Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Time

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas this year. We've been busy, but have had so much fun. Between office Christmas parties, snow days, get-togethers, dinners and Christmas shopping, I have no idea where this month went!
This year, we celebrated with my family the Sunday before Christmas here in Bend. It was a blast, we ate crab (my favorite) and opened presents...we got SPOILED as usual, thanks so much Mom and Dad.
On the 22nd, we headed up to Seattle to stay with Galen's family for the Holiday. We loaded the car with all our gifts and both was pretty full. It had snowed a bunch the night before and we were concerned we wouldn't be able to make it, but we got there just fine, and only an hour more than our usual trip. It was so fun to spend time with the family and friends, even though I had a terrible cold the entire trip. We were once again very SPOILED on Christmas day from the Blyths. I swear, Galen and I have the best parents in the world...thanks so much for everything! Here are a few pics from this month...I was really bad about taking pics this Christmas...oops!

Ava in her new hat from my friend Honore, isn't it cute!

Ava in her pretty dress before Galen's office Christmas party at our house.

Sledding with Dad

We got a ton of snow the weekend before Christmas, so we decided to take Ava sledding up near Mt. Bachelor for her first of many experiences on that mountain. It was so fun to see her and Galen playing out in the snow with the dogs. I stayed at the bottom and watched...with my latte in hand. Ava LOVED it and kept saying "again Daddy, again!" I think she'll get a real kick out of skiing this year too!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Tree!

On Friday evening, we went hunting for our Christmas tree in Bend...we have been going to the same lot for the past few years, they always have the best trees for the best price. We were thinking of going and cutting down our own tree this year, but decided against that..maybe next year. This year, we didn't want a huge tree as we're leaving for Seattle in a couple of weeks, so we chose a much smaller tree than we usually get, it's cute, I love it:) I decorated the house with some decorations, but didn't go all out this year as we're leaving for the Holiday. But it looks cute, and Ava is VERY excited. She watches Frosty every day and every time we're in the car, we have to listen to John Denver and the Muppet's Christmas CD, it was Galen's favorite when he was a kid, I think it's totally annoying but oh well!! Anything to make the kids (including Galen) happy!

This weekend we also started Ava's big girl room. I painted it pink and Galen made her looks so good. I'll post pics once we're finished, should be in a couple days. Hopefully the kid sleeps good in her new room!
Here are some pics from our weekend:

Looking for the perfect tree.

Ava showing off her tree

We took this on Thanksgiving, I think it's a cute pic:)