Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  I hope this finds you well and happy, as we are this holiday. 
 Our Christmas started with a bang of the door and Anya running in to announce that Christmas had arrived and Santa had come!  She was so excited, and quickly her sisters followed behind to wake up the house and rip open their gifts.  The gals were also happy that my brother Paul spent the night to experience the Christmas spirit with the girls,  it was a pretty busy, fun morning for all.  After all that we still were to head over the river and through the woods to Grandmothers house for 2nd Christmas.  We had and will have four Christmases total when Paul's folks returned home from their Arizona Christmas, and when my Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Greg come to their Washington beach home for the holiday and to bring tamale Christmas, the girls like all these parties and they think this should happen every day.  So the Christmas party goes on and the spirit remains, but I think it might be time for a nap.   

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Annette

Happy Birthday little one whose favorite color is: yellow. Hard to believe two years have gone by , you've grown teeth and wings, through the house and up those stairs you can fly, and you're talking all the time. What a busy girl God has blessed us with and we thank him everyday. We love you very much Annette June!

Disneyland Pictures at Last!

Here it is December and snowing and I am just posting our vacation pictures now, however keep in mind that I live in a ZOO. Our trip was fun and warm! We left our home on a cold morning and arrived in California's 80 degree sunshine just in time for my baby brothers wedding rehearsal. We had a great time the girls were very fine "Wedding Girls" and the bride was beautiful, it was quite a party! After partying their little hearts out at Uncle Tristan and Aunt Brittney's nuptials the girls were ready for: DISNEYLAND.

DISNEYLAND!!!! is really how the words appeared in my mind as we drove up to the Disneyland hotel, entered the park and even now as I sit in 26 degree weather watching the snow coming down. It's my favorite place to go and I know the girls, and my Aunt Patty agree: It's fun fun fun. Lila loves rides that are fast and wet is even better, she even went up to meet the pirate Captain Jack Sparrow after he followed her around! Anya preferred the more mellow rides this year although splash mountain and the Grizzly river ride were favorites for both. Annette of course loved Winnie the Pooh and the Carousel. The girls went to the Princess lunch and brought along Mamma and Papa and their parents. It was a highlight for them to visit with all the Princesses and wear their princess dresses. In the end it was hard to leave, as Anya told us crying in the bath the night before departure, and plans are already in the works for the next trip to the "Happiest Place on Earth".

Saturday, October 18, 2008

What Happened??? or Time Flies When You're Having Fun

It was the start of September and everything was going well, things were on track. Come to think of it that should have been my first warning that storms of activities were approaching fast. Here I am in the middle of October and getting ready to head down to my baby brother's wedding and Disneyland; and I keep thinking that the past month has zoomed by. My kids are thrilled, I mean Disneyland can't come soon enough and Brittany, my brother Tristan's bride, asked them to be flower girls. ( They call themselves the wedding girls) So the little ladies are over the moon as you can imagine. As fast as this month and a half passed life did happen and here is what we have been up to at the Anunson Zoo.

Tristan and Brittany came for a visit and we all went to Camano for my cousins wedding, Norwegian dance started for Anya and I'm helping teach this year, Dad came over with a builder and helped take care of some much needed repairs and improvements to our house, and installed our new windows for us. THANKS DAD!!!! Shopping for the trip and a big project for me: making princess dresses for the girls to wear to the princess lunch, loads of pink tulle, organza and Tylenol. (Check in later for pictures and stories.) That last one I finished just in time to send the dresses down to California with my folks as they are taking all the bags down early on the train with them. Big relief to have the dresses and the packing done. One of the fun things things were my Aunts coming to visit they came at different times and it was so fun to see each one and their hubbies that came too! Two are coming on the trip with us which should be lots of fun. Aunt Patty is as excited as the girls and me about Disneyland, and that is really saying something as we can hardly sleep for the excitement of it.
There were a bunch of other things that happened as well in between but I'll stop with that. My computer is running slow today but I will try to add some pictures later, until then keep reading!

Next Up: Our Grand California Adventure

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Day Of School

Our first day of school is now under our belts and this year is off to a great start! Anya jumped right in, with Lila following right behind and, bless her, Annette was coloring her little heart out trying to keep up with her big sisters. I love the smell of newly sharpened pencils and the sound of little brains spinning with work. Fall is my favorite time of year!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008