Monday, May 27, 2013

Christmas 2012

 Promptly when I returned from Utah we went and got our Christmas tree. I wanted to tie it to the tree but the kid at the shop didn't look excited when I asked him to. Oh well this year they can tie it my van. This was our first real tree. I had to get my favorite type. (the name of which escapes me..)We decided to take the kids to the local Christmas store and pick an ornament. New tradition for us. Of course Samson got an airplane and I picked Shirley a cupcake one.

I STILL don't have a nativity scene! So I used my willow tree figure and some Ikea mice. Oh well. You get the scene. (ok ok I'll get a less blasphemous set). 

I also did a little "craft" this Christmas. This was my very first time, I think, being totally creative on my own. My last years tree was a white fake one. You know the kind:
Anyways somehow it developed an odor. I took it out of the shed and it smelled FUNKY. Like old cat pee smoker funkee. I was so sad. I really wanted a Christmas tree in the bedroom too. I know. Its over the top. I love Christmas its so sparkly! and lovely and fun! Thank you Jesus for being born. I couldn't bear to part with the funky white walmart tree so I took the top third and put it in a cute mason jar with lights. I put all our sacred ornaments on it. Far from the cat and dog and children. Then I knocked it over with a pillow and broke Shirley's glass ball baby ornament. I suck. Please find me a 2012 pink glass ball one, anyone!

It is hard to keep kids off the tree. Case in point: Little miss and the ribbon:


And FINALLY Christmas

Well thats all for now. I am going to bed.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Still up here

We are still up here in Oregon. I wanted to share some little reviews and some fantastic children quotes. 

We went to this awesome park called regatta park. It's located in Lincoln City. It is the COOLEST park I've ever been to. It has a lake with a little beach. Awesome fantastic equipment. A tire swing! And these cool swings made out of old tires. 


Every morning we have been going to the beach searching for agates. The kids love searching. The only downside is its lick your hand, it sticks to the wall cold. Okay not THAT cold but for realzies we are wearing snow suits at the beach. We hit up the Columbia outlet to be better prepared for the cold windy mean beach. 

My outfit, sans the hat, it got returned. 
I'm thinking the jacket is a good one because its warm and it has those cute hand things and I found a few agates later that day. 


The kids had fun at the outlets. New hats for both the boys and a ride with Spider-Man?! Good day indeed. 

 My little niece who I love to pieces made a glass float. Let me repeat my 7 year old niece did glass work. So so cool. Here is the poster: 

Here she is working hard: 

It looked something like this when she was done: 

 Actually hers was cuter because it was unicorn colors (pink purple green duh) and unicorns rock. I'll post it later. 



Sunday, April 28, 2013

On Vacay!

Did you read that blog post title in a valley girl accent? Because I said it in one. We are on a fantastic little trip up the Oregon coast. Me+sister in law+5 kids+1 minivan= awesomefunloudcrazytimes. 

Pics you say? 


There is video but Ill spare your ears. Lets see the drive was supposed to take like 8 hours and it took a bit longer. All things considered they were all angels. If you study the photos you see 5 kids in carseats, TWO rear facing! Wow za! Minivans rock my socks! We got to the hotel and the kids bout demo'd the room in 35 seconds. SIL and I just stared and zoned out while eating Cheetos and checking our emails. All hail wi fi! They begged and begged for the beach so we caved. 



That's all for now folks! Look at me all making posts the day of not 6 months later. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

More catch up.

I'm bbbaaaccckkkk... Dinner is simmering on the stove. Chicken Fried Rice, brown rice of course since I am such a good momma. :) Lets keep on catching up... 

Samson and his cousin made a fort. How cute is that. Love those boys. 

A miracle happened and Shirley fell asleep at church in daddy's arms. Sometimes I like to keep her with me in the service just so I can love on her. And keep her away from the germs... 
  Look at her chunky thigh sweetness!!
 I was a cat for halloween. Meow!
 Samson was a dragon but wouldn't wear the hat. That's my hubby love. Down the block the whole cul de sac goes a little crazy for halloween. They have a party with hot apple cider, a trebuchet, candy bars and a little haunted graveyard. 

For Thanksgiving I ditched the hubby (just kidding, he had to work) and went to Logan, Utah to visit my sister Kayla. She had a baby! Its was my second time in Utah. I love it there. It is so pretty and nice. Here we are on the drive to Sacramento.
 Shirley is already playing on an ipad.
 Made it to the Sacramento hotel. She was so happy to be out of the car.
 I think we sort of look alike here.
 I send my hubby a lot of selfies when I am away.
 Samson loved the airport.

 He even carried his own stuff. :)

 Some mountain scenery!

 The turley!! Yummy!!
 Some more scenery!