Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Snowy Weekend!

What a fun-filled weekend I had!! First our family was invited to a surprise birthday celebration of a good friend. And it was only our comfortable gathering of 14 on board the 65 foot boat! Sweet.

It was SUPER cold but I braved the chilly weather with my girls & niece to have a few moments of fun out on the deck.

Zoey said she felt like she was flying. Kinda reminds me of a scene from another "boat" movie.
After our very relaxing birthday lunch celebration aboard Columbia Voyager, Mr. WhiMSy love & I took an hour road trip to our next destination---a holiday work party in Walla Walla. Before checking into our hotel, we stopped at a little shop we've visited in the past. I found the most zany sunglasses EVERS. And, no, I didn't purchase them. I'm zany, but not THAT zany!

I got to see my first snow of the winter! (Even though it's not officially winter yet.) This is the view from our hotel room.
I enjoyed a few moments of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer before heading off to the party. Yes, I actually watched TV after not touching a remote control in about 3 months. It was weird. And I realized how much I don't miss it.

YAY for snow! Although our car doors were frozen shut after the party & it took several tries to actually get INTO the vehicle. And although I couldn't even get some decent snow shots on our way home because our windows, too, were frozen shut. And, although I totally wasn't even THINKING or planning for snow on our trip & my Converse got soaked every time I stepped out of the car...YAY for snow!

When we got home today the girls were BEYOND anxious to get outside & play in it! We didn't play long because it was SOOOOOO cold!!

These are the grapes in our backyard. The birds & squirrels have been enjoying them.

I snuck inside to heat up some hot caramel apple cider...
...while a snowball ambush ensued! Thankfully I was on THIS side of the window!

After the cold, we enjoyed Gardhetto's, chips-n-dip, powdered donuts & our cider (totally healthy snack, right?), while doing paint-by-numbers. I'm really excited to hang with my girls now that MOST of the busy-ness of the holidays is partly behind me. I mean, it's still busy, but just in different ways.
When I came home today I was SO HAPPY to find out that my Vintage-Button-Ring-of-the-Month club has been featured on CRAFT:blog!!! What a fab way to end a great weekend!


  1. Aw, that looks like it was a totally fun weekend! I even love the picture of the cake and ice cream remains!

  2. It sounds sorta silly, but I've always wanted to go on that Columbia Voyager. It looks fun...and peaceful.

  3. happy to find your blog. still thinking about your goods from the bazarr. so cool!

  4. That's it. I'm moving in with you.

    It all looks perfect. :)

  5. You got some really beautiful shots of the snow...really pretty. Looks like you were having a good time with your family...the best part of Christmas.


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