Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ringing in the new year! Happy 2010!!

Isn't this place GORGEOUS?!

These are going to make for a GREAT scrapbook page!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! My family & I were lucky enough to spend a few days in Central Oregon over New Years and boy was it GLORIOUS! I prayed it would snow and the Lord totally delivered and in the most perfect way possible! It was snowing when we got out there Tuesday night so the kids got a chance to play for awhile while I unloaded and got things ready. The next day there wasn't much snow but enough for it to cover the ground and look breathtakingly beautiful and of course give the kids and my hubby a chance to toss a few snowballs around! By Wednesday night the snow was pretty melted but we knew there was a high chance of more snow so we kept our fingers crossed! The next morning we woke up around 8am and *enter angelic trumpet noise here* there was a good 4 inches of snow outside and it was still snowing! It was the most perfect day! We all got bundled up and went out to enjoy it! The boys (including hubby) built a 6' tall snowman which we all thought was pretty stinkin impressive!

Tatym didn't like touching the snow but she loved walking in it. She'd make little trails and just circle around and around the was adorable! She also has a thing for her blankets...she's not necessarily picky about which blanket she has (thank goodness) but she always likes to carry one around!

Tatym & I enjoying the snow!

To make things more fun for the holiday I brought some decorations that I had made to spruce the place up. Here's one of the signs I made:

I also made up 3 different treasure hunts for the boys to do at 9pm, 10pm and 11pm. The 9pm hunt got bumped up to 7pm. The treasure was a bag with mugs, hot cocoa/cider, popcorn and cookies which quickly got scarffed! The 10pm hunt led to a bag filled with different candy, glow sticks and silly string. A wild silly string fight ensued and the glow sticks kept them entertained until 11pm when the hunt led to a bag filled with noise makers! We had regular party horns, squeakers and each boy got their own blow horn...oh was a hit! :) At midnight we toasted with cups of sparkling cider and tooted our horns! It was a great way to ring in the New Year and let me just say that 2009 was VERY good to my family and I and I'm excited for this upcoming year! I've got some of my resolutions planned out and already working on them and I look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for us!!

Here we are in our party hats:

Our Happy New Year sign:

Here are some other random fun pics: