Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Driving Home from New Years

Driving home after a fun weekend of sledding and spending time with the Rasners was a NIGHTMARE!!!! It usually takes us 5 hours to get home but this time, it took us 11 hrs. That's right, 11 HOURS! The usual fwy was closed due to weather conditions so we had to take an alternative route. Snow, and holiday weekend traffic and road closures made it a perfect storm for 11 hrs of bumper to bumper HELL!

The kids had never seen snow fall before so they were thrilled when we let them stick their heads out the window and try to eat the snow (Ahh, memories of my own childhood bliss)!
All I have to say is, Thank goodness for DVD players in the car. How did our parents ever survive long road trips without them?

Putty also enjoyed sticking his head out the window!
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Sledding for New Years 2010

We spent New Years with our good friends the Rasners. It was a lot of fun to drive up to the Sequoia National park and go sledding. We are true Californians. We spent more time driving than we did being in the snow.Look how tiny that man looks next to the giant sequoia tree!

Pure untouched powder! Literally had to be pulled out of the snow.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy 9th Birthday, Emerson!

Emerson had a joint birthday party with her best friend Gabby. It was a hippie themed party. It poured rain that day so what do we do with all the kids? We played it old school! The kids had fun playing Twister and musical chairs (with 60's music) and board games.

Peace, Love and Happiness!!!

Christmas 2010

I love watching the kids get so excited to see what Santa left them by their stockings.

Every year on Christmas Eve we have our friends over for our traditional Christmas Eve breakfast "dinner". We load up on waffles, bacon, sausage, orange juice and milk. After we are stuffed, we have all the kids do the Nativity story with their puppets. This year Graham got more festive and had everyone sing Christmas hymns during the Nativity.

Putty is ready for Santa to visit. He's been pretty good this year.

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