Sunday, December 19, 2010

Little bit of randomness

As a teen, I remember seeing the large Koolaid Pitcher commercials. The large pitcher running around the neighborhood, I always thought they were fun. When we were in Spokane with my brother and his wife we all went antique shopping. The boys were so great. When I saw this pitcher and mug set and the mark downed price, I had to have it.

Xmas Morning!

We celebrated early this Saturday. Conrad really had a great time. He was "wowed" by getting his favorite cartoon as a video game. Ben 10.
Ben 10 is about a teen boy named Ben Tennyson who has a super watch that captures alien DNA. He can slap his watch to activate powers to change into any of the aliens to save the planet, it is a cute show. And since he had no idea there was a wii game for it, his squeel of Joy was cool to hear.
Of course these pics were when he first woke up, so he is so sleepy.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Office Party Holiday Cheer

All the ladies have a yearly secret santa gift exchange potluck. The food is my favorite part! Okay, and the conversation and secret exchange too.






Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tubing at Snoqualmie Summit




It rained like crazy this weekend, though Saturday was the lightest day. Conrad had a super day! We met the cub scouts at the 10:25am Woodinville movie of Megamind! Afterwards we went home and quickly changed into Snow Tubing gear and with crazed smiles headed to the Summit! Just as you reach the summit, the rain turns to snow and you are in a Snow Globe winter wonderland. Our ancestry goes back to the icy blooded Norwegians, so we were right at home in the wonderful weather up there.
The tubing sessions are 2 hours, and once you go down and up the hills, you find this is plenty. Except for us! We could have stayed until closing if we could. We were all warm and even though the wind blew the snow right into your eyeballs and you closed them tight as you shot down the hill screaming, Oh that was just me... was it??!!
Well, I still loved it. All three of us had a blast!
I brought ham and large burger buns for the snack and we hungrily ate them once we got the car warmed up and snow free for the drive home.

Scott is sick, so he was not happy to stay home..Next time...

I hope that your weekend was equally as enjoyable!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas




Wintry scenes on window panes,
twinkle lit trees and stockings by the fire.
Neighborhood yards lit up with decorations
and an angel atop our tree.
Yesiree,
it is beginning to look a lot
like Christmas.

Letter From Santa

What is this...? Post marked the North Pole?







Last night we talked about Santa. I know he is at the age of possibilities.
I asked him if he believed. " I believe in Santa" he said, "I do believe."

Today a letter was was found when he opened the mailbox.

Conrad ran downstairs after reading his letter the second time to tell his Grandma.

"I never got a letter from Santa Claus." she said when he told her all about his special letter.
"Well Grandma, maybe it is because you never said that you believe in Santa Claus."

Earning a Badge..



I need to make a correction, Conrad is on the Bear Trail, but earned the Bobcat badge which is the first badge.
Wow, after weeks of memorizing, out of the blue Conrad was called up to earn his Bear badge. He did an awesome job, and memorized it all very well. He is very social and comfortable speaking in front of groups and crowds even. Such potential. He is growing up to be an awesome young man.

Uncle Donny !


Yummnnn

"Gimme a Drumstick Aunt Kim!'

The start of a snowball fight.....


With all the snow that dumped over 2 days, this is what we did.. Play a little.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Last Weekend


I had a various amount of weird luck last weekend. Turned out my tabs were due,then found out it needed emissions testing, then it failed emissions, soon to the shop it went.

Saturday we drop it off, and as we do, Scott's vehicle (an old 77 Volvo in case you wondered) doesn't want to start at the auto shop. It gets a jump start and off we go back home. And as luck would have it, half way home, (only a 15 minute walk from our house) it decided to die. "It does need a new alternator, not just a battery." my husband says as we push it out of the intersection, YES, an intersection and off to the side of the road.

We were lucky there was a sort of pull off where we were that was safe until we could come back.

Meanwhile, the shop calls and my husband heard that it was a thermostat and it would only be 74.89. "Sure, do it." I hear him say as he tells me how inexpensive it will be. Wow I mused, that is cheap. I figured it was only the check engine light as we never did have a good seal on the gas cap.

We get home and eat and all is well. Scott takes his Pontiac to the auto parts store for a part he needed that was $115 and since it was getting later in the day, he drops by the shop to pay for my Jeep and get the keys.

I guess he heard $74.89, But what was said was $784.89.. Not a lucky break.
Ho hummnn. That Monday I went had a pass retest and picked up the $85.00 Tabs.

Anyone ever have a day like this?? Yes, I am thankful it can always be worse!

And after all, this was the lovely fall shot I got as we walked home. It was beautiful! Lovely trees in our area.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thrift Store Find!: Used Kettle



Well, when Bev and Jeff were here, Bev and I went to Sur La Table the awesome kitchen store. There was this little red number, a little Red Le Creuset tea kettle for $55.

I found a similar one, just as cool.
This is a cool one, a OXO retail $38, I paid $6.99.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A few costumes!



Okay! So I LOVE Halloween and especially having my nephew dress up in costumes.
My husband asks, "Doesn't he already have a bunch of costumes?
"My reply is always,
"You can NEVER have enough costumes!"
He also has Batman from last year and a skeleton type grim reaper, and a few other masks.. A devil and a scary face!

I am partial to the Ninja.
He will wear this to the school party.

Thanks!



This was a super surprise to find today!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cub Scout Pumpkin Event




The sun came out just for us.
Hayrides, Kettle Corn, Corn Maze, Cider Donuts and picking your very own pumpkin.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

USS Turner Joy




Scott's dad was on the first voyage of the USS Turner Joy. This term is referred to as being a "Plank Owner." He has fond memories and such great stories. This was my second visit, and this time I was feeling much better and got to see alot more of the ship.
Dustin and Conrad just absolutely had a blast!!



Molbaks!






Scott's dad Jeff and his wife Bev are visiting. Scott and Jeff made plans for some home improvements while Bev, Conrad and I went to Molbak's Woodinville Garden Store. It had all Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decor and it was just as awesome as ever!

We had a photo op, apple cider samples, picked out a pumpkin and just had a great time looking at all the plants and flowers.

Afterwards we went to Jamba Juice! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmn...