop. yeah me!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to you all!

We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas!

from all of us here on Hoppin Hill Farms we say Happy Christmas and Merry New Year :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Swap Joy!

Oh the joy of a good knitting swap! I signed up for a Christmas swap during the summer..seems so long ago! I got paired with lovely Eva from Germany, and these are the goodies she sent to me.

gorgeous, hand dyed yarn that she made. the pictures do not show the true fabulousness of the yarn..especially the purple, and it's so soft. It is just amazing, I cannot decide what to make with it!
Oh and the yummy yummy goodies, almonds in chocolate...more chocolate..and more chocolate (she stalked me well!) my favorite gummy candy..saving those for upcoming dance competitions while watching Emily I shall have something to snack on! Delicious tea, a calander of her region..the pictures are breathtaking, another location on my bucket list to visit someday, lucious hand cream, and so much more!

Look at this cowl she made for me! and it matches my coat perfect!

thank you Eva, I feel so spoiled!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holly Jolly

It's the most wonderful time of the year! ok well it's certainly my favorite in our little town we kick off the holiday season with our traditional Santa Parade through downtown. This year Emily was dancing down the street with her dance studio and Cody marched with the cub scouts. The weather was perfect! Gavin is ready to see Santa!
The Scouts had a

Santa at the beach theme for their float..Cody is in the middle with the shades Emily dancing along with the holiday music

And then it's time to decorate! First out...The Holy Cow.

Hyacinth felt like she doesn't get represented often enough in my here she is supervising the decortaing.

I think all my children should start out their Santa letters with the saying on the sign.

My Dickens Christmas Carol display

a gentle reminder to the kids....