Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

The day after Christmas we decided to pack up everything but the kitchen sink and head up to the cabin. Three of my sisters and my parents decided to try to tackle the weekend with 2 two year olds! When we got up there Friday afternoon, it had just started to snow and the kids got to see their first snow storm. It was AWESOME! I love the snow- especially when it is coming down. There is just something so peaceful about falling snow. It is just such a nice change to see clouds and snow and actually have some cold weather. I miss the snow of Idaho and having a white Christmas- but having it the day after Christmas was just as good. Saturday the weather had cleared, but it was still really cold. It got to 0 degrees at night and didnt get warmer than about 25 degrees that day. But it was sunny- so it didnt feel that cold. We got the sleds out and had a great time sledding down the hill behind the cabin. Clark and Kate didnt like it so much- it scared them when other people would come down the hill and "crash" at the bottom. So they stayed up on the porch with Auntie Nancy for most of it. I had a great time and managed to get Ryan to go down a few times too. It was fun to see my Mom and Dad take their turns sledding. I guess you never get too old for some things! Sunday it warmed up quite a bit and the snow started melting, I just hope it doesnt all melt before we get up there again!

Clark on the porch Friday during the snow storm.
Kate with Nana

Daddy with Clark and Mommy with Kate

Way to go Paco!!
My nephew Wyatt

My niece Hannah- the only one brave enough to go on her stomach!
The peanut gallery(Ryan, Hannah, Nancy, Aimee and Paco)


There's really not too much to say about Christmas- so I'll let the pictures do the talking.....
Clark opening presents with Daddy
Clarks breakfast- a chocolate Santa from his stocking
Clark playing in the new sandbox
Daddy showing Clark and Kate what to do in the sand box!
Kate in the sandbox
Kate at Grandmas with her new stroller and cell phone!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Just Like Daddy

Okland had their Christmas party last week and in addition to getting all day passes to the zoo and zoo lights that night, they gave each of the kids an offical Okland hardhat with their names on it! Kate and Clark love to wear their " hat like Daddy's" although I have not let them wear them out in public. Not because I don't think it's cute, it's because they are big and bulky and I would end up carrying them after 5 minutes. So as you can see, Kate usually has on her "pretty shoes" , a purse and her hard hat! Clark just does the usual boy thing and wears it when he's workin with his tools! I just had to share- I think it's too cute!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Geeze Jel, update your blog already! I know, I know, I know. Life is just crazy, as I'm sure it is for everyone else. It doesnt help that everytime I sit down to blog I can't get my pictures off my camera and who wants to read a post without any pictures! So anyways I was going to write about my kids having to take their clothes off from the waist down everytime they go outside- but it's just not a cute without pictures of their bare butts. So maybe another day.
I have been really busy with just life in general. I feel like I have so much going on that I dont even have time to keep up with the normal day to day things. I acutally just got called to be the 'Activities Committee Chairman' at church and had to plan a Christmas party in 3 weeks for 200 people. So needless to say, I haven't had much time to myself. Plus I've been so BAH Humbug about Christmas this year- it's really been hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit. I think it was because I was so busy Thanksgiving weekend, that I didnt have time to just sit and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season. I usually get my Christmas decorations up that weekend but was too tired after baking for a boutique and running the Turkey Trot. I just barely put up some decorations on Monday and dont have the energy to put the rest up. I debated for about a week whether or not to even send out Christmas cards. But I ordered them yesterday- so if you get one- it might just be after Christmas. I dont know if it's because money is tight and things all of a sudden seem way too expensive, but I just don't even want to buy a dang thing. So we will be having a very humble Christmas this year- which really is fine with me. We're just going to build the kids a sand box in the back yard and call it good. Gosh I sound depressing! Really life isnt that bad, but sometimes all the bad stuff piles up and just comes out! Like in the book "These is My Words" when Sarah just explodes on Savannah one day- that is me today! So anyways- I think I've vented enough, and if you actually read this post without a picture- you really are a good friend!