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.