December 14, 2010


Last week one of our advent activities was to see the lights in the big city. We stopped by to visit Cousin S on our way there.

Cousin S and a too cool boy #1

Who knew that boy #2's hands could look so big?!

Happy boys

I love the luminaries

Family photo op

December 7, 2010

Back to Thanksgiving

I know we are all in the middle of Christmas, but I wanted to share some photos from our trip to CA over Thanksgiving.

The view as we slowly made our way over the Sierras

We headed to Chinatown where boy#1 practiced his Chinese

More Chinatown

A favorite childhood memory of mine is visiting Union Square and seeing the large Christmas tree at Neiman Marcus. Check out the stained glass ceiling that our camera doesn't do justice to

We walked towards the wharf and boy #1 had fun by the cable car turn around

We attended the tree lighting of the old oak tree in my home town

December 3, 2010

Advent Activities

My friend has a wonderful tradition of having a family activity for each day of their advent calendar. I decided to do the same thing this year. I saw a picture of an advent tree in Sunset magazine so I created my own version of it. As you remove the hanging paper each day, you add an ornament. Our first activity was to make snowflakes. We had lots of fun and the snowflakes look great on our window.

My Advent Tree


The beautiful 3D snowflake that Steve made