Thursday, December 25, 2008


We had a lovely, but quiet, Christmas. It was just us this year without any family to share it with, but our boys sure made things exciting this Christmas. On Christmas morning, Easton woke up at 4:30 because he wanted to see if Santa brought him presents and then told Scott that he heard Santa say "ho, ho, ho!" (What an imagination!) We opened gifts, had some fabulous food, and hung out all day while the kids played with all their new stuff. I have even been slaving for the last month over matching quilts for the boys' beds, and of course, they were thrown back on the floor the moment they were opened, like a new package of underwear or socks. Oh well, I was expecting that, but at least I got to revel in the moment that they were done and wrapped and can now go on their beds. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! (And yes, Luke wears that hat all day every day even on Christmas at 5:00 in the morning).

Let it snow, let it snow, let it stop!

So if you've watched the news/weather over the last week or so, then you've heard about our big storm in the Seattle area. It was fun at first playing in the snow, being cozy inside, thinking everyone else was a wimp because they wouldn't drive in the snow, but then it wouldn't stop. We reached record snow amounts for our area. As you see in the pictures, there isn't a lot there, but that was only about the 2nd or 3rd day of snow, and then it continued to pile up every day for the next week until we had 7 inches out our front door. We've lived in snow before (Utah and WV) but it is so bad here because they aren't used to it and there are no plows, ice melt, or salt for the roads. So even now that we haven't accumulated any more snow over the last 48 hours, we have about 7 inches of slush and ice to get through because it will just stay there until it melts (which I don't think will be any time soon). So enjoy our funny snow pictures, and believe me, we got a lot more than what I took pictures of and it is still here. (p.s. Do you like our make-shift sled that Easton is dragging around?)