Sunday, December 26, 2010

christmas 2010




just a few snapshots of christmas... we had a nice quiet one, chilly weather and only a visit to my parents house on the schedule... today is chris' 39th birthday and we are all feeling a bit lazy. maybe a trip to see harry potter is in order? dinner out? we'll see.


merry merry!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lizzie turns 7!

we celebrated another birthday, our "little" lizzie turned 7! we are often last minute with her parties, but i think i figured out finally that its ok to plan a midweek party during the holiday school break. most people are looking for something fun to break up the time the kids are at home. it doesnt always have to be on a saturday or sunday. 


we have a tiny house, teeny weeny tiny, but we managed to squeeze everyone around our dining room table for pizza, cake and then we opened presents. it was a fast paced party the REAL event was going to the 3d movie Photo-12

which was pretty good actually (as i was dreading lizzies choice of yogi bear... just looked super dumb to me, but wasnt as bad as i thought it would be)


so i highly recommend a trip to the movies as an easy option for a birthday. midweek and in the evening, the kids were giddy and sang christmas songs in the car ride over... the girls were fast asleep about 5 minutes after returning home and there was very little clean up or prep work. we rarely go to the movies, maybe twice a year at most, so it was a real treat for my kids, like a trip to disneyland almost.


happy birthday lizzie!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

quick gvl trip

i havent been to the cabin in months and months, all this new work has had an impact on my weekends. we had to drive up late saturday and come back sunday afternoon, not enough time for me to really settle in but gets me excited for the next visit over new years. four whole days in the mountains, hoping for snow!


we drove over to big bear for a run on the alpine sleds, the view of the lake was amazing.

the road between gvl and big bear is the most nauseous road ever, really takes effort to not get sick so after lunch we spent some time hanging out at the lake before heading back to the cabin. this little park was a nice pit stop for us.


back at the cabin the girls hung out with a few friends from school and we made a few christmas gifts...


heading in to 12 days of work in a row, what was i thinking taking on this much work? january looks pretty bad as well, guess i need to pace myself and hope for the best!

Thursday, December 9, 2010



while searching through some papers, i stumbled on to the christmas wish lists from emily and liz. since i am FINALLY getting around to making a few purchases, i thought i would look them over. to my surprise, liz had included me on her list and asked santa for a cookbook just for me! i thought it was sweet, since i often feel like such a nag around here, snapping at everyone to pick up their stuff and settle down. i just started a new part time job (added to my other two part time jobs) and the stress has been killing me! just another learning experience for me i guess. we'll see.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

christmas parade

this is the 5th year we have walked in the local christmas parade... always hard to photograph!


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we have come a long way since that first parade we walked in!! a no brainer now, five years later. even with 2 groups, we managed to have a great time. merry christmas!