Sunday, November 27, 2011

Melissa Shares her Talent

Melissa played her violin for Sacrament Meeting.  "Abide with Me 'Tis Eventide".  We are proud of all the hard work and practice that she has put into her violin.  It was beautiful, and brought a nice calm spirit into the meeting.  She received many compliments.  Good job Melissa!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree: Frosty

Tradition goes on- we went to get our Christmas tree the weekend of Thanksgiving. We went to Christmas Mountain again and weren't disappointed. Such a great place to go to start off the holiday season. I must admit, this was the fastest that we've ever picked out a tree! It must be the fact that there were only 2 kids that needed to agree. This year they named the tree Frosty. He has a nice frosty blue shimmer. It was a fun afternoon.

Free Hot Chocolate

Only two pairs of cute boots this year.


Taking in the view

We found one!

Holding on while dad saws it down (he was missing Kevin).

Rachel helping haul the tree up the hill?

A good view of Frosty's Frost

Counting his age

Waiting for the pick up

Back to the limo

We had to take this cutey home with us (the reindeer too)

Frosty the small tree

Rachel designs our rainbow tree.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Puppies in Parade in Portland

The girls had the opportunity to participate in the My Macy's Holiday Parade today downtown Portland.  The marching band did this as a fund raising activity.  They got paid $20 each to participate.  They were assigned their costume by height and weight.  Melissa and Rachel were happy when they were assigned to be puppies with the Dalmatian float.  They checked in at 7:15am.  Brian and I got there at about 8:45 to watch and were home by 10:30am.  It was a fun parade. Just blow up floats, costumed people, and marching bands all playing Holiday music.

My friend Anne and her boys were stars.

Melissa the beige Puppy with rosey cheeks.

Rachel as a Puppy Dalmation talks with kids with  real dogs.

Melissa waves to the crowd.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Day Fun

The Leetes and  the Wisemans are ready to eat!  We all fit on one table this year. We are down 4 this year.
Turkey Legs

A Manly Meal
Skyping with the Girls in Rexburg
Jessica and Jennifer eat Pie

After meal activities included Apples to Apples, gaming, hair lightening, and guitar.
Lighten up

Going a little Blond-er

A little fall decor