Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We were in Germany with some good friends and just got back yesterday. We had our little Christmas at home yesterday and Chase loved it more than I thought! Here is a quick picture from that...hopefully I can get Germany pictures up soon!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Three Day Weekend

So this is nothing compared to what my friends and family are getting outside DC but we got a couple inches of snow on Thursday night and Friday. Enough for dad to have a day off Friday -YEAH!! Chase is soo much better but still not quite himself so he wasn't too impressed with the snow.

Wagner loved it!

On Saturday we headed to base for the kids Christmas Party. Chase was a little young for some of the activities and since we don't really "do" Santa he didn't sit on his lap or get a gift from him. Here we are decorating an ordanment.
Dada dissappeared for a while so we had to drag him out of his office :)
We had some cake on Saturday night with friends for daddy's birthday.

Our truck has a quirk where even if its unlocked on the drivers side when you go to open the door the lock catches. Well when he went to go start the truck he didn't unlock the passenger side so when we went to open the door we were locked out. All of the "24 hour Locksmiths" we saw in the phonebook weren't answering the phone so thankfully the guys got it open with a coat hanger!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Party

We didn't get too many good pictures from the Christmas Party this past weekend. I guess we still need to figure out that camera.

Here is an okay one of us. The shadows aren't very flattering though.

Our table won 2 games. Here is musical chairs - at each round you had to go get something from your table (this is the last one where you had to wrap yourself and a member of the opposite sex in wrapping paper!). We also won the Christmas carol game.

The girls from our table.

I didn't even know if I could go until last minute. I had made arrangements to switch off babysitting with friends for their Christmas Party. Theirs was the night before and we watched their little boy. The day of our Christmas party was the day Chase started his fever so we couldn't let him get the other boy sick. Thankfully our friend from KSU who just showed up here sat at our house while Chase slept. Thanks CP!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Trivia

Maybe Will was smarter than we thought. I guess if you find a spider web on your tree it means good luck in Ukraine. Here is the legend...

There once was a widow, who lived in a small hut. One day a pinecone dropped on the floor and it took root. Her children were excited that they would have a tree for Christmas. All summer long they made plans on how they would decorate the tree. They were very poor, so poor that they did not have anything to decorate the tree with. The widow went to bed on Christmas Eve knowing that the tree would not be decorated. Early on Christmas morning, the woman was awakened by her children. "Mother, mother wake up and see the tree it is beautiful!" The mother arose and saw that during the night a spider had spun a web around the tree. The youngest child opened the window to the first light of Christmas Day. As the shafts of the sun crept along the floor, it touched one of the threads of the spider web and instantly the web was changed into gold and silver. And from that day forward the widow never wanted for anything.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Poor Little Reindeer

Chase was supposed to make his acting debut today. The nursery he goes to was having a program and the 2 and unders were supposed to be reindeer and ring bells. I made the antlers and had a brown sweater with white piece of felt on front and they were going to paint their noses red. But alas, Chase has been running a pretty high fever since Saturday so we couldn't go. We took him back (we went to the ER Sunday) to the doctors today and he has an ear infection so we are starting antibiotics.

I am so glad I have most of my Christmas stuff done because the last two days Chase has barely been out of my lap. We just opened an early Christmas gift for him to hopefully keep him busy (a Baby Faith DVD).

We had dinner reservations for Dad's 31st bday tonight. It looks like we will just be ordering in. I have been trying to write a post honoring him but haven't been able to spend that much time on the computer. It might just be a little late. I also have pictures from our Christmas party so look for that coming soon!

Friday, December 11, 2009

An English Christmas

Our friend William (3 yrs old) was over this afternoon and was admiring our tree. He goes, "look mom a jingle bell and a spider thing." He was talking about the snowflake! I told you there are too many spiders and webs in this country!
Here's our pathetic tree in the window. However, our small living room and low ceilings make it look perfect. Oh and its not snowing...that is fog at 1pm!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


When dad is night flying we get to have whatever we want for dinner. Since he is not a spaghetti fan I figured this was a good week to try it. Chase loved it!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Gingerbread Cookies

I love this time of year! I especially love Chase taking everything in. He loves his advent calendar and the tree (it fell on him once and he hasn't touched it since). He is not quite ready for everything though. We tried gingerbread cookies this morning he just really wanted to eat the dough. So when we wouldn't let him he started crying. Also the frosting I tried to make didn't work out either - it just looked like it went on clear. Oh well there is always next year.

The finished product looks okay...

and tastes okay!