Planck's Place

Welcome. If you are here, then more than likely it means you were invited. What is a blog you say? Well, it's a type of website run a bit like a news letter. I can edit and add things as often as I like. So in a way it's a journal online. I created this just to share with our family and friends across the miles. Check back often and add comments when you feel so compelled. Most of the photos are of Emily, but if you look often enough, you will catch the occasional one of Tony and I.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Zoo Lights

Season's greetings to all, here are a few shots I took from our trip to Zoo Lights last night. It was very cold, but really fun. Enjoy!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas and to all a good night!

Christmas was grand this year. We spent time with friends, family and each other. Emily scored as usual, and so did the rest of us this year. It was good to be together. Here are some snaps shots from our day... Enjoy, and happy holidays to everyone.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Naughty or Nice

Well, the deed is done. Sunday we waited in line for an hour and 45 minutes at the mall to see Santa. It was worth it though, Emily is so excited and at the peak of her Santa enthusiasm. I couldn't help being relieved and saddened that it will all come to an end sooner or later. Her classmates are already telling her that Santa isn't real! (Strangle those kids will someone please? They are only 5 year olds for goodness sakes!) She asked me about it and I told her, "well, you remember The Polar Express right? When you stop believing you can't hear the bells.... Santa was still there right, it's just that some people can't hear the bells anymore because they choose not to believe." She thought about it for a while then said, "yep, I believe in Santa!"

Whew! My Mom always told us: "If you don't believe, you don't receive" We got the point real quick when it was time. :)

So here's Emily and Santa this year..... I hope everyone is well and in the Holiday spirit.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

It's Gingerbread time!

So I bought a gingerbread kit, and Emily and I decorated it last night. What an adventure! There was candy and royal icing everywhere! I piped on the icing and she did the rest, here's our results. Emily is so proud! (and I am too of her :))

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Oh Christmas tree...

Tonight we decorated our Christmas tree. Basically I let Emily go and I did the top part she couldn't reach as Daddy sat back and supervised from his big comfy chair. Emily even had the first present to wrap and place under the tree!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The annual hanging of the lights

Today was "THE" day. A few of our neighbors got theirs up over the 4 day Thanksgiving weekend. (Show offs!) And my daughter has really let Dad have it this week. Every time someone else puts theirs up, she says, "See Dad, I TOLD you to get ours up, now we will be last". I chuckle, cause I can say I-told-you-so to him, I saw that day coming when she starts harassing him :) :)

So while Dad strung the lights, and I offered support basically sharing the time in the cold and pretending to be useful by holding the string up, Emily took advantage of some sunshine, freezing as it was, to get in a little hula-hoopin''

Season's greetings everyone, it's finally "official" over here!