Sunday, December 30, 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I feel icky....oh so icky.....

I got a late Christmas present. A cold, yay........ I haven't been sick in a while, I was starting to forget how miserable it is. Fever, chills, headache, sore throat....good times..... I stayed home today, George took me to the doctor who said its viral so they can't do anything. She did recommend a slew of over the counter meds which are helping. Hopefully I'll be better tomorrow so I don't have to use more vacation pay. Ugh.
I was really looking forward to the snow today, they were predicting a couple inches. We only had a trace this morning and it all turned to slushy rain during the day. But it looks like the Heilmanns were in just the right spot!
I posted Christmas pics on the 'random pics' link above.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

IT'S SNOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have SNOW!!!!!! on Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christmas Fire

video

Monday, December 24, 2007

Crown's new coat!!!!!

IT'S PURPLE!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a beautiful new coat from Marilee. It's purple with blue trim, doesn't he look cute?!

I love it! The picture is a little fuzzy cause I took it with my phone, yay for camera phones!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Just some pictures :)

Mom has been busy making lots of Christmas treats! Yummy
Here she is chopping some almonds for biscotti

Here's a pretty jingle bell wreath hanging on the front door.


These glass reindeer are cool. The antlers are magnetic so you can take them off. They're on tope of the fridge so kittys don't play with them :)



Here's a cute deco thingie I got from a gift exchange at work

This is what I took for the gift exchange, it was a cute tin with snowflakes, i filled it with chocolate ornaments I found at CostPlus World Market. That place is fun to wander around.

I made nine dozen cookies for a cookie exchange at work, it was a tasty event ;)


This is from Thanksgiving, the boys put whip cream on Strider's nose, he couldn't get it all off so it was there until I wipped it off.

And finally, another picture of our tree, this time with presents!!!








Friday, December 21, 2007

Vacation Time!!

Yay! I don't have to go back to work until Wednesday!

We still have a tiny bit of Christmas shopping to do, scary huh?
We are going to have Christmas here with my parents, siblings, grandma and uncle. I think we are doing something with Livvy, Tim and the boys on Christmas Eve....are we Livvy?
Our long standing Christmas morning tradition is to have pepper bacon for breakfast, before, after, and/or while opening presents, yummy! George doesn't seem to mind partaking in this tradition either! Oh, and our living room looks like Christmas exploded, all of our wrapping paper and boxes of deco are still strewn about and messy :)
Hopefully everyone else is doing well, we wouldn't know since you haven't updated your blogs in forever!!! Except Livvy :) she's doing a good job!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Pretty Tree!

Well, we finally got our tree. George and I went Saturday afternoon. I wasn't feeling so swell but we were just going up the road and it was going to be a quick trip....ha
We went to the same place we went last year, all noble firs and inexpensive. But when we got there and looked around, nothing looked that great. So we decided to try another place. We followed some cute signs that said "north pole christmas trees" So we drove way up in the middle of hillbilly no where to find some guy's yard that he planted some trees in. There were some big douglas firs, and one or two sad looking nobles...so we left. We were almost resigned to going to a tree lot, but then I thought of one more place not too far away.
We got there and the trees were perfect! There were lots and lots of beautiful, well trimmed nobles and we (I) had a hard time picking. We finally settled on one and George cut it down. He got nice and muddie too! But I was worth it, the tree is beautiful!
We finished most of our Christmas shopping today, now it's time to wrap all the goodies. Well, I might save that for tomorrow....
We would love to see updates from everyone! please?

Sunday, December 9, 2007

A...Beautiful(?)...rendition to a wonderful song.

It brings a tear to my eye every time I listen to it.



sorry

Ft Vancouver

George had Army this weekend and they had the Christmas tree lighting at the fort. Jamie and I went and even sang some songs, wow huh? It was really really cold! There was a decent turn out, mostly army families and parents of the high school choir kids. The tree was decorated much nicer than in past years. We met up with Livvy, Tim, and the boys afterwards. I was waiting for Livvy to post some pictures....hinthint...but I guess she's busy today :) We had some cookies and apple cider, chatted for a while, then got really cold and went home!

On Friday we had movie night. Jamie and Galen came over and we watched the Pirates of the Caribbean, yes, all three movies! We were up until 1am something. It was fun, but I don't think I would want to watch that many in a row again.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Welcome Laurie Adeline Chacon!

Check out Carlos' blog for more details
http://chaconjr.blogspot.com/

We can't wait to see pictures!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

What you wanted snow?

We (George) drove to Burns, OR on Friday for my Aunt's funeral. It took us about six hours to get there. There was a little snow on the road going over Mt Hood, but not too bad. Jamie and Galen (sis and b-inlaw) road with us. We entertained each other, slept etc so the time passed quickly. It was very cold in Burns, like super brrr. The service was grave side Saturday morning, it was very sad. Afterwards we met with some family at a restaurant, had a bite to eat and got back on the road. It took a little longer to get home, there was more snow in the passes, but not bad traveling with the snow tires.
Tonight we are having lots of comfort food. Green chili chicken enchiladas, cookies, and pumpkin pie with whip cream, sigh....food is good...
We also got new cell phones today. George's phone broke a few days ago and we were overdue for the two year upgrade. It was a good deal, buy one get one free w/mail in rebate. So in 6-8 weeks we'll get the rebate and then I can say we have two new free phones.