Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oh, the weather outside is frightful!

But the fire is so delightful....especially when it is 26 degrees below zero outside like it was Monday night! Today is the first time we've topped the zero mark since last Saturday. It's a balmy 11 degrees outside right now. Needless to say, we've been spending some quality family time indooors lately. Daddy brought an AWESOME Christmas tree home from his last scout campout. I think it is the thickest tree I've ever seen growing in Montana. Plus, it is covered in little pine cones. It looked like it was already decorated before we had hung the first string of lights. The kids are doing great. Shyanne continues to do the caterpillar crawl, who wants a traditional crawler anyway? She has recently started to clap and wave bye, bye. It's adorable. Carter is an endless challenge and an endless joy all bottled into one little body. We hope your holidays are shaping up to be the best!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mommy and the kids took a road trip with Nanna and Poppa to visit Aunt A and Uncle Dan over Thanksgiving. It was a long trip in the car both going and coming but we made it somehow. It was so fun to visit. The kids had a chance to catch up. Carter and Claire played together well...there were no major injuries to speak of. We spent Thanksgiving day together just relaxing. The rest of the time we shopped till we dropped. The girls got up and were banging down the doors of Kohls by 4 am on black Friday. Here is a photo of Claire and Shyanne together for the holiday.

Huntin' Buddies

Carter and Daddy went hunting together a few weeks ago and came home with Carter's first deer. He was so excited to tell me about the "momma doe buck" that they got. There unfortunately was a little accident while they were dragging the doe to the truck. If you look in the photo you'll see that Carter fell into the creek. He was wet from mid thigh to his toes, but was still in good spirits. Daddy told Carter that every good hunter falls into the creek now and then.