Friday, December 31, 2010

The Eve of 2011

We spent New Year's Eve with our good friends the Tappan-Pecks. The evening started with a delicious dinner of chicken-cheese crepes, and lots of playtime for the kiddos. Wednesday is so great with Gretel, the two of them playing "baby" to their heart's content!

After the kids went to bed, we adults had a rousing game of poker until midnight (which Dr. Tappan won) and didn't go to bed until the wee hours. It was fun to stay up so late (believe me, it hasn't happened in a long, long time) but of course we all paid for it the next morning when the kids jumped out of bed at 6AM!
A very fun New Year's Eve 'twas!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Our Christmas

Here are some pictures of our Christmas. After spending the morning at home, we drove to Eugene to share festivities with a group of family and friends. We all had a wonderful time!

Gretel was given a brand new kitchen from her Grandma Liz and Grandpa Lar! Here she is with Pops putting it together.

Needless to say, the kitchen is a hit! Gretel sends big thanks to the Kindseths, the Hesses, Grandma Liz and the Pecks for helping to stock it with pots, pans, dishes, and foodstuffs! It is the first place she heads when she gets home from school these days.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas with the Camerons!

We spent a super fun Saturday with our friends the Camerons. Gretel especially had fun with Henry, who is 7 (almost 8). They had a great time playing together!

We went to a Christmas tree farm and picked out our tree. Here Gretel contemplates one her size.

Santa happened to be there, so Gretel talked with him for awhile.

Then we went to see a neat waterfall on the Lewis River near the Cameron's house.

Then back to their place for a delicious meal and lots of playing!

A wonderful Saturday!