Friday, December 28, 2007

Some snow and other winter thoughts!

George is home all week and I was so glad that it snowed today. After braving Target (not bad at all:), we came home to quite a bit of really wet snow. Sam went right down for a nap, so the kids and George and I all went out to build Frosty! We made a really big snowman with oranges for eyes and a banana for a nose. It was so much fun! When I thought " I should go out and take a picture of him",the snow had turned to rain so he was very misshapen and the wind had blown him over. The snow is practically gone now and our poor snowman looks like he came from a page of a Calvin and Hobbes comic book. You know, the one where there is a snowman that is knocked over by a sled whose head fell off as other snowmen are looking on in horror? Too funny!

I don't ever get to go outside with the kids because I am not sure what to do with Sam, so I was excited to be outside today. I dressed the kids up so warm, but I came in quick because nothing warm fits me...I am too pregnant! Ah, well, next winter I WILL NOT be pregnant, right? Right!

It's been so fun to have Geo home. He always has so much vacation time at the end of the year that he can usually take a whole week off during Christmastime. It's always hard for me when he has to go back to work. We have lots of fun and the kids love it when he is home. I believe that this will be a long winter as there is not much to look forward to in January or February and this baby isn't due until the end of March. I think that I need to find a long project or lots of small ones. Any ideas?

This is quite the wandering post, sorry. Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

All I want for Christmas is a Tape Measure

video

The good part happens at about 23 seconds...

Thanksgiving!

Here are my super belated shots of Thanksgiving. Family, food, the table, the mantle...it was sooo much fun to have everyone here. My mom and sister and sister-in-law all pitched in with the food (I only had to do the relish tray:) so there was no stress there. I was really in a "nesting" mood, so cleaning the house was easier than usual. The sleeping situation caused some stress, but only because Sam decided to scream for 2 hours at 2 am and there were lots of people in the house that were awake because of him. He did have a new tooth in the morning:)

It was so much fun to have everyone here. I am glad that they could all make the trek up here. I hope we get to do it again next year! See the pictures way, way further down this page :)























My brother does dishes?



Abby, Megan and Liz



Little Ellie



Making Cinnamon Rolls with Grandma



Dad getting ready to carve the turkey



The Thanksgiving Table!



Christmas mixed with fall decor...gotta love it!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Has it really been a month?

So, yes. I am the world's worst blogger. But the problem is that when there is time to blog in the evenings, Geo is on the computer where I can post pictures. I hate blogging without pictures! So, I haven't blogged. But, some will come. I have to tell about Thanksgiving, Levi's cute singing program, Sam's 1st birthday and all that. So, look for new stuff soon! :)