Thank you Leslie for the fabulous pictures
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Unfortunately for Loreli, we are really struggling to get a good picture of her with Penny.
She is a great big sister, but they eyes... we need to work on that.
I really don't think that pink is this girl's color. Bummer since we have a lot of pink clothes.
I guess we could put her in Jack's hand-me-downs instead of Loreli's
She's pretty darn good. Good sleeper, and more of a squeaker instead of crier.
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Monday, January 26, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
We sponsored the majority of this years taste test, and like many of the tests there were a lot of grimaces and stuff going down the drain. These usually start out as such a great idea then half way through we end up thinking "Am I crazy? What was I thinking?!"
They have come out with a lot more flavors of sparkling ciders.
What a perfect taste test for the holidays.
If I recall correctly there were a grand total of 15 flavors. Mostly it was a race between Martinelli's and R.W. Knudson's, but Welches did have a small showing.
Loreli was a fan of most of the ones she sampled. However the rest of the flavors was a race between which actually tasted least like a candle. Spiced pumpkin came in dead last on that one. Seriously, straight up candle juice.
Pretty much the "winner" was just the original Martinellis Cider and Welches white grape. So if you ever decide to try a funky flavor of sparkling cider, just don't.
Oh, come on Spencer! It wasn't that bad.
Then the fun was over and we made the kids shovel snow.
You want presents, you work!
We ran out of shovels so Jack just ate his portion.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Hooray for Christmas! This year was the Star Valley Christmas. This always means an awesome Christmas tree, a treasure hunt, some kind of taste test and more fun than we can even contain.
Amazing Christmas tree: check
The treasure hunt was a life sized Chess game. I actually won, check-mate to Jason, but by the specific rules of this game I technically lost, but I really won.
People were spread out all over the place so that morning they all had to gather in the loft before they could come into the great room. I don't know what your family may do (unless you are a member of my family reading this then I do because you are my family) but everyone had to be present before you could all go see what "Santa" brought. So that morning takes some coordination, and coaxing some people out of bed. KyleJo we are looking at you.
But we eventually all get there in the end
That Toblerone is mine. Kids like chocolate they find stuck to their shoe, why would we get them fine Swiss chocolate?
"A Backpack! And Cheetos. And more Cheetos. And more Cheetos!." When we asked Jack what he wanted for Christmas he said "um, Cheetos."
Everyone loved Trinity's new/very old typewriter. It even dings when it reaches the end. Very la-tee-da.
It was a tremendous day.
I wonder if we could squeeze 4 adults onto a love sac? Oh well. We'll have to try next Christmas.
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