Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Colten!!

The big 6!

Ward Christmas Party

Last night was the ward Christmas party. It was fun, but quite rowdy at times! We had a yummy ham dinner, singing by the young women and, of course, a visit from Santa! When we left it was snowing again - but no accumulation :( I think Prosser is the only school district in the region to NOT have had any closures/delays so far.
It would have been nice this morning to sleep in!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Baby it's cold outside!

We've gotten our first snowfall of the year and it brought us 6"!! Which is a bit strange since the rest of Prosser only got 1"-2". Kaylee said it was because there's a line of longitude that runs between our house and Prosser so that's why the weather is different. Ummmmm - OK. I dunno why it's different but if anyone has any correct theories, I'd love to hear 'em.
Here's the view outside our front door this morning as the kids left for the school bus: And here's a picture of the weather station that we have - taken at 7:24 am:

The top temperature is the OUTDOOR temp! Yes, that's right it's NEGATIVE 2 degrees!! It warmed up to a whopping 16 here today and I'm pretty sure it's not supposed to get much warmer until after the weekend. YIKES!!!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stationary Box

I warned you all that from time to time I would post some of my stamped creations on here. Here is my latest project . . I finished it today! It's a stationary box - here is the outside: Here it is with the lid removed . . . the part that lays flat has an address book and a pocket for postage stamps . . . then the back of it has pockets to hold different sized cards:
Here are the regular size cards - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" - there are 6 of them.

Here are 3 - 3" x 3" cards and 3 - 2" x 3" tags:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sugar Cookie Time

We made sugar cookies tonight. I baked them and the kids helped to decorate. Our friends - the Giles' - came over to eat them with us! Some of the beautiful creations:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

6th grade Band Concert

Tuesday night was Kaylee's first band concert! She and the other 6th graders did a great job! As well as the 7th & 8th grade bands and several solo performers. I know this picture is a bit dark, but the lighting in the gym was horrible! Kaylee plays the flute and she is 4th from the left wearing a black and white dress. Our nephew, Jacob, REALLY loved the music. He rocked out and danced and swung his arms to the tunes and gave out VERY hearty "yay's!" at the end of every song.
There was also a silent PTA auction at the concert. We ended up with many treasures, but this was the favorite:

The boys LOVE it!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Marshmallow Creme anyone?