Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Weekend Update/Da Bears Edition

We had quite a bit of snow last week.

Makes the stems of the hydrangea look beautiful again.

On Friday I had the nicest breakfast with Melanie of Comfy House.I called it the first annual Northwest Illinois Blogger's Christmas Breakfast.
Silly, since we didn't invite anyone else...
Not that they would have gotten in a word edgewise.
We talked for three and a half hours and barely ate our breakfasts.
Melanie is smart and sweet, well read...so interesting and fun.
 We talked about blogging all of ten minutes.
 We would still be there except for all the things waiting to be
done to prepare for Christmas.

Thanks Mel for a great time, next time we'll have time for thrifting!

These are the bears of whom I speak.
The bears on the stairs.
We started this tradition in this house, but some of these bears go back to the beginning.
Back to the birth of our daughter, Kristen.

Radar is hubby's bear.

Muffy Vanderbear.

Business Bear!

They trip us up for the first few days and then we get used to them.  Each one has a story, but lucky for you I've got baking to do!  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this beautiful day!

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Lynne said...

Cute and fun "da Bears" idea. You had me . . . I thought for sure it would be the other, da Bears . . .

Debby said...

I used to do the same thing with the bears. Then I figured I was way too clumsy for this. I didn't know that you collected bears.....another thing we have in common.
Don't you love friends like these.
Happy Birthday to your daughter. What are you baking. I kinda quit with holiday baking when I found out I had Celiac. It was just too tempting.
Happy Holidays my friend. Stay warm.

Melanie said...

I always have the best time with you, Penny! Thank you so much for your company last week. We will go thrifting after Christmas, for sure! Love your bears on the stairs...so cute.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Glad you and Melanie connected! but don't make it the Northern Illinois Bloggers breakfast...since I'm from the south suburbs and would love to me other Illinois bloggers. Loving all your bears, I have one that was from my Momma. Great meeting you through Melanie's website.