Saturday, December 20, 2014

let the games begin...

Ethan and Jeff are officially on winter break (I only have a few more days,  yay!).

First order of business, make cookies. We will be doing this quite a bit since I don't think these will last until Christmas eve.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

best friends...

These two are the best of buds!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

and a jolly good time...

I am a little late in posting our outing to see Santa Claus but Christmas traditions have been in full force at our house.

Ethan wrote out his Christmas wish list (Max the Tow Truck, helicopter, and Minecraft toys) and a few days after Thanksgiving we hopped on a train with our friends in Snoqualmie and went to see Santa. This has been a yearly tradition for us and this year we actually had... SNOW.

Friday, November 28, 2014

oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree...

Thanksgiving is officially over. We spent it with family up North yesterday, stuffing our faces, and watching a fantastic game - Go Hawks! On our way home last night though I could not believe all of the people in the parking lots at the malls though. I am definitely not into shopping on Thanksgiving, or Black Friday for that matter unless it's in my pj's on the couch.
When the holiday's hit, it's time for our holiday family traditions, and that means getting our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

quiet on the set...

The holidays are quickly approaching and at Ethan's school that means performances.
This next week is the thanksgiving play so I had to hurry and throw together his costume. Luckily I still had the hat pattern from halloween so i was able to whip together a turkey.
All that is missing is the feather's which I'll add tomorrow. Gobble,  gobble!

Friday, November 21, 2014

warm holiday fuzzies...

For some reason our stormy weather has made me want to decorate for the holidays. I know is before thanksgiving but something about the soft glow of Christmas lights makes me happy.

Plus,  my mom brought over a ceramic lighted tree my grandma made so I'm very thankful it has a place in our home this Christmas.

I've only decorated one room so far and I'll save the rest until next week.  So stay tuned for more pics...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

oh the possibilities...

The rain, cold, and wind have made their presence known over the last couple of weeks which has made our family start thinking about vacations. Now that Ethan's in school, it gets harder and harder to plan due to the high rise in prices during Mid-Winter Break and Spring Break. What is up with that??

I have been doing a bunch of research on different places that we could visit and my mind keeps drifting back to sunshine. I just want to go to someplace that is warm, has a beach, and where I can get lost in the waves. 

We keep coming back to Hawaii. That is definitely one of our favorite places and we actually have not been as a family for quite a while. 

Do you have any places that you would love to go to that is warm and sunny during February or April? I am very much open to suggestions...
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