Friday, December 24, 2010

Let It Snow

Well it didn't snow for us but I would really love it if it did. Let the title of this post ring true and let it snow. Anyway, we headed up to the Mt. St. Helen's area so we could play a little in the snow. We didn't bring any sledding materials because we (Benson) didn't think there would be anywhere to sled. There are a couple of little hills so I think we are going to go back soon with some things to sled with. But we did have a good time just being in the snow. Ryan loved the birds.

Just some pretty scenery.

Friday, December 17, 2010

teacher gift

I had to share these because I absolutely love them. I got the idea from a craft blog that I absolutely love. Anyway, I made these for Brooklyn and Jeremy's teachers. I was going to make something different so I had Brooklyn ask her teacher what her favorite color is and she said red. Then once I changed my mind to these I thought red would still be really cool. (Jeremy's teacher is gone for this week so he didn't get to ask her.) I have made a couple for myself but I think I am going to have to make one red for me too.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

the hunt

The weekend after Thanksgiving we headed out to find the perfect Christmas tree. We found a tree farm that supports the troops by giving away trees to their families. They also support law enforcement by giving them a discount. So in all of this support we decided we would go there and support them. (For the record we probably won't go back. They were super nice but their trees are a little too shaped for our style.) Anyway, here we go on an adventure. Ryan refused to wear a coat but he never complained about being cold either. So, I can't complain about him not wearing a coat, I guess. I love this kids eyes when he wears blue! Along our way....always looking for a good photo op.
Still searching...
and another photo op.
We finally decided on a tree. Ryan is supervising the cutting of the tree.
Taking more pictures while Benson is on the ground in the mud sawing away.
This is about when Benson asked, "Why do we do this again?" In which I respond, "because it is fun!"
Benson with his famous "kill" picture.
the whole gang
Good time had by all!

Thursday, December 02, 2010


We had another great Thanksgiving. Kathi, Ashli and her fiance Taylor came. It was a lot of fun to have them here. Zach couldn't make it this year and that was a bummer.

Jeremy helped me make rolls the day before. This kid loves to bake. Our dinner table ready to eat with homemade placemats and all but the turkey was taking FOREVER! Jeremy and I had left treats on everyone's plate. It ended up being a great before dinner snack.
Finally, half the turkey is cooked. We cut off the cooked stuff and stuck the rest back in.
the gang
enjoying the pies
Our neighbors the Larman's came over for pie.