Friday, December 29, 2006

a few shots of Christmas

We had such a wonderful time in montana. It was cold but had it's warm moments. We loved spending time with my parents and thier wild dogs!!! Stella and Finn were object of much of Crewe's affection. I wish my brothers and thier families could have come up to Montana.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

no more

Last night we went to look at Christmas lights. There is a crazy house in livermore. You get out of your house and wander through thier front yard. It has millions of lights covering every inch. I took amazing pictures of the evening.

Then we went by another house that was all decked out in lights. When all of the sudden SANTA caming wandering out of the garage. He came up to our car. Crewe exclaimed, "Hi, Santa!!!". Santa gave him a candy cane and then asked what he wanted for Christmas. Crewe then listed off his selection of cars that he wants, said thanks for the candy and we drove on. ( A drive in/by Santa, who knew?) I was so proud of Crewe for being so brave. He wasn't afraid. He was amazing.

We arrived home and I was starting to work on my post with great pics and MY CAMERA BROKE!!!! MY 2.2 MEGA-PIXAL CAMERA FINALLY BROKE!! SO SAD. (and we already spent our Christmas money on a new couch) SO NO NEW PICTURES FOR AWHILE!!!!! The story isn't so great without the pictures. So sad.

Monday, December 11, 2006


Crewe's shoes are TOO small, again. We tried to find the same shoes because he LOVES his puma shoes. But no luck. So my dad bought him these great Nike shoes. HE WILL NOT WEAR THEM!!! Today I squeezed his feet into his Puma's and with each step he would say, "ow, Ouch!!!!".

"Your shoes are too small."

"No they are too big!"

"Do you want to wear these (bring the cute Nike's over) shoes. They won't hurt your feet."

"No, they're too white!"

"What the.......?!*# Too white? What does that mean?"

Friday, December 08, 2006

Holiday Getting to Know You

Getting to know you: Holiday Version

1. Eggnog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa's are unwrapped and arranged for you to see as you run downstairs.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? white on the tree. We have no lights on our house. Boo!
4. Do you hang mistletoe? no

5. When do you put your decorations up? ASAP Usually the weekend after thanksgiving.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? my parents soup on Christmas eve.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I love the pass around gift. We all bring a small gift to Christmas eve. My mom reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and everytime she says the word "AND" we pass our gift to the person to the left.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa ? One year I saw my mom's skis down in the basement. She recieved the skis the next morning from Santa and I KNEW somthing was UP.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? yes, pajamas when I was younger. Nothing now that I am older.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? I try to be very themed. This year our tree has purple and lime green balls. I think I need more!!!!

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Do not like it.

12. Can you ice skate? not so much

13. Do you remember your favorite gift as a child? Ralph Jr. my stuffed dog.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? seeing and spending time with my family.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? mexican wedding balls

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? christmas lights??/ I love going to this crazy house here in Livermore. It is raining this afternoon, so maybe there would be a small crowd tonight.... Oh, I also love sending/recieving Christmas cards

17. What tops your tree? a star

18. Do you prefer giving or Receiving? giving. I love to see people open my gifts.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? "gloria"? I think, It is in the hymn book

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? i like them but don't seek them out.

Friday, December 01, 2006

the cousins

Crewe had such a great time hanging out with his cousins. I love seeing the joy and life on his sweet face.