Monday, December 5, 2011

Oh what fun.....

It's been an eventful week to say the least.  It started off with a bang with lots of sickness of the entire family, then dry hurricane 2011, Rachel got sent home from school on Thursday after being there for only a half hour (so I had to risk my life AGAIN to go get her).  School was cancelled on Friday so we decided to go to the Festival of Trees.  So that's where we'll start.  I hadn't been there in years and it was actually a lot of fun.  The trees are absolutely amazing, the kids loved it and you know it's all for a good cause.  Win-win.  I'm glad Rach could come with us!

Can you tell which movie this tree was based off of?  I had to take a picture.  All the trees were so clever. 
 They had a great kid section where the kids could do crafts, or step into the bubble machine like Rach wanted to do.  It's hard to tell but she's standing inside a giant bubble and trying to blow bubbles out of it.  She loved that.
 We were very fortunate during the storm.  I know everyone in Davis county has some sort of story.  We just had one tree snap off.  Luckily for us it landed nicely in our neighbors yard, and didn't crush anything.  Considering it was the tree right next to the tree house Trav's been working so hard on this could have been a disaster.  But the tree house went unscathed.  There must have been a good architect for that thing.  I couldn't get a very good picture of the tree but it was a big one....probably 25 feet tall.  Our bishop said that there were only 2 houses in the ward that didn't have anything happen to it.  Everyone else....trees, shingles, siding, name it....It was destroyed.
 We were fortunate there wasn't a fence there for the tree to crush, but there was a fence post that wasn't so lucky.  Trav tried and tried and couldn't get it now we have a new decoration.
 So cute but so much trouble this one is........
Merry Christmas!
 (It's hard to tell but the kids are all jumping in this picture....that's the only way to get sincere smiles, not posey ones...)  They are cute though in their Sunday clothes.