There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries. ~W.J. Cameron
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
We have decided to make snow angels!!
The "Arctic Blast" as predicted by Northwest NewsChannel 8 has arrived at our little house in the 'Couve! We woke to about 1/2 an inch and tonight at 8pm we have about 8 inches!! It snowed all day and the kids couldn't be happier. We're so thankful and so blessed to be cozy warm in our home with our Christmas tree and a kitchen full of yummy treats. God has been and continues to be so good and faithful to us. We are BLESSED!!!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Well it's coming, ready or not! Christmas is right around the corner! We have been so blessed this year that it's hard for any of us here in our cozy casienda to feel Grinch-y at all. We can't wait to celebrate our first Christmas in our new house!! We've got our tree up and our stockings up and (for the first time ever!!!) our outside lights up!! This season is filling us all, yes...even me...with a deep joy and excitement.
We've already had a chance to spend precious time together. On the infamous "Black Friday", after my mom and I fought the crowds for 1/2 price socks at Fred Meyer, we had my family over for some pre-Christmas festivities. Lots of good food, good conversation and a little "Fred Claus" made for a wonderful evening. It was such a happy time to have my whole family in my home!!! We're looking forward to more family traditions like Gingerbread houses (thanks to the Amazing Aunt Brandy), baking cookies for our friends and neighbors and Christmas Eve from North Portland to Camas!
Brandon, unfortunately didn't make the basketball team at Fort so, always the positive one, he has decided he wants to try baseball. Now there is a decision I can get behind!! I'm looking forward to Spring and lots of ball games. We'll be celebrating his 17th (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?) birthday in just a few weeks. I am a little overwhelmed by that fact! Seems like just yesterday he was hiding GI Joes in my Christmas tree!
Hopefully this finds you all well and Joyful. We'll talk soon!