Thursday, November 30, 2006

Observations of the snowed-in...

Since being trapped in the Valley since Sunday here are a few observations:
Day One, very exciting, super fun to be outside, everywhere you can see is covered in a beautiful soft white blanket. Absolutely beautiful.
Day Two, bitter cold, but still fun to play in. Sledding a top activity, loving the fresh air. Isabelle not into going outside. No school.
Day Three, Getting a little board of watching T.V., bring out the games and drawing supplies, teach Ethan Monopoly, finally venture out on our snow hike just to see something other than the cul-de-sac, Isabelle is bored enough to join us. Run out of toilet paper and milk… Jack takes three baths. No school.
Day four, torture, everyone is suffering from cabin fever, Ethan and I take a nap on the couch, all four of us to lazy to put on all layers snow clothes to go outside. Have top ramen for lunch and heated up frozen bagels for dinner. During our waking hours Ethan and Jack are like are like being caged up with two wild tigers. Lovingly, Shawn Buhler comes to our rescue with toilet paper, fresh milk, bread and homemade soup from Simone. Jack takes four baths, no joke. Can’t sleep because we’ve been lazy all day. No school.
Beginning of day five, I can hear rain falling on the roof along with huge clumps of snow, if I don’t get out of here today I just may go insane. No school. Going straight to Toyota dealership to trade in for four-wheel drive!

Overall Experience: An adventure, one we soon won’t forget! No doubt, lots of fun memories made!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Bring on the Cocoa!

Let it Snow! Here are some shots of the long awaited snowfall! The boys have been waiting to sled down our hill for two years! The snow along with decorating for Christmas made for a great day… School is cancelled for Monday so I’m sure we will do it all over again tomorrow.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Harbor in Winter

There are days when it just all comes together and this was one of those days. The kids and I just set out to find something to do. The boats always draw us to them, and I can’t resist. The lighting was perfect, the colors were radiant and the kids were happy and having a great time. I can just sit back and watch them play and explore and see how far we have come. It was a good day…

Thursday, November 09, 2006


It is hard for me to recreate the feeling of Halloween the next day. When it turns November I don’t want to think about Halloween any longer. We trick-o-treated this year in Lynden. Accompanied by Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, Princess Laya, Master Yoda and the Starwars Kitty! Despite nearly freezing to death the kids had a great time. We celebrated Emily’s 8th birthday the next weekend and everyone got to wear a new costume to her party. Jack has been the green power ranger since!