Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tree #2

I hated tree #1 so we got tree #2 (still need to take a picture of it all decorated). Our new tree is by far the best tree we've had. It stands at about 8.5 ft and with the star on top it almost touches the ceiling. The tree farm had so many large trees that they let us cut ours off of about a 13 ft tree :)
This tree farm was in such a pretty location and this will be our new tree farm for years now.
Of course Gypsy had to help Blake and now Ella has made it her full-time job to try to eat the string of lights, ornaments and ribbons...sigh.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

and so it begins

We went and cut our tree down this past weekend...our eyes were WAY bigger than our space in the apartment. Last year we got a pretty small tree that fit nicely in our space, but this year we thought we need a slightly larger one. Well, when we got home we found that slightly larger was several feet higher and much wider. I didn't get any pictures of the tree cutting experience this year since it was raining while we roamed the tree farm, but I do love that we get to go cut the tree down and know it is ultra fresh!

Thursday, November 25, 2010



Wednesday, November 24, 2010


We got our first snow last week and I sure loved every little flake. I must say though, Oregon is so nutty about snow...really, we didn't get much more than you can see in the below picture, but almost the entire state found it necessary to close schools the next day due to the ice. Wow. Needless to say, it has been unusually cold, but I'm loving the cooler weather!
And just because I think she's cute and I can't take her out in the snow, here is Ella in her new "hiding" space. She thinks because I put her bed in this basket she is invisible to Gypsy. She is cute, she pops her head in and out like a jack in the box.

Monday, November 8, 2010


One of my most favorite things about living here is that we actually have changing seasons. The fall is the absolute best; the colors are so pretty! We went on one of the rails to trails paths this past weekend and had a wonderful time.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Janelle & Allison on Oprah
Not that I'm a big fan of Oprah, but it was still exciting to go. The episode was of Oprah and her best friend Gail camping in Yosemite and we mostly watched video of them on their trip so kind of lame episode to be a guest on, but still way fun. The show was centered around friendship so it was neat to go with Janelle and be goofballs about the whole thing together. You know ,we were those really cool people dancing in the audience before the show started. I can't tell you why, but my feet and arms just couldn't stay still while singing along to Usher's OMG to the tune of O-O-O-OPRAH in place of his lyrics.