Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Christmas break

Christmas break this year was unexpectedly great. I mean, I expected it to be good, but it was a lot better than I ever could have expected. I got to hang out with great people, eat great food, and do great things. Here are a few highlights, although most of the highlights are more journal material than blog material.

It snowed a lot, so lots of our activities were snow-related. We went sledding down our street:

...and Kristy and I built a snow woman. Brian and I got a little action:

She (the snow woman) wasn't quite as good at standing up as she was at kissing, though:

Not too long after that picture, she splatted over. Poor thing.

I decorated the driveway:

We took a little break from the snow to stay inside for Christmas. Dave and I were looking pretty fine on Christmas morning:

Here are all of the kids (plus Evan, who's one of the kids too, these days):

After our outdoor hiatus, we ventured back out for some more activity. We built pop bottle rockets and launched them with the launcher we made last year:

We headed up to Mt. Hood before New Year's to go snowshoeing. It turned out that the trailhead we planned to go to was buried by plowed snow, so we had to go to a different place, where it turned out that we didn't even really need snowshoes at. It was fun, though:

Of course, we had to do the obligatory (yes, that was redundant) jumping pictures.

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