December 19, 2012

first snow

We are all getting very excited for Christmas around here! Yesterday we ended up taking all of our ornaments down and cut the tree up for fire wood. We didn't actually NEED fire wood, but the tree was beyond dead. Throughout the day I would hear ornaments falling off the branches because they were drooping to the floor. Luckily for us, my mother in-law bought us a little 3ft fake tree last year when life was too crazy to get a real one. So we pulled that out, set it up on a platform, and redecorated our tree! I think next year we should probably wait until December to cut a tree down.
(we went out thanksgiving weekend this year)

This morning, I got to dig through all of our boxes to find the kids snow gear. Once it was light out, We all bundled up and tromped though our backyard to play in the snow before it all melts. As always, Wyatt loved it, and Ruby focused on trying to make the perfect snow angel. All Shep wanted to do was stomp in the mud puddles that scatter our driveway. It was pretty cute.
I wonder if we will have a white Christmas this year?

December 5, 2012

decorating time!

This Christmas, we decided to go up to Mt. Pilchuck to cut down our tree. We brought hot cocoa, snacks, and a lot of warm extra clothes. The kids got to play in the snow and mud while we searched for the right tree. We ended up picking one that had split off into two trees midway up the trunk. The next day we put on the Muppet's Christmas album while we decorated the house and tree as a family!
I can't wait to start making more family traditions in our new house!