December 21, 2008

Tree & Eggnog

One little Hughes family tradition is to wait to have our first eggnog of the season when we put up our tree. Yum.

December 19, 2008

O Christmas Tree!

We went to Johnson's Farm again this year, we just love that place. Nestled amongst the redwoods, it just has a really wonderful feel there. It was a gorgeous day to be there, and we took the tractor hayride up to the top of the hill where we got to roll small pumpkins down the hill and try to get them through a big tractor wheel, so fun. We found a perfect little tree, and he's made a nice addition to our living room. I always love to browse thru the little shop they have in their old barn. Teri (the owner of the farm and who is in my Bible study) has great taste for the things she has in the store, cool ornaments and home decorations, toys, etc. It was a fun day.

Carson was lovin' the goats!

If only the kids didn't look so blah and disinterested, we could have had a good Christmas card picture! I think they were nervous about the man taking the photo. :-)

December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving Week

My parents and brother came out to visit for the week of Thanksgiving, which has sort of become a tradition since we moved out here. It was a great week, but it went altogether too fast. The kids had such a great time playing with them, and I really enjoyed their company and help! Like usual, I don't pull out my camera enough, and for Thanksgiving day my camera was lost for a while, so no pictures of our delicious food and our family gathering....but here are a few pics from the week. Mom, Dad & Matt....I miss you like crazy!!! Thank you for coming out to visit us!

We took them to Gilroy Gardens for the last open day of the season. It was busier than I've ever seen it down there, so we didn't get to go on everything, but it was fun for the kids and to show them what it's like.

Uncle Matt

Can't wait till the next time we can be together again!