Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our great search


Finally, the perfect tree

" The sniff test"


Hailey and Tata




The day after Thanksgiving we went to a place called, Apple Hill in search for the perfect Christmas tree. This is the first year we have gone so early, but we had time so we went. The kids were so excited because we had been to the same place last year. After we arrived the kids examined every tree possible. One was too short or it had a hole in the back. Finally it had been about an hour and a half and Lance informed me he was ready to cut something down. We finally agreeded on a tree. The boys had a great time helping Lance cut the tree down. It was a wonderful memory, much better then when Lance drove us all out to a National Park to find a tree, but that's a story for another day. On the way home we stopped at Mel's Diner. We ate there on the way home last year, so the kids decided it must be a tradition. I cant believe it is already December!



Day Hike




Lance and his father recently were able to go on a day hike. They were both able to take the day off and head to the coast. Every year they go on a hike and I think it is a great tradition. It is one of the great benefits of living close to our families.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Kiely and Dustin's Photo Shoot








I thought these pictures are pretty funny to share. Kiely loves to take pictures of herself. I dont know why she does, but at least she is very confident. Dustin thought it would be fun to try to get in the way of her pictures. At the end he lost the battle because she caught him and kissed him while taking a picture of the two of them!!!



Lucky Girl

I am one lucky girl. My husband has the whole week off. We have many projects to do. I also plan on having some lunch dates and hikes. The kids are also excited to have daddy around. They love when he comes and has lunch with them. He is known around the playground for his amazing kickball ability!!!