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.

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