Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas and Beyond

Well this first picture is actually from Dec 23. But it was just so cute I wanted to include it.

We had a nice Christmas, actually better than I had anticipated. On Christmas Eve I was having a hard day, facing the first Christmas without my mom, just really got to me. I left work early and went over to be with Kyler and Jay. Jay helped me get in a better state of mind.

Christmas was actually really mellow. We started off the day at our house with a nice breakfast opened our presents and the gifts from Santa. Kyler got a ton of stuff. Too much! Next year I should buy less.

At about 1 we headed over to Jay's and opened presents there. We waited for the Flaherty's from the coast to arrive and ate dinner. The most delicious Prime Rib ever! We hung out for a bit over there and then Mike, Leisa, Alex and Maci came over to our house for the night.

The next Morning we went out to breakfast. Leisa and I checked out some after Christmas sales. I bought my usual wrapping paper half off.

Kyler spent most of the day playing with his a multitude of toys. On Saturday we went over to Dan's Grandma's house and hung out over there for about 3 hours. Now we just have one trip up to Portland left to wrap up our Christmas but that will be a while.

And here is a small view of the mess I have left to clean up.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Shots from the week.

My favorite ornament. I bought it last year in Disney World. I just love it. Reminds me all the fun we had.
Our Christmas tree pre Santa. I had to rearrange it today so I could get to the plug in easier.

Some shopping with Jay, Danielle and Kyler at Biglots.

And a little snow fun.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Snowy Saturday

I am sick with a cold but we got some snow here in Grants Pass.
Dan took Kyler out and I stood on the deck for a minute taking pictures, then
I got my booty back in the nice warm house.

Dan actually took this one. I took the rest.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Seeing Santa

On Saturday we decided to head over to Jacksonville. Every year they have decorate in Victorian Style. Lots of neat stuff to do and look at. When we got there we immediately went over and saw Santa. Kyler told him that he wanted two Transformers. One little Tank one and one little Bumblebee one. After talking with Santa for a bit.

We went on a horse drawn wagon ride. I loved the sound of the clip clop clip clop. We were lucky (Dan would say unlucky) to have gotten on when the Carolers were one so they sang to use the whole ride. Kyler sang with them and they thought he was the cutest thing ever.

Then we walked down to the Back Porch BBQ. It was yummy but I was disappointed that my prime rib sandwich wasn't very sandwichie. Still it was good prime and huge and only 9 dollars so I can't complain too much.

Lastly we took in the Jacksonville Museum and the Children's Museum. Kyler really enjoyed the Children's Museum. So it was a super fun day. I am glad we got to spend the day with each other in such a fun place.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008