Sunday, December 7, 2008

"...What is Christmas with NO SNOW..."

"...Where it's snowing
All winter through
That's where I want to be
Snowball throwing
That's what I'll do
How I'm longing to ski
Through the snow-oh-oh-oh-oh..."
-Snow, From White Christmas

Ok, I can't seem to get it out of italics... so just deal. We got our first REAL snow. Since Grant was too small to play in it last year, we took him out on his first real snow day. I thought he would shy away from it, but not so! He loved it, and was a bit sad when we took him inside (mainly because I was freezing!).

Ok, again, I keep forgetting that it is loads these backwards... does anyone else have this problem? Here is Grant after we began stripping the layers off of him! If you look closely, Grant is taking the snow off Ben's jacket! haha
Crawling in the snow. SO HAPPY!
More of the same.
Grant and Dad! I think Ben was doing a snow angel, but Grant just wanted to drum on Ben's stomach!
Me and Grant. He FIRST STEP INTO THE SNOW!! Man, do we know how to capture "firsts" or what!? haha

Monday, December 1, 2008

1 year down, 18 more to go :)

Grant turned 1 yesterday. YEAH. He had such a fun day, though the pictures don't show it. This is a combination of last week's cupcakes and this weeks real thing!

Birthday #2 (sorry- the pictures always get put into reverse order... maybe I should add them in a reverse order!). Grant got a cool jacket, some little cars, a saxophone, and our friend, Jesie, made this cute zebra (in the bottom corner). I think Ben and Nate (arms off to the side) had more fun playing with the cars!Grant opening up a car!
All the gifts for him to open!
Okay, this is from Birthday #1. Grant is opening his gift from Grandma Worthen (Old lady). Don't worry... it's in a grocery bad due to lack of wrapping paper!
Grant enjoying a cream puff (they were frozen so he only had some of the puff).

Thanksgiving, FOR REAL!

Our REAL Thanksgiving feast was a feast of food AND friends. Randi, Leighton, Logan, Mindy, Nathaneal, and Todd were all there to eat with us. I think all we did the entire days were EAT EAT EAT and play board games! We had SOOOO much fun, and it was SO hard to see our dear (old and new) friends leave.

Randi and Grant... such the cute couple!
Nathaneal, Leighton and Grant. SO much fun!
Logan and Mindy. I fell in love with them both! They are so much fun!
OK... I know this looks strange, but this was my Turkey. I don't like turkey, so I did rolled up breast and stuffing, and I LOVED IT! It was really good. Hooray for me!
And all our food... it was so good, and we still have left overs!

Thanksgiving Rehearsal Dinner

Cherilyn decided to come visit early so she could get the best airfare! So, we had a "rehearsal dinner" for Thanksgiving. My mom mostly did the cooking. Here are the pics from the eveing!

Laurel (Scoobs), Hilary and Cherilyn. SO BEAUTIFUL!
My dad... wishing he were at Texas Road House, and probably thinking that Ben needs a haircut :)
Ben and the hairy beast he has become (though he has shaved the beard since last week!)
And the TURKEY!! My mom made it... doesn't it look beautiful?!?! mmmmm (oh wait, I don't like Turkey!)

Garage: TAKE 2

Guess what we have 95% finished?! That's right... we can pull our car into the garage!

How does it look? We had a surprise package from Ben's parents the day before Thanksgiving, and lo and behold, it was SHELVES!! Thanks Louise and Barry! The shelves are not pictured!!