Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas time

I haven't posted an update since Dec. 12th, but had a good excuse. Mike came home on Dec. 17th from Afghanistan and it has been the best (early) Christmas present for Millie and I!

We had the house and the tree all decorated before his arrival home.

Before we knew it, Christmas Eve was here! We decided to open some of our presents that night. Millie got lots of gifts from Oma and Opa, and Grandpa and Nana. Mike's parents (Grandpa and Lola) we here to spend the holiday with us too and so Millie was one lucky girl! Thank you all for some great gifts.

We gave Millie a Playmobil doll house and it came in this box all jumbled together.

I think Grandpa had the most fun assembling all the pieces together and about 3 hours later, it looked like this....

Then off to bed and hoping that Santa arrives during the night to eat his cookies and maybe leave some more presents for Christmas morning...

And, of course he came and we opened gifts and stockings.

Later that evening, we had a delicious dinner of goose with the family and our neighbor! Lola even bought us x-mas crackers and we had lots of fun pulling them apart, finding little trinkets inside and wearing the paper crowns.

We drove up to Snoqualmie Pass later in the week to go sledding but got some snow on Wednesday here in town! (It was so cold up there and Millie wound up with wet boots, so by the time I snapped this photo, we were ready for a warm drink and a heater!) Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Getting ready for Christmas

Well, in between making some of our Christmas cards,

visiting with Santa,

and other various Christmas animals,

heading out to the tree farm in North Bend and...

finding another great x-mas tree, it has been one fun and busy start to the season. But now we have slowed down, there are only 3 days left of school, and then we can spend our days doing some fun crafts I have planned, baking Christmas cookies, figuring out which Christmas show we are watching that evening and then on Saturday we get to pick up Mike! Yeah!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My beautiful ballerina

Millie's first ballet recital was on Friday nite at the Si View Center in North Bend. She was so excited, was not nervous at all, and most important, she had fun!

So proud of her!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas tree lighting

Here we are at the Christmas tree lighting in Snoqualmie. The lights only stayed on for a few minutes on and off, so glad we got a picture. I'll be posting some ballerina dance photos soon!