Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Holidays

Where do I begin?? It's been forever since I've blogged and I have a whole month to catch up on. Yikes! This year we did all of the usual traditional activities and added a new one which was going to see the holiday lights at Eagle Crest. That was a whole adventure in itself that I won't even try to explain...

For starters, Dave and Gabe picked out our Christmas Tree this year while I was out shopping. They did a pretty darn good job and had it all set up by the time I got home. If Gabe would have had his way, he would have decorated it too!

Gabe and I also baked our usual gingerbread cookies...yep, 180 of the little suckers. Every year I say I'm not going to do it again and every year I add an extra 40 or so. I guess it's like forget the agony you were in until you do it again. lol

And then there was our yearly visit from Frosty. It isn't Christmas without Frosty's visit!

Finally, we have Christmas. Christmas Eve is always spent with my family at my mom's house. The kids have their yearly tradition of cracking the crab so that grandma can cook it in her special BBQ sauce for dinner. Such a great family recipe and wonderful tradition.

Here are a few more pictures of Christmas Eve:

The following picture of my dad cracks me up. Would you trust this guy with a pistol?? LOL

And finally a shot of the three boys together.

On Christmas Day we went to Dufur to Dave's sisters house. On the trip over the fog had created the most beautiful winter wonderland and we had to stop to take some pictures in the frost.

Cool, huh? Here are more pictures of Christmas day with the Wilson's:

My sister-in-law with her beautiful baby belly. She's due to have twins in March but will probably deliver in February. I told her I was going to show this picture to the babies when they get here!

Kyle is one baby that I can never get to smile. I know he does...just not at me especially when I have my camera aimed at him.

Happy Holiday's and thanks for stopping by!


mustangkayla said...

What great pictures Tammy! That last one is too cute! I need that outfit for little Miss Madeline. She's quite naughty all the time! ;)