Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's Cold!!!

Yes, it's super cold out here in ever sunny California. We're not used to the temperature dropping to the 40's. I'm sitting here with my scarf wrapped around my neck and if I didn't have to type on this keyboard, I'd have my mittens on!




I was finally able to upload some pictures so I'll share a few. There were approximately 160 pictures just waiting to be uploaded. Let's see what we have here.




This was the view from my backyard during the terrible fires in November. The sky was pretty black for awhile, but because of the Santa Ana Winds, all the smoke blew to the west and we were left clear.









Ryan likes taking self-portraits with my camera. I got caught in this one. :)







Sweet sisters!

Credit for this picture belongs to the mother of Ryan's friend. She takes great pictures.

















The kids put on a fashion show for Steve and I. They had a great time pretending to walk down a runway and give us their cutest and silliest poses.




This was the picture we ended up using for our Christmas card this year. Emily's pants aren't the best but her intended dress didn't fit, and her on-the-ball mommy (NOT) didn't come up with a plan B. I didn't realize she didn't have appropriate pants for this sweater. She also wouldn't cooperate and kneel like the rest of the kids did. But, I think the picture turned out well. They tried their best not to squint!


It's time for me to attend to my household duties now. Ryan is home sick today. He has the sniffles and with the cold weather, I didn't want him to be out there and get worse. He has to try to be at school tomorrow for his class Christmas party.

Some of my to-do's today are:

laundry

menu for tonight ( I was bad and didn't do my plan for the week) :(

tackle cleaning out my closet (big job!)

Have a nice day, everyone!

4 comments:

MITZI said...

love the pics. you have the perfect hallway for a fashion show. can't wait to see you and the family at mom's.

Tracy said...

Great pictures!! And your cold?? Oh man.. may I trade with you?? We have been having -13 during the day and up to -30 during the night.. I don't know why we continue to live in MN.. if we didn't have our parents here.. we would MOVE!!!! Hubby and I both feel that when he retires we want to move where it is warm.. we are not cut out for this.. who is? ha!!

Jackie Parkes said...

Great pictures..will add you to m y links..

Blessed With 4 said...

Wonderful pictures. Your family is beautiful. Merry Christmas.