For one thing, Dad got the car fixed (it was the fuel filter).
Also, the guys put in our new DISH-washing machine (Mother's birthday present from Dad)!
Here the boys are putting their heads together, almost literally, trying to figure out the best way to install the fancy present...
Ah hah! It works like a dream. We haven't had use of a dishwasher for a few years now, so we feel very spoiled and blessed. :)
Oh yes, I was going to tell you about our good mail day!
- I got paid for some babysitting I did (that's always nice.)
- We got another Holiday letter/picture from friends (that's always nice.)
- Mother received a belated birthday gift from a dear friend of hers (that's always nice. :) )
... It can either be worn as a pin or a necklace and it has a girl and two boys on it--
with our correlating birthstones even!AND Mom and I received a package from my Aunt LV, containing: 5 hats that she'd crocheted!
AND a set for each of us of a hat, scarf, and fingerless mittens, made of very soft yarn! She thanked me for getting her started on knitting when they were here for Thanksgiving and said she's having a blast learning more from the book she bought on the subject. :) WOW! We were so surprised! Aunt LV also shared her pattern for making the hats, so if anyone is interested, I can share that here too...
These next two pictures are from New Years day, when we played a game of "Carcassonne".