Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Chirstmas Eve!!!

Merry Christmas Eve to all of our friends and family.  We wish we could be closer, but we send our love!  Here are some pictures from the past week...

Last weekend Clint and Dane went hunting with Brock, Noah, and Kailey.  I was feeling a little under the weather, and Kimber and I stayed home for a little rest.  They had a great time and got a couple ducks...  Dane was super excited cause Noah brought donuts and hot chocolate! 
Here is Noah with his daughter Kailey and Dane
 Clint, Brock, Dane and Bones... 
 Brock watchin for ducks!
 I have been doing a little baking for the Holiday.  We have our traditional Kris Krinkle cookies that we make every year.  They are my Grandma's recipe and are delicious!  I decided to let Kimber and Dane help me decorate...  well, it didn't last too long, (I never should have added food coloring...  sprinkles, yes...  color that will stain the children and everything else... no!) but we did have a great time, and after I sent them to hang out with Dad, I got some pretty cookies to give away!

Here is Kimber applying some sprinkles
 Oh my gosh!  Look at all that goodness!

 Tonight we are just hanging out, having a good time.  Daddy played soccer and other fun stuff with the kids outside while I cleaned up the house, so they were happy to settle in for some "toons" after dinner.  (Although I think we were actually watching swamp people...  Dane loves that show! )  Yes, the coffee table is upside down.  I got tired of telling Kimber to quit climbing on it and this seemed like an easy answer for the meantime!  Of course, then it became an exciting new place to play! 

 


Monday, December 19, 2011

Dane hamming it up!

A couple more pictures video from Dane's x-mas program.
They were super cute, the little girl in pink is Dane's friend Quincy.  She is a cutie!

 The whole group.

So, apparently when Dane is nervous in front of people, he pulls up his shirt and shows his belly.  Someone said I should have written "Merry Christmas" on it...  Well, I guess I know for next year!
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dane's Christmas Party

I'll have a few more pictures later, but here is Dane walking out to sing at his Chirstmas program!
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Duck hunting and a visit with Santa!

Yesterday we started the day with a super fun duck hunt.  Noah and his daughter went with us and I think everyone had a great time.  Here are Dane and Kimber with one of the ducks.

 
Dane and Noah's daughter Kailey


Daddy's little duck hunter!

Waiting for some to come in.  Noah said he had to get a picture of me shooting with Kimber on my back.  But, she has ear protection, and it doesn't bother her...  so why not!  :)
Noah and Kailey
Then we went to the annual kids Christmas party.  Dane got to see Santa and actually sat in his lap.  Kimber just looked at Santa and that was enough for her!

Dane kept asking Santa where his reindeer were... 

Then we got to spend the evening at the adult's Christmas party.  We had a wonderful time and the kids did good with the babysitter.  I think it's time to get our Christmas tree put up... so that is the goal for today!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thanksgiving and Birthday Fun!

Over Thanksgiving, Sam, Shannon, Porter and Wyatt made the trip from Oregon to spend the Holiday with us.  It was a wonderful time.  Clint and his brother got to catch up, the kids played really well together and Shannon and I went shopping on black Friday.  It was a fantastic time!

Of course we took the kids down to feed the big trout at the hatchery.  It was SO WINDY that we didn't stay too long. 
 Uncle Sam with the boys
 There is a little park right there, so we let the kids burn off a little energy on the play equipment.


 They had the best time with this game!  Sorry the pictures are a little blurry, but I think you still can see how much fun is being had!



 The three troublemakers!
 The boys got along really well.
Last weekend we went out for the first duck hunt of the season.  I bought these balaclavas for the kids.  Dane's is just plain black and really great for keeping him warm.  Here is Kimber showing hers off before we head out duck hunting.  Okay, I will admit...  I thought it was cute.  However, Clint looks at her and says "you aren't going to make her wear that are you?"  to which I reply.  "She really does need to wear snow pants!"  :) You will notice in the duck hunting pictures, she is not wearing her balaclava... he won.  What do you think?  Doesn't she look cute?

 Here are the boys waiting patiently for some ducks.  Unfortunately the right decoys were out at the property (a point we didn't remember until we were all dressed up and ready to go) so the hunting was great...  the shooting left something to be desired.
 Kimber decided to catch up on some sleep.
 My mom's birthday was the next day, so we took her out for dinner that night.  We had a wonderful time and I LOVE Chinese food!

Here is my Mom with Kimber...  Doesn't my Mom look great.  This is less than 2 months after having open heart surgery!  She is my hero!


Then I had to get a picture of my two favorite windburned guys!