Monday, January 5, 2009

Our Christmas -

Warning. This is a really long post.

Christmas in Spokane can be summarized in three words. Family, Food and SNOW! You may have seen Spokane mentioned in the national news lately for the outrageous amount of snow we have received here. A couple nights ago it was announced that we had received 64 inches of snow in two weeks. (All still on the ground.) That next morning we woke up to 8 more inches. I have never seen anything like the winter wonderland we have had these last 3 weeks. I personally am loving it, but I don't have to be any where but my parents warm house, and our roof hasn't caved in yet.











Since we really couldn't drive many places safely, we spent most of the vacation at home. That isn't a problem when there is a sledding hill right out your back door!






My sister Emily, who is 7 months pregnant, opted for snowshoeing....






You would seriously think we lived on a deer preserve. At any one time there was always at least one deer visible out the window. Usually there were several. Poor things :(




Lydia was definitely a fan of the snow.






When not outside we always seemed to have something to do. I was able to finish 3 novels. Bliss.


Shane and Lydia played playdoh. Cute little Santa huh? Lydia decapitated him moments after this shot.


Emily and I attempted pregnancy yoga. (And Molly. If you show ANYONE those photos you took of our workout, you are dead.)


We played countless games of Liverpool Rummy (much to my bro-in-law Greg's dismay. He opted for puzzles instead.) Shane won almost every game.

Lydia found a special reading place in my dad's study. She didn't like it when anyone messed up "her special bed".



Christmas morning in our jammies.


All together.



This was the view from Shane's and my bedroom window. It was perfect. In all it was a wonderful Christmas and New Years. One I know we will cherish always.
I hope everyone had as wonderful a season.


13 PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY:


kristi lee said...
Are you home yet? Great pics...looks like a fantastic trip. Did you finish Pillars? I'm curious!!!
Natalie Jane said...
No, we will be back on Thursday. I am saving Pillars until I get back. It was too heavy to bring along.
Life with boys... said...
breath taking!!! You and your sis look GREAT!! and the snow looks beautiful from sitting warm in my chair next to the fire. (hehehe) I absolutely LOVE that picture of you and your family in the blankets outside. Hope you enjoyed your holidays, take care and travel safely!
kristy said...
Holy cow, you guys are BURIED! Love the family pic in all the blankets. I would blow that up and put it over my fireplace. If it was my family that is:)
LOLiTA said...
Looks so beautiful! So much prettier than the rain we're getting. Glad it's been a great trip. Safe travels back home.
Jennifer said...
Ablsolutely picture perfect. Your entire family is gorgeous!
ZogLady said...
Oh you really are in a winter wonderland! And happy about it! (Ya know, instead of being one of those people who decides to hate every minute of it)..... I guess all your praying for snow paid off! Hope yu can get home safely! Your photos are amazing! What a great way to spend your holidays, surrounded my those who love you!
Kelli said...
so many wonderful pics that I wanted to comment on but I have short term memory. I love the prego pic of you and your sister. I love the pic of all of you in blankets outside. I love the pic from your window and the bed infront of the fireplace. GREAT shots
Are You Serious! said...
♥ Beautiful pictures!!! What a snowy paradise!
Misty said...
What gorgeous pictures!
Mom To Six said...
AMAZING pictures!! I so wish we had snow here, but alas, we're in Florida where right now it's 82! UGH! Happy New Year, Ohilda
Sheri said...
I loved seeing the family pictures and the one of you and Emily, I hope you are feeling great! Congrats on your baby boy.
Madeline and Family said...
It looked like the perfect Christmas. Isn't it nice to see family. It is never the same without them.

13 comments:

kristi lee said...

Are you home yet? Great pics...looks like a fantastic trip. Did you finish Pillars? I'm curious!!!

Natalie Jane said...

No, we will be back on Thursday. I am saving Pillars until I get back. It was too heavy to bring along.

Life with boys... said...

breath taking!!!

You and your sis look GREAT!! and the snow looks beautiful from sitting warm in my chair next to the fire. (hehehe)

I absolutely LOVE that picture of you and your family in the blankets outside.

Hope you enjoyed your holidays, take care and travel safely!

kristy said...

Holy cow, you guys are BURIED! Love the family pic in all the blankets. I would blow that up and put it over my fireplace. If it was my family that is:)

LOLiTA said...

Looks so beautiful! So much prettier than the rain we're getting. Glad it's been a great trip. Safe travels back home.

Jennifer said...

Ablsolutely picture perfect. Your entire family is gorgeous!

ZogLady said...

Oh you really are in a winter wonderland! And happy about it! (Ya know, instead of being one of those people who decides to hate every minute of it)..... I guess all your praying for snow paid off! Hope yu can get home safely!

Your photos are amazing! What a great way to spend your holidays, surrounded my those who love you!

Kelli said...

so many wonderful pics that I wanted to comment on but I have short term memory. I love the prego pic of you and your sister. I love the pic of all of you in blankets outside. I love the pic from your window and the bed infront of the fireplace. GREAT shots

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Beautiful pictures!!! What a snowy paradise!

Misty said...

What gorgeous pictures!

Mom To Six said...

AMAZING pictures!! I so wish we had snow here, but alas, we're in Florida where right now it's 82! UGH!

Happy New Year,

Ohilda

Sheri said...

I loved seeing the family pictures and the one of you and Emily, I hope you are feeling great! Congrats on your baby boy.

Madeline and Family said...

It looked like the perfect Christmas. Isn't it nice to see family. It is never the same without them.

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