February 26, 2010

Tahoe 2010

We had such an enjoyable trip away in Tahoe for our 3rd annual trek to the snow with the Mathison and the Thomas families!

Unfortunately the Friday morning we were supposed to leave, I woke up with the stomach flu....but we decided to go anyways after resting it off for a little while and getting a bit later start than we planned. It was a long trip, but the roads were clear and the traffic wasn't too bad, and I didn't get sick along the way. :-) I felt bad bringing my sickness along with me, but we also hated to miss the trip, so I hope no one else has gotten it this week!

The 8 kids all did amazing and had such fun together. The highlight was, of course, playing out in the snow, and the dads built an amazing sled run right outside the house. It was almost like their own bobsled course, including a tunnel at the end. Here's a video of Carson going down:

Olivia and Breck

Carson and Micah

Olivia and Reese

Another favored indoor activity for Olivia and Reese was paper crafts, as well as playing with their Binky Bunnies (the stuffed bunnies I made them for their 4th birthdays). They were so cute together.

Tahoe 2010
Next year there will be another little boy in the picture. :-) I'm already looking forward to it.

Wilder Ranch take 2

My mom came out for a visit a couple weeks ago, and sadly I have no pictures of us together! But we had a great time with her here. The kids loved playing with her and it was so nice to have her take them across the street to the park in the afternoons to ride their bikes and play so I could rest/nap. We had great weather for the most part, so we got to spend lots of time outside. We went for a walk on West Cliff one day, a hike in Wilder Ranch another day, and the last day we went to Capitola beach for some pizza and a little time on the sand & water.
It was great to have her here, fun to daydream together about things for this baby - the nursery, finding some great deals on cute clothes at our local consignment store, and just for her to see my pregnant belly. :-)

Here are a couple shots from our hike at Wilder Ranch, this time on the side along the coast, where the water was gorgeous and the sunshine felt so good:

26 weeks

Carson's got his arm down some critter's hole.

Valentines Day 2010

I signed up to bring cookies to both of the kids' class parties this year, so we had a great time making up a bunch of Valentine's cookies:

Here's getting ready for our annual chocolate fondue dessert for Valentine's Day:

February 7, 2010

Dreamy Cream Scones

On Facebook this morning, a friend of mine posted that she was pulling something yummy out of her oven and she linked to this recipe: Dreamy Cream Scones. I had to try them right away. And dreamy they were. I love scones, but sometimes it's hard to find really good ones. These were awesome. Maybe it helped that I put some chopped up chocolate chips and some cranberries and raisins (since I was out of currants), but the texture and everything about them was very dreamy. We managed to eat the whole batch today. :-) This one's a keeper.