Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Season

I have been bad about updating.  My parents visited the end of October, which was a lot of fun.  This was their first time to Washington!  We had our open house/ reception on Halloween, so they helped out with that.  We decided to take them to Montnomah Falls in Oregon (pictured below). 


Right after that, we got two cats from Chris' parents.  They were strays that were hanging around.  Rigby, the one on the left, has been with them for almost a year and Marvin for only a short time.  They are both males and in love with me, which doesn't bother Chris so much.


Thanksgiving came and went in a flash.  My sisters visited me that weekend.  It was really nice to see them again.  This time it was Kimberly's first visit to Washington.  Some of the highlights of their visit were seeing New Moon and going to Forks and La Push.  We also went to the rainforest and saw the tallest Spruce tree. Kimberly put up those pictures on Facebook.  I accidentally forget my camera.

And lastly, this past weekend Chris and I went down to his parent's house (about 2 hours away) to get a Christmas tree and take a family photo.  We chopped down our Christmas tree from a tree farm (actually, I just watched and took pictures)!  It was my first time and was really neat except for the cold weather. 


That night it snowed a little bit.


That next morning we headed back home and set up our tree!  Marvin loves sitting under the tree during the day.  They basically leave the tree alone.  Although, Rigby really loves the ribbons on the presents. 



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Our New Blog

I wanted to create a new blog so people from back home can see what we're up to in the Northwest.  I should be updating this more often than my Germany blog (at least that's the plan)

As you may know, after we got married, we had our honeymoon in Sedona and then had to drive my car to Washington.  I got to see our house for the first time!  Chris wanted it to be a surprise so I wasn't even allowed to look at pictures.  I will post pictures of our new home after my sisters visit (I don't want to spoil it for them).  Chris did an amazing job on picking the house.  I really like it.  It is perfect for our first home.  Obviously we have work to do on it, but nothing too serious. 

The week before Halloween, we went over to his friend's house to carve pumpkins.  This was the first pumpkin that I've ever carved.  I was so proud!  I carved the cat while Chris did the headless horsemen.  They turned out better than we thought they would.



Unfortunately, they were starting to mold before we remembered that we needed pictures of our first carved pumpkins together.  My cat is starting to decompose (it was a lot better looking than this, or so I'd like to think).  I can't wait until next year to carve more pumpkins.  I want to get a pumpkin carving kit and go crazy.