Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We had a Happy Thanksgiving!

This year we decided to go and see one of my fabulous sister's in Oregon for Thanksgiving. Thanks Katie and Bryce for having us! This was a great decision on our part and we had such a fun time.

We were able to site-see, do a little shopping, relax, watch a movie, do a puzzle, play games, and enjoy being together for four days. The boys had a fun time playing with their cousins (all girls...Spencer doesn't count as a playmate just yet). They built with Legos, drew pictures, played kitchen, doctor, and town. They spent endless hours jumping on the trampoline and running around with the chickens.

Jay and I enjoyed having other adults around to talk to and having our kids constantly entertained. We went on walks, basked in the warm weather (50 degrees!) and had fun staying up late and playing games. Bryce baked the most wonderful bread three days in a row, and thankfully I didn't gain five pounds.

We cooked Thanksgiving dinner and our mom would have been proud. Everything was totally delicious and we only had one slight mishap with some French's Fried Onions.

We had a beautiful room to stay in with fresh towels, homemade quilts, and cute little foldout beds for the boys. We felt like we were at a hotel...except the shower was ...interesting :)

Thanks Kate and Bryce and family! We had so much fun!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Halloween 2011:just the pictures

We had a lovely Halloween! Jay and I are two members of a gypsy punk band, Gogol Bordello, and the boys are ninjas...enjoy!