This is how our Thanksgiving day started out. Pretty brilliant, right?
FullSizeRender We started our gluttony early in the day and we were lucky enough to do so outside.


“Really getting sick of these pictures, mom” — Kaili ”            CHEESE” — Averi

We devoured a traditional menu and it was all so delicious, I am still full.

What wasn’t traditional was that the Seahawks were playing the primetime  game against the Niners..I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the most watched primetime game in Thanksgiving past.

I usually prefer a good morning game when the kids are happy and awake and I don’t have to be bothered by baths and bedtime. However seeing this at the end made it all worth it.

Seattle 19 – 3 ( Enjoying turkey on the Niner logo )


That was a great way to end our Thanksgiving.

The next morning we had a visitor.


Meet Elf King Felix <<<— (sometimes you just have to let the man have his way)

Elf Felix is here on Santa’s behalf to watch over Kaili and report back to the North Pole each night only to return in a new spot each day.

Day two and I almost forgot to move the damn elf… This should go very well.

Happy December

Hey December, what’s the rush? Wasn’t it just Thanksgiving 4 days ago?

We had a laid back day that didn’t involve turkey but gluttony may have been a factor.


It was delightful.

Shane didn’t waste any time moving onto Christmas, the next day we were rocking the lights and a 10 foot Mickey Mouse.


When he deflates Kaili gets concerned that “Mickey fell down.”

We spent the beautiful weekend lazily lounging around. We got some shopping done down at Seaport Village.


This is where you will end up if you don't listen to your parents.
This is where you will end up if you don’t listen to your parents.

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You can’t leave the Village without hitting up the Carousel . I have memories of riding these same fake horses, cause who rides the ostriches.. when I was a child.

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Our tree is up, decorated and there are even wrapped presents underneath. Now I get to spend the next 23 days telling K to not touch the ornaments and hands off the presents. How much do you want to bet that one of the two will have a casualty by the end of the week?

IMG_1671Happy December.


Let’s Give Thanks

I am having more side effects this time around. My face seems to break out more and more each day, I don’t know if it’s the pregnancy or the 6 birth control patches on my stomach…or both. I am ready to be done with them. I am super itchy and sneezy, part of me wonders if I have a mild allergy to something I am taking. I am not sleeping great but can’t seem to keep my eyes open past 9:00pm. I visit the bathroom 2-5 times a night already and get really thirsty out of the blue so I must have water within reach at all times.

Ok, enough with my whining…whine= wine..which I would like a glass of….

Tuesday I picked up my in-laws at John Wayne airport. After some Thanksgiving day grocery shopping we took them to Sushi Deli down the road for some non-Walla Walla food. Kaili devoured the entire bowl of garlic edamame, ate the crust off the calamari and dove head first into the rice. She just discovered soy sauce and  would probably drink it if we allowed her to.


We spent part of yesterday morning at SeaWorld, we all had passes so we didn’t feeling guilty once we saw what we wanted and split. AKA  2 hours later. They have the Christmas season going on complete with Santa and his reindeer.

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Kaili was happy to see Penny Penguin…

Kaili was happy to see Penny Penguin

But when Shamu creeped up on her she was over it and ran away.


After a big lunch we took a walk to the store to pick up all things forgetten from yesterdays trip. I spent the evening baking. The amount of food we will have tomorrow is nauseating. But eating until we make ourselves sick and then killing someone over a T.V. on black Friday is what the USA is all about, am I right?

I am thankful for our baby maker Dr. Garzo, without him our hearts and home would be empty. I am thankful for my husband who works so hard to give us a nice life and pays the good doctor the big bucks to knock me up. I am thankful for my daughter who has shown me what true love really is and makes me smile every time I look at her.

Except  when she is being a little brat.

What are you thankful for?

Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving!