Monday, December 26, 2016


Here's my favorite things from 2016!

At the top of our list is having a dog in the house again. We love our Curry.

My boy turned 11!

Snow days in Sherwood

I loved classes at Barre Prana and the amazing classes the studio offered.  When the studio closed I was grateful to find another nearby space at Escape to Yoga.

A wonderful long weekend in Bend for Aaron's lacrosse tournament.

Berry season was amazing this year.

The girls and I got to go wine tasting.

4th of July Block Party

Watching this boy play lacrosse.

Trail Factor 50 K

Peterson Ridge Rumble 20 miler in Bend with great friends.

Snowboard trips

A New Years Eve celebration on Mt. Hood. Lauren won Left, Right, Center.

Easter with the family.

Going to Newsies with the Aaron and Dave.

Favorite three books:

These books were actually written in 2016 and I really enjoyed them.

Favorite Movies I saw this year

Well not a movie but we discovered Game of Thrones and really enjoyed the series.

Favorite outfit of the year:


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

We had such a wonderful Christmas holiday. We spent Christmas Eve at my parents and attended the Candle Light Service at their church.  We enjoyed a wonderful lunch together as well.  We stayed the night and woke to a wonderful ham breakfast.  We got to have Christmas dinner with Dave's parents.  Aaron enjoyed opening his gifts and stocking.  I got a couple fun gifts too. 

Dave and I got new luggage for the family-a couple of these great duffels.

These amazing boots

I put some of Dave's favorite candies in his stocking, soft socks and a basketball book he wanted. 
In my stocking I added these soft socks.

This hat

Aaron's stocking had some of his favorite candies in it plus 

Pug Stuffy-We follow Doug the Pug on Instagram and he has his own toy line now. 

And here was what is on my preteen's Christmas list.

Tech deck swimming pool

Brooklyn Banks Tech deck set

Tech Deck snowboard

Plus something to play

Something to read

Something to wear

December Highlights

These great books

We made it up to the mountain three times to snowboard. We got to take Aaron one of the times.

Aaron got 4 snow days off to sled and enjoy friends.

Sled Break

Skyhigh Trip

We went ice skating a couple of times.

We made it up to the mountain with Aaron to snowboard.

Aaron and I got a fancy lunch out at Southpark and got to see the Nutcracker.

We celebrated Aaron's 11th birthday with 40 boys and a dodgeball party. We split up the boys in teams of 10 to play two games on each side of the field.

I made this video for Aaron and his friends during the break between dodgeball games of their times together this past year.

A trip to Skyhigh to jump with a good group of boys.

Dave and Aaron went to the new Star Wars movie.

These flicks

I found this cool little travel pouch for shampoos and such. I love how it cinches up.