Tuesday, December 02, 2008

TIME TO CATCH UP...

INSTRUCTIONS TO READ THE 'CATCH-UP/FALL' POST I PROMISED:


1. BE IMPRESSED THAT I FOLLOWED THROUGH SO QUICKLY.
2. GET SOMETHING GOOD & HOT TO DRINK
(preferably something caffeinated...you may need a boost to get through this one).
3. AND MAYBE A GOOD, CRUNCHY/CHOCOLATY SNACK
4. GET INTO A VERY COMFORTABLE SPOT; WARM, FUZZY BLANKET SUGGESTED
(but not necessary if you are south of the border).
5. WAIT UNTIL CHILDREN, HUSBAND and/or PETS (as applicable) ARE IN BED OR BEING PREOCCUPIED BY SOME FORM OF LONG-LASTING ENTERTAINMENT.
6. ENJOY CATCHING UP WITH OUR LIFE FROM THE PAST, er, 2 MONTHS.
7. LEAVE A COMMENT
(for extra credit!!!)
8. I APOLOGIZE IF THIS POST IN ANY WAY JEOPARDIZES YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM
(so, maybe you should consider a MAC!?!?!?)

p.s. LEAH, this one's for you, my friend...in all your *waiting-glory*




{FALL WEATHER}





{FALL EXPLORATION}














{FALL AROUND THE HOUSE}







































{SCHOOL*TIME}







{JACK TURNS 2}








{TRIP TO NH}



{JOHN's BIRTHDAY}








{WORK ON THE BASEMENT}






{AN EVENING WITH FRIENDS}







{THANKSGIVING at the NEINER'S, sr.}


























{OUR GUESTS}















TRIED TO WARN YOU: it was a long one.
NOW YOU KNOW HOW I FELT AFTER SHOPPING ON BLACK FRIDAY::visual overload!!!

EVEN so, HOPE you ENJOYED it!


NOW ONTO THE CHRISTMAS SEASON...
"dashing through the snow..."




13 comments:

Tammy S. said...

LOVED, loved, loved the pictures/update! The drawing of Jon for his birthday was great-family talent passing down? Did Drew draw both??? Is Jon an old man yet? One of my favorites is the picture of Drew putting those beautiful gerbers on the wooden fence (?)-(or is it a to-be fort?
So glad you guys are doing great. I hope this winter goes better than last year with sicknesses!

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

Yeah! The Finer Neiners are alive and kicking =) I loved all the pictures. Are you guys building a fort? That is so adorable.

Carrie said...

Well I didn't grab a hot drink, chocolate, or even a warm blanket...although that all sounded wonderful, but I couldn't wait to read you post. I always love your posts and pictures, but don't orry about the lack of posting its more important to be spending the time with your family.

Erin Neiner said...

YES---there is a FORT in the plans!!! ---RUSSIAN style! :) The flowers were for "patterning" for Drew's school.

Matt & Nicki said...

Your creativity amazes me!! Very neat to see all your home decor--I need to borrow you for a while, at least to get caught up on scrapbooking:)

Debbie Griffin said...

funny thing...my system crashed twice trying to load all the pics! But I made it through to the end...finally! Loved all the pics.

Ben and Carissa said...

I'm drinking coffee in my jammies -my children are down stairs destroying the basement, and my husband is gone to work! Great post! Loved every picture - my personal fav was the fall at home section! I'm inspired!! Always!! Whoo-hoo! Extra credit for me!

skB said...

oh my word! I love it! And cracking up about the "jeopardizing your computer" part! Did you see what we just bought? ? ? :)

Loved all of your pictures! I had too many favorites to name!

Merry Christmas friend!

The Stamper Story said...

GREAT basement color! I'm glad you showed pics of the progress. It's good to "see" you again. You've been missed. I feel very caught up on your life! It was very fun to see all of your decor, kid involved crafts, YUMMY foods, happy times with family and friends.

jeileenbaylor said...

Great pictures! I love that turkey with the sticks of cheese etc as the feathers- such a great idea!
your family is just so cute!

Stephanie (Wolynes) Steinbart said...

Well, this comment is long overdue! Finally, a moment to myself...mom's gone...hubby at work...kids actually sleeping...
What a great capture of your Fall! I love all the details as usual. I see your orange plates going to good use:)Unbelievably fabulous 2nd bday bash - I love his bib! I love the turkey kabobs - I bet Jack was just all over that between the grapes and the cheese! Your trip looks like so much fun - great necklace! Very chic:) I like that red top too...Great post! I'll watch for your Christmas one around February. Just Kidding! Love you!

Jaimee said...

Certainly looks like you were busy the past couple of months! What a lovely family you have and what wonderful memories you've made for your little ones! :)

Janelle said...

Oh my goodness your house looks like it's so much fun! I'm sure it's pretty crazy around there, but as Kate says, "it's our life"! Just be thankful you don't have 8! Thanks for the LONG post! It was GREAT! I'm starting to think that I should do something like that too. I'm so far behind! Oh well!