Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Day

This is what the living room looked like before presents were opened and messes...I mean memories were made.
I found this cute doll bed at Ikea for cheap and made some bedding for it, the bedding included needed a little help. Reagan loves it!


Lincoln's train table was a huge hit, Tim's Mom, Nana B and Santa brought it for him. Reagan loves it too and we only had some minor issues that hopefully customer service can fix.

Little People Manger from Fisher Price is a big hit with the kids every year, they get moved around the house and we often find baby Jesus driving trucks and the Angle having a tea with Reagan.
Christmas morning, all presents have been opened and playing with new toys continues throughout the day.

Reagan in her new ballet leotard that her Auntie Danielle & Uncle Billy sent her. It was worn all day, even under her snow clothes and she wore it to bed.
It started snowing around 10am and snowed on and off all day, none of it really stuck around.
Poor Lincoln doesn't have any snow clothes so he was sadly as his sister ate snowflakes on her tongue.
Beautiful snow.
This morning we woke up to a trace of snow and it has been snowing again today on and off. Poor Reagan, she keeps praying for heavy snow to make a snowman. It hasn't snowed here on Christmas Day since 1984, and that was a lot of snow.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

little project

Before I painted this coffee table white it was oak with a darker stain. After I painted it white I painted the checker board at one end then sealed it with mod podge. Then Reagan & I cut out friends and family from picture's and then mod podge those to the table too. After about 4 layers of mod podge it went into Reagan's room as her special table.





We had to move the coffee table because Lincoln is getting a train table for Christmas and its staying downstairs. I don't think I'm done with the table, I think I might do something with the sides and legs.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Diva is Born

Reagan is in the black dress with white poke a dots and a red head band. She did great in the beginning but quickly thought playing with her friend was more fun.

After Reagan's class sang all the preschool and kindergarten classes sang together and one little boy took off his shirt, we didn't get that on tape but I'm sure someone else did.

When Tim went and got Reagan she said, "Daddy did you see me?", he said, "I sure did, and you did great." She then went on to add, "I didn't even lay down!"

.....We can't wait until next year!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

I'm not a nerd

So, I have been playing around with html code and am slowly teaching myself how to change things here and there.

What do you think of the new color?

I'm still learning so you might find changes here and there, its just me educating myself on html code.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Mama please help me!!!!

That is what Lincoln is screaming, he was fine right up until I put him in Santa's lap and walked away. Let me tell you, that Santa is strong, he has a very good grip. As you can also tell, Reagan is not bothered at all by her brothers death scream.

In other news, the power steering pump in our '06 honda odyssey went out again and its only been 10 months since the last one was replaced. It is all covered under warranty but still that shouldn't happen, it only has 30,000 miles on it. So now we are tossing the idea around of buying an extended warranty. This is what I'm not sure on, do different dealers have different prices for the extended honda care warranty, or is it a set price from the factory?

Reagan's Christmas program is Monday night and I'm going to try to upload video and put it on here via You Tube. I have never done it before, but I'm sure I can figure it out. If anyone has any tips please feel free to share, I need all the help I can get.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Emily and a story about Sean

Happy Birthday Emily, we have been friends almost 20 years, since junior high,and I love you and hope to see you this week....I don't know what I would do without you!!!

Just a quick funny story.

Tim downloaded Starbucks locations for my tomtom because for some reason they aren't on there and they don't offer them on tomtom's website. So, we found them on this other site and when I get close to a Starbucks Mr. T says, "Pay attention fool." It is very funny and now I know when I'm within 300 yards of a Starbucks.

The other part of the story is that Tim also downloaded to my tomtom, other voice's that give you directions. They are voice impersonators of famous people, so now for options of voice I have; night rider, Darth Vader, Yoda, homer simpson (not very good), john luke picard, and my favorite Sean Connery. He lets me know in yards when I need to turn onto the motorway and when we arrive at our destination we are shaken not stirred.

So the best part of having Sean give us directions is that Reagan has picked up on his accent and repeats only one word he says but it is the funniest word I think. When he tells us to turn left, its with a strong British accent and Reagan does her best to sound just like him so she says, turn lehfft. I wish I could put sound on here but you will just have to use your imagination, Tim helped me with how I should spell it phonetically to get across the right sound of the "eh" which almost sounds like a strong "a".

We had Christmas at my Grandma's house tonight, I will post picture's soon, but I haven't been feeling good so it might have to wait a couple of days.

Lincoln also fell off my Dad's shoulders on Saturday night but by the grace of God he doesn't have one bruise on his whole body and he landed on his head and back, Praise the Lord!! But we have had to check on him every 2-4 hours at night and that has been hard, plus he is teething and he has been a cranky little monster, but we love him and are thankful he wasn't hurt.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Windy Ridge

We have nicknamed our little abode "windy ridge". We have called it this long before this current windstorm. For Tim's birthday last year we got him a weather station with a wind gage, unfortunately it doesn't give you a constant reading of the wind, just in 2 minute intervals. So, if the wind is not blowing hard it will show a low speed, so that is kinda frustrating, but it is still very cool. So far the highest gust of wind we have had was at 6:15am this morning and it was 36 mph.

We also have one piece of loose siding, and it just happens to be the wall where our bed is, its not safe to go out now and nail it back in. We tried to locate the piece of siding but you just can't tell, I'm not even sure we have a ladder tall enough to reach it. The real annoying part of the loose siding is that it knocks all night long because of the high wind.

Reagan has been having a hard time sleeping because of all the noise, it is really something to hear the wind blow so hard. I was watching Desperate Housewives and they had a tornado on the show and at times I felt like we were in a tornado.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Welcome Max and trimming the tree

Our great friends Scott & Shana that live in Alaska just had their second child, Max Holden, he was born November 29, weighing in at 9 lb 6 oz and 21 inches long, red hair and is just beautiful. Max is welcomed by his older sister Madison, haven't heard what she thinks about all this, but I'm sure she is already in love like the rest of us.
We went to a local Christmas tree farm and found the best looking tree we have ever had. We had hot chocolate, because it was really cold and really windy. We had a lite dusting of snow this morning but it didn't stick around. Oregon is getting ready for a wicked windstorm, the advisory runs from 10 am Sunday to 10 pm Monday. We don't have any large tree's in our yard and our surrounding neighbors don't either so we shouldn't have tree related damage. Tim is going to put the BBQ in the garage and take down the patio furniture.

Lincoln often thinks everything is great, when he is in Mama's arms. I had to hold him the entire time, he only got down to see the nativity scene and bring me the large plastic sheep saying, "baa Mama, baa."



Our lovely tree getting shook.


I asked Reagan if she wanted to go through the baler and she said, "um, no."


Our tree getting baled. Last year we didn't get the tree baled or shook and I still have needles in the back of the van.

Reagan insisted that we walk through the muddy field of tree's, she loved all the little ones and wanted them all for her room.

We needed to get milk and some snacks for the big Civil War game between The Oregon State Beavers and the University of Oregon Ducks. It was a close game that went into double overtime, but the triumphant Beavers won, and they won on the Ducks home turf. GO BEAVS!!

As we pulled into the parking lot, you couldn't miss the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. So, we got out and took a picture, none of us have our shoes on because they are all muddy and in the back of the van. The kids got wiener whistles that are already very annoying.


Reagan helped me decorate the tree before Lincoln woke up from his nap. Don't worry she didn't really put the Angle on the tree, it just looks like she did.
She is such a great helper and wanted to know the story of each ornament, which is fun because in a few years she will probably care less.

Looks pretty good don't you think?
I need to go to bed, I'm getting up before the crack of dawn to get Tim a Christmas present, and I can't say what it is because he reads my blog.