Sunday, December 28, 2008

Railroading for the Holidays

Besides doing some photo editing for mom, I've been doing some video as well. Not that I expect you to watch all of it, but I've "Youtubed" some footage I shot of railroad operations out to Hull-Oakes back in 2006. They quit running the train out there last year because the tracks were falling apart, and since WPRR leased them, they didn't want to fix them, and of course the lease holder (SP, then UP) certainly didn't want to put any money into it. Catch-22, with Hull-Oakes catching the brunt of it.

Anyway, kind of the end of an era. Maybe of interest to the cousins. I've also been working a bit on my model train, but that is a whole different post...

Part II -

Part III -

(Still working on Part IV)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

An Evening in Bethlehem

For our Ward Christmas party this year, they did a Bethlehem theme. Invitations were rolled scrolls. We were taxed a can of food. The girls were give small bags of gold coins, and allowed to make candles, do some carpentry, and sculpt some clay. It was an amazing event. Too bad Santa missed it.

A Real Christmas Tree Treat

Stephanie and Jeff, fearing mayhem from a combined Cuddles / Ariana assault, decided to set up their real tree in the relative safety of our home. Can't say no to that, especially when they loan the ornaments and help set it up. It is gorgeous, decked out in white lights and gold ornaments. Nearly a foot taller than our mechanical tree, which is normally done in a multicolor hodge-podge theme, it is quite a treat.

Of course, we have other trees we can decorate as well.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday

First birthday for my first grandchild! How fun.