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We had so much fun today going to the Animal Safari in Pine Mountain!
I went with Steph and her kids. You go there, drive through and feed the animals. They stick their heads in the car windows and slobber. I’m putting up video soon on my youtube page. Steph’s pictures are cuter, she got a great one of a guy who got out of his car (you’re not supposed to do that!) and chased a baby piglet. The animals were all so great, funniest were the big ones like the guy in this picture, they were really pushy about the food. You had to put both hands on their necks and heads and SHOVE to get them out. Toward the end of the tour we just kept rolling when they came up to the car, and rolled up the windows and yelled ‘bye!!!!’ at them. The others that were cute were the pigs – the deer and goats and whatever would trot up looking for food, and you’d see them from waaaaaaay across the field, they’d look up and start running like a kid after an ice cream truck. Wait for me! Wait for me!
Anyway, I’m looking forward to more day trips like this one, maybe the GA Aquarium next?


Sean and snow, originally uploaded by i am superjen.

Happy Birthday to Sean! And your snowman.
Even though he’s mostly slush.
Even though he’s melted now, only a few hours later.
Hooray for snow!

Awwwwwwww., originally uploaded by i am superjen.

Here you go Steph – I didn’t have video, Patrick has that. In the camcorder. The one he’s holding in the picture. (I don’t think it’s pointed at you, BTW)

And for once, not super busy! JB made some experiments to eat on Christmas Eve, and they turned out great: the little tarts are onion in a cream sauce with feta cheese, and the other really pretty pastry is spinach and ricotta – so good dipped in marinara sauce! We had that on the table anyway for the eggplant he makes, and we had sausage and peppers and french bread slices to go with it all. It was a table full of heavy appetizers for dinner, and it was all so good!
Christmas Eve food

So here are two of the 18 bags I made for neighbors, co workers etc. Just the neighbors got doves, but they were all fun to make since I got to cover every surface in the kitchen with cookies.


The doves were made from the template that was posted over at

AAAAAAAAnd Christmas Day pictures are up over at Gnat’s right here.

Nickolaus aftermath, originally uploaded by i am superjen.

This is what was left of the nice plate I put together for Sean for Nickolaus. It WAS an orange, an apple, candy canes, a chocolate Santa, Hershey bar and kisses, some Andes candies and last but not least the traditional (to our family, anyway) chocolate covered raisins and a Santa mug with a hot chocolate packet in it.

I made one like this for each of the kids, and in case anyone is reading who doesn’t know what Nickolaus is, it’s a German tradition that we do every year on the 6th, St. Nickolaus leaves treats for good boys and girls and we don’t use the traditional shoes by the bed, we leave plates on the nightstands. Also my kids weren’t necessarily that good, but you’d have to be pretty awful to not get anything!

Next year instead of plates, I’m making these!

gnat on craftster, originally uploaded by i am superjen.

Hooray for Gnat – she’s an Internet Superstar © now!

You can go to her blog for the instructions, it’s at

Now I have to post something I made – soon, I hope!

So this was my favorite float at the parade, since it was the kind of float people put work into, instead of just throwing a bunch of money at it. Homemade, in a good way. The sound effects were great, with tornado sirens and thunder sounds.

So there are new pictures, if you go to

Hope everyone had a great day off!

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