Monday, December 14, 2009


Well, I had big blogging plans for this month- as in making up for lost time and really trying to get back into regular posting to keep you avid readers abreast of all our holiday hoopla. What I didn't really factor in was how time consuming said holiday hoopla is. And while I love the holidays- the crafting, the gift planning, the decorating etc., I am just not that too good at documenting it. For example, this year we went to an absolutely adorable, family run Christmas tree farm and chopped down our own tree. There were so many picture worthy moments, it was kind of ridiculous. Good thing I handily left the camera at home, where it was nice and safe. We did take a few pictures on Jeff's camera phone, which is no iphone, if you know what I'm saying.


Not so great. But there we are, anyway, with axe in hand (not that you can see it), ready to chop our tree down.

The tree is now cozily ensconced in our living room, fully decorated with our ornaments and popcorn/cranberry garlands, another festive occasion I neglected to capture on film.

Oh well, there is always next year, I guess.

But anyway, this month has been full of fun activities and we are having a lovely time of it so far. This past weekend we went to a family holiday party at the Mondavi winery, where the kids decorated cookies, watched a very entertaining puppet show, and sat (begrudgingly) with Santa. And I remembered the camera!!

Cookies and coloring.

The five of us- not the greatest picture, maybe, but it is rare that we all get in one photo together, so there it is!

Grannie came too!

There was also face painting. Is that just the cutest ever or what?

In case you weren't sure...

The big boys, waiting in line for candy canes... Oh, I mean waiting to meet Santa.

SO psyched for Santa!!!

Awkward photo with strange man dressed in red.

One more cute shot of Grannie and Atti just for good measure.

The view behind Jeff's winery. Pretty nice, huh?


Jill + Sada said...

LOVE it! All of it, those faces, hats, cookies, smiles - oh & the gingerbread man cookie suit - adorable!

Sharron Bovender said...

Greetings from North Carolina. Your Dad told me about your blog months ago. I have enjoyed all the pictures, the kids are very cute. Atti reminds me of Marci. It's amazing how all three look totally different. I would love to squeeze and kiss the baby. I you love having your parents near by. And your Mom looks so happy. I hope your Christmas is wonderful. Enjoy them now, where does the time go?
Sharron P.S. Tell your folks hello.