Saturday, December 19, 2009
Last year, we bought a tree at a tree farm that we cut down ourselves. It was nice, but then we were driving home and realized that we kept seeing trees everywhere on the sides of the road. So last year we decided, never again are we paying $40 for a stupid tree, when there are plenty to spare here in Oregon.
However, it did require us to be quite stealth. I drove around during the day and found one that I thought was acceptable (I am generally pretty picky about my Christmas tree). The problem was it was on a fairly busy street. So we went back at night, I dropped Nick off, drove away, then he called me once it was cut down. We shoved the tree in our trunk as fast we could and sped off.
That's right, we are tree thiefs. We are living outside the law.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
We wore ugly Christmas sweaters, which apparently is trendy (a girl at work told me that today; I had no idea), and we exchanged white elephant gifts. We ate a lot of food and played a hillarious game called Quelf. I highly recommend it for a group of people that are pretty comfortable with each other. Just a small example: the very first turn our friend did a belly dance on another friend (both male), while lifting up his shirt and rubbing his stomach. It was a good time! Here are some pics.
Billy and Kera in their sweaters. Billy's was my favorite, because it could sort of pass for normal, but just ugly.
Kyle reading the directions to Quelf. The reason I came to like Kyle more this weekend: he wore this sweater to church the next day.
He got attacked with silly string. I told them to go for his eyes.
For more pics, go to Kera's blog.
Monday, December 14, 2009
I was in line waiting to purchase a few things at Target last Friday, and I heard a mom call her daughter's name, "Come here Coco!" I of course instantly thought to myself, Courtney Cox-Arquette is here in Salem. Oh no, it was a regular ol' mom with a few other kids. Who names their kid that? Honestly!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
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Here are the Thayne Family Pictures I took a week or so ago. It was a hectic day for them, but even still, they looked beautiful. And Piper was the best baby ever! We ended up taking these in the Willamette University Library (stole the idea from the Nielsons' pictures), and then took a few outside. It was really too bad it was so cold outside, because the lighting was beautiful and there are so many places to take pictures on Willamette campus. I wish we could have taken more!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
And she of course has some of her U of O fan fare on.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The second night was Briz' sober night with our Mormon friends. Yet, it was not neccessarily any less scandalous :)
I was a bunny rabbit and Briz was a lady bug. I had Nick grab some of my bunny items at the store last minute, and he of course, grabbed Playboy apparel. They went perfect with my extra baggy jammies.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
She has been able to stand for a while, but we put her facing the couch, and holding on to it. A few weeks ago, Nick thought it would be fun to have her balance with the couch behind her. The biggest problem with this is that she will attempt to walk, and try to take steps forward. I am strongly discouraging Nick from doing this a lot because I really want her to crawl (which she has no desire to do at the moment). However, I couldn't help enjoy her being so happy while she thinks she's a big girl.
Monday, November 9, 2009
The first night was a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, little Sophie couldn't come, but Ethan and Briz had fun at their first slumber party.
Here boyfriend and girlfriend are reading a story before they spend the night in the same room. Yes, scandalous.