Carson plays the piano for Gma Judy from afar.

Carson started to play her recital songs at Gramma Dody's house, but didn't have her music for Old King Cole. She remembered the Indian Song because, well, because it is so fun to play. So, she woke up this morning in her cute fuzzy owl jammies and played Old King Cole so Gramma Judy could hear it too. This video is on my new camera, but our lighting was bad. Sorry. Also, the a/v seems to be off a little. Anyway, here are her songs she played at her recital.


The beauty transformation

Lenora's beauty salon experience in Portland.


Praise Jesus. Another Christmas Snow

This keeps happening when Aunt Lenora comes to town. It's like she is trying to get stuck here. I just found a dirty "snowball" in our freezer. These Portlanders are SCARY drivers in the snow.


Sam and Momma scootering

When life gives you oranges.....

stick a straw in it to make orange juice.

share's NOW FAMOUS cinnamon buns

We ate half the pan before we took the picture. They were so yummy we couldn't wait.


Merry Christmas from the Dodsters.

The Dody's have been having a wonderful time this holiday. We have been eating and drinking and drinking and eating and drinking. We have been exchanging gifts and playing with new toys. Aunt Lenora came on Christmas Eve. We went to Don and Norma's church for Christmas Eve service. We all cleaned up nicely.

On Christmas morning the kids woke up, came downstairs, and instead of Sam running to see his Santa gifts which were in plain view he went to get his gift he bought for Mama Share. Now, let me tell you, he has been keeping this secret for at least 1 week. It is a wind-up, rolling, pink salt shaker that is a fancy chicken. So, when someone asks for you to pass the salt you just wind it up and roll it across the table. A perfect gift for Share. Then we moved on to the madness of toy opening.

Our kids got no clothes. Seriously, every thing they opened was a fun and clever gift picked out just for them. Carson is especially fond of the 2 boxes of make-up, her new microscope, the bop-it game (which I also am enjoying), and today we are going to tackle the Tic Tac Sudoku game. She will beat us all, I am sure. Sam is extremely delighted with his new scooter, gourd pig bank to add to the bank collection, and animal hospital. I am digging on my new camera, future yoga sessions, and a groovin' coffee table book with b&w Mt. St. Helens photos. Now, I need a coffee table to put it on. Sharon got a cracker dog (a blast from her past), good whiskey, and a flask.

Sharon has been on a much appreciated cooking binge. She made us delish cranberry scones for Christmas morning. We had Christmas dinner at our house and Gma and Gpa came. We even put Gpa to work peeling potatoes! Yesterday Sharon made homemade cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting. Yum. I think she is trying to fatten me up for the winter.