No badgers.

As my 6 year old sits in her primary church class,
her new teacher asks a question.

"Sometimes I like to bring treats to class when you are listening and obedient.
Are any of you allergic to candy?"

She quickly raises her hand and says,
"Well...I'm not allergic to candy. Pause. But I AM allergic to bears.
Bears are scary and they can scratch and bite you.
So yeah, I think I'm allergic to bears...

AND... badgers.
They can bite and scratch you too, so I think I am also allergic to badgers".

Too bad I don't get to work with the kids any more.
This is the good stuff.


Look at December

As promised, here is a look at our December.

I need flowers, even in winter...(heart going pitter-pat).

Babysitting Ez while parents were at Christmas party.
Oh those cheeks.

Aunt Kiersten's annual gingerbread house party!
We look forward to this every year.
She's awesome.

Me & Googles.

The Larson bunch BRUNCH.

Uncles are the best, aren't they? Especially the ones that wrestle.
Uncle Jeff loves to wrestle.

Papa Noel
stopped by.
My oldest loves him.

Santa and the Mrs.
Cute, huh?

Speaking of cute.
The life of my dog...a sweater even.
Sorry... you can't have him.

The stockings.

They are awake!
It's tradition to all sleep in the same room Christmas Eve.
Just like I did with my sibs.


It's hard to surprise Mr. Adventure on Christmas.
But I did it!
Imagine that...a new unicycle!!

Trying out the new Pogo Sticks Santa brought.

Some"bunny" hitched a ride.

Birthday time for these two.
Happy Birthday T & G!

The Seattle Sombrero.
Perfect gift for Mr. Adventure.
(Heart going pitter-pat again).

Congratulations to my sister on her book publication!
We threw together a fun basket full of writer's goodies to celebrate her!
She rocks.

We found the perfect T-Shirt for her.
I'm pretty sure she loved it.

The GIRLS ONLY dance party.
Thrown by 3 darling daughters.
No boys allowed.
We had special tickets to get in.
Too bad you weren't invited.

Definitely a highlight of our vacation.

We liked shopping.
We did it a lot.

Ice skating New Year's Day.
She took to the ice like a little pro!

Kris & her B.
Pretty cute, huh?

I love to skate.
Maybe I could have been a skater.

My kids & cousin J.
Obviously having a great time.

And now it's on to 2010!
Here's to MORE happy times!


Papa Noel

How was my vacation?


I spent all morning updating my blog look.
So a good post will have to wait a day or two...

Stay tuned for my tantalizing tales of Christmas vacation!!

ps - Did anyone notice how similar my nose is to Santa's?
(shhh...don't tell, but that Santa is my daddy!)