December 30, 2012


It's been a busy, busy week!  Our Christmas celebration was terrific, from the Christmas Eve services to saying good-bye to Michael's sister and b-i-l.
We really enjoyed our Christmas Eve singing in church, with  a youth choir of 50 plus young people, hand bells, percussion and trumpets and trombones
The next morning the presents were opened.  Michael's sister made her husband this beautiful t-shirt quilt, can you tell he is an Ohio State fan?  It's just gorgeous!  No, the quilt I made for Matthew didn't come out this nice!
 and then we were off to Erika's and Jim's house, with the rest of the family that lives here in NJ.
 Jessica and Andrew, who is already getting bigger
 Lots ad lots of presents, and Evan in the middle - can you spot him?
It was a wonderful day, we had such a good time, and yes,
we made out like bandits!
We briefly got to chat with Chuck and Sue and see Katie and Noah.
 The next day back to hiking, trying to maintain our weight at least!
Back to the Delaware Water Gap,
up, and up the mountain.

 Back more on regular level, we took a walk along the brook with it's mini-waterfalls
and tons of fallen trees from storms
 Brother and sister below,
Michael and Karen
The day after at the New York Botanical Gardens for the Train Exhibit.
I've blogged about it before, so here are just a few details
 The Geo. Wash. Bridge
 and a detail on one of the houses.

 .. waaaahhh, the flower is screaming at me!
Pretty powder puffs, aren't they?

I wish you all a very happy new year!

1 comment:

  1. Liebe Ruth,
    der Chor ist schön groß, hat sich bestimmt gut angehört.
    Hihi, der kleine Evan mit der blauen Mütze inmitten Geschenken und Papier. Wir haben damals immer das Papier unter den Tisch geschoben.
    Wie lieb Michael den Kleinen hält.
    Und ihr wart mal wieder wandern, Klasse!
    Wir haben am ersten Feiertag meinen Schwager besucht. Er lebt in betreutem Wohnen.
    Liebe Grüße an dich