Tuesday, November 11, 2014

oh the possibilities...

The rain, cold, and wind have made their presence known over the last couple of weeks which has made our family start thinking about vacations. Now that Ethan's in school, it gets harder and harder to plan due to the high rise in prices during Mid-Winter Break and Spring Break. What is up with that??

I have been doing a bunch of research on different places that we could visit and my mind keeps drifting back to sunshine. I just want to go to someplace that is warm, has a beach, and where I can get lost in the waves. 

We keep coming back to Hawaii. That is definitely one of our favorite places and we actually have not been as a family for quite a while. 

Do you have any places that you would love to go to that is warm and sunny during February or April? I am very much open to suggestions...

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Giving thanks a little early...

Since we have some family heading out of the country before Thanksgiving we decided to celebrate a little early. Plus,  my husband loves when we host at our house due to the leftovers. It was actually pay stress free this year and was nice not to cook on the actual day.

Friday, October 31, 2014

ghouls, ghosts, and ugly dolls...

It is officially Halloween and one of my favorite holidays. This may be due to having a birthday in October and my love for anything with sugar in it but I've always been fond of Halloween.
As anyone who knows me personally or has followed my blog in the past, we tend to theme our Halloween costume's around what Ethan picks out as a family. Our first year we were the characters from Twilight, the second year we were super hero's. Last year we dressed as let's all go to the lobby, and this year Ethan wanted to be his favorite ugly doll Ox.
Unfortunately for me, this one you could not pick up at the store so I had to use my sewing magic to make Ethan's costume from scratch, and for Jeff and I, I sewed our hats and some of the props that went along with it.
I guess it made me a little more confident with the sewing machine and I can string a bobbin pretty dang good if I do say so myself.
Trick-or-treating was good to Ethan this year though. He made a haul, at least enough to get him through another year.

Monday, October 27, 2014

a jaunt to victoria...

We are back from a fun (and really wet) weekend in Victoria. We took the clipper up from Seattle, having to get up at the crack of dawn to catch the boat but thankfully it was a smooth ride over. Once we landed in Victoria, we were off to our home away from home for the night - The Fairmont Empress.

Friday, October 24, 2014

school fun...

Who doesn't love dressing up for Halloween at school. Especially when you get to dress up before Halloween.

My son attends a great school where they get to have quite a bit of celebrations and Halloween is one of them. They had their annual pumpkin carving and trunk-or-treat event and volunteered again this year to decorate our trunk.

Since this is Ethan's second year at his school he was a lot more comfortable at the party this time around and we didn't even see him for most of it since he was having such a good time with friends.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

halloween happenings...

Halloween festivities are in full effect at our house. We joined done friends out at a pumpkin patch in Snohomish where Ethan was able to meet some new friends and play some games. We ventured through a very muddy corn Maze, did a pumpkin slingshot,  and hunted for our own pumpkins.
Then Ethan and Jeff carved theirs this evening. And I got the job of roasting the pumpkin seeds.

Monday, October 13, 2014

fall favorites...

We are loving fall and especially the nice weather we continue to have. We were able to go and hang out with our good friends at remlinger farm and take advantage of the harvest festival. It's full of rides, bouncy houses,  and yummy fall treats. Yum!
No wonder this is my favorite season.

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