Monday, November 29, 2010

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

Ornaments: zero dollars from my generous co-worker.

Christmas tree: zero dollars from my generous parents.


Having our first Christmas tree in our new home…Priceless!

Happy Holidays everyone!


We went to visit my parents in Rexburg, ID for Thanksgiving.  We left Wednesday after Rob got off of work and arrived back home just in time for me to drop Rob off at work on Sunday night.  He is a trooper for putting in the long, uncomfortable hours for me to have the chance to go and visit my parents.  I didn’t get a ton of pictures.  If you want to see more about our visit, see my mom’s recent post.

My parents cooked us a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. 



Mom treated me to a Pedicure and Manicure!

Thanksgiving and Snow 007

We took a picture with Santa. 

We spent the weekend talking, eating, and relaxing.  Mom and Dad wouldn’t even let me help with the dishes.  Thank you both for a wonderful weekend.  We love you!


I had a Friday off of work, so I invited my nephew Jayden over for a sleepover.  We had a great time going to the park, out to eat, and having a friend over to play. 


Jayden and I walked to the park near my house.  He loved the jungle gym. 


We continued our walk to the greenbelt behind the park.  We found this really cool tunnel. 


Jayden was impressed with Rob’s new, free motorcycle. 


We went to dinner at Zoopas.  We probably will never go back there again, but Jayden enjoyed the all you can eat macaroni, and the all you can eat dessert!

General Conference

Rob and I got tickets to General conference in October, so I took a Friday off of work and we made a long weekend of it.  We stayed with my sister Julie and her family and visited friends and family.  Rob got to attend Conference in the Conference Center for the first time.  It is always an amazing experience to be in the same room as the Prophet and Apostles.  It was a whirlwind trip but overall it was worth it. 

Warning: Lots of pictures below.


The message on the board in the room where Rob and I slept.


Halle and I at Connor’s football game.


The Vikings won and Connor scored a touchdown!


On Saturday afternoon we joined Mary and Seth Braun and their family for the afternoon session of conference at their house.  Here I am with Tillie and Finch.


At the park with Parker, Halle, Sherri, Crysta, Lauren, Olivia, Jeremy, Meg, Lexi, Brecken, and Julie (she took this picture).


The men getting home from the Priesthood Session.


Rob and I at conference.  Not the best picture but that’s the temple in the background.  Too many people to push out of the way to get a good one.

Thanks everyone who made time to spend with us.  It was a fun weekend. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Bark House gets its First Snow!


Today we got our first real snow at our house.  It has been falling all afternoon and the snow is now about triple that in the picture. Bellevue School District has already announced a 2 hour delayed start for tomorrow.  I’m hoping they just cancel it altogether!  As long as you are not stuck in traffic, there is nothing quite as beautiful as snow in the Northwest.