Friday, December 25, 2009


It was another wonderful Christmas spent with family. The kids got lots of stuff and Tiffany and I finally bought our first set of nice furniture. We had a great time at my parent's house cooking, lounging around, hunting for tadpoles, and roaming the woods around their house. My wonderful Grandmother came out to the east coast this year so we had the chance to spend precious time with her.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Snoogy the Christmas Elf

Meet Snoogy. He is an elf from the North Pole. Santa sent him to our house a couple of weeks before Christmas to see if we were naughty or nice. After staying with us he reported back to Santa on Christmas Eve with his findings. We made sure we were all on our best behavior!

There were a few rules Santa told us about Snoogy. Most importantly, no one was allowed to touch him! If we did, he would go back to the North Pole that very night.

We could ask Snoogy questions by writing down the question and leaving it out for him at night. In the morning we'd find Snoogy's reply taped up to the wall. Snoogy would stay still during the day, but at night he would get up, write us letters, and move to a different location in the house. Every morning we would wake up and come downstairs to try and find Snoogy. Here are all the pictures of his hiding places.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

December Snow Storm

We got walloped with the most December snowfall in the Washington DC area history on December 19th. It was 19 inches at our house and even though it fell late on a Friday night into Saturday morning, Logan's school was canceled Monday through Wednesday of the next week (and maybe more but they already had off starting Thursday for Christmas vacation.) I spend many many hours shoveling that weekend. Since there are no decent hills around us, I piled most of the snow onto a big pile for the kids to sled down. With another pile Logan and I dug out a small igloo. It was a lot of snow. If it's going to snow, I'd rather it snow like this!