Friday, December 25, 2009

To our Kids, Merry Christmas!

Here is a little holiday video we are sending you, we were reminiscing about the Christmas past. In doing so, we started missing you that were not here today. So here you go, it's short and sweet and just us being Mom and Dad.

We love each and everyone of you!

The black scene was Juniper Berry telling you she missed you guys, but she didn't show up.

Monday, December 21, 2009

4 days till Christmas!

Friday night was date night for Glenn and I. What a great time we had, it is very important to spend time on a "date" it really doesn't matter what you do it's just that you go on a date. I picked up Glenn at his work at 4pm then we went to BO's for great Thai food. After we were full and had a drink or two we walked around downtown Bend it was warm that night and the Christmas lights were all aglow. I can't wait until Jan. when we have our next date night....

Friday, December 18, 2009

7 days until Christmas!

Every year Glenn gets me an ornament to put on the tree, usually what he picks out means something to me for that given year. I would like to remember the year and why I got an ornament so the best way to do that is blog about it and update it each year. I hope you enjoy looking at these great gifts, as much as I will having them documented so I also can look back and remember just how special they are;

This is one of the 1st ones I received during Christmas 2000, we were in Oregon City and I so enjoyed the city lights and especially Peacock Lane in Portland so this ornament represents the magic of Christmas in the city.
This great fella is made with a leaf dipped in gold with a howling coyote stamped on it, I would say probably Christmas 2001. When we are in the desert in Central Oregon Glenn has shown me the great appreciation one should have for these creatures and the songs they sing in the night that still scare me, but I still admire them.

This pelican represents the pelican I used to love to watch by Malheur Lake when we would visit the "duck club" Glenn's brother used to have. Christmas 2002Now these two are perfect for our 1st Christmas in our new home. The back of it lights up with a flame in their stove just like ours. Christmas 2003 (PS, I don't understand the underlining on this one?)

This silver bell is a partridge in a pear tree, whats better then the Christmas song SILVER BELLS. Christmas 2004

This little deer is for the deer I battle in the spring and summer in my yard and also the same deer that I feed in the winter because I feel sorry for them:) My co-workers are starting to call me the deer whisperer, Glenn just smiles at me when I am mad at them for eating my flowers or when I am worried that they aren't going to make it through the cold nights in the winter. We truly have a love / hate relationship that's for sure. Christmas 2005

Now this guy is very special to me, Mickey Mouse anybody that knows me understands my feelings for this guy with red pants on and big feet. Glenn is very good about watching out for something I don't have of him. Christmas 2008

Christmas 2006 and 2007 I am not able to find on the tree one is a bunch of Cherries and the other is a mystery to me. This helps me to understand just how important these are to me and I will be packing them up differently this year and years to come. I also will find a safe place here in the house for them instead of the garage where the cold to hot temps. are effecting their paint and stuff.

Now to tell you about this guy, it is my oldest ornament I have I am thinking about 1965. Every year we had 3 Elf's 2 red and 1 green they would sit in the tree watching us. Now they sit in our tree and I know for sure they are still watching us.

*****Merry Christmas 2009*****

Monday, December 7, 2009

18 Days till Christmas!

Boy am I busy, every minute of my time at home is filled with pre Christmas busyness. Here is how I spent the only Sunday I get off before the big day.

We picked up a fire pit on clearance at Costco for the outdoor living room. I just love it.

The deer are back, so I watched them for awhile, they ate on the left over sunflowers and the dried up wild flowers. I am OK with them in my yard during the winter but come spring they have to go. I know this confuses them, but that is just the way it is.

My 1st of the morning coffee mocha latte.

Glenn and Monica decided to try some boxing on the wii. That was interesting to watch and listen to!

Our tree is in its stand and the lights are on now I just need to decorate the rest of it and the house. No worries I have all week to complete it, right.?.

Boy this is one busy week! I am going to have to remember to sit down and enjoy the warmth of the wood stove and relax thats for sure. Happy Holidays.

Friday, December 4, 2009

21 Days till Christmas!

So today Monica and I wanted to help Glenn out a little bit since he has been working so much. We decided to hang the Christmas lights outside. We established early in our adventure that Monica would be the one on the ladder and I would guide her from the ground. It worked great. We found the art of throwing the lights up into the trees and then going around and rearranging them that worked also. We couldn't wait for it to get dark we were both nervous and excited to see our "art". So what do you think??