Sunday, December 21, 2008


Well, after a week of snow days that amounted to a few flakes falling, then melting right away, we finally got our snow! I have to say, I LOVE looking outside and seeing everything coated in white. Looks BEAUTIFUL!!! However, after the snow, we got the freezing rain (and then more snow) so everything is coated with ice. Luckily I'm married to a guy from Montana who feels okay driving in the elements so haven't gotten TOO stuck at home. Here are some pictures from the snow today!

Our backyard

Snowdrift! We had strong winds to do this, our windows were creaking like crazy!

Looking down our street from our house

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sophie and Santa

We went to visit Santa on Monday with our good friends, Jen & Emma, while our school district shut down for a snow day :) Nice to have a day off, especially since us in the 'Couve only got a slight dusting.

Sophie has been SO excited to see Santa. We've been practicing our smiles, talking about what she will ask him for. When we got to the mall and she saw him, she was very excited too! Until I said, "Let's get out of your stroller". Then she turned on the, "No, i don't want to". It took a bit of coaxing, and then when she saw her friend Emma sitting on his lap fine, I think she felt a bit better about it. She still wouldn't smile too much, and we had to do this whole act of going to tickle her to get her to crack a little smile. So here is what we got!


And here are comparison pics of previous years!

Last year--1.5 years old

Her 1st trip to Santa---6 mths old

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Exhausted and grumpy...

wow, it's been over a month since I posted on here! I've thought about it lots, but didn't have the energy. This month has been crazy. SO much going on, between crazy, intense, insane online class I'm taking, being SICK, and Sophie being sick, and having a hard time getting better, irritating things at work that just get me down...argh. Sorry for the vent after so long!

I love Christmas, I love this season. It just seems this year there are so many things going on that get in the way of truly celebrating, and I don't like that. I wish I could do slow-motion on life right now...Things are moving at such a fast pace and it's a bit overwhelming.

Gosh, I just need Christmas break. No more having to think about functional behaviors in kids, or universal screeners, or PLC's, or Thinking Strategies, or the many other hundreds of things that are bogging my mind down at work. I.NEED.A.BREAK.