Sunday, December 26, 2010

Slip Sliding Away

Getting ready to be towed
That's Nate and Ian in the yellow and Dave hanging on behind


Here's what's great about living in P'town. Watching the news this morning Ian says he wishes we had snow. Well, Ok then, snow you shall have. 70-ish mile away - Mt. Hood. (70-ish miles the other way, we can get you to the Ocean.) So off we headed for an afternoon of sledding at Ski Bowl Adventure park. Two hours of snowtubing is just enough (a little more than enough for some!) and the best part is, they drag your lazy butt up to the top of the hill on the automatic tube tow! Made some snow angels, threw some snow balls and hot cocoa and we were home again.


Santa came!
Ian's most treasured and desired gift (thanks television marketing!)

No bad guys getting into this house now, Nate was fully outfitted with Spy Gear (thanks A and S!)

Ian getting schooled by Grandma about Creepy Crawlers

The Grand Finale - Razor Groundforce Drifters

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Merry Christmas Eve! Watched Santa on Norad all day, 55 minutes of Church (thanks Father Dave!) and the best lasagna dinner ever at Grandma's house with the Westby's and Voigt's. Pillow pets and Kung Zhu's and off to bed!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Taking a ride on the Polar Express

The Polar Express is one of our favorite holiday movies!
One the train, getting ready to go

Kids wear their pj's just like in the movie
Hot Chocolate has arrived, Ian especially, was in heaven
Nate preferred the cookies
Santa stopped by and gave us our bells.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Going Solo

Ian and Chester, the class bear, waiting for the concert to begin.
Super exited to get started

The K's are the bottom 2 rows, 18 in all. It's a small but tight knit class.
This week Ian performed in the Holy Trinity School Christmas concert (yes, we get to call it a Christmas concert!) Nate was home sick with the flu for the entire week so Ian was our star performer. Unlink his brother, Ian loves the spotlight and hams it up every chance he gets (although he did refrain from throwing the 'horns' at me like he did in preschool. I got a nice wave instead.) Way to go buddy!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ian's post: O Christmas Tree, I love you!

This one is just my size, but a little too small this year
We're getting warmer, this one is better. Let's tag it for next year.

Hide and seek trees

I found the perfect one and I can't wait to cut it down!

I gotta catch those guys who are carrying my tree!


O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree
You are the tree most loved!
How often you give us delight
In brightly shining Christmas light!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
You are the tree most loved!

I don't know what it is about this year, but Ian was particularly invested in finding the perfect tree. It must have been the car nap on the way out to our new favoite tree farm CW Baggenstos, but he was a real ham running thru the hills looking for the perfect tree...and finding a few future opportuniites on the way.

The Great Hunt - for a Tree!

Hay Ride,
Hot Cocoa,

Doens't get much better than this!

Got one for Grandma
Found one for us too!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


On his way up to sit with Father Dave
Spending a moment confessing and receiving penance

All done. Looks pretty good.

A moment with a good friend

Today Nate and his classmates celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation. For the non-catholics reading, this is the first sacrament a child celebrates since baptism at birth. The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others.