I have been so incredibly busy lately, but it’s been a good busy. I have to admit that I as much as I dreaded our move to El Paso, this has been one of the best tours of my husband’s Army career. While the terrain isn’t my style – I’m more for water nearby and lots of green foilage – the people I’ve met here are wonderful. I think I’ve made more friends here than all of our other duty stations combined. What this means is that I’m constantly busy with outings and social events and I have to admit that it’s been really nice to be busy doing fun things. December is always a very busy month anyway, and it seems like we have a party to go to every day or two. I haven’t had a lot of time for genealogy or blogging this week – but I did manage to spend my snow day (yes it SNOWED in El Paso) scanning in some documents, which I will be posting this coming week.
And on to this week’s favorite finds:
- I’ve really been enjoying everyone’s Advent Calendar posts. I loved Heather Kuhn Roelker’s post about Santa Claus - he kind of creeped me out as a kid too.
- I don’t think I have any famous artists in my family tree – or if I do, I sure didn’t get those genes. I draw stick people – and not very well! I loved the post Mini Bio: Carrie York, Minneapolis Artist over at GeneaMania. It would be nice to have some of these family heirlooms!!!
- The 112th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is up at Creative Gene- and it’s all about “An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving“. The next edition is “A Charles Dickens Christmas” and submissions are due by January 1st.
- Tonight’s edition of Geneabloggers Radio is entitled “Genealogy Gift Guide”. Maybe I should make my husband listen to this one? He’s always saying that I’m SOOOO hard to buy for and I don’t believe it.
- Marian had some great tips on preparing for a genea-trip. I confess that I’ve made a few not-so-prepared trips and have wasted precious time.
- Heather Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy had a great post about Pearl Harbor – with precious interviews. and we got to hear the final twist to “My Dad’s College Paper”.
And a few pictures from my week…
Yes, this would be the miniature snowman my daughter made with our inch of snow. :) He is now living in our freezer in front of the ground beef, because all of our snow melted.
Have you ever tried to get a family photo done?? I’ve been so busy taking pictures of other people’s families these past couple of weeks (everyone wants Christmas card pics), but I finally decided that I needed to get a picture of my own family. I set up the tripod and put the timer on. It was easier said than done. What a comedy of errors!! Trying to get 7 people to look at the camera all at one time – with no one actually behind the camera- was interesting. Which do you think we should put on the front of our Christmas card??
Yeah, I think we might be trying this again!