Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Trailer -- YAY!!!

We bought a new trailer ~ our very first 'trailer', a big step up from the Jumping Jack! We have been looking for about two years and have finally found one that will work and we all agree upon. It is very exciting and we cannot wait to take her out very soon! We are avid campers and this new addition will really open up more camping opportunities year round which we are thrilled about. So, here is our new toy....

Christmas 2010

Play Time

Right before Christmas we took a little time to play at the Tacoma Children's Museum. Each time we visit a various children's museum around the area I find that Hudson can enjoy more and more of the activities.

This day was one of those days -- besides crawling all over the place for about an hour he really enjoyed the new little ball area. He played in there for a while and then became fascinated with the steps coming in and out of the play area - so he went over them... over and over and over!

He was tired when all was said and done, signs of a good time!

Hudson's Stocking

When Holly was born I made her a holiday stocking. So, now here we are on Hudson's first Christmas and I needed to make him a holiday stocking. I used Holly's stocking as a template to create his. I am happy with how it turned out. Holly's is the burgundy one and Hudson's is the red and white one!


Holly enjoyed having her cousins and Aunt & Uncle in town over the holidays. They do not get to see each other too often, so it was a real nice treat. They are growing up so quickly and changing each time we see them. The kids had a lot of fun together!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


This year we did not end up planning a trip to Leavenworth because we did a really big vacation to Disneyland. However we kept thinking about Leavenworth, Holly kept asking about Leavenworth and Bryan still had a long weekend off... for Leavenworth. Originally we were going to fill that weekend up with other holiday stuff.

But, Saturday morning when I woke up at 5:45 AM I laid there and thought... 'I wonder if we could get it together quick enough to just go for the day'. When I came out to scout Bryan out and see if he might be in the mood for that - he surprised me with ALREADY looking at hotels for Leavenworth that morning. Seems he too was wishing we had planned a trip after all.

So, by 6:00 am we decided to head over after all. He called and booked a hotel and we were on the road later that morning for three days in Leavenworth!
Saturday was snowing when we hit the mountains and kept snowing.... snowing and snowing! Crazy amounts of snow to be honest! It was simply beautiful!!! I did not take my camera out that day as the snow was simply to thick to even try and get photos. So, we just enjoyed the sledding hill, town lighting and dinner in town that night.

Sunday we came back in town for the entire day of sledding, hanging out, a bit of shopping and good eats! Sunday night it was getting pretty icy early on so we brought food back to our hotel room for a little 'hotel picnic' and tv -- Holly thought that was pretty darn cool! Then Monday we hit the road for home after stopping for a nice breakfast in town and some antique store enjoyment!

It was a fun weekend!