Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We ventured out to enjoy the snowflakes many time; sledding in the yard, making snow angels, venturing on small excursions, playing with friends and catching flakes on our tongues. It was a very fun week. The best part -- we technically had a white Christmas! I cannot remember ever having a white Christmas... so this was a wonderful treat!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Gosh she is cute!
Everyone gathering in town for the lighting ceremony.
The town is soooo pretty!!!
A sample of all the various art around town.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Heading over Blewitt Pass.
View of the park behind town, so beautiful!!!
Bryan & I... Gosh I love him!!!
Holly & Uncle Don made this snowman - so cute!
The park in town starts lighting, beautiful!
The town lit up during festival.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I'll be back to share photos soon...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
It was all very cute!
Now I am curious as to how long Bryan will go without a haircut this time... LOL!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I had a butterfly land on me....
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Friday afternoon Annette and Sue came over and we spent the whole afternoon and evening scrapping and paper crafting. I finished some unfinished projects, which was really nice. It was nice to relax and play with good company. Holly and Bryan enjoyed a leisurely day of playing, the park and a walk.
Saturday we had a nice family day that started with a long (kind of hard) walk in University Place. There is a new golf course out there that overlooks the water and is cut into an old gravel/sand pit. It is a long walk around it, but mainly a all the way "down" and an all the way "up" walk. We really enjoyed it though, the weather was very nice, we played along the way and burned some serious energy and calories. So much for the calorie burn though... as we headed to Olive Garden for lunch afterwards. My Mom & Dad had given us a gift card for our birthdays and we have been waiting to use it when we have a free day to enjoy - that was Saturday. It was nice! Saturday night we headed down to the Old Cannery for a view of the holiday lights and more.
And, Sunday we hung out around the house to play and I did a few errands. Then we went to dinner with Don & Sue at Stanley and Seaforts. That was really nice! I can rarely think of time when just the four of us can get out with no children to care for. Having dinner with them was a great treat and Holly had fun with "Ristina" aka Kristina. (Holly has the hardest time with Kristina's name, not sure why. Especially considering her closest friend is Kristin which she has no problems saying - very close names, yest Kristina is hard for her).
Overall a GREAT weekend!!!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
We had a wonderful day filled with family and good foods! A nice afternoon of visiting while enjoying a good meal... can't beat that! Mostly though I really want to reflect on all that I am thankful for - which I am not sure you can always put into words. But, I am thankful for our family~ my immediate family, my extended family as well as my family of friends! All the people in my world who make our life so wonderful, peaceful, well rounded, fulfilled, exciting, calm, adventurous, traditional, amazing, educational and loving!!! I can't imagine our lives any differently and I am thankful for everyday with you in it!
Look who did the dishes....
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Not the hand over one eye to help her see in the microscope - cute!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I'll admit we meander, but I am amazed at how many hurry through this kind of activity... especially after rushing to get there I can't imagine rushing to get done. We like to be a bit slower and take it all in, something I really hope to instill in Holly... which will be hard this day in age when everything is rushed.