Monday, November 30, 2015

Bowling and Iceskating

Pretty self explanatory, so here are some pictures -

 So, it was packed...and i don't really like people, so i opted to watch while they bowled..and my left pinky is asleep and wont hit shift for me to capitalize those i's.....
 That ended up being a strike.
 She was the one who really wanted to go bowling, but she was having an off game, so she wasn't super stoked.
 Myles getting a strike.
 Sophie does not like to ice skate, but the other two kids do. We planned this outing for a day Sophie had plans with a friend.

 We are not the cool parents who skate with their kids anymore. I'm always terrified once i get on the ice, it's not fun for me at all. Brian fell ice skating last year and herniated a disk in his upper back/lower neck and has struggled with it all year. #wearegettinolder
 Once he's warmed up, he likes to spend his time in the middle working on his figure 8's, going backwards, and small jumps.  He takes it all very seriously, but man does he enjoy himself!

So while Sophie was with her friends, they baked cookies and delivered them to our older and or single friends, just to put some smiles on their faces. One of the cookies was an almond shortbread with almond glaze. i quickly requested the recipe and made a batch. They are so, so good!

Sorry about the random last two fingers on my left hand are totally numb for the past 20ish minutes....happens sometimes.

I'll have a black Friday post up soon that may surprise you!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

More From This Week

  Not only are the kids home this week, Brian also took the week off. I asked if he wanted to plan anything, or if I should keep the week free. He said keep it free. So, we've been taking each day as it comes, and snuggling in come evening time. We are enjoying our cold evenings, and had our first real fire in the fireplace last night.
 These two pictures could be filed under "a few of my favorite things" in my house. Just thought I'd share : ) I do love lighting and lanterns, and oddly the shadows they make. So cozy.
 I got this beauty in the mail this week. Someone knows I love chickens, and deviled eggs! The perfect gift!
 Sophie and Brian gave me a run for my money last night playing Farkel by the fire.
 Brian's, not mine, I so hate beer and the smell of beer.
 I love that there's no tv in this room, and we can still get all 3 kids to hang out in here with us.
  Emma's waiting for papa to get the fire going. BTW, by far my favorite purchase so far this winter is these thick, fuzzy blankets we got at Lucky's. Emma is under hers in the picture below, hers has a big buck on it, mine has 2 bucks, and Sophie's has a horse.

 Kona makes me wish google would make a "good hair day" photo edit. Poor guy.
 Below, what a difference a day makes. We had this beautiful tree full of leaves one day.......
 And the next day we had this scrawny thing left out front.  One good windy night and the leaves were gone.

 These are from this morning.  Myles, Sophie and I are home watching the parade, while Emma and Brian got up early to go fish in the delta.

 Ok, so we had one day of rain this week. I let it rain for about an hour and then rounded up the family to go find some mud to let the truck play in. We headed out toward Byron.....but alas...this CA ground just soaks up the water. Not much mud to be found, but I did get to spin around enough that the kids had fun, and Brian got really car sick. He came home and slept for hours.
 That, sadly, is as muddy as I could get it.

This was his muddin outfit. 
And because this blog is supposed to have some sort of outdoor activity on's a few from a Saturday hike Brian and I did just a few weeks back (when comp was down). It was super, super hot.
 Sitting in the dirt, in the shade.
 I love this guy. He got a call on this hike, he was supposed to be at a meeting that he forgot about. He said, sorry, not gonna make it....he didn't try to hurry and get back to the truck and get where he was supposed to be. Love him.  (yeah, I realize that's a terrible picture....but that's us on a Sat when we roll outta bed, don't get pretty-fied, and go for a hike)
I leave you with....a headless buck under a tree.  He wouldn't cooperate and lift his head, so he'll forever be known as the headless buck.  Have a great day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

CA Dog, Friends, and a Cute Dude

"Mom, it's 50 degrees out there. I'm not moving."
 Yesterday we went out for late lunch/early dinner with about 20 friends, and it was just really nice. That's all, no big story or anything. Just a nice lunch and good conversation.
Look at this cute kid!

Brian has this week off, we have no plans other than relaxing and spontaneity! We hope you all enjoy your week, too!