Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas Day



Scenes from Christmas morning. Our annual tradition is to have our parents over for breakfast. Matthew makes delicious croissant sandwiches with eggs and ham and cheese topped with hollandaise sauce. The kids had a lot of fun with their presents!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Baby Carson

Here he is! Carson Paul Atteberry was born on Christmas Eve! He weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz, and is 21 inches long! (By the way, I correctly guessed his weight when we did "baby bets", but I got the date wrong.) We went to see them Christmas day. You can see his picture and leave them a comment on the hospital's baby album page.
http://www.newbabynews.net/hospitals/kgh6/public/

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christy's Condo



Christy is now moved into her new condo. Here are pictures of the living room and dining room.

What a mess!

Well, the destruction continues! Half the living room sheet rock and insulation needs to be replaced. The inside of the walls was completely soaked. So much for Christmas decorations! Oh well, they're going to have a nice new living room soon! (Hopefully soon...)

Monday, December 11, 2006

Singing Christmas Tree




We went to Saturday night's performance after Meadow's party. It was very good! Meadow and Logan really enjoyed it, especially the kids choir, and sang along! They were cute!

Birthday girls


Meadow shares her birthday with her Auntie Christy, who is here visiting for a few days. We went to Ocean View for dinner where the birthday girls got to wear sombreros and be sung to by the waiters. Then they blew out their candles in their free sopapias. Meadow loved wearing the hat! These lovely photos were taken by Becky English who thankfully always has her camera handy! The other one is at the Singing Christmas tree. Meadow loves spending time with her auntie Christy!


Sunday, December 10, 2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEADOW!




Saturday, December 09, 2006

Destruction!

My parents arrived home from Seattle Thursday night to a very WET house!
The wind blew off a section of the metal roof! This first picture shows how it flipped over to the other side! (The white is the underside of the metal.)
Matthew went over to help. First they flipped the metal back over, then covered it with a huge tarp. They worked on it till almost 2AM!
This shows the damage to the inside. Water ran down the walls, completely soaked the floor, and even ran through to the rooms below! They have to (I should say GET to! Thanks to State Farm!) replace the livingroom carpet, and the one in Christy's old room, plus their new Tempur Pedic mattress, which is now like a huge sponge completely soaked! What a thing to come home to! Christy is here now too.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sisterly & Brotherly Love

Logan's Revenge

Thursday, November 30, 2006

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas


Well, it snowed and snowed and snowed! We have about 14 inches at our house! It's very beautiful. I wish I could go out in it more. Meadow enjoyed it for about 20 minutes, but then got cold since she refuses to wear her gloves! I sort of made a snow horse using an igloo block mold. (That's why it's so wide. It started out as an igloo!)
Today I also put up our tree and decorations. Meadow was in awe. Seeing Christmas lights from her room, she woke up from her nap saying "Ohh Pretty!!" then held up some of her toys to the tree so they could see it. This is Logan's first Christmas, and he likes the lights too, but he immediately started trying to grab them. I think it's good that he's not crawling yet!

Friday, November 24, 2006

COOK(e) BIRD




Our names were very fitting for our Thanksgiving gathering! Cook Bird, Add-a-berry (Atteberry), and eaT 'im! HAHAHA. Yes, we were joined by Sarah & Eric, Chris & Kirsten, and Tim Lindseth at the home of my parents (who are with Christy in Seattle). We had fun. All the cooking went pretty smoothly, and tasted very good! Sarah and I were the main cooks, and found working it all out with two babies who need nursing and other mommy attentions to be quite a challenge! I decided to start a family tradition this year. I made a Thanksgiving banner which we will add to each year! I had everyone sign it and write something they are thankful for. Meadow and Logan made handprint turkeys on it and I will add an iron-on transfer of our group photo. As the years go by it will be fun to see who we gathered with and what they wrote! This idea came to me last night so I was up till 2 AM getting it ready! I'll post a picture of it once I get the picture on. Here's a pic of us making it.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Lots of Snow

Here's Logan's first time in the snow! He was happy for a while, but then started fussing. I tried to show Meadow how to make a snowman, but she was more interested in taking it apart! As you can see in one of the pictures, she's feeding the stick arm to Bingo who quickly chomped it up!



Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Back from Bellevue

We spent the weekend with Christy one last time in Bellevue. Tomorrow she moves in to her new condo in Kent. We had a good time. We went shopping and Matthew got some tools. Matthew and I got to go out on a date again. We ate at the Cheesecake Factory again and had extremely delicious avocado eggrolls. Then we went to see the movie Stranger Than Fiction which was stranger than fiction. Actually it was good. It has Derek Linder's identical twin in it! He's a little smaller than Derek and has different glasses, but if you watch it you'll definitely know who I'm talking about! Anyway we had a nice time. The two pics of Meadow have words on them. Click on them to enlarge so you can read what that's about. She was just so cute! She loves her new pink cowgirl boots which she picked out herself! She wears them all the time. How did I end up with such a fashionable daughter?!

First OFFICAL snow

Well, here's the picture to verify the first snow, which fell on November 11. I guess that makes my mom the winner.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Snow Bets

It's time to make the traditional snow bet! Guess when the first snow falls and actually sticks! The traditional judging point has been my parents deck, but since everyone is old and grown and scattered about our lovely island, just guess when it will stick at your house. You'll have to be honest! ha ha. If you are a winner, be sure to say so!

Sketches


Just having fun with photoshop!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Creeepy


Not to celebrate Halloween or anything, but recently I was looking through some older photos, and found these creepy old graveyard pictures. The last two have mysterious orbs of light! These orbs aren't in any other photos! My dad took these pictures of an old forgotten graveyard in England. Next to it was a nice graveyard which had the grave of Smith Wiggelsworth.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Scenes from our walk

One of our new favorite places to walk is Ward Lake! Meadow loves looking for signs, and the "broken tree" (the one supposedly hit by lightning, which we are sitting in front of). She runs most of the way! We haven't tried going all the way around yet, but I'm sure she could do it! Logan loves being outside too! He babbles and squeals the whole time.