Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The HiGhLiGhtS**

We had a really great trip to Idaho.. here's the highlights (in photos) Christmas lights out on the dock
Ice Skating

The chaos of Christmas day with 16 people in a 1200 sq. ft cabin.
Playing in my Dad's enormous tree fort that looks like something out of the Amazon
Eating Vito's really yummy cookingA day teaching my sis-in-law and niece how to screen print.Loved all of it. Hope your holiday was merry.
We're headed up to the mountains today to spend a New Years in a cabin with Heather and ALi. 3 days of games, playing in the snow, good wine and yummy food by a warm fire.
Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

HappY ChRIstMAs Eve!
Bought my parents a web cam for Christmas and spent today playing with it. THis is my brother JosH. Don't we look alike??!
Hope you have a Merry Christmas! I'm excited to spend tomorrow with the fam. I've had a great couple of days, some fun late nights with my brothers. xo

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

With clouds like this....

I could stay forever, the sunset was so beautiful tonight. Today we took a really great 4-wheeler ride up to Smith Lake.
It was completely iced over but too slushy to do any ice skating. We used to ride snowmobiles up to this lake and drag sleds around on the ice.
I did a little crocheting by the fire (mom's teaching me.)
I've also been enjoying gazing out the window at the dock. Dad drained all the water out of the lake to fix a leak so there won't be any ice skating here either. This summer at it's fullest it was about 20 ft. deep in the center... right now it's about 2 ft. deep. :( The dock is sitting on the ground! When we come up in the summer it should be completely full. hopefully.
This is V and I's little nook. The loft upstairs has just enough room for a little bed, love it. I still haven't figured out how 16 of us are going to fit in this cabin for Christmas. Should be fun.
HOpe you're staying warm.
We're off to a yummy dinner in town tonight. V's favorite restaurant.

Monday, December 21, 2009


I'm home for Christmas!
We arrived Saturday afternoon and I feel like I'm in a dream. Everything is so foggy here and really really quiet. I'm hoping to post every day this week to hopefully get myself back into the groove of blogging, even if I'm just posting pics. I left my laptop at home so I don't have anyway to Photoshop my images. I can't remember the last time I posted a photo that I didn't tweak so this might be a challenge. It will be good for me!
I went for a really great run in the rain this morning and came home to a crackling fire. My parents heat the cabin with a wood stove and I absolutely love it. I love the smell, the intense heat, the colors bouncing on the walls and the way it makes everyone gather together.
I think it's going to be a great week.
I've had plenty of time to finish Christmas cards but I don't think anyone will receive them until after new years... oopsie.
HOpe you're all staying warm and enjoying the season. xo tam.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

FinaLLY! An UpDaTE!

I haven't blogged in weeks! Things have slowed down since the show but picked up again once Thanksgiving rolled around. We had V's family over for dinner and it was really delish.I baked a few pies and a couple loaves of bread. V cooked everything else and the house smelled amazing.Cassius relaxed as well. Heather and Ali were in town for the holiday so we got to meet this sweet girl.She really is the perfect baby. We took her everywhere and she hung with us late into the night. She was fantastic and sooo sweet.Speaking of sweet girls... I found this pic when I was uploading photos off my camera this morning. I snapped this pic a couple weeks ago, this is Ginger. I also did a little holiday photo shoot with Herb and Cara a couple weeks ago. They are such a fun couple, I love how these turned out. There were over 100 good ones, it's hard to find a fav.Hope you're having a lovely week.. hopefully I'll be back blogging again soon!