Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Best Christmas Ever

My parents were able to be with us this year for Christmas, for the first time in decades. Thanksgiving has been their customary time to drive to Oregon for a visit, usually avoiding the icy roads over the mountains from California.  This year, since they are not driving but flew most of the way, shirking road hazards was not necessary . It was such a treat to have them here.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

One Whole Year Old

Rilla turns one! The year has flown by. I've treasured taking these monthly photos. I'll review them in an upcoming post. What a cheerful bit of sunshine she brings to us all.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


PicMonkey Collage
Unfortunately all this beautiful snow and frost completely melted away in one day and we are back to our usual rain and mud. It was so lovely while it lasted, sigh.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Choosing The Christmas Trees

Only about 2 miles from our house,
we discover this charming little Christmas tree farm.
Meeting up with Casey and Holly's family,
we choose two perfect trees, one small {for us} one big {for them}.
We take a few pictures {don't let the bright sunshine deceive you, it was around 10* above 0*!!}
Then head home for hot chocolate and snacks. This is the first time we can remember getting a tree in the snow.
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Snow on Snow

PicMonkey Collage
The View
 from my window today.